What Did You Do Today?

November 16, 2012

What Did You Do Today?            

Students, many of you go home and someone asks, “ What did you do in school today?” How many of you answer that question, “Nothing.”  Really, lets think about it, what have we done this year? 

In five weeks the year will be half over.  We have taken our MAP tests that help the administration and teachers determine the best ways to teach you.  I hope you all worked to the best of your ability to let us know what you can do.  We will have more tests to take in the next semester.

We have had student led conferences where you showed your parents what you are doing.  You showed them work from math, science, social studies, language arts, and explore classes.  I imagine your parents were pretty impressed by what you can do.

 On a less serious note we had a wonderful time decorating and entertaining younger kids at our “Halloween Extravaganza.”  The halls were spooky, and some even a little terrifying.  About 14,000 pieces of candy disappeared, and a few over 700 hundred people came through the doors.

Yesterday we had our traditional Veteran’s day celebration.  For several years the Middle School has honored the men and women who have served our country by serving in the military.  They have protected our freedoms with their lives, their time, and their talents.  As you heard yesterday, some of you might want to consider entering one of the branches of our armed forces after you graduate.  By the way, I was proud of our student body yesterday.  You were respectful and courteous to our guests.  Thank You!

These are only some of the high lights of our year, there is a great deal more to come.  There will be AR parties, homework to do, things to learn, and yes, more test to take.  So……the next time someone asks you, “What did you do in school today?” Don’t just say, “Nothing.”  Tell them what you did, you might impress the person who asked and you might even find yourself taking the school day more seriously.