As the Christmas break draws near, we have and will continue to take a “business as usual” approach to our remaining school days. I have found in my own personal life, with everything going on at this time of the year, it’s very easy to become lax on what I need to do, and I find myself strategizing so that I can trick myself into fulfilling my responsibilities. For example, I set my alarm clock 15 minutes earlier than I normally do, I input meetings in my calendar with start times earlier than scheduled to ensure I’m never late, and I don’t leave my office until I’m finished everything I need to do for the day, as no matter how convinced I am that I will get the work done at home, I never do!
Looking ahead, it’s hard to believe that there are only 8 Day 1 classes, and 9 Day 2 classes remaining until our Christmas holidays begin. Over the last few days, I have found myself confiscating cell phones and asking students to pick up uniform slips a little more than usual, so I addressed the students on Tuesday morning, in an attempt to be proactive and remind them to continue to maintain their level of achievement and decorum right up until our last day. I sympathized with the students that while we understand that our expectations seem challenging at times, all the research in the world suggests that if expectations are set high, the masses will reach them.
On behalf of Mr. Lundy, Ms. Di Prospero and the rest of our staff, I’d like to acknowledge how much we appreciate our students and recognize that they are meeting and exceeding our expectations and we encourage them to continue to do so, right up until the Christmas break.