Planning for the past week made me nervous. I'll admit it. I get nervous sometimes. Well...not really nervous...I don't know what the word is. Is edgy different from nervous? It was a control thing. Teacher retreat on Monday...Junior Orientation on Tuesday...Senior Orientation on Wednesday...Open House on Thursday. I desperately wanted everything to go well. I wanted my teachers to say that they'd never been to a better teacher retreat ever. Likewise for the students at the orientations and the parents at the open house.
I didn't hear any complaints (yet) so in the world of public education this is considered...
Of course, this is the last week of having "Friday off" so as you would expect, I'm getting ready to launch into WORK! Must reconcile all of the college schedules with the high school schedules. It would help if I truly understood what I'm doing. I've got the high school scheduling part down pretty well...unfortunately our system does not interface with the college system so we have to do TWO schedules for each student.
Hank came to the open house for moral support. My goal for the evening, in addition to giving the parents a chance to meet our teachers, was to have each and every parent and child leave that auditorium knowing without a shadow of a doubt that they MATTER! Even the challenging ones. PARTICULARLY the challenging ones, because they've often lived years of thinking that they DON'T matter at the schools they attend. It's a sin and a shame that any student, young or old, would feel that way.
I told my school community that with the exceptions of my family and my faith, NOTHING in this world matters more to me than the education and welfare of their children. They can take that to the bank, and I expect them to call me on it if they ever feel like I'm not living up to my promise.
Did I mention that I have a DREAM TEAM staff?
OH...and the students chose their mascot....the TITAN!!!!
School Colors: Green and Black...we need to choose a nice shade of green.
Have a great weekend!