Sherman County eNews #11


  1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 18, 25 & Feb. 1

  2. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, Jan. 18

  3. Walter Danielson Scholarship Offers $11,000 to Study Abroad

  4. Where We Are Going

  5. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

 Those who lack the capacity to achieve much in an atmosphere of freedom will clamor for power. ~Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

1. Sherman County School Basketball Schedule Update, Jan. 18, 25 &  Feb. 1 

Middle School Basketball

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 5/6 girls game in Hood River vs Horizon Christian has been cancelled.  5/6 boys still play at 4:00, 7/8 girls at 5:00, and 7/8 boys at 6:00, bus departs at 2:05, class dismissal at 1:55.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 5/6 girls at Dufur now starts at 4:00, 5/6 boys at 5:00, 7/8 girls at 6:00, and 7/8 boys at 7:00, bus departs at 2:40, class dismissal at 2:30.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 5/6 and 7/8 boys only vs St. Mary’s here in Moro starting with 5/6 boys at 4:00 and 7/8 boys at 5:00.

High School Basketball

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – JV boys only vs Goldendale here in Moro staring at 5:30.

~Audrey Rooney, Registrar, Sherman County School 

PH: 541-565-3500 ~ Fax: 541-565-3319

2. Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting, Jan. 18

Sherman County Ambulance ASA Plan Advisory Committee Meeting & Agenda

January 18, 2018 6:00 PM

Emergency Services Building

Agenda topics include: Review/approval September minutes; Review 2017 Response Statistics-Dispatch & Ambulance; ASA Plan Discussion; Issues/Concerns; next meeting July 19, 2018.

3. Walter Danielson Scholarship Offers $11,000 to Study Abroad

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) offers this need based scholarship worth approximately $11,000 each year to qualifying American high school students interested in broadening their horizons by studying abroad for one academic year.

This opportunity is for academically achieving, motivated students interested in experiencing a different culture and embracing diversity. This scholarship is offered by ASSE International in honor of Walter Danielson, one of the founders of our organization, who believed that we can change the world through greater compassion and understanding and empowering youth. The Walter Danielson Scholarship is given annually to a student who is committed to opening up his or her heart and mind to understanding other people and cultures.

Students must have at least a B+ average, and prove financial need to qualify for this scholarship opportunity awarded each year to a select student in North America.

As one of the oldest and largest international student exchange organizations, ASSE is able to offer the most comprehensive programs available, where students:

–Have the largest number of countries to choose from, such as France, Spain, Italy, China, Mexico, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, and many more. 

–Are not required to know the language of your host country.

Carey from Alabama, our Walter Danielson Scholarship winner in 2016-17 shared, “My exchange in China has been amazing. I have learned and experienced so many different things I can’t remember all of them. I have made some lifelong friends, tried new foods, and learned so much about Chinese culture. This experience has shown me how big the world truly is. How incredible exploring it and learning about it can be!”

Now it is your turn, and the world is waiting for you to explore! Decide today to step outside of your local community, city, state and country and decide to embark on your Study Abroad Adventure!

North American High School Students interested in becoming a Walter Danielson Scholarship Student or an academic year, semester, or summer program participant, should call 1-800-733-2773. Or apply today at Application deadline is March 1, 2018.

4. Where We Are Going

We talked about the value of setting goals, about how a goal creates a gap that our minds are programmed to close – either forward or backward, depending upon how strong the picture is. This is why change can sometimes be difficult, because the new picture of where we want to be isn’t as strong as the need to maintain current reality.

In order to move ahead, to reach goals that we have set for ourselves, we need to make the future picture of what we want more inviting, more attractive, more necessary than staying in our current reality. This is easier than it sounds, because of two things innate in human beings. We have the ability to use “forethought” – looking forward – and to use our imaginations. In other words, we can look ahead and dream of a future. As far as we know, no other creature on earth has these two abilities.

When we set a goal, and create that gap mentioned yesterday, energy and creativity are unleashed in our minds. Those dreams of the future cause ideas and drive to close the gap – and we are tremendously creative creatures! We can dream of just about anything, and make those dreams reality.

One more piece: As we near completion of the goal or dream, we no longer need the energy and creativity. Drive and ideas disappear. We have closed the gap, and creativity is no longer needed. Effectively, we shut down. We are finished with this particular project. We compare where we wanted to be with where we have landed, and it is the same place, the same answer.

Now, goal achievement is a time for a little celebration! Each of us deserves a little pat on the back for a job well done. Just remember that we are now shut down, and future growth is put on hold.

There is a little more that needs to be said on this subject, but you will need to wait until tomorrow. In the meantime, where do you want to go? ~The Pacific Institute

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