CSHS Weekly Bulletin
May 23-28, 2016
For the Graduates
Please pardon me while I wax a little sentimental. When I was a senior in high school, I spent much of early September hoping to be called out of my classes. My sister was expecting her first child any day, and my best friend and I had permission to leave school to head to the hospital at the first sign of my nephew's arrival. We wished in particular that he would arrive during our Pre-Cal class, so, of course, he came on a Saturday. We waited and waited in the hospital all day long and when it looked like we would be waiting even longer, we received permission to go back to the big city of Caldwell to meet up with our friends to drive "the lap." Right when we got there, I received word that my sweet nephew had arrived, and I hopped in the car with friends and headed back to meet him. His birth was the most important thing that had happened in my life up to that point.
Five years later, I stood in front of a group of Seniors on their first day of their last year of high school and told them about a special little boy in my life who was starting his first day of his first year of school that very day.
Four years ago, we opened the doors to College Station High School and along with it being my first day to teach at any place other than Consol, it was also this same special boy's first day of high school. He came by my classroom to give me a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then headed to his own English class, just as he did every day for the rest of that year (and almost every day of school since).
Now, that little boy has grown into a young man who will don a purple cap and gown and graduate on Friday. While I will not say I understand what it feels like to be a momma of a graduate, I will say that this is surreal for me. I am so proud and excited and so very sad that it has all passed by so quickly--thousands of little moments to be treasured that have led up to high school graduation.
I am so proud that on Friday afternoon at 4 PM, we will graduate our first class to attend CSHS all 4 years--a class full of so many amazing young people, including the one who made me "Aunt T." So, I have included a fun message from Kid President to all graduates to inspire us for the week and to remind us we are closing an important chapter in the lives of many this week.
This week, "Be your own Beyonce!" and remember that we have the privilege of preparing young people for the next phase of life.
Staff Last Day & End of Year Checkout Form
If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact Mrs. Parkerson immediately. You will need to submit the absence in Aesop.
The End of Year Checkout Form was placed in boxes last Friday and it must be submitted on Saturday, May 28 before you leave campus.
If you'd like to go ahead and start working on a few items this weekend, here are the links to digital items on the list:
Link to State Board of Educator Certification to print and attach your certificate before turning your form in to me on Saturday.
Senior Sunset Supper
If you would like to leave a short message for the senior video, please come to Mr. Green's room after school Monday & Tuesday from 4-4:30 PM. Groups of teachers are preferred.
Graduation is this week! Know your responsibilities!
Do not assume that if you've been to a Consol graduation you know what is happening. With the two graduations back to back, there are some differences.
If you have any questions or need further explanation, ask Mishler before Wednesday, May 25, 2016. All department heads have been briefed as well.