I am so proud of the school where I work. The academic environment is challenging and proactive. Today we had the neatest activity where students and teachers who had read many young adult novels gathered to basically hold literature circles to discuss them. It was so exciting to see so many students and teachers talking about relevant Young Adult novels. My table was on A Long Way Gone, a novel about a young man's struggle to survive in the face of unspeakable war horrors and depravity. It is a story about the triumph of tenacity over incredible odds. It also portrays the anguish of a country, Sierra Leone, involved in a bloody civil war.
So this morning it was surprising and jarring to find that some seniors (we think it was seniors) decided to rock our boat, so to say with a Senior Prank. One of my best friends at school had her classroom furniture rearranged. She was not alone. In fact about 10 portables (after I viewed the video) had their classrooms opened. As I drove into school there was a chopper situated directly above our campus filming the incident. It was unwelcome attention, where so many other good things are ignored. But it is what it is. Find the news at the link
In spite of all the attention, one really good thing came out of the prank. Many able body school personnel, including administrators, teachers, and support staff got on the task of getting the desks down and in their correct place inside the classrooms and ready for school without incident. Our relieved principal praised their efforts just in time for school to start.