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Principal's Message

driller way



Diligence can be defined as the persistent and determined effort to complete a task. People with diligence are persistent and unrelenting in a task.

                Diligence is a necessary quality in school success, as students with diligence don’t give up when they encounter a challenge or a hurdle; instead, diligent students find a way to overcome obstacles that appear to stand in the way.

How can you be diligent?

  • Always do your best; strive for excellence.
  • Be willing to risk failure to accomplish a higher goal.
  • Be self-disciplined.
  • Learn from your mistakes and failures.
  • Look at the big pictures; think long-term.
  • Set goals and stay focused.
  • Don’t give up just because things seem difficult.
  • Do things the right way not just the easy way.



Your character is defined by what you do and not by what you say or believe. Every choice you make helps define the kind of person you are choosing to be.


Have a great day living the Driller Way!

~David Reese