Friday, October 03, 2008


OCTOBER 3, 2008

This is the note we all found when we wandered in at 7:00 this morning. NO explanations, just the note.

I didn't have any exams planned for today, so I was not concerned. Ms. Teenie Bopper was not so unconcerned. The marking period ends next week and she was planning on giving her second exam of the period. Telling her at 7:00 on the day the exam was to be given was not nearly enough notice. She bitched and complained (not to Mr. AP, he never comes in that early) and probably cancelled her test.

Surprise, surprise! The fire drill that was planned for period 8 came off period 9! She could have given her exam. All those giving exams period 9 were screwed.

Administrators are allowed to make mistakes and change their minds. They are not in the same category as teachers and should not be expected to act in the same professional manner.


Anonymous said...

Note? What note? This is the 2nd time Packeminanscrewem High has had a surprise drill because the sun is shining. Ms. Teenie Bopper needs to learn to "go with the flow" as they say. The veteran teachers know, "All ye who enter here abandon hope". Administration? All they do is make announcements every period, further diminishing instructional time.

Kim said...

I'm definitely shaking my head at your messed-up administration. Our administration emails us several days in advance of when and what type of drills we will be having. They also have the drill at the beginning of the period so it doesn't interrupt instruction. I'm sorry you have to deal with such idiots.

Pissed Off said...

I don't really see anything wrong with Ms. Teenie Bopper's reaction. I would have reacted the same way if I had a test planned.

Mr. AP goes crazy about exams being "just so perfect" and he wants accurate grading. We can't do any of those things with these random fire drills.

Many veteran teachers reacted just like Ms. Teenie Bopper.

Enough is enough!

Fidgety said...

Sounds so unprofessional. I never understood preplanning for a fire drill. Shouldn't it just be random so we can all practice being ready at a moment's notice?

Pissed Off said...
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Pissed Off said...

My school is so overcrowded that there would be serious problems if we had to evacuate in a hurry.

The fire drills are only being done to comply with the law.

Margaret said...

Yeah, I dread the fire drills in rainy WA, but they are mandated by law. There is nothing more frustrating than being told OVER and OVER again by the district that rigor is important--and then they don't hesitate to screw up your plan by not planning drills(or other interruptions) well.