There's a point to this missive, I promise...I mean, besides the purty picture & all. Oh, yes. Your Humble Scribe is approaching that all-so-critical confluence of mid-4th-quarter & reality check, which means both some good and~well, hellllllll, yes~some bad news, too.
First, the good news. Only 7 weeks left with the seniors; until they start exams, that is. They're getting antsy, I'm getting antsy, the whole bunch of us are scratchin' like a warped Bon Jovi LP. Sorry for the '80s allusion, but I was thinking of a few '60s similes, as well, so consider yourself spared.
Secondly, I can see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. We have 4 issues of the school newspaper left (we come out every 2 weeks~I know, what was I thinking?). Plenty of room for a Sexy Soccer Saga & booze-soaked BBQs, but not enough time for my journalistas to get in any real trouble, eh?
Plus, there's the yearbook to focus upon. But I'ma thinkin' about pulling a Scarlett O'Hara on that one. I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy.
Bad News Bears, though, on the AP English front. My cherubs are supposed to know just a little bit about this world we live in in order to pass the AP English Exam (can you say 13 days? Woo-Hoo~I knew I could get some good news out of this!). That being said, most of them know nada. Nunca. Zilch.
It's as if health care, the economy, and even that cute little ol' volcanic vomit over in Iceland never happened. And I ask you, people: How can one scribble a convincing persuasive essay about the state of the world without knowing a tad about this planet that just keeps turning?
Perhaps I should develop a current events app for Facebook. Any thoughts?