Saturday, November 21, 2015

Wonder Projects

My Step Up class finished reading the book, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. They had a choice of doing a power point character study, a diorama, write a letter to the author or film a animated video. 

If was a great project and book. I really enjoyed listening to them present their projects. 

The book prompted some deep discussions about how God made us all unique. The students enjoyed it and love the main character, August. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Veterans Day

I am so proud to work in a school that honors our history as a nation, the service of our veterans and current military members, as well as emergency responders.

Yesterday, we had a special service organized by Mr. Lewis, our high school history teacher, to honor veterans.  It was a touching service and I am reminded again about the blessings I enjoy every day thanks to many men and women who have served our country.

Our speaker yesterday, Dr. HM Snodgrass, not only serves our school as Board President, but has served our country in the Army.  He spoke of his time in the military and his service in the Vietnam War.  Mrs. Heather French Henry was here and led our National Anthem.  The ROTC from Franklin County High School was here and did a presentation of colors and a rifle demonstration. 

Thank you, veterans, for your service.  We appreciate your service and for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  We are also reminded of Christ, who made the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and our freedom from sin!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Notes from Students

We were gone to the MS/HS retreat all day Thursday and Friday.  When I returned, my door to my office was covered in post-it notes from elementary students.  They were encouragement notes to me.  What a blessing to return from a great retreat and have these notes!

It is such a privilege to work with these students and see God at work through their actions!