Some of my favorite quotes

    "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
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    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
    Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/brianodri680037.html
    "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." - Steve Jobs
     "Don't limit yourself and don't let others convince you that you are limited in what you can do.  Believe in yourself and then live as to reach your possibilities.  You can achieve what you believe you can.  Trust and believe and have faith." - Thomas S. Monson
    "Grow through what you go through." - Unknown
    "The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It's about what you're made of, not the circumstances." - Unknown
    "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." - Miles Kington
      I was born and raised in "The Valley of the Sun," Mesa, Arizona and graduated from Mesa High School in 1995, home of the Jackrabbits. Yes, a Jackrabbit.  I attended College in Salem, Oregon at Chemeketa Community College then moved to Montana to continue my education at the University of Montana and recrently finished my Masters Degree at the University of Phoenix.  This is my 10th year teaching at Frenchtown High School and I feel lucky and fortunate to work with an amazing and supportive staff, group of students, and in this community.  In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf, traveling, swimming, cooking & baking, reading, spending time with my kids and wife, camping, hiking, playing and watching movies.  We recently added a white labrador retriever (Tilly) to our family and she is a handful, but is so much fun. 
    School Work
    During this time that students are working on their work from home, please feel free to contact me at anytime if you or the students have any questions about any work that is assigned and that they have.
    Students who are in Yearbook:  If you are able, please login to Walsworth and continue working on your spreads/pages if you are able to.  The Yearbook is due April 18th and we have to have it finished and submitted by the end of day.  If you need your login/password, please contact me and I'd be happy to give that to you.
    High School JMG:  I set up a Google Classroom and added a worksheet where you can do three quotes and journal topics a week that will be due on Friday's.  The code for that is - p4yfyop
    Middle School JMG: I have set up a Google Classroom and there will be a couple very simple weekly assignments that the students will need to complete and turn in.  The code for that is - 3sajr44
    FACE Program: You should all have plenty of work that you can be working on (daily journals, daily current events worksheet, elective credits packets, MTDA classes, MTDA Credit Recovery classes, and FACE English packets and worksheets). I have a Google Classroom for additional Current Events Worksheets that you can get using the code - jfsi6cf
    Please turn in any work that you have done in the white metal box on the outside of the FACE door.
    Mrs. Mazzola's English Google Classroom password for FACE English is - dxbsbcz
    I have a metal box outside the door of the FACE building where FACE students can turn in work or get extra worksheets that they arrange to come and drop off and pick up. I will be checking the bin daily and will be in the classroom from 9:00am - 12:00pm every day.  Thanks again, stay healthy, and take care!
    Phone #: 406-241-3605
    Email Addresses: mclendop@ftsd.org/philmclendon@ftbroncs.org 
    Classes I Teach:
    Frenchtown Academy for Career Education (F.A.C.E)
    Jobs For Montana Graduates (JMG) - High School & Middle School
    In 1990, the Montana Legislature provided funding for Jobs for Montana’s Graduates (JMG) to undertake the mission of assisting students to stay in school, graduate and successfully transition from into employment, post-secondary education, other training or the military.

    JMG has positively affected over 15,000 students since its inception by providing them with the motivation and skills they need to complete high school and become productive citizens.

    JMG students graduate prepared for life after high school by raising their expectations of themselves, investigating and selecting realistic career goals, learning and teaching leadership and teamwork skills, and acquiring workplace values and employability skills.

    The ultimate objective of JMG at Frenchtown High School is for the students to secure a quality job and/or post secondary education that will lead to a meaningful career. JMG believes the best way to achieve this objective is to keep students in school through their graduation and to improve their rate of success by acquiring employability competencies before leaving high school. JMG is affiliated with Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) a national school-to-work program.

    The goal of the Jobs for Montana’s Graduates program is to provide programs and services with demonstrated results to youth that often times face multiple barriers to success in the public education and workforce development systems, so that they graduate from high school and thereafter find and keep quality jobs, or continue with their education.

    JMG Goals that we set in our classroom are designed to:

    • Improve the student’s employability skills.
    • Help the student develop and define career goals and plans for the years immediately following graduation.
    • Help the student to successfully complete high school.
    • Assist the student to develop confidence, poise and a positive attitude.
    • Assist the student to acquire skills to successfully communicate with supervisors and coworkers.
    • Stimulate the student’s initiative, teamwork and leadership skills.
    • Promote within the student respect for the dignity of work.
    • Assist the student to display a sense of social responsibility and civic involvement.
    • Assist the student to develop strong coping and decision-making skills.
    • Stimulate the student’s school spirit and interest in school activities.
    • Help the student develop a feeling of pride in accomplishment.
    • Provide opportunities for the student to develop personal goals and evaluate their progress toward attaining those goals.

    We attend two competitive event conference each year. The first, The Fall Leadership Conference is held in Helena in October and the other, The Career Development Conference is held in Helena in April.