Super Monday Week 3 - SY24


A motivational and informational morning message from Superintendent Willis

Week 3 ~ August 28th, 2023

Super Monday Message

When James Clear was a sophomore in high school he was accidentally hit in the face with a baseball bat that slipped out of his teammates hands. The resulting injuries nearly killed him. He spent time in a medically induced coma and had many surgeries. He had severe seizures and vision problems that prevented him from driving a car for eight months after the accident.
James was not able to return to the baseball field for a year and the injury had set him so far back he was cut from the team as a junior. He worked hard for a year, but only played 11 varsity innings as a senior. James still believed he could be a great baseball player.
Through hard work James was able to make the baseball team at Denison University. There he learned that to get what he wanted he would have to build good habits. He began going to bed early, keeping his dorm clean, and setting times to study. His development of good study habits and exercise habits led to straight A’s and a much more athletic frame.
By continuing those good habits for years, James was made a starting pitcher, then he made the all-conference team, then six years after the accident he was named top male athlete at Denison University and named to the ESPN Academic All-America Team with just 32 other athletes in the nation. He set eight athletic records at his university and was awarded their highest academic honor, the president’s medal.
James realized that his recovery from the accident and his higher education success were built on a series of good habits. He began a blog and email list about how to build good habits. When his email list grew to over 100,000 people, publishers took notice. In 2018 James published “Atomic Habits: An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones.” James writes how improving even our smallest habits can have remarkable differences over time.
As we start a new school year it’s a great time to re-evaluate our daily, weekly, and monthly habits. It may be such an inconvenience to read for 10 minutes a day or exercise, but James makes it clear that even 2 minutes of exercise is better than 0 minutes of exercise. Good reading and study habits have remarkable long term benefits. Have a great week 3.

Super High Fives

Just a few of the awesome recent accomplishments that need a big thank you. 

  • A super high five to all the school secretaries. The first few weeks of school are particularly busy for them. They do wonders in making sure everyone has what they need and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Super high fives to Monique Blood, Susan Morgan, Toni Thompson, Brittany James, and Jeri Sylvester.
  • Super high five to LeeAnn Smith and Lisa Allan for running a great preschool program. Their first day is today and they have prepared well. We also thank them for accepting the assignment to help with the Waterford Upstart program again this year.

Other Super Information

  • The school board is holding a public hearing on Monday September 11th at 6:00 PM, in the Piute High School Auditorium to hear public comments regarding the proposal to merge Circleville Elementary School and Oscarson Elementary School into one new elementary school in Junction. Everyone is invited. This link is to a community information folder regarding the proposal.

Super Weekly Schedule



Aug. 28th


Aug. 29th


Aug. 30th


Aug. 31st


Sept. 1st


Sept. 2nd


“A” Day

“B” Day

“A” Day

“B” Day

No School

No School


OES Back To School Night


🏐 Volleyball



Wayne @ Piute

 Piute @ North Sevier



⚾ Baseball


Pinnacle @ Piute




👟Cross Country 


    Piute @ Bryce Valley    

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