It is 7:00 in the morning and the halls are so quiet. Today is the first day for the last leg of school. Yep, there are thirty days left until graduation. Teachers have thirty-one because we have to come back on Tuesday after Memorial Day to make up a snow day we missed. For the next six weeks I will be attempting to cram as much information in the minds of students who have already shut down for the year. This is my least favorite part of the year. I stopped for a minute to go have coffee and check up on what everyone did during Spring Break.....Don's story was the best. An escapee from Montgomery broke into his house while he was not at home and did not give up. The 23 year old ended up killing himself in Don's hall. This would gross me out and I probably would never sleep in the house again.....Don teaches a class on CSI and he has photos of the crime scene for his class.....GROSS! On the serious side....one of my sweet little 10th grade students was barrel racing on Saturday and she was thrown from her horse, the horse fell n her, and then stepped on her head. She is in a Trauma Hospital in Columbus and they had to put a shunt in her head to ease the swelling. They have had her in a medically induced sleep since the accident to keep her calm and allow the brain to heal. Please pray for her and her family. Please pray for the students that they can stay focused for a few more weeks. It always makes me nervous when we get down to the wire and a senior misses the mark. Pray for the teachers that we will have the sanity to finish out this year. It has been a tough one for me. I personally will be glad when it is over. Have a happy Monday and I will see you tomorrow!
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.