Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Saturday At Packemin HS

It's Saturday afternoon.  The second and third floors of the school look like this. 

Staff and students are away, enjoying their weekend.

But wait, the first floor is alive with activity.

A group of students is working on a bulletin board that cannot be completed during the week.  Their teacher is nearby.

Another group is working on this big box that will transport their robot to competition at Javitz Center. Their teacher is neglecting her family to be here with them.

But the main attraction was the JROTC exhibition and competition.

Teachers and students from Packemin worked for weeks preparing.

There were kids who competed and spent what felt like zillions of hours perfecting their skills.

And there were the kids who worked behind the scenes making sure everything ran smoothly.

And there were  the other schools with their hard working teachers who came from all over the area to compete.

This man is hoping to join the staff so he is here with his two young sons, on a Saturday, getting to know everyone and participating.

Anyone who thinks teaching is a 6 hour and 50 minute job hasn't spent time with a teacher.
Any rating system that gives Packemin anything but an A is flawed.

I am proud to be in the same field as those mentioned above.

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