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Friday Focus, Nov 29
Friday Focus, Nov 29
Phil Bressler
Friday, November 29, 2019

Here's hoping this week's Friday Focus, albeit a little later in the day than normal, finds your family enjoying the Thanksgiving Break and the rain for which we've been waiting.

Thankful For...

I love Thanksgiving for the opportunity to pause and give thanks for all of the blessings in my life. My list begins with family: my immediate and extended family, my school family, and that group of people who've become my adopted family over the past half-century and then some. I asked students and staff what they were thankful for this past week and here's a list:

  • Coffee
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Jesus
  • Armed Forces
  • Support of teachers/coaches/sponsors
  • Opportunities at SJSHS
  • Sterling
  • USD 376
  • Adults in our school who really care
  • Living in the USA
  • Freedom
  • My dogs
  • That spring is coming

Staff Spotlight: Ladies in Aprons

lunch ladies

Everyday before the sun comes up, these three ladies are in the building and on the job, prepping for breakfast, a second-chance breakfast, and lunch for well over 200 people. We take them for granted, but Susan, Jenny, and Annie do a tremendous job of serving our students and staff, providing them with a smile and a kind word. They are each great teammates to have in our building and a vital part of SJSHS.

Jazz Night

What a great evening was Monday! Our band and choir students shared some tremendous music along with some great desserts for those in attendance.





Events through December 7


  • SHS: Cub Reporter Distribution Day


  • JH Basketball vs. Ell-Saline, 4P
  • HS Scholars Bowl @ Ellsworth, 4P


  • JH Basketball @ Bennington, 4P
  • Sterling Singers @ Hutchinson Symphony (Fox Theatre) 7:30P


  • HS Basketball vs. Berean Academy, 4:30P


  • SCKMEA Band/Choir Performance, Wichita East HS, 3P

Upcoming Events

  • 12/17: SHS Christmas Concert, 7P
  • 12/20: Semester Ends, 12:30
  • 1/6/2020: Classes Resume