Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)
An Inside Look
[Editor's note: Kate Stanhope, the SRHS Falcon Flyer editor, is writing columns each month to give the community an inside look at some issues at SRHS.]
The scene: a sunny Monday afternoon. The lights are low and the fans are on high to keep everyone in the stuffy bungalow from getting heat stroke. My history class is in mute, mulling over a timed essay on the social, economic, and political events of the 1950s. Then suddenly, KABOOM! A loud explosion-type noise breaks through the door and panic smacks me in the face. Was that a bomb? A gun? Where is it coming from? I cannot believe this is happening.
"There goes [Mr.] McGinn's chemistry class again," states a student. Fear of violence hadn't hit me until that moment, but then again it's easier not being afraid if one refuses to admit they're afraid. It was the stereotypical image of SRHS as the perfect high school that had been cemented in my brain long ago--along with similar sentiments for the community itself--that had kept me from fully realizing its current state.
Two months ago, I wrote about school violence in the SRCA Newsletter, reassuring concerned parents that "while the epidemic that is school violence continues, the halls of SRHS remain relatively safe." Although I wish I still held to that viewpoint, that Scripps Ranch is a safe and violence-free campus, I've come to realize how far that is from the truth.
After writing that piece, there were a number of particularly disturbing incidents on campus. April 1, for example, included three fights within a 35-minute lunch period, at least one of which was a serious physical altercation. On April 2, a 25- to 30-year-old man reportedly exposed himself to a female student and behaved inappropriately toward her in the student parking lot during the last period of the school day. Thankfully, the student in this situation was able to escape unharmed and report the incident to onsite police officers immediately. But how did this unknown assailant get on campus in the first place?
Although facts from the Surgeon General show the decline in serious youth violence since 1999, this is our community and our school and something needs to be done. The SRHS administration has recognized the violence problem and has accumulated a list of options for next year to combat this serious issue. Restricting students' access to their cars is one; another is installing a fence around the campus; and, revising the dress code has been suggested as well. While installing a fence may be a smart tactic, restricting student privileges will not solve this problem.
A student's gang attire or revealing outfit is not the dominant factor behind the steady increase in violence, just as a student's presence in the parking lot during school hours is not the sole motivator for trespassing. If someone could make it as far as the parking lot without being caught, then any section of the school is fair game. Although, they were a key force in breaking up the multiple fights the day before, where were our three security aides on April 2?
We are not a violent school; incidents such as these do not occur on a regular basis, which is why we must combat violence now. To be realistic, the fights will never completely end. Striving toward such an unattainable goal would be a waste. However, what SRHS can do, what it needs to do, is to establish a strong offense rather than defense.
Rather than focusing on offbeat triggers such as clothing or students' daily retreat to the parking lot, preparation and a bold stance against this problem is in order. How exactly to go about this, I am not sure. Maybe putting up a fence; tougher security for sure. The youth of America are exposed to enough senseless acts of violence in the media everyday: movies, television, video games, music, and more. School should be an exception to that, not a reflection.
Kate Stanhope, Falcon Flyer Editor
End of the Year Activities
Thursday, June 3, starts us off with yearbooks being passed out in the cafeteria area. Students must have an ID card. That night will be the Senior Awards Invited Program in our theater at 7 pm. This program honors achievements of the class of 2004. Seniors receiving awards will be notified by mail.
Friday, June 4, through Thursday, June 10, are the deadline dates for senior textbook return. After all books have been returned and seniors have cleared fines and debts, they may pick up their clearance slips. Final exams for seniors take place Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, June 4, 7, and 8. All of these are regular school days with dismissal at 2:10 pm.
Wednesday, June 9, will be cap and gown distribution day outside the counseling office at 2 pm. Seniors must have their clearance slip to pick up their cap and gown. Also, tickets for commencement will be distributed at that time.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June 9, 10, and 11, are minimum days due to finals for grades 9-11. Students are dismissed at 11:30 am.
There is a mandatory rehearsal for commencement in our theater on Thursday, June 10. The rehearsal is divided by last names: A-K rehearse starting at 9 am; L-Z rehearse starting at 10:30 am. Our Commencement Ceremony takes place at Golden Hall at 4 pm. Seniors need to arrive no later than 3 pm.
And finally...Grad Night! See the articles below for more details. On behalf of the entire SRHS staff we would like to wish our graduating class a happy, healthy, and prosperous future!
First Day of School at SRHS
Be ready for the first day of school! SRHS 2004-2005 Kick-off takes place as follows:
- Seniors--Tuesday, Aug. 24;
- Juniors--Wednesday, Aug. 25;
- Sophomores--Thursday, Aug. 26; and,
- Freshmen--Friday, Aug. 27.
Kick-off days start at 7:30 am and end at 12:30 pm. Students will be able to pick up their class schedules and textbooks, take their yearbook and ID pictures, and purchase their PE clothes and yearbooks.
Kick-off packets will be available beginning Monday, July 5, at the Scripps Ranch Library and the Information Center. They can also be picked up on Monday, Aug. 23, from 7:30 to 11:30 am at SRHS by driving through the cul-de-sac.
Grad Night--Party in Paradise
Friday, June 11, is just around the corner, and we still need volunteers to help with Grad Night. It's not too late to sign up and be part of this fun event that ensures all graduates a safe, drug- and alcohol-free, supervised celebration.
We have openings at games, prizes, casino, check-in, and security. Parents of the class of 2005 are especially invited to work at Grad Night so you know what your child can expect next year.
To sign up, please contact Ruth Burr at 578-7934 or [[email protected]]. It is not necessary to have a student graduating in the class of 2004.
On Friday, June 11, the SRHS class of 2004 will receive their diplomas. It will be time for these high school graduates to begin a new chapter in their lives and say goodbye to many longtime schoolmates. What better way to do that than to attend Grad Night--the traditional party for SRHS graduates.
This year, the Parent Booster Organization (PBO) has planned a "Party in Paradise," a fabulous all-night celebration featuring a DJ, casino, hypnotist, magician, and more. Students will have opportunities to win exciting prizes while they get together for the last time.
In addition to the Grad Night celebration, a Senior Breakfast has been planned for Wednesday, June 9, from 10 am to 12 pm at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. Tickets are $13.
The Prize Committee is still looking for additional items. Contact Kim Molina at 271-7630 if you can help. Your generosity will be acknowledged in the SRCA Newsletter, as well as the Grad Night program. Suggested donations include: cameras, small TVs, gift certificates, hair products, and similar items.
Our Food Committee is currently looking for donations of 16 oz. water bottles. If you can supply a case or more, please drop it by Sherrie and Mike Carney's house at 11575 Alderhill Terrace.
On Thursday, June 10, the gym will be open for viewing by the community from 6 to 8 pm. Stop by to see the wonderful decorations. Consult our website at [http://srhs.sandi.net/info/gradnite/grad.html] for more Grad Night details.
Thanks to the parents who have faithfully attended our PBO meetings during the last three years. We are thankful for your dedication and involvement in what we're sure will be one of the best parties your graduate will ever experience.
Pat Matthews, Publicity
Class of 2005 PBO
The class of 2005 Golf Tournament was a great success, raising about half of the money needed for Grad Night 2005. Special thanks to our sponsors: Spice House Café, owned by George and Menoula Stanitsas; Mission Valley Pools; Scripps Mortgage; Hilton Hotels; Mt. Woodson Golf Course; and, Midway Jeep Chrysler. Additional thanks to Karen Johnson, chair of the event.
Flock a friend! What better way to honor a friend's birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion than by sending a flock of plastic pink flamingos to visit their yard for the day? The $25 donation goes toward Grad Night expenses. Dates are filling up, so please contact Carol Williams at [[email protected]] or 566-2888 to book your date.
Grad Night committees are quickly forming, and chairs are needed. If you can't see yourself chairing a committee by yourself, think about co-chairing with a friend. The committees still in need of chairs include construction, decorations, food, prizes, and senior picture wall.
We also are in need of storage space so we can save some decorations from prior years. If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing a committee, or have access to extra space, please contact Dixie Hall at [[email protected]].
We would like to thank Francis and Leslie Wiegand for their membership donation.
We will not hold meetings in June or July, but will hold the first meeting for the senior year in August. If you are the parent of a soon-to-be senior, please try to get involved and make this a fun event for our students. If you are not receiving emails regarding the senior class, please send your email address to Dixie Hall at [[email protected]].
Sue Ressmeyer, Secretary
Class of 2006 PBO
We earned about $7,000 our first year, about a seventh of what we need for our Grad Night in 2006--yikes! So next year is a critical one for fundraising.
We have planned our first event for October and are looking for a printer who might donate the printing of invitations for this event, or an individual or company who might be willing to underwrite the cost of this printing--about $500. Please contact Annette Sorenson at 685-2700 if you can help.
We start meeting again in September, and hope to see lots of new, enthusiastic parents who want to support their students in this way. If you are not on our email list but want to start getting involved, please forward your email address to [[email protected]] so you can be reminded of meetings and kept informed of what's going on.
Jan Liebman, Publicity
Cabrillo Credit Union Donation
Cabrillo Credit Union has donated $1,000 to the SRHS Girls' Lacrosse program. This donation will be used to pay for field rental fees, referee fees, tournament fees, and uniforms.
The Girls' Lacrosse program is two years old and is not financially supported by SRHS. The team has a solid track record and is vying for the recognition to attain school district funding. Thank you, Cabrillo Credit Union!
Cheerleading tryouts at Scripps Ranch High School ended in April. Congratulations to the following cheerleaders for the 2004-2005 school year. Varsity Cheer: Christine Adolphe, Leah Aguirre, Cathalina Alzate, Vanessa Armas, Tejada Beasley, Shasta Blanton, Bradyn Blower, Cathy Calinisan, Chelsey Chavez, Vanessa DeSantiago, Ariane Estepa, Sondra Farkas, Miranda Good, Christy Helvestine, Alyssa Martin, Jessica McCauley, Alex Nguyen, Katie Ressmeyer, Mindi Rideout, Lindsey Rohr, and Amy Whitehurst.
Junior Varsity: Breanna Armas, Anna Bramwell, Stacy Cantero, Courtney Costello, A.J. Cruz, Christina Datko, Alyssa DelaRosa, Tawnee Foster, Cristlin Hamano, Kristen Harkey, Haley Hickock, Brittani Lopez, Jessica Marquez, Jessica McCandless, Lauren Miller, Lauren Perrier, Alexa Platt-Lee, Kristina Plummer, Autumn Simms, Tonnie Velasquez, Kaylee Wilson, and Lindsey Wrape. Congratulations to all the 2004-2005 cheerleaders!
Marshall Middle School (MMS)
- Wednesday, June 2--SSC/SGT meeting, 6:30 pm, lounge;
- Wednesday, June 2--Concert Choir awards, 7 pm, auditorium;
- Friday, June 4--8th grade party at SDSU, 4:30-9 pm;
- Wednesday, June 9--8th grade awards presentations, 6:30-8 pm, auditorium; and,
- Friday, June 11--8th grade promotion, last day of school, minimum day.
Another successful year has come and gone, and Marshall will have promoted its sixth crop of 8th graders to the high school. As we look back, we remember those awful days in October when 33 of our Marshall families lost their homes in the devastating Cedar fire. Happily, the vast majority of these families were able to confront this catastrophe and return to a degree of normalcy. The kind of support that was provided these families is indicative of the nature of the Scripps Ranch community and not surprising.
We at Marshall have received similar support from our parents and from the community for the past six years. Once again, we want to extend our thanks to everyone who helped make this year successful despite the challenges of the fire and, more recently, our district and state budget crisis. We are planning for, and looking forward to, another productive year beginning in September. With the continued support of our community, we will strive to achieve even greater success. Thank you for all you do.
Rick Novak, Principal
- 8th grade awards assembly-- Wednesday, June 9, 6:30-8 pm, Marshall auditorium. Recipients will be notified by mail.
- Current 6th and 7th grade awards assemblies--Wednesday, Sept. 22.
- Summer school begins for current Marshall 6th and 7th graders on Wednesday, June 16, at Challenger Middle School. School begins at 7:15 am and ends at 11:45 am with a 25-minute nutrition break. Summer school ends Tuesday, July 13.
- Summer school begins for current Marshall 8th graders on Wednesday, June 16, at Mira Mesa High School. School begins at 7:30 am and ends at 11:45 am with a 15-minute nutrition break. Classes end Tuesday, July 27.
- Results of the CAT 6 standardized testing will be mailed in August.
- Results of the 6th grade District Math Test and Pre-Algebra Readiness Test will be mailed in June.
- Results of the 7th grade Algebra Readiness Test will be mailed in June.
- Results of the 8th grade Algebra End of Course Exam will be mailed in June.
- Second semester final report cards will be mailed in July.
- Next year's student schedules will be mailed home in late July or early August. Call your child's counselor during the week of Aug. 23 if the courses he or she is enrolled in are incorrect or have changed.
- New student orientation will occur in early September.
We want to inform all parents and students of our policy regarding making teacher requests for the upcoming school year. Requests to have, or not to have, specific teachers will not be taken or considered for next year. All teachers, counselors, and administrators will follow this policy. The only exceptions to the above policy are:
- A student, not a sibling or a friend, has personally had a bad experience with a teacher the previous year and is requesting to not have that teacher again; and,
- A student has the same teacher for two different subjects and is requesting to change one of them to a different teacher.
Attendance Office Information
If your current 6th or 7th grader will not be returning to Marshall in the fall, or if your 8th grader will not articulate to Scripps Ranch High School, please notify us! We also need to know if any Jerabek or Ellen Browning Scripps 5th graders or Dingeman or Miramar Ranch 6th graders will not attend in the fall.
As we wrap up the year we continue to stock the shelves with new library books. The Spring Book Fair was a big success, with sales surpassing previous years. Your support allows us to purchase most of the new titles available at the Book Fair for our library and classrooms.
This year there were new adoptions in both science and language arts for all grades. Next year there will be a new adoption for honors geometry. If you want to take a look at the textbooks your student will use next year, most are available at the Scripps Ranch Library.
Students need to clear all debts and return all library books and textbooks before the end of the school year. Students will not receive their yearbook on Monday, June 7, unless they do so.
Encourage your student to read this summer. Libraries and bookstores have summer reading book lists, programs, and reading clubs. Anyone interested in volunteering with the end-of-the-year library activities, please call the school.
Marshall's terrific singers performed for ratings at the Forum Festival in Fullerton and enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon at Knott's Berry Farm. Join us on Wednesday, June 2, at 7 pm in the Marshall auditorium. The choirs will perform their favorite selections. Awards will be given, and a dessert exchange follows the concert. Admission is free. Help us recognize the great accomplishments of Marshall's excellent choir students!
Thanking Our Teachers
During Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrated our teachers with a continental breakfast. Thank you, Bruegger's Bagels, for a wonderful assortment of bagels, and, Donut Touch, for a delicious donation of donuts. Thanks also to Joseph Erker, a Dingeman grandfather, who baked and donated 150 rugelach! The rugelach, a Jewish pastry, were so delicious. We want to thank Lynne Doyle and all of our parent volunteers.
The Spring Carnival was a huge success! The day started out with a tribute to Bob Dingeman and ended with this great carnival. There were games to play, tons of food to eat, great music to listen to, and the silent auction baskets and raffle items. We even raffled off an X-Box! We want to thank all the people and organizations for their generous donations:
- Scott Ray and Associates, Remax
- Bill and Linda Kosis
- Ed Prehoden, Prudential Realty
- Mike Dobell, Cal Custom Painting
- Law Offices of Sullivan, Wertz, McDade and Wallace
- Outpost Summer Camps
- Family Karate
- Dr. Michael Olia
- Muir Images Photography
- The Wick Family
- Dr. J. Barry Appelbaum
- Councilmember Brian Maienschein
- GTC Gymnastics
- Camp Science Safari
- Old Globe Theatre
- San Diego Repertory Theatre at the Lyceum
- San Diego Junior Theatre
- Healthy Exercise
- Yanni's Bistro
- Desire Tan
- Solid Rock Gym
- San Diego Ice Arena
- Mission Bay Aquatic Center
- Rick and Annette Lober
- Monart School of the Arts
- Chisun Chun, Stampin' Up
- Rothman Haircut Store
- Islands Restaurant
- Circuit City
- Kim Gilligan with Cookie Lee Jewelry
- The Wave Health and Fitness Center
- Planet Smoothie
- The Comic Gallery
- Bruegger's Bagels
- The Haircut Store, Carmel Mountain Ranch
- Jessie's Bakeshop
- Batters Box
- Pat & Oscar's
- Souplantation, Mira Mesa
- Filippi's Pizza Grotto
- San Diego Natural History Museum
- Dave and Buster's of San Diego
- Chuck E. Cheese's
- Elegant Cleaners
- The Little Gym
- WD-40 Company
- The Brigantine
- Kevin Lee
- Canyon Springs Church
- Rose Irelan
- Gwen Becknell
- Debbie Barad
Thank you again to all our sponsors!
We hope you have heard about the new program, Super Pledge, that all Scripps Ranch schools have instituted to cover the critical dollars lost to budget cuts. Families are asked to donate $200 per child at the start of the school year so we can maintain our school's high level of excellence. That works out to about $1 a day! We anticipate Jerabek families will be superbly motivated to join in.
In past years Jerabek has held Field Day to make needed income, as well as promote healthy living habits. Once again this past month, Field Day was a great success. The Field Day committee would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their donations, listed in random order. Be sure to shop there or visit them.
- Seau's The Restaurant
- Six Flags Magic Mountain
- Coney Island Pizza
- Poway Gymnastics
- San Diego Natural History Museum
- Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club
- San Diego Ice Arena
- Filippi's Pizza Grotto
- San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
- The Wave Water Park
- Ultra Zone Laser Tag
- Skate World
- San Diego Automotive Museum
- Mt. Baldy Ski Area
- San Diego Maritime Museum
- Chili Pepper's
- San Diego Hall of Champions
- Barnes and Noble
- San Diego Harbor Excursion
- Birch Aquarium
- Gyminny Kids
- San Diego Coaster Company, the Giant Dipper
We must also thank all the people and businesses that sponsored individual athletes! What a great team-building event!
Open House and Art Show
On Thursday, June 24, Jerabek will host its annual Open House and Art Show from 5:45 until 7 pm. The Art Show will knock your socks off! Every child will have his or her best work "artfully" hung with other examples of that lesson. That adds up to more than 900 original works of art on display!
The Family Faculty Organization (FFO) is a critical part of Jerabek's success. The 2003-2004 main board and assistants had so much to contend with this year. These volunteers met the obstacles with grace, creativity, and empathy. Thank you for your quiet, committed service! Thank them in person at the FFO general meeting on Saturday, June 19.
It is time to start the process of passing the torch on to next year's volunteers. Here are next year's leaders at Jerabek.
2004/2005 FFO Main Board:
- President--Debbie Hoffer;
- President Elect--Karen Lopez;
- Past President--Shana Smith;
- Secretary--Alisha Buck;
- Treasurer (deposit)--Renee Babbush;
- Treasurer (reimbursement)--Lisa Yoshitake;
- Vice Presidents--Debbie O'Toole, Bonney Poole, Donna Cleary, and Nicki Ohrstrom; and,
- Members At Large--Cindy Weinstein, Kaye Coates, Susan Heck, and Debbie MacLeod.
- Art Corps--Monica Wixted;
- Red Ribbon--Vacant;
- Hospitality--Angie Mangione;
- Koala Chronicle--Debbie MacLeod;
- Publishing Center--Vacant;
- Website Coordinator--Colleen Chavez;
- Read Across America--Susan Heck;
- Family Astro--Chris Blasband;
- Family Math--Vacant;
- Family Science--Vicki Conlon;
- Running Club--Rosemary Keane;
- SRCA Newsletter article--Kathleen Merkin;
- School Directory--Vacant;
- Schools Committee representative--Donna Cleary;
- Student Council--Vacant;
- T-shirts--Nicki Ohrstrom;
- Wednesday Family Packets--Vacant;
- Yearbook--Suzi Ffrench; and,
- 5th Grade Promotion--Shana Smith.
- Super Pledge--Bonnie Poole;
- Wrapping Paper--Karen Lopez;
- Scholastic Book Fair--Cindy Weinstein and Debbie Hoffer;
- Holiday Gift Shops--Debbie O'Toole;
- Box Tops--Vacant; and,
- EScrip--Cindy Weinstein.
You might have noticed there are still a few open positions. The FFO would love to have new volunteers, so contact Shana Smith at [[email protected]] if you are interested in being part of the team!
Next year will bring the newest and littlest of Koalas to our school. Their parents will convene on campus on Thursday, June 3, from 2 to 3 pm for kindergarten orientation. This day provides a time for parents to visit a classroom and ask questions of teachers and the principal. The children will be invited to visit right before school starts.
On that note, two moms are organizing a weekly playgroup for new kindergartners to ease the transition in September. For more details, email Tamara at [[email protected]] or Andrea at [[email protected]].
Miramar Ranch Elementary (MRE)
In May the entire school was hopping for our annual Art Show, Sock Hop, Silent Auction, dinner, book, and T-shirt sale. The art was amazing. Thanks to everyone who pulled this event together.
Thanks to: Heidi Brown and Jim Howard and all the Art Corps volunteers; Kendra Boyce for all her work on the Sock Hop; Lori May and Julie Stern for coordinating the dinner and dessert; Gerry Braun for the book sale and all the families who donated to the cause; Michelle Ebright for T-shirt sales; and, Lynne Silverman and her assistants, Diane Francolla and Marilyn Scoffin, for the Silent Auction. Also, thanks to the parents and businesses for donating great items. Here is a partial list of our donors:
- Bryan and Di Holker, Maui condo
- Barker family, June mountain condo, lift tickets, rentals
- Casa del Zorro Resort, Borrego Springs
- Doubletree Golf Resort
- American Girl doll
- Liz Salvato, Walk2Win
- Ed Prehoden, Prudential Realty, mountain bike and helmet
- Jeff Tirshfield, self-defense class
- Scripps Salon and Spa
- Anita Mahaffey, Tasai Salon day spa certificate and robes
- Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital
- Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club certificate
- Dr. Mark Stanton certificate
- Coldwell Banker/General Mortgage Corp.
- Realtor Kris Berg
- Realtor Alan Schmidt
- Dentists Dixon and Thurston
- Stadium Golf Center and Batting Cages
- Ultrazone Laser Tag
- Solid Rock Climbing Gym
- Stanley Steemer Carpet Cleaner
- Valvoline Instant Oil Change
- San Diego Gulls
- House of Blues
- La Jolla Playhouse
- Starlight Theatre
- Pacifica Restaurant Group
- Panda Restaurant
- Mimi's Cafe
- California Cuisine
- El Torito
- Acapulco Restaurants
- King's Fish House
- Lou and Mickeys
- Asia Vous
- Yanni's Bistro
- Terra Restaurant
- Cohn Restaurant Group
- San Diego Zoo
- Six Flags Magic Mountain
- Birch Aquarium
- The Wave Water Park
- Universal Studios, tickets
In other news, one bit of excitement was had by the 6th grade class. They had to leave Camp Palomar after only two days due to nearby wild fires. They returned home by bus to a cheering crowd of parents, news cameras, and a police escort. Such is life in Southern California!
Finally, a parent-led effort to make the streets around Miramar Ranch safer has been a stellar success--with some minor exceptions. Thanks to organizers Angie Johnson and Nicole Chauche. And way to go to parents for slowing down, driving cautiously, and putting the safety of our children first. Let's carry this safety first approach into the fall.
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary (EBS)
- Thursday, June 3--Student recognition assemblies: Grade 2, 9 am; Grade 3, 10 am; Grades 4 and 5, 11:20 am;
- Friday, June 4--Mascot Day;
- Monday, June 7--Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP) meeting, 9 am, staff lounge;
- Tuesday, June 8--5th Grade field trip, 10:30 am-2 pm;
- Wednesday, June 9--Volunteer Recognition Brunch, 10:45 am, multipurpose room;
- Thursday, June 10--Student recognition assemblies: Grade K, 9 am; Grade 1, 11:30 am;
- Friday, June 11--Last day of school;
- Friday, June 11--Grade 5 Promotion, 10 am; and,
- Every Saturday--Farmers Market, 9 am-1 pm.
Last Day of School
Friday, June 11, is the last day of school. Be sure to keep your child's mind and body active by enrolling them in summer camps and programs. Lock up the video games and turn off the TV! San Diego has too many things to do and so much happening that there is no reason we can't all be out there learning and having fun over the summer.
Take that vacation, go to the beach, hike, bike, read, play games, and enjoy family time. It won't be long before our kids are embarrassed to be seen with us! Also, before leaving campus for the summer, be sure to check the lost and found, make sure school lunch accounts are current, library books are returned, and any unfinished school business is taken care of. Have a wonderful summer!