Like Isabel said, there are ups and downs to this school year. We get to look forward to graduation and senior prom, enjoy the status of “seniors,” reward ourselves by not taking as many APs as possible (well, some of us), and feel a sense of completion to a long journey. On the downside however, we will have to say goodbye to friends, valued teachers and faculty, and family (for those of us heading off to college). Plus it also means one more year of logistical and bureaucratic goings-on at Skyline.
Like Isabel, I do look forward to waking up for school in the morning, but I too have had problems with the administration from the very start. I love Skyline, and have a lot of pride as a student, but I do not deny the school has some kinks that need fixing.
One of the main problems again is the scheduling mess that happens every year. The counseling office is overcrowded and understaffed and everyone, including the students is a little overwhelmed.
I would also like to SEE our new principal. I do not mean to offend anyone, as I suspect many teachers at Skyline read this blog, but I am a little disturbed that many students still do not know the new principal’s name, and have not seen him or heard anything from him other than the ritual morning announcement of “no hats in the house.” I’m getting frustrated by what seems a very small effort to get the know the student body. Maybe the principal will read this and start visiting classrooms or host an assembly…
I’m sure it will work out eventually, and I look forward to a stress free (though that is unlikely with my schedule) senior year at Skyline. Welcome back to all the students, teachers, administration, and our new principal, Mr. Sye (whom I have yet to meet).