Good Day Middle School Parents,
We all have events that take place in our lives that help to shine a light on us as human beings. If we let them, these events will direct our focus to what is at the core of being human. It will not allow you to attach such classifications as Black, White, Latino, Asian, Straight, Gay, Elderly, or by any of the other ways we tend to separate our humanness. For me the event was a "Diabetaversary."
The anniversary/birthday of my son being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes. It was Super Bowl Sunday, and I never thought it would include a ride in a helicopter for my son. That morning he awoke and was too weak to get out of bed. A trip to the ER, and one drop of blood told all we needed to know. The nurse said we have to call LifeStar and get to Children’s Medical Center immediately. On that morning my son was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, a day which changed his life and ours for ever.
I share this because we all face challenges, we all have a story. It is what makes us human, it is one of the many things that we have in common. We can only become a truly close community by sharing our stories. I would love to hear your stories. Stop by, bring your coffee and let’s find time to chat.
Black History Month Fact
February 10 - 1964, After 10 days of debate and voting on 125 amendments, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by a vote of 290-130. The bill prohibited any state or local government or public facility from denying access to anyone because of race or ethnic origin. It further gave the U.S. Attorney General the power to bring school desegregation law suits.
“The world is never saved by grand gestures, but by the accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion every day.”Chris Abani
Friday, February 17, End of the 2nd Trimester
Monday, February 20, WINTER BREAK - School Closed
Tuesday, February 21, No classes grades BB-8, Teacher Workday
Wednesday, February 22, 10:15 a.m. Late Start for grades BB - 12, Faculty Professional Development
Please note: The Middle School Conference Schedule has been posted to the website. You may access it here.
Barry L. Davis
Middle School Director