End of Days

May 23, 2009


Friday was the last day of middle school. Here’s the schedule:

08:00 take attendance
08:05 awards ceremony
09:05 Secondhand Lions
11:00 lunch/access
12:00 closing devotions
12:30 skatezone

In practice, it was a little different. We had about twice as many parents as usual for the awards. I think it’s because we have never had them at the start of the day before, so that was a good idea. We had the parents sit above the students on the bleachers for better heckling. Our teachers didn’t have their act together, so we didn’t get started until 8:15. Oh well.

And now, our feature presentation...

For the movie I put the two 12 foot screens together. I’ve tried that in the past, but finally got it down for this one. It’s a lot bigger than it looks in the picture. They seemed to like the movie, but it took a while for them to get into it. They were cheering and clapping at the end.

Our choir director helpfully took down all of the AV stuff, so I had to race to get everything put back together for the closing devotions. And there was a big transportation snafu, but we all made it, and I had “music videos” of the 7th and 8th graders to show while they waited for the bus.

We managed to skate without incident this year (last year: concussion, broken arm, dislocated knee), and the owner of the skating rink said that we had the best group of kids that he’d ever had at the rink. He said that right before I skated off to “pre-break-up” a fight.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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6 Responses to “End of Days”

  1. Beth Said on:

    So. In front of the screen. Is that you, Lloyd? And your hair?


  2. Brad Said on:

    Our Day of Unstructured Activities is this Tuesday. We don’t really know what we’re doing yet. I’m a little nervous.


    • Brad Said on:

      Not THIS Tuesday. Next Tuesday. The 2nd. We like to drag school into June here on the east coast. It almost seems as though people around here would prefer to start school in October and end it in July.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    That looks like great fun Lloyd!! Nice job! Maybe BLS should just use your exact schedule for our fun day…in fact why don’t you send us all your schedules…because we prefer to be:



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