Homecoming Week

homecoming

It’s homecoming week at our school and the craziness is in full force. We have dress-up days each day, along with all of the other fun homecoming activities like the parade, the dance, carnival, and oh yeah, the football game. I would love to say that even though the kids are all jacked up they are staying focused on their studies. I would really like to say that……

But in all seriousness, I am glad we try to keep some fun in the schools despite the ever-increasing crush of curriculum and assessment mandates. It’s getting harder and harder to do so and still meet our growth targets (lest we risk the ire of the public that comes when our test scores dip down slightly and get published far and wide in the news). I wish we could add more elements of fun and joy to schools. We need more music, art, P.E., and electives that allow kids to explore their unique talents. Let’s hope the pendulum swings back this direction in the coming years.

 

 

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