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Letter: Floresville Middle School faculty are stars!
Teachers at Floresville Middle School line up in front of the school with signs of encouragement for their students preparing to take the STAAR test.
I had to stop for a moment today to express my sincere gratitude to the teachers and administrators of Floresville Middle School.
We live on B Street near the school, and we started hearing honking noises early on April 22 all along the street leading to the campus. When we drove our daughter to school, we realized that teachers were lining the entire street from 181 to the school holding signs of encouragement -- cheering the kids on -- and asking drivers to honk in support.
Monday was “Ice the STAAR” day on campus. It was a day set aside to encourage kids to get excited, to be proud of all they have learned, and to do their best on the exam. The early morning “pep rally” held at the campus had teachers, principals, and coaches dressing up, playing games, and taking game-show type quizzes -- all to the great delight of the students sitting around me. The cheerleaders did an excellent job with the “illusion dance,” which required an elaborate costume, tons of teamwork, cooperation, and hours of practice. One set of teachers stood in ice to prove that they would do anything for their students.
My kids accuse me of being too emotional, but I must say I was touched by this display of support by the teachers. They know this has been a rough year for the kids. They know this test isn’t popular. But they are doing their jobs with creativity and love, and the kids will forever benefit from this type of encouragement. I believe that some of them will never forget that pep rally, long after the anxiety of taking standardized tests has disappeared.
So allow me to take a moment to say “thank you” to the teachers, coaches, and administrators of Floresville Middle School campus. My child got out of bed Monday morning eager and ready to tackle the STAAR. She has the confidence of knowing that her teachers “have her back” 100 percent.
As a parent, I cannot thank them enough for all that they do to educate our children.
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The Marcelina Muse
Dry Tank, TX
May 6, 2013 4:33pm
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