Been hanging out at the schools lately, and to be honest, I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. I am helping to facilitate a Women’s Issues class at one of the alternative high schools here and it’s been good. This particular school is my favorite to be in. I really love working with the kids there. I’ve connected with some old Young Life kids and have been making new friends too. I have three other leaders in that school right now as well, so our presence there is pretty significant. Staff and students are getting to know us and we have had many opportunities to share about Young Life. Our first Club will be on the 24th and I am super excited about it.
Today I’m going to a basketball game. The school started up a team this year and they play against other alternative schools in the region. I think it’s a fabulous idea. Thinking of one of my young friends in particular… playing basketball (or being involved in other sports or extra activities) could make the difference of graduation or dropping out.
After the game, we have a meeting at the school we will be sending the kids too. It’s a unique mixture between homeschooling and private school. Brice is going to start now and Trent will begin in the fall. We are all super excited about it, including Brice because one of his close friends goes there. I especially love the teachers, the way the school operates and the amount of involvement I am encouraged to have at the school. Many of the parents come in and volunteer several times a week, and once a month all of the families get together to pray. The Kindergartners in the school are together with a teacher and then the 1st through 4th graders are together and the 5th through 8th graders are in another class. For various subjects and activities the students will separate by grade, and then they all eat together and have recess together. Because parents help out and because all the kids bring their own lunches, tuition is pretty low in compression to other types of private schools. The kids all pray together each morning and I love the way Brice’s teacher operates her class. I know that Brice will really thrive in the environment.
Anyhow, better get Brice started on his school work and get the house picked up before we leave. By the way… we are moving. We got our confirmation when a house inspector came by on Monday and told me that the windows down stairs do not actually meet regulation, and no one should be sleeping down there.