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April 7, 2020 | Brent Harris
I have learned plenty of important lessons during this time of social distancing—not to take things for granted, to interact regularly with friends and family, that there are plenty of ways to engage socially that I didn’t take advantage of…
However, one of the lessons that I’ve learned is particularly pertinent to my job. I’ve learned that 7th graders are very resilient.
The 7th graders, despite the many difficulties this time in history is bringing, continue to get things done and are finding ways to socialize. It’s really quite inspiring. In our daily afternoon game, the students that can make it are eager to interact and incredibly positive and up lifting. I’ve found that to be a highlight of each day. I’m sure you can relate to the constant bombardment of information and news of the previous weeks. It’s very important to stay informed, but after a while, it can become quite grating and demoralizing, and for good reason. I’ve found Interacting with the 7th graders to be refreshing. It reminds me that there is still a lot of good around.
Speaking of good things, starting at the end of the day this Thursday, we have Spring Break. It starts very appropriately with Easter. I am also refreshed during this time by Jesus’ sacrifice, and I hope you can find some comfort in that too. Students will be off from the end of the day Thursday until Tuesday, April 21. After being in isolation with things to do, now students will be in isolation with much less of a schedule. I hope that everyone can find meaningful ways to spend their time! Again, if you need any help, I shared an extra credit document with students and parents a couple weeks back. I’ve already received a handful of entries. Keep them coming!
Have a blessed Easter and Spring Break, everyone. Thank you for supporting your child during this time, and as always, let me know if there’s anything I can do to help.