Message from Chris Costello, Assistant Principal

CostelloMessage from
Chris Costello
Assistant Principal

Middle school isn’t easy.  For many students, overcoming obstacles, including failure, can feel almost impossible.  So, here are some tips to help you:

  1. Accept it.

    Allow yourself to be upset.  Acknowledge your feelings and then accept that it has happened so you can move on.

  2. You’re not a failure just because you had a setback.

    One setback does not define you.  Let your success do that.Look at your situation and see it as valuable feedback that you can use to improve yourself.

  3. You can succeed unless you fail.

    Michael Jordan sums it up perfectly:  “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.”

  4. Talk about it.

    Don’t keep things bottled up inside.  Talk to someone close to you and you’ll be able to see your situation from another perspective.

  5. Keep moving forward.

Even a small amount of success is a step forward.  Keep building upon that         until you reach your goal.