Friday, December 15, 2017

Fly Closer Friday Reflection 12/15

Throughout this first semester I was able to care for my school community, connect with community partners, and create school spirit in students. I was able to exemplify these things in many ways, although I cannot explain them all:

 One thing that we did was work together to create the first basketball ignite to be held in the commons, before the game. It will consist of games, food, and much more in order to draw students in and build up their pep and create a positive energy for the game. This week I was able to create many "3-point posters" for the game. They would be used to hang every time our team or the boys team makes a 3-point shot. I spent lots of time in the art room sketching them and painting them. I am extremely excited to start this new tradition, I think it is a great way to truly get the students involved and truly active in the game.


I was also able to utilize my communication skills and make connections with my community partners by contacting the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, in order to schedule a service project. I think that the conversation went very well, and I am looking forward to their call back. I talked to my coaches about a date and organized a game plan on how what we would do for them and how. My team really enjoys partaking in this service event and I want to be sure that it gets done, and correctly. 
Lastly. I was able to show my care for my fellow peers, through RUSH. I spent lots of time brainstorming themes that each student would approve of, it order for them to make the best out of RUSH Week. After creating the themes, with the help of a peer, I made sure to create slides that were appealing to the students at Thomas Nelson. Once the slides were finished My peer and I spent a week  putting together large poster to hang in the commons for each student to see. By doing this we made it easy for students to see the themes and even provided them with examples of what to wear. It is  great to know that we were able to do such a thing for the Thomas Nelson community. 
RUSH is definitely the project I am most proud of for this semester. Lots of hard work went into it and I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. Next semester I would like to focus less on the school and more on my community partners. I will try and focus more attention towards searching for service opportunities and then putting each plan into action. Connection with the community will definitely be my focus for next semester. 














Friday, December 1, 2017

Fly Closer Friday Reflection 12/1

     This Friday is big day for the Lady Generals basketball team, along with the boys basketball team. It's the day of our B/G Double header against Nelson County. It means a lot to us as players to build a lot of support and "hype" for the game. We love to see the student section full and hear the crowd cheering us on throughout the game. In order to build this support system and create this feeling of schools spirit we have created many new traditions. 

     One thing that we did was work together to create an ignite in the commons, before the game. It will consist of games, food, and much more in order to draw students in and build up their pep and create a positive energy for the game. This week I was able to create many "3-point posters" for the game. They would be used to hang every time our team or the boys team makes a 3-point shot. I spent lots of time in the art room sketching them and painting them. I am extremely excited to start this new tradition, I think it is a great way to truly get the students involved and truly active in the game.

     I am proud of what I accomplished this week, and I look forward to building upon these new traditions in the upcoming years. I can definitely improve upon these traditions in the future, because there's always room for improvement. Although, as of tonight, I'm excited to see everything put together tonight!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fly Closer Friday Reflection 11/17


Communication is, "The imparting or exchanging or information or news. " It can also symbolize, "...the connection between people or places, in particular." Throughout this quarter, I have learned the importance of effective communication. I have developed many different ways in which I can and should communicate, via: blog, email, text, call, reming system, E-HUB, etc. It may seem like that this many means of communication is overkill, but I think it is essential in order to keep everyone informed and involved.

This week I made sure to utilize my communication skills, by contacting the Nelson County Sheriff's Department, in order to schedule a service project. I think that the conversation went very well, and I am looking forward to there call back. Although, I think that I went into to the conversation a slight bit unorganized. Next, time I will have the basketball schedule in hand to make sure that the date they choose aligns well with the schedule. My team really enjoys partaking in this service event and I want to be sure that it gets done, and correctly.

That being said, I think my next step is to ask questions. I need to sit down with my team and ask them what they would like to get out of this service event, what types of activities they would like to do this year, do they want to change anything, and what are their goals for this project? These are very key questions that I should be asking. My next step is definitely to accomplish this task.







Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Welcome!

This is our new and improved blog for Thomas Nelson Lady Generals Basketball. This will be an area where you will be able to access anything you need to know for this basketball season. Look around and I hope you find it very helpful.
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