The second semester of the school year has arrived and it won’t be long until we are setting up for graduation and planning for summer school. Each day, month and season seem to go by so quickly, and I’m sure we are guilty of not stopping to smell the roses when we have the opportunity. My goal for 2017 is to slow down and enjoy more of the little things that occur everyday in our school.
I was recently reminded how great we have it, after watching a documentary on “The Blizzard of 1948-49” on Nebraska Public Broadcasting. The photographs that were shared and the stories told by those that experienced the long event are nearly unbelievable. An inch or two of snow makes me nervous now, so I just can’t imagine the hardships that were experienced in our state during that winter.
My hope is that our snow that arrives this year falls on the weekend and melts before Monday, so that we avoid any snow days. But, if we do have a snow day anytime soon, be sure to make a cup of hot cocoa, put a blanket around yourself, and consider how blessed we are to live in Wood River, Nebraska. You might even kick up your heels and party like it’s 1999….again!!!
Go Eagles!!! …..Dr. James Haley