Aug 8, 2017

This I Believe: SAYING GOODBYE

By | 2017-08-08T09:04:56+00:00 August 8, 2017|Secondary, Summer Series|

This past semester in English 11, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. [...]

Aug 1, 2017

This I Believe: HELP OLD LADIES CROSS THE STREET

By | 2017-08-01T09:04:11+00:00 August 1, 2017|Secondary, Summer Series|

This past semester in English 11, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. [...]

Jul 25, 2017

This I Believe: APPRECIATE YOUR SCARS

By | 2017-07-25T09:28:24+00:00 July 25, 2017|Secondary, Summer Series|

This past semester in English 11, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. [...]

Jul 18, 2017

This I Believe: FROM A CLAY LUMP TO A STATUE

By | 2017-07-18T09:49:00+00:00 July 18, 2017|Secondary, Summer Series|

This past semester in English 11, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. [...]

Jul 11, 2017

This I Believe: WHERE THE TRAILS HAVE NO NAME

By | 2017-07-11T09:42:15+00:00 July 11, 2017|Secondary, Summer Series|

This past semester in English 11, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. [...]

Jul 5, 2017

This I Believe: TWO PIGTAILS

By | 2017-07-05T15:40:38+00:00 July 5, 2017|Secondary, Summer Series|

This past semester in English 11, Mrs. Dani DeJong shared a collection of essays from National Public Radio’s program, “This I Believe.” She then challenged her students to write their own personal credo about a core principle that defines their life. The array of topics, concerns, and passions were as diverse as the students themselves. [...]

Jun 21, 2017

Sincerely Believing in the Wrong Thing

By | 2017-06-21T08:59:43+00:00 June 21, 2017|School Vision, Secondary|

My daughter got married last summer and moved to Sidney on Vancouver Island. They have a nice little rental house just a few blocks from the ocean and only 3 minutes from the Victoria Swartz Bay ferry terminal. Debbie and I enjoy going over to visit them. Heading where?! A few weeks ago we finished [...]

May 23, 2017

It’s Been a Good Run!

By | 2017-05-23T09:00:19+00:00 May 23, 2017|Celebrating, Secondary|

As I see the runway steadily approaching and becoming clearer in the distance, I find myself contemplating the landing less and less. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked, “So how are you feeling about your retirement?” or something similar. This is a very difficult question and one, truthfully, that bears [...]

Apr 10, 2017

Ice Cream, New Shoes and Two Parks

By | 2017-04-10T08:45:58+00:00 April 10, 2017|Relationships, School Vision, Secondary|

When the temperature is in the mid to high 30s, the tinkle of the ice cream cart is a great sound. We were able to enjoy an ice cream sandwich or a fudge bar when the ice cream man showed up at an opportune time during our trip to Nicaragua. Mostly it was the leaders [...]

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