narrated by: Bekah Grimsley
At the beginning of May, we held a Spring Formal. It was only for the high school students, and that was plenty for me. They were all very well behaved, but these types of activities make me sick with anxiety ever since Julia Millett got pregnant at our Halloween Festival.
Caitlyn and Lewis were the only two to sneak off, and I immediately chased them down.
Once they knew I was serious, they settled for dancing.
This past year, many of the students have paired off romantically. Last year there was barely a single one, but that’s not the case any longer.
There doesn’t seem to be any drama going on these days, and most seem rather settled with their respective romantic interests. I enjoy the break of hurt feelings and broken friendships, though that doesn’t mean they concentrate any harder in class.
I hired a past student, Meg to be the photographer, she’s working at a Model Agency taking photos for catalogues while she works on another screenplay. I always enjoy catching up with them, though it makes me feel old.
She did a fantastic job, and now they all have momentos to recall their high school romances.
All in all the event went well, and I am prepared to host the dance more regularly, as long as the good behavior continues.
Back at school, we held soccer try outs, we did it co-ed, though the actual teams will not be.
I was surprised to see Rachael try out, it seems too rough of a sport when a broken leg could ruin her chances of an ice skating career. But she likes to keep active, and test her limits. She does everything with style and great dexterity, and definitely made the cut.
The girls won their first game of the season, and I think we are in for a chance to win state.
The boys’ game plan didn’t quite pan out, and they are losing so far this season. Maybe next year, once they’ve all had more experience, they will be able to pull a few more wins.
I’m still teaching Consumer Science, which I’m completely over. I asked my daughter Lainey if there were any up and coming teachers with her at university, but she didn’t know any off the cuff. I really need to get new blood in here, and am hoping to hire a local.
The middle school kids are very hormonal, I can count on Flint Picaso to make derogatory remarks about females in the kitchen, and he thinks he’s flirting when he says it.
My own daughter, Willa is guilty of this hormonal flirting. She’s much more subtle than Flint, and Milo doesn’t really seem interested. His sister Itzel tends to get stuck with the cooking, and wears her annoyance plainly.
The best group is Jett, Dean, and Lulu, they work as a team and take turns. They also haven’t started a fire or burnt anything.
It seems pretty obvious that Milo is crushing hard for Linnea, and he isn’t very subtle over it. He’s often just gawking at her in the halls, or staring her down during lunch.
I was surprised to see Itzel kiss Caleb Gray out by the fountain. Her and Linnea are both such shy girls, that I expected them to take sometime to mature in that area.
All in all, it was a good school year, no one is graduating so it looks like we will be back to it in the Fall, with only one new student.
Everyone is ready for summer break, the final bell rings, and they are already out of their seats.
And I was right behind them, though I knew it meant a summer with my wild children.
Notes: Itzel and Caleb kissed on their own, and Milo definitely has the hots for Linnea, which conveniently is his sister’s best friend. Though he is two years younger, and she’s not shown a lick of interest, she doesn’t like anyone that way actually.
There are so many couples, and I love it! This is the first time that I had a large group of students of a relatively same age. Poor Lorelei was the *only* student in high school when she went! She didn’t get to date until college. The hood has come a long way since then!
I had pink flashing… and I about died. Turned out it was caused by AVG. Geez. It was so sudden, that I knew that it had to be something easy, I hadn’t added anything new to the game at the time. I have to remember I can’t use my video card with that stupid thing turned on.
Thanks for reading!