Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Published

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
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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.

13 comments:

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

Nicely done, Murph. Have fun on your golf trip. Did that a few years ago, still recovering.

Anita said...

That actually teared me up! And I hope you have another job.

You CAN lose weight on a golf vacation, just wake up early for a run, you lazy bum! (Remember there's a public humiliation factor to this blog weight loss technique).

I hope Wife is getting a vacation sometime this summer, too!

The Wife said...

Current favorite follower: Anita. I agree. With the lazy bum comment and the wife's vacation comment.

And yes, he has another job - same grade level in the same district, just a different building.

Carrie Harris said...

Awww. Not sure which I liked better, the piece, or your wife's comment. ;)

Anita said...

Yay, me! Current favorite!

Sarah said...

They should have just put your piece in as the article. Very cool.

Big Plain V said...

Have fun on the links, Mr. Murphy. We'll be waiting here to hear all about it and to see all the many pictures you're surely taking.

(I want to be favorite commenter next time)

Big Plain V said...

So, I have to comment again. My twins are sitting in the office here with me, and when I told them that Mr. Murphy is a third grade teacher, they insisted that I tell everyone that they just passed third grade.

We're so proud.

Monica said...

i have twins, too, Big V. They're about to pass grade 12.

The Wife said...

Hooray Big Plain V! Now your twins are smarter than Mr. Murphy! ;)
(It's fun posting with PMM out of town...)

The Wife said...

Ooh - and hooray to Monica too - you made it!

Kelly said...

You all are too funny!
Great tribute to your coworkers, Murph!

Monica said...

yeah, i know, eh, Mrs. Murphy. now there's just the university years to survive. send donations.