First, some good news that starts with no so good news.
The economy of Michigan is in shambles, due in no small part to the troubles in the automotive industry. Revenue to the state has been steadily falling and consequently schools have had to make tough decisions in order to balance their budgets. My school district was no exception. This year, the school board made the decision to close the school at which I work and turn it into a district run day care. The changes take place at the start of next school year.
We did a number of things to commemorate the building, one of which was to put together scrapbooks. Each staff member was asked to type up some memories of their time at the school and the professional scrapbooking people took it from there.
Some of my colleagues liked what I wrote and so they made it poster-sized and displayed it at the Goodbye Open House we held for the community. A local reporter covered the open house, saw the posters, and decided to publish my contribution in the paper. You can read it at the link below. It's on the far right of the screen.
A School is Not a Building
Also, the blog will be on hiatus for the extended weekend. I'm leaving tomorrow for a golf vacation with some friends. Chances that I will lose any weight during this trip are slim. Chances that I will lose a lot of golf balls are not.