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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Being Honored

It's a hectic morning around here, making sure we are all up and ready for the day. But only because everyone has to be where they're going on time, early even. Why...?

Drum roll please....

My younger daughter, a junior in high school, is being inducted into the National Honor Society this morning!

I'm really excited, and proud.

On the other hand, she's also apparently a juvenile delinquent ~ I received a notice from the county clerk saying my child had at least three unexcused absences and that I was supposed to attend a meeting (last night) to help me better understand the importance of school attendance. She just has three absences, I swear. And I know about them all. Two were actually from last semester. And I know I forgot to send a note the last time she was sick.

So tell me, how do you not attend school, but make the National Honor Society? You'd think the school would have better cross-checks. But gone are the days when there were enough teachers and administrators to go around and KNOW all the kids in school by name, and could actually make manual adjustments to these things.

Anyhow, here's to celebrating the smart kids!


Sherry Davis said...

Congratulations on your smart kid!

How's the kitchen, though? This is like a serial story. I can't wait to read "Kitchen Done" in the header. :)

L.A. Mitchell said...

Wow, Jen, that's fantastic!

Jen FitzGerald said...

Thanks, gals.

I can't wait to *write* (and see) "Kitchen Done*!!!


Sandra Ferguson said...

Congratulations on your daughter's success! Hey, that's your success, too. You raised her, right?

I didn't realize that if they had only '3' unexcused absences the information would be turned over to the county. I know the absence issue is huge because the school's are paid based on how many bodies show up on any given day.

They hope your kid learns something . . . really the teachers do . . . but admin is counting bottoms in the desk to pay bills and that's really their bottom line. The whole 'no child left behind' thing gets my dander a flying.

I'm with you . . . what happened to teachers knowing who the good kids are instead of just the trouble makers?

Congrats again on the success for your child. Job well done, mom!

Jen FitzGerald said...

Thanks, Sandra.


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