One Act: May

What a whirlwind the month of May has been. I feel like just a few days ago I was heading to Memphis for the Beale Street Music Festival. And don't even get me started on all of the things I've had to do in the month of May for my students. Among final deadlines for the student yearbook and newspaper, to finals, to packing up my classroom, it's been a shit show.

Therefore, it's probably no surprise that my one act of generosity/volunteerism is connected to school. Let me tell you about it:

Two weeks ago our school hosted its first ever Renaissance Program. The way our Dean of Students structured this program was pretty creative. Faculty and staff honored students for their grade point averages, their attendance, and their character. There were also two guest speakers from outside the school district to pump the students up and commend them for their hard work this year.

I was one of three emcee's for this event. Ironically enough, the three of us are great friends and are all leaving at the end of this school year. We were asked to emcee this event particularly because of our enthusiasm and dedication to our students. I was honored, and we had a blast honoring our students for their hard work.

Also, in the month of May, I presented several awards at our school's Awards Night. Part of presenting at this awards ceremony is required of me, since I manage our school's Quill and Scroll Journalism Honor Society. However, I also presented awards on behalf of the language arts department for an outstanding senior in the area of English/language arts. Again, I was honored to represent my department and present a very worthy student with an award.

Of all the madness that takes place at the end of the school year, Awards Night and Graduation are my two favorite events.

Tell me, friends, what are your favorite end-of-the-year school activities? Something from your child's school? Something from when you were in school? Spill it. 

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