Is it ironic that the Lenten season began the day after high school cheerleading tryouts? I think it is interesting to look for symbolism in the ordinary events of life. The interesting thing about the Lenten season is that it symbolizes for many Christians a focusing of their faith in the mix of a life that is highly complex and filled with many distractions. In schools the spring presents many distractions, or temptations, and it can be easy to lose focus. Bad weather days, sickness, extracurricular events, "spring fever" all take their toll. What exactly is spring fever? The actual definition as explained through the most trusted source, "The Internet" defines "spring fever" as "A feeling of restlessness, excitement, or laziness brought on by the coming of spring". This can happen for educators, students, and parents alike. There is literally something in the air when the temperature hits 70-80 for the first extended time that makes us yearn to put aside the indoor work and head outside. Hopefully spring break will help provide the needed relief for this ailment.
As of March 10
th, there are thirteen school days before 5th and 8th graders take the reading and math test for the first time this year. There are only twenty-nine school days until the entire district takes TAKS in all other areas: math, science, social studies. Is it interesting that this year the biggest week of TAKS testing comes the day after Easter? With the warming of weather extracurricular events will be in high gear and there will be many opportunities to lose focus. We must remain focused!
Nineteen elementary students attended the UT Explore Field Trip last Saturday, March 5
th, at The University of Texas Campus. The day was full of activities. Students could work on hands on activities such as Hogwarts Potions in the science department and even rush out on the UT Football Field! Students were able to experience many different cultural values at the craft booths. There were many activities that captivated the students’ attention. It was a great event filled with much walking!!
San Saba ISD has received some great recognition this school year. There have been some great accomplishments! The tennis team will compete at the State Tennis Tournament this weekend. San Saba ISD’s students have made their mark on the world! We expect the same from them academically!!