Wednesday, May 23, 2007

It was wonderful and memorable, but.....

Graduation is over...one chapter closed and a new one is now being written. It was wonderful in that we had most of our family and lots of friends in attendance, our son's speech was great, he won the "Math Scholar" honor, the weather held out, and a good time was had by all.

However, the way the gym was set up for the ceremonies sucked, the acoustics were rather poor, and it was entirely too hot in that gym! I would strongly suggest to the school administration that they go back to the "old" way of setting up the gym, roll a couple of the big fans I *know* they keep in Armstrong into the gym before ceremonies and get some air movement going, and maybe next year show a little more "give a damn," please.

I have felt since Honors night that the end-of-year events have been afterthoughts at best. Nothing has been done all that well (except baccalaureate, which the kids did themselves and it was *awesome*). In fact, some things wouldn't have been done at all if it were not for the kids themselves. And while the student honors were very nice at graduation ceremonies, it would have been nicer if the certificates had at least been signed...and it would have been very nice to have the class flower accurate (what, was it too hard to actually "tip" the roses?!). Sometimes the details matter....

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