Tomorrow is the last day of TYFH
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|Tue, 05-30-2006 - 12:16am|
That was the first line in an email we got from our principal today. TYFH?? Thank you for helping?? This year for ???
Nope - The Year From Hell.
Aptly named, I guess. Our first faculty meeting on the first day of school started off with our never-let-em-see-you-sweat principal in tears. In the week before school started, we added approximately 100 kids from the academically unacceptable school a few miles away. No teachers or books or desks, but 100 kids.
Things had just gotten rolling, we were celebrating surviving the first full week of school when Katrina hit. Over the next few weeks/months we added 50 or so kids from New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Many of them came and quickly went, but some are still with us. We added 3 or 4 more teachers, too, and a couple of them are still with us. A month after Katrina came Rita. We were on a roll and added 25 or so kids from Texas and Lake Charles. Most of them quickly returned home. We went through 4 or 5 8th grade Science teachers this year. The last one is a lady from New Orleans - she had staying power. She was in a shelter here and ended up staying with one of our other teachers.
Today we had field day at school. One of the activities was a kareoke machine. I heard the song "I Will Survive" an awful lot. I think our principal and assistant principal sang a duet.
So in honor of the last day of TYFH we are granted the privilege of wearing jeans to school. A cheap thrill.
Next year's gotta be better, right?