Thursday, February 7, 2019

Smarty's school has only two semesters and one award ceremony a year. She had her award ceremony yesterday. She was pleased to be the only middle schooler who qualified for Headmaster Honor Roll for students with GPA 3.9 and above. Some of her middle school buddies complained that they would have qualified too but they are taking an art class with a teacher who is a strict grader and does not like middle school boys too much. Smarty has a Media Studies class with the same teacher and swore to do anything possible to avoid her in the future. Anyway, she was pleased to be recognized and hopeful that she can repeat the feat in high school and qualify for National Honor Society that a few of her high school buddies just joined.
We are proud of Smarty - she is working hard, handling most of her complex projects entirely on her own and does not complain when things don't go entirely to plan. This school certainly challenges her academically while also sheltering her from a lot of drama that is inevitable in bigger schools. She gets along well with her peers, participates in extracurricular activities and still has time to pursue her own interests. It's a new feeling to us not to fret about school, but I guess we can get used to it with time :)

Your Turn

How is school going for your kids?


Min Erva said...

It’s wonderful she’s happy with her school! We’re pretty content with school this year as well as there is no big drama and she’s settled in with a good group of friends.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Congratulations to Smarty! I'm so glad you've found a school that's such a good fit for her.

Phyllis Bergenholtz said...

It makes one wonder why that teacher went into teaching as a career, doesn't it?

MaryAnne K. said...

Her school sounds incredible, and congrats to Smarty making Headmaster Honor Roll!

I am always sad when art (and music) teachers take that approach to teaching. All too often it teaches children to avoid the arts altogether. I don't really like any teacher teaching that way - it doesn't feel like teaching - but kids are forced by the system to give the other subjects another go. Electives get dropped forever.

Ticia said...

School is plodding along here. The kids are currently throwing fits with their increased standards I'm putting in.