‘Catch-22’: A Paradox Turns 50 And Still Rings True

“Fifty years ago, a new phrase began to make its way into American conversations: “Catch-22.” Joseph Heller’s irreverent World War II novel — named for the now-famous paradox — was published on Oct. 11, 1961. His take on war meshed perfectly with the anti-authoritarian generation that came of age in the 1960s. And now, a half-century later, the predicament of a no-win trap still resonates with a new crop of young people distrustful of their elders.”

Read more here.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Offered through Chamber of Commerce

As posted on the FISD website on 9.29.11:

“This fall middle and high school students within FISD will have the unique opportunity to start and launch their own REAL businesses or social movements, by participating in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!).

Started at the University of Rochester in 2004, YEA! began as a weekly class, taught on the University campus.  YEA! has since expanded to other colleges, chambers of commerce and high schools. YEA! will be offered at the Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC), 9889 Wade Blvd., beginning in November 2011.  

Over the course of the year, students will brainstorm ideas, write business plans, pitch their plans to a group of investors, obtain funding, launch their enterprise and actually sell their products or services. Along the way they will file paperwork with the County Clerk’s office; work with business professionals to, among other things, build a brand identity and create a website; hear from local business owners; and participate in a Trade Show. 

 Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 YEA! Class.  Applications can be downloaded from www.friscochamber.com, or picked up at the CTE Center.

Questions, please contact Roz Righetti at 972-335-9522 or rrighetti@friscochamber.com.


Heroes in Action

We at Maus Middle School could not be more proud of our everyday Heroes in Action, Coach Brent Reese and Coach Kristen Goodgion. They are Mausome! They have been recognized throughout various news stations in D-FW and will take the national stage with an appearance on Monday’s “Today Show“. On Tuesday there will be an assembly to honor those students and staff members who assisted in the efforts that saved her life, and Fox will be reporting on site that day.

Here’s the story that aired on Fox 4:

Frisco Teachers Save 7th Grader’s Life: MyFoxDFW.com

Steve Jobs and Soren Kierkegaard

Soren Kierkegaard: “You can only understand life backwards, but we must live it forwards.”

Steve Jobs:  “Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Steve Jobs Told Us What We Needed Before We Knew

Today, the world lost a Visonary and Disruptor of technology… of the way we live our lives.  
Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

Articles and Links:
Apple Visionary Steve Jobs Dies at 56
Steve Jobs Knew What We Needed Before We Knew
Think Different: “Here’s to The Crazy Ones”  (Steve Jobs narrates the first “Think Different” commercial. This never aired.)
“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address:

 Click here to access the text of the commencement address.