What a way to begin a school year! A fire heavily damaged College Hill Elementary in east Wichita … just days before the beginning of classes. What to do with more than 400 students and 50 faculty members?
The district had a vacant school on the near west side. So they sent in workers to bring Bryant Elementary up to snuff in record time. This week the College Hill students and teachers began the year at Bryant.
I know this is a huge inconvenience for parents, students, and teachers. I attended five elementary schools … a couple, six or seven blocks from home. Junior high was a four-mile drive and high school seven miles from home. So, I know what it means to commute to class. Carpooling was essential because my friends and I were involved in sports.
This is going to be a challenge for those College Hill people; organizing rides and getting up a little earlier to make the cross-town trek. But they’ll survive … and may wind up having a great school year!
Our thought for today is from Noela Evans:
“Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”