Wednesday, March 3, 2010
After several days of feeling stronger each day, I felt very tired today all through morning meetings.
After lunch, I hit one of those walls where the only response was to sleep for a couple of hours. I still dragged after that, but know there are going to be those kinds of days and hope for more energy tomorrow.
I joined our freshmen girls for supper in the Giles Home. Now that basketball season is complete, the discussion at the table turned to who might try out for the track team, and a few might try their hand at golf.
Many of the girls will forego spring sports and try to concentrate on keeping up on their homework and bringing their grades up.
The girls studied after we ate, and I was able to recall enough High School science to help Kelly figure out some questions about density.
We have a High School Learning Center on campus to help our students. Tutors are available after school and in the evening hours. Math and science are the subjects where our students seek the most help.
The Learning Center is also a resource room for information about college and vocational training, as we want all our students setting goals and having some dreams that go beyond high school.
The Learning Center is now in temporary quarters, housed in what used to be the rec room in the basement of the Kateri Homes.
After finishing the Fisher Home renovation, we can’t rest on our accomplishment, but will get ready to remodel the Carola Home, which necessitated the Learning Center move.
The new space is not as ideal as the old, but we have to make due for the rest of the school year, until we can get back to the usual space in the fall.
I stopped in for a while to see how staff and students were adjusting, and offer encouragement.