I went and did some errands at school today. It was the usual Book Day, except:
The first thing I noticed was, of course, the new Principal’s Office / Information Desk. Oh, it’s now called the “Principals Complex” (without an apostrophe, as I recall). My bad.
I had to sort out a few discrepancies between what the counselors’ said about teacher recommendations and what some others have said.
Assistant principals, please note that when you state, “College counselors will be at school on both August 18 and 19,” you lead me to believe that college counselors (in general; as in, all college counselors) will be at school (as in, within the premises) on both August 18th and 19th (as in, Wednesday and Thursday, August 18th and 19th, 2004).
There are digital clocks in the halls now. faints and quickly recovers And they actually say BELL when the bell has rung. Or, at least it’s supposed to. They’re still working on the ones that keep saying BELL even before the bell system is installed. I’m sure that’ll get straightened out soon.
Poor Mr. Brower, who prided himself in maintaining standard NIST time in his classroom, won’t be able to justify his attention to detail any longer.
I got my parking pass from the AP Office. I’m really going to miss my afternoon nap on the bus…
I got a chance to tour the school and get used to the new numbering system. And the new wing. And the new clocks.
Before, I thought getting from room 2524 in the Old Wing to room 1247 in the Fine Arts Wing was going to be difficult. Let’s just say I “misundercalculated.” I knew my trip between classes was going to be a nice five-minute marathon; it’s now a testament to my running shoes.
Even after arriving in the Fine Arts Wing, I have to actually find the room amid debris (yes, it’s still under construction) and a series of poorly placed hallways. I have to round the entire wing to get to and from the room. After all, it would have been a faux pas to make even the smallest of hallways behind the stage.
Forget cross country. Your sport is my school day.
(If you still want to compare first semester schedules with me, you still can. It’s archived, for your convenience.)