The most frequent questions asked by students included:
- Could they have more freedom as students?
- Could they use their cellphones more during the school day?
- Could they have more control over what we serve for lunch?
- Could they have a "snack shack" after school before sports or activities?
- Could they leave school grounds during the day if they were students in good standing with open slots in their schedules?
- How do I call snow days?
- How do I learn everyone's names?
- Why do community members call me when students do something wrong out in the community?
I am looking forward to spending time with seniors again in the spring. I always learn a lot from them, and I do not think we listen to what they have to say often enough.
Weekend Sporting Events: If you are a West Genesee sports fan, you have probably wiped Friday night from your mind. Both soccer teams and the football team played in Sectional events and unfortunately came up on the short end. I always try to make a positive out of a negative, and I will say that it was nice to spend time with our athletic director, Mike Burns, as we traveled from Baldwinsville to North Syracuse to Liverpool to watch the students play. He bleeds blue and gold just as I do so it was fun to heartily cheer the teams and be excited for them all.
It was heartbreaking that both soccer teams lost by a goal. I was close to where the goal was scored against us in the boys game and I could not believe how high and angled the kick was to the goalie. No one was going to make that save. Just an amazing shot! The boys fought all the way to the end, but just could not get one in the net. Their teamwork was infectious, just as I had witnessed in practice all season.
At the girls game I kept tapping my foot because it was so intense. The girls ran really hard, blocked shots, made amazing saves, and just did not let up. They were relentless on offense and defense. It was a great game...win, lose, or draw. I was proud of them for the effort, and I cannot wait to watch many of them on the basketball court this winter. Wow!
Congratulations to the West Genny Cheerleaders as they won the CNYCL League Championship this past weekend.
Students choose to take on the added responsibility of representing themselves, their school and their community by participating in fine arts and athletics. Still representing us this fall in athletics are the girls volleyball team, girls swim team, cross country, and girls tennis.
Enjoy the week. I am looking forward to getting back into classrooms after not feeling well last week. Hope to see you around!