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How fresh, …, how sweet and clean
Are thy returns! Even as the flowers in spring;
To which, besides their own demesne,
The late-past frosts tributes of pleasure bring.
Grief melts away
Like snow in May,
As if there were no such cold thing. (“The Flower” George Herbert, 1633)
May brings its warm, gentle breeze and the scent of forsythia, lilac, and azalea. It is the month when we can begin to see that the end of the school year is near.
The final mid-quarter marking period will occur on May 14. For many this checkpoint will pass without worry. Indeed, 8th Grade Honors Night comes quickly after on May 29. Like the flower, this is the time of year when the rewards of hard work, determination, and growth can be appreciated and admired.
For others, the final mid-quarter is the last chance to make a positive correction before the final grades are submitted.
Gather ye [schoolbooks] while ye may,
Old time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.
The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he’s a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting. (Robert Herrick, 1648)
So please don’t waste your valuable time or squander your resources. Make your best attempt to do quality work and finish the school year strong in spite of all the distractions that can be found during this time of year.
On May 15 the 8th Grade will see the Civil War Encampment. This is a three-part presentation that uses actors who demonstrate what life was like for soldiers in an infantry unit, a medical hospital, and what life was like for women and children on the home front. On May 28 a Science Van will arrive to demonstrate concepts and applications in science. Both of these presentations are at no cost to our students because of grants made by the PTPV as well as the efforts of our team’s fund-raising during school-sponsored events throughout the year.
Next month’s submission will be the last of the 2012 – 2013 school year. Thank you all who have read these postings.