Last week was report card time AND parent teacher conference. I'm a bad mother because I decided not to go to parent teacher conference this year. The reason I decided not to, is because I usually stand in line forEVER and then when I get to the teacher, they look at their records and say he doesn't have any missing assignments and he is a good kid. WELL.....I already know that. We have an on-line parent power school that I check everyday. You can click on the grade and see what grade he received for each assignment. I can see if he gets a bad grade on an assignment of didn't turn it in. With these kinds of tools, and a straight "A" student - I don't have any concerns or reason to stand in line and meet with his teachers.
Last week we attended the final banquet and award ceremony for Cross Country.
This was the last letter from Rusty:
Of all my seasons at Meridian High, what this season was about was truly creating a team and for many of you, a family. We did that, and as I sit here knowing that in less than a week I will no longer be physically a part of what goes on at Meridian High Cross Country I am really thankful for the hard work and wonderful memories that I will get to take with me the rest of my life. I am leaving something that I love to do to do something more important. You are the best kids at the school. I have been working with the most incredibly hard working and fun young people that I have ever met. I have been blown away by so many of your performances and personal character. I have nearly lost my voice a couple of times, and I have loved being a fan of what you guys do. Remember that there is almost nothing that a good hard run can't cure.
Always a Warrior, Always a Runner
I am Thankful for a free education. I am thankful for people who are teachers and do it well. I am thankful for coaches who motivate children. We are lucky to live in a place where we can take advantage of a good education if we do our part. Those who succeed, value it by studying, participating and doing homework.