Friday, September 02, 2005

What a Wonderful Staff I Work With

We had an all school assembly today (6th-8th grade). Several faculty spoke, including one who is from New Orleans. It was very moving to hear a personal story. Though she is here and not there, she is still affected in a way that most can't relate to. She is still waiting to hear from family and friends. She has no idea if her childhood home is still there. Her parents were thankfully able to get out a couple nights ago. Her dad is a doctor, so he didn't evacuate initially but instead holed up in his office.

Faculty and staff then walked up to donate to a bucket. We found out later that we the total was $1,450 and the students haven't even contributed yet! All of our monies are going to the Salvation Army. Our district is also hoping to find a district-wide corporate sponsor. With over 50,000 students, we should hopefully be able to help out a lot.

I don't even want to turn on the news anymore. It's too depressing.

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