Monday, June 11, 2012
Being True to Yourself Never Goes Out of Style
Every student had a different story as to why they could not complete their studies in a traditional school program. Some had to do with just plain old laziness, but many had to do with family health issues, needing to be responsible for earning money for the home, and a variety of other paths. At the end of the ceremony I learned that all seventeen of these students were employed and that more than half of the group was planning on going on to college. I was proud for them and their families. At the end of the year when all is said and done each home school has to mark them as a drop-out, per the New York State Education Department definition of drop-out. Again, don't get me started. They all have value to me, and I was pleased to be a part of their celebration.
The sports season will culminate this Thursday with the Athletic Reception that recognizes outstanding seniors and their contributions to our athletic program.
Believe it or not, the next time I write we will have completed our 2012 High School Graduation, and I will then be the parent of a high school senior. I have no idea where the time went. Have a great week.