Thursday, May 29, 2008

So Much...

I feel like I have so much to post about, but just haven't sat down to do any of it. So, here I am, 15 minutes before I'm supposed to be at a friend's house and I've decided this would be the "perfect" time to post! Ahhhh......

So, this post will be dedicated to the one thing I will NOT do this summer...SCHOOL!!!

First, today was the LAST day of my SIXTH year of teaching. I seriously can't believe it has been that long. Overall, this year was a good one. We are going through SO many changes at school, but all very positive. We will be sad to see some coworkers leave, my father-in-law ESPECIALLY, and will welcome, with open arms, others to the high school clan (yay, Frankie)!!! I spent the last two days getting my room closed up and grades finalized. It is a stressful time for everyone, but I tell you, the minute I walk out those doors, my shoulders fall and I can breathe a little easier, every year!

Also, I can't believe I have waited so long to post this, but last week all the English teachers were called into our principal's office for a "chat." We had no idea what this was about, but all of us sat down. After an initial jabbing and mock-disappointment from our principal and assistant principal, we were finally given our TAKS scores. Now, I had worked so hard this year with my kids, but still was SO nervous about our scores. Honestly, I was not thinking positively about the results. So, after much anticipation, I found out that 95% of my students passed their test...that means only 3 of my students didn't pass it. I had several commended and I was just overwhelmed with joy and pride. I honestly could not believe it! The other two teachers had great scores, too...95% and 97%. We all literally jumped up and screamed all at once. We hugged each other and just couldn't believe how great our kids had performed.

Much of the success of this year can be attributed to the new technology we have brought into our classrooms. I am really looking forward to what is to come in the next years. Childress is a NATIONAL leader when it comes to technology implementation and it is SO exciting!!


  1. Congrats Lala...I am sure the technology helped, but I have a feeling that having a fun, talented, and dedicated teacher that thinks out of the box didn't hurt either!!! Way to go!

  2. forgot to mention that you worked your _____ off this year!...and that you rock as a teacher!
    I am so happy and proud of you!
    You are my NEW hero!!!
    You go girl!!

  3. Charla - I'm so glad you're my friend...standing by YOU, makes me look good. I'm so happy your scores turned out so are very deserving of praise, I know how hard you've worked! Congrats!

  4. Way to go TAKS-Queen WAY to go! (Clap-Clap!)
    This is fantastic! I know first hand how much work it takes to get those sophomoric sophmores ready for the big test. Way to go CDJ!

  5. Yay you! That's totally awesome!

  6. Congrats!! SO proud of you. I SURE do hope my children have the pleasure of having you as a teacher someday. Miss you!

  7. That is wonderful Char. I have so much to learn from you and I look forward to teaching with you next year. It is going to be so much fun.


  8. What a fantastic year of school. My son was blessed to be in your English class. Thanks for doing all you do as a teacher.

  9. That is awesome!! I hope Tanner will get to have you one day. I also hope that you have a good week and an awesome trip with your mom. Be safe!!

  10. Way to go on the TAKS! That is HUGE! I know that takes so much work on your part...and patience, too. Congratulations, and yeah for summer break!!


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