Monday, November 15, 2010


As you walk onto my campus this morning it is a sea of black clad students. Everywhere you look there are hundreds of students donning their best black and crying, some of them hysterically. Tragedy has hit. One of our freshmen was hit by 2 different cars and died on Friday night. Pain is evident. Loss is everywhere.

We are hurt.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cheating and Love Notes

So lately there has been a real problem with cheating at our school. The cheating is happening the most among the honors kids too. I was talking to a senior colleague of mine and he told me that it is normal for the honors kids to cheat more because they are smarter when it comes to cheating and thus they just do it better. Well in the past two weeks I have actually caught 5 students in my honors English class cheating. It has been rough. The most recent incident was just a couple days ago on Monday during a reading check quiz for To Kill a Mockingbird.

Well the students had a vocabulary test today (it is a short week so we did it today) and this is what I received from said Monday cheating student:
Best love note I have ever gotten. I pretty much just want to correct all the grammar, spelling and syntax mistakes and give it back. I am also glad that I was given permission to show this to the parents because you know, I wouldn't have otherwise...oh students, how little you know and understand.