December 4, 2015

Post-Thanksgiving Nap

I know it was hard to come in on Monday, and I know we have a lot of things going on - we have two weeks to finish things up, take a holiday break, and kick off 2016. If you have not posted the semester exam schedule, please do so at some point next week. Grant finished a new walk-through template that you will be seeing. We will discuss it more once we get back from the break, but like I said in the meeting: there is nothing to worry about and nothing YOU need to be doing. We will incorporate our changes and weave in new language, so that we can get ahead of this. Training will come in the future. Y'all just keep doing what you are doing.

Next Week:

December 7th: Girls Basketball HOME vs. Ferris, Spirit Day!!

December 8th: Girls Citizenship Brunch 9:00 - 10:30

December 9th: CI to Bureau of Printing and Engraving

December 10th: Honors Society Coke Floats during Lunches

December 11th: Boys Citizenship to Amazing Jakes

Semester Exam Schedule

NOTE: The end time for Wednesday and Thursday is 12:28; however, kids will start being released at 12:10. The buses are pulling out at 12:30, so we will release in smaller groups. You will want to have a movie planned for 4th period as you will have them for the regular amount of time all week.


1st period: 8:00 – 9:25

2nd period: 9:30 – 10:53

4th period: 10:58 – 12:28


3rd period: 8:00 – 9:25

5th period: 9:30 – 10:54

4th period: 10:58 – 12:28


6th period: 8:00 – 9:25

7th period: 9:30 – 10:54

4th period: 10:58 – 12:28

5th period: 12:33 – 1:25

The Bell of St. Mary's

"The Bells of St. Mary's" is not as well known as it used to be. When I was a kid, I remember it coming on TV Christmas Eve night - along with "It's a Wonderful Life". If you look at the marquis in Bedford Falls when George "comes back to life", you'll see that "The Bells of St. Mary's" was playing at the theater.

I hope you get a chance to watch it over Christmas - if you haven't seen it. Bing Crosby did a lot for morale during WWII and, at that time, was maybe the most famous American in the world - next to FDR.

St. Mary's is a catholic school that they are trying to save from being shut down. Two things struck me while watching the movie: first, how much of our culture and world has changed since WWII; second, how much school and kid concerns have stayed the same.

The more things change......

Bing Sings "The Bells of St. Mary's"