Standing amidst the crowd at the end of the game, feeling tears of joy well up in my eyes for our Salina Basketball team, I heard many people say how “proud” they were of our boys. As I drove home I thought, Proud just does not quite say it all….so I did a word etimology (history of the word) search….
1 feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one’s own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated: a proud grandma of three boys | she got nine As and he was so proud of her.
(of an event, achievement, etc.) causing someone to feel this way : we have a proud history of innovation.
ORIGIN late Old English prūt, prūd [having a high opinion of one’s own worth,] from Old French prud ‘valiant,’ based on Latin prodesse ‘be of value.’ The phrase proud flesh dates back to late Middle English , but the sense [slightly projecting] is first recorded in British dialect of the 19th cent.
I love the origin of the word – “to be of value”, “valiant”. But, we are all of value, aren’t we? Let us look further at the origin of the word….Old French prud ‘valiant’…
possessing or showing courage or determination : she made a valiant effort to hold her anger in check | a valiant warrior.
ORIGIN Middle English (also in the sense [robust, well-built] ): from Old French vailant, based on Latin valere ‘be strong.’
Valiant – possessing or showing courage or determination. That is what really fits our Wildcat Basketball Team and Coaches. Our Basketball Team and Coaches showed determination, which is a word based upon “be strong”.
Yes, I would say our boys and their coaches showed great determination and strength. We can rightly call then Valiant Wildcats! And, yes, we, as a community are very proud of all of you! Congratulations!
Our Salina Wildcats Basketball Team has had a tremendous season! The boys and their coaches will be competing for the city basketball championship on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at Bryant Middle School. Join us at Bryant to cheer on the team!
Ms. Mohamed’s 7th grade social studies class has been learning about civilizations. Students created a model of a city and included elements that proved that it was a civilization. To view a lovely set of photos of their accomplishments click on this link: 7th grade social studies
Please be aware of the following schedule changes:
School Closed -
Monday January 19, 2015 – All Day
No Students – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Friday, January 23, 2015 – All Day
No Students – Teacher Professional Development
Late Start -
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
All students start one hour later
Half Day Schedules -
Thursday, January 22, 2015 – AM only
All students – dismissal 11:05 a.m.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Elementary – Full Day of School
Middle School – dismissal 11:05 a.m.
See the attached translation:
Congratulations to Salina Intermediate on their new mural! Staff members at Salina Intermediate donated to a mural fund to commission a mural to be painted in the main hallway of the school, showcasing Wildcat pride. The beautiful mural painted on the main hallway illustrates a Wildcat moving through various academics and electives as it’s heading towards high school, which is represented by the Edsel Ford Thunderbird. The academics and electives are depicted as symbols chosen by the teachers. The mural came into fruition due in part to financial support from teacher Paul Bruce who donated his $1000 winnings from a radio contest to the mural project. The project was initiated by teacher Yasmin Mohamed, who wanted to create a visual for all stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, community members and alumni) who come to Salina which expresses Wildcat pride. The mural successfully represents Wildcat pride and the school motto, “One team, one family, one mission, one goal”. It is a beautiful reflection of school spirit, painted by muralist Martin LaPrise.