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Can't ain't never done Nothin...

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The first few weeks of school every year are filled with excitement, anxiety and challenges.  So as we embark on another year at Mt. Vernon Junior High I want to encourage us all to commit to being better.  I want us to commit to a Growth Mindset.  

A growth mindset is not just a theory; it's a philosophy that transforms the way we approach challenges, setbacks, and opportunities. It's about understanding that our abilities and intelligence can be developed through effort, learning, and perseverance. Instead of shying away from difficulties, those with a growth mindset embrace them, knowing that the path to success is paved with trials, errors and failure.

The saying “Can’t ain’t never done nothin” encapsulates a profound truth: a lack of action or effort yields no results.  When we look at a challenge and say “I can’t do that” we rob ourselves of an opportunity to grow, learn and achieve.  Growth does not come from idle hands, but from stepping out of our comfort zone and getting comfortable being uncomfortable.  Our abilities are not fixed, our abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work.  The first step is always trying and never saying I can’t.  

As the MVJHS family, let’s commit ourselves to a growth mindset, let’s strive to be a community that faces challenges with enthusiasm, views setbacks as opportunities for growth and transforms our lives through relentless effort.  The next time you’re confronted with doubt or challenges, remember that a growth mindset coupled with action can lead to extraordinary accomplishments.  We know this because Can’t ain’t never done Nothin.   

Marc Hostetter
Principal, MVJHS

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