Middle School open house
I went to middle school open house last night. Our baby is beginning her sophomore year of middle school. (or it may be her junior year since she will be a middle school senior next year. But as the young people say today “whatever ?”)
I drew the short straw so was the familial representative at Middle School Open House.
And to prove I paid attention, below are my observations from the open house. (I did not use a No.2 pencil as I was not prepared…)
- Middle school cafeteria’s smell like tater tots even when they are not cooking tater tots.
- I wonder if perhaps tater tots have no actual smell but it is the floor cleaner smell that we actually think is tater tots.
- Come to think of it, floor cleaner may taste better than middle school tater tots anyway.
- I think there must be something in the US Constitution that says “60% of Middle School teachers must be shorter than the aggregate height of the students at the school.” There are some vertically challenged teachers.
- Art teachers are typically the coolest teacher in the whole building.
- I now better understand the sometimes “less than modest” clothing choices middle school girls make because I have seen how the mothers of the aforementioned students dress.
- Male middle school teachers are much more likely, as a percentage of the population, to wear a tie with a picture on it.
- Even though I have been out of middle school for a long, long time I still get chills when the principal pages over head.
- I think I was late to a couple of the classes so I may have a demerit.
- I think they should have served tater tots at the open house.
- I would like to have a locker with a super cool combination at my house.
- There are a lot of teachers who really want to make a difference in kids lives.
- There are some teachers, I think, who are not as committed.
- This is no different than most workplaces in America.
- It is troubling, because these are the kids that are supposed to be taking care of my Social Security, so i do not want them to be slackers.
- I am surprised than some peace-loving activists have not suggested that the nickname for our middle school be changed from “Warriors” to something less violent. Like “Barnacles.” Or maybe “Dust Bunnies.” Or something like that.
- Middle school teachers are underpaid.