Last week was another one of those crazy days! I'm so glad you got to hear the speaker from World War II. That was a great experience for you. The bad news is that our time was cut short but the good news is that I am going to be able to spend the whole day at the school the next few Thursdays! I am really looking forward to that. Testing is over......hooray! Special activities abound..... hooray! There are lots of ups and downs when closing our school year, right? I get really sad when I think that you won't be at J.H. House anymore, but you will be in middle school next year! We'll figure a way to keep in touch!
I have gotten wind of an important ceremony for Ms. Leonard, our fantastic former principal. She is going to be honored for all her contributions to the school. There is a special place in her heart for each and every one of you. I know that because I get to see her from time to time. You know what....she talks about all of you and how smart you are and what caring students your are and how much she misses you! After her portrait is unveiled and then placed in a very special place in the entry way, we will meet. We need to post about her and all the good memories you have of her time at J. H. House.
I have other special news for you. J. H. House is a finalist in the category of Technology Innovation by an Educational Institution for the AeA's (American Electronics Association) Southeast Spirit of Endeavor Awards. I have a good friend in the weblogging world. His name is Jim Flowers. He called me a few weeks ago and said that I really should answer the 4 questions they were asking schools to submit in order to be considered for this honor. Jim Flowers thinks the weblogging work you students do is really good. He thought of us right away for this. I sent in the answers to Jim,who then nominated us for this award. Here's a peek at the award....cool! The awards will be presented next week at a banquet in the Egyptian Ballroom of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Wish us luck! We consider it an honor just to be nominated. Mrs. Hooper and I will be attending this special event. Isn't that great? I talked about weblogs, Biz Pals, Mrs. Anthos' art/technology creativity, Mrs. Goode's Yamaha program, and many other things. House is # 1 in technology in my book! J. H. House students are A#1 in my book! See ya in the morning. Let's blog!!!!!!!!!!