Friday, November 18, 2011

Staff Award for Responsibility

Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff who have demonstrated our core values in their work with our youth and families. The following is an excerpt from the nomination of Thelma Peters for the Responsibility Core Value Award. Thelma is a lead youth care counselor for a girls’ unit on the Waxahachie campus.

“Thelma is consistently on time with all her required documentation including Revolve, inspections and staff schedules. Thelma exhibits responsibility beyond expectations. When presented with an issue, Thelma approaches the issue from the perspective of a problem solver. Her sense of responsibility is displayed through her dedication to the youth in her home as well as others on the Waxahachie campus. Thelma is committed to providing quality care to our youth and she goes above and beyond on a daily basis at MCH. Thelma is responsible, accountable and trustworthy.”

Thelma shared the following about working on the Waxahachie campus:

I enjoy the time I get to spend with the girls. I get to see their growth and how we make a difference in their lives. I feel that our youth are our future and I like knowing we make an investment in their lives.

Congratulations Thelma!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Staff Award for Christian Principles

Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff who have demonstrated our core values in their work with the youth and families we serve. We will feature the recent award recipients in upcoming blog posts. The following is an excerpt from the nomination of Nicole Ehler for the Christian Principles award. Nicole serves as director of program services for the Boys Ranch.

“Nicole epitomizes Methodist Children’s Home core values by living and teaching Christian principles, building healthy and trusting relationships with our students, taking responsibility and accountability for self and others, providing opportunities for growth in spirit, mind and body, and helping the students she serves to believe in themselves and the possibility of a bright future. Nicole consistently presents herself in a responsible, polite and gracious manner with a healthy dose of common sense. She speaks respectfully and calmly with both staff and students and always acknowledges the needs of others and seeks their input on decisions. Her professionalism and creativity are boundless as she strives to provide meaningful, educational and fun activities for MCH students, such as the Ranch Stampede, Fall Festival and Community Chapel Service and Lunch. Nicole is a greatly valued staff member, mentor and friend, and the Boys Ranch is honored and blessed to have her as part of our team.”

Nicole shared the following on how she feels about working at MCH:

I love working with the Boys Ranch youth. The boys always exceed my expectations. I am challenged and appreciated, and I cannot help but want to do a good job when I am surrounded by such great people.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

MCH Spirit Committee

The MCH Spirit Committee is comprised of staff who volunteer extra time to help encourage our athletic teams and build campus spirit. The committee accomplishes this goal by decorating buses before out-of-town games, providing goodie bags for the athletes and organizing homecoming events. They also worked hard to make mums and boutonnieres for our youth to wear to show their spirit during the Homecoming game last Friday, October 28.

The Bulldogs faced the Brazos Valley Christian Home School Mustangs for the Homecoming game and triumphed! Way to go Bulldogs! And thank you to everyone involved in the Spirit Committee for helping to make this Homecoming a memorable one.