"Nothing in the world can take the place of PERSISTENCE. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. PERSISTENCE and DETERMINATION alone are omnipotent.”
We are in the thick of the spring sports post-season right now here at NPHS! It is an exciting time to be able to watch our young men and young women do some amazing things in the arena of competition as they work to qualify for state competitions as individuals and as teams!!! All the hard work and dedication they have put in up to this moment is showing itself during competition and we look forward to seeing the results.
Additionally, we want to say CONGRATULATIONS to the GRADUATES of the Class of 2022!!! You have left an amazing legacy here at NPHS with your performances in the classroom as well as in the arena of competition. You were great leaders for this building and your presence will be missed. We are confident you will go on to bigger and better things and leave a lasting impact on this world!
Finally, we want to say congratulations and good luck to the 16BULLDOG STATE TRACK & FIELD qualifier's and the LADY DAWGS TENNIS members who will be competing at state this week. We look forward to seeing how the Bulldogs do down in Omaha!!
Make it an AMAZING finish to the 2021-2022 school year Bulldog Nation!!! It has been a pleasure taking this journey with you and we wish you all a restful, recharging summer break!!
FOUR BULLDOG FUNDAMENTALS
HARD WORK: I cannot say it enough for all of our programs here at NPHS...Hard Work Pays Off (HWPO). As we our spring seasons come to a close, may we not lose sight that it is the day to day discipline and grind that helps us to achieve at a high level. It is never the grand statements or one-time actions that produce high level results. On the contrary, it is the day in and day out effort that produces great results in what we do!
DETAILS/ORGANIZATION: Have a plan in place for everything you do within your program!!! Details matter to all the stakeholders involved!!! The more detailed and planned out you can be heading into the season, the more freedom it provides you to focus on other first dimension topics and give you the freedom to pursue second and third dimension strategies with your students and staff!
COMMUNICATION: Have a plan in place to continue to communicate at a high level with all stakeholders in your program. For the spring activities that are starting make sure you are making time to meet with your coaches/sponsors, students, and parents to clearly communicate expectations/rules/schedules for your respective activities. Let us finish strong in our consistency and clarity of communication to all the stakeholders around our program!
FOCUS ON PROCESS: As I have said all year, we want to focus on the process of improvement as we go through our respective seasons. When we focus on process goals instead of outcome or performance goals, we provide the room for our students and coaches/sponsors to FAIL and LEARN/GROW from those failures. We are coming to the point of the season where all the lessons and growth that have taken place along the way are to come to fruition and our teams and athletes should be placed in a position to PERFORM THEIR BEST down the stretch!!!