OPENING:

Before we get going, I wanted to show everyone the new Mountain House Logo. :) That’s right, results are in and there was a clear winner. The below logo got over 54% of the votes, and the next closest got a bit over 13%.

I’m still working on the Mission Statement. The results are not as conclusive, and I’m considering combining a couple of the highest vote-getters into one. So that will be finalized soon, but rest assured, the spirit of the most popular mission statements will be preserved.

So without any further delay, I present the Mountain House logo, courtesy of our very own Wendy D. Congrats Wendy!

Winner of the Mountain House logo design competition, by Wendy D.
Winner of the Mountain House logo design competition, by Wendy D. (digitized)

The 2nd and 3rd place winners were very close, each getting about 13% of the vote, and both great in different ways. Sometimes simplicity is powerful. Have a look.

2nd Place winner of the Mountain House logo design competition, by Kaitlyn R.
3rd Place winner of the Mountain House logo design competition, by Anthony M.

LESSON:

Okay, well, today we have to finish up our identity unit by developing our class contract. Obviously, the primary goal of our learning community is to provide a space where all students can do their best learning.

But how do we do that? What qualities does a class have when all students are able to do their best learning?

Those are the questions we need to consider as we develop our class contract. We’ll be working together in table groups, and then as a class, to tackle this, and we’ll use this form to collect our ideas.

Ultimately, in order to reach that vision of WHO WE WANT TO BE…to truly pursue the purpose that is in our mission statement, we need to establish some guidelines regarding how members of our community are going to behave.

“There are other worlds than these.”

Jake. The Gunslinger (by Stephen King)