FIRST THINGS FIRST AT QJH

QJH Chorus performs First Things First for the QSD Board of Trustees.

Quitman Junior High students and teachers took on the task of providing the QSD Board of Trustees an explanation for the Third Habit in Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Last night they provided both education and entertainment for the group gathered at the board meeting. Habit #3 is, “Put first things first,” and first the chorus got up to sing what that means.

Verse 1: I spend my time on what’s important,
That means I can say “NO” to what I should not do.
I make a plan and then I follow,
I make a list. I check off one then work on two.

Chorus: Put first things first. Put it first. (8 times)
After all my work is done then it’s time for fun. WOO HOO! (4 times)

Verse 2: I stay on task, and I am focused.
I’m disciplined in every single way.
I’m organized. I work with purpose.
I finish whatever I start each day.

Chorus: Put first things first. Put it first. (8 times)
And after all my work is done then it’s time for fun. WOO HOO! (4 times)
LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!

Then Mrs. Denham’s art students held up big rocks they painted to symbolize those things in their lives they will schedule first.

A student holds up a big rock that has the word "family" painted on it.A QJH student holds up a rock which has "Pets" painted on it.A QJH student holds up a rock which has "Church" painted on it.A QJH student hold a rock which has "Friends" painted on it.A QJH student holds a rock which has "School" painted on it.A student holds up a big rock which has the word "Fun" painted on it.

Afterwards Mr. Gilmer’s 8th grade ELA student Rebecca Staszefski played a VIDEO for the audience. It was certainly obvious that Quitman Junior High has a great understanding of Covey’s third habit. It was also obvious that they know how to entertain an audience.

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