High School

Entry 023 for Wednesday May 6, 2020

The core questions:

Credit goes to Ben and readers of his blog for these “Four Questions” and the five stretch questions.

  1. What did you do today? Today is the last day of classes for our daughter’s high school and her school organized some events which I think was very nicely done. We had day two of our “transfer” preparation with colleagues and an afternoon message from the Dean of Engineering. There was some technical issues and our video (and those of others) didn’t play. They will play them at another date/message. Another day with no coffee talks but that was planned due to meetings this day. A very nice meeting with a student Marisol to discuss plans going forward as a student in the degree program.
  2. What did you enjoy? The activities (a congratulations message on Facebook) and a evening “get together” over Zoom with graduating students and their families was well done. We raised a glass to the graduating students and finished off the drinks while relaxing in front of the house afterwards. My conversation with Marisol was very nice and I do hope that my advice and encouragement was useful.
  3. What did you find difficult? I feel for students graduating in this situation we find ourselves in. It hits particularly close to home with our daughter graduating from high school and son graduating from secondary school. I don’t have any graduating students at the Tec in my classes this semester but I know who they are and know them and this all hurts. Writing this (on Thursday) I was reminded of a video that exists giving a tour of my high school before it was demolished for the new buildings. Video below. That video brings so many memories flooding back.
  4. What has changed? I definitely feel how this is starting to become a new normal and developing new rhythms and patterns to my day.

Featured Image Credit

Photo of headshots of the grad class of 1987 from Oak Bay Secondary
“OBHS Grad 1987” flickr photo by kenbauer https://flickr.com/photos/ken_bauer/17400194624 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license



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