I don’t know about you but this week flew by and I’m sure you can relate. Last night, one of my daughter’s soccer teams cancelled soccer practice and I can’t lie I was thrilled. Just to have two hours back into my evening felt like a Christmas present. As you know, there are never enough hours in the day to meet the demands of day-to-day life, so I hope you get a chance to relax and celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend!
We have a couple of announcements I need to share regarding end of the year activities. Our FFA chapter will host their spring Montague Market tomorrow from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the high school parking lot. Seniors caps and gowns have been delivered to the high school and seniors may now pick up their items in the front office if they have not done so already. Prom is next week Saturday, May 15th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Eldy Townsend Athletic Complex and there are only 6 more days left to buy Starry Night Prom tickets. Virtual, CTC, and MCMC students may purchase prom tickets from the main office during school hours. Next week, we will be sharing more details about graduation, senior awards, senior day out, and collecting of materials.
Yesterday, I received a phone call from a principal who expressed their frustration regarding end of the year activities. They explained they were trying to meet MDHHS guidelines while also retaining some tradition, but no matter what they decided someone was voicing their displeasure. This conversation made me appreciate my students even more.
MHS students are considerate and are appreciative of the little things. This morning Nathan Klinger asked me if he could wear his military cord at graduation. When I told Nathan he could wear his cord, he smiled and told me thank you. I asked Ben Kanaar about the logistics regarding the graduation ceremony and he gave me his opinion, but followed up with, “Mr. Moran, I know you have a lot on your plate, so go with however you can make it work.” Ally Hall and Megan Rachow asked about doing a simple lunch in the crescent room for NHS students to celebrate the end of the year. I suggested going on a field trip instead and they were thrilled. Our students are grateful and considerate of others and I feel blessed to be able to work with such respectful young people each day.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day!
With Wildcat Pride,