wheels on the bus

september 2013
Principal: Lucy London; Lower Level Teacher: Miriam Dennis
Student’s Grade Levels

narrated by: Lucy

This summer, I fought tooth and nail to get updates to the Grammar school. In the end Mayor Steele didn’t have much choice, my mother-in-law, Myra London has an ongoing scholarship program for community kids, and he wouldn’t want to jeopardize that. Of course Myra would never consider pulling funding just because of politics.

We have record high enrollment this year, and we don’t even have all the local students in our classes. A few of the local parents opted to homeschool after they voiced concerns on the student/teacher ratio. Even with a few students not in our classes, it’s a lot to handle.

Continue reading


I loved her first – daddy/daughter dance

October 2010
Teacher: Miriam Dennis (27)
Daddy/Daughter Sets – Tim & Lainey Grimsley, Cole & Alice London, Jared & Lauren Schehl, Finn & Zilla McCarthy, Ethan & Caitlyn Traver, Charlie & Rachael Darling-Grimsley, Grant & Julia Millett, Merrill & Hadley Millett, Trent & Brooklyn Fontaine, Henri & Jill Popper, Adam & Rosabella Steinman.
previous update: wheels on the bus

At dusk on a warm autumn night, little girls all across the county got dressed in their new gowns, or hand me downs in excitement for the dance. They were all too young to attend big dances like Prom, but it didn’t stop them of dreaming of the fancy dresses and the dancing. Many of them still found their father’s to be the apple of their affection, and the unseasonably warm weather made the event even more enchanted.

When the clock struck six, the entire dance floor was filled. Even the most timid girls could be found giggling and dancing on their daddy’s toes. Despite the music’s volume, girlish laughter could be heard echoing off the walls. Even Zilla had gotten over her handmade dress she had been forced to wear, and enjoyed the dancing.

Continue reading

wheels on the bus – s.p. grammar school

October 2010
Principal: Faith Goodie (78); Teacher: Miriam Dennis (27)
Upper Students: Lainey Grimsley(9); Hadley Millett(9); Rosabella Steinman(9); Lauren Schehl(8); Alice London(8); Brooklyn Fontaine(7); Julia Millett(7)
Lower Students: Lewis Huffman(4); Aidan Traver(4); Caitlyn Traver(4) ; Zilla McCarthy(4); Rachael Darling(4); Julius McCarthy(4); Elias McCarthy(4)
previous update: spgs spring 2010

narrated by Miriam Dennis

In September, I began my second year as a lower level teacher here at South Port. Renovations were done over the summer to make room for the growing population. There is talk that if the population boom continues that Millwood will build it’s own school system, but talk is cheap, and building is expensive. For the time being, I’m happy to teach the little ones from both communities.

Seeing the kids walk into the classroom each morning is exciting to me. A new adventure. Most of the time they are well behaved, I’m grateful for the younger grade.

Continue reading

South Port Grammar School

March 2010-
Principal: Faith Goodie; Teacher: Miriam Dennis
students: Lainey Grimsley, Hadley Millett, Lauren Schehl, Alice London, Julia Millett, Lewis Huffman, Aidan Traver, Caitlyn Traver, Zilla McCarthy, Rachael Darling, Jill Popper, Rosabella Steinman

South Port and Millwood teamed together with their taxes and renovated the Grammar school to have a higher occupancy and a requested preschool room. Principal Goodie had hired Miss Miriam Dennis from a neighboring community to be the preschool teacher, while she retained her post as educator of the upper grades. It was rumored that Principal Goodie would be retiring at the end of the school year, as it was rumored the past three school years.

Continue reading