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All the parties.

May 19, 2013

Lloyd, Nerd, School

I almost did it. I made it to all but one of the graduation parties that I was invited to this year. Lincoln Lutheran’s last day of school was Friday and all but three of the parties were Friday, Saturday or Sunday. I think I went to 10 parties for a total of about 20 students (it’s pretty common here for multiple students to have a graduation party together). I have not officially had enough graduation cake.

This year I tried something new. One of our seniors had all of the other seniors put their party information into a Google Form (which gets shoved into a spreadsheet). Then we took that information and used a website called batchgeo that takes spreadsheets worth of data and turns it into maps.

Then the seniors could share the maps with whoever they wanted and I shared them with the other teachers.

Every party

Just Sunday's parties

The letters on the push-pins are the order of the parties, but I still had to do some work by hand to try to minimize travel time. I was mostly unsuccessful. I think there was a total of about 180 miles of parties.


They were a good class. As I shared with some of them a few weeks ago, “Just when you start to become people you leave.”

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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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7 Responses to “All the parties.”

  1. Kristi Said on:

    I have NOT (or now) officially had enough graduation cake. For me, it’s the frosting.

    Love your quote at the end of the post.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Huh -- I scrape off the frosting and go right for the cake. You and I could eat cake together and then go solve crimes or something.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Hehe….I like your parting words to the class as well!

    And how nice of you to figure out how to make all those parties! You are dedicated til the end.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Your parting words reminded of the parting words my son’s class received after his helicopter training. They were: Just when we get you where we want you to be, you guys leave and the next group of assassins come in.

    And I thought teaching someone how to drive was hard.


  4. Brad Said on:

    Partying from 10am to 9pm? That’s a full day.


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