MY SATURDAY MORNING FB POST:
So proud of THE REBELS–all of them–not just one kid…not just one team…all of them. So honored and blessed to work at OCHS. If you look back, my posts, WIN OR LOSE, say good things about our students. I’m always a fan, always a REBEL. #RebelPride #SchoolSpirit #Forever
I’ve been a Rebel since about 1976 when I first stepped into Mrs. Lynn’s class. She was so intimidating and scary. She taught me though. I learned. I eventually realized even though she was very strict, she loved us. That is what a teacher does. They love.
Here I am many, many, many years later teaching at the same school I graduated from. Through those years, I was a rebel in so many different ways, but always a loyal Rebel even when I taught at a different school with a much different mascot.
There have been several students come through my classroom here at OCHS. They come in all different shapes, sizes, learning abilities, strengths, weaknesses, talents, attitudes, character, and so on. Some, actually most, have insecurities I recall having when I was their age. Others have strong opinions about events, other students and classes they take–and they don’t mind voicing them. I remember being that exact same way as well. ((I know yesterday’s post was a little negative about the strong talkers, but I know I was once right there–“wasting my time.”))
However they come, I love them. I support them. I hope to teach them more than what the class is called. I hope to show them things about life that if not understood now, perhaps, one day they will remember.
Our football team is on a major winning streak right now. If you know anything about Texas football, you know that is a big deal. Win or lose, though…I’m proud of all of our students who are involved at our school –from the player to the fan, the athlete to the scholar. They are all important. Period.
…and no matter what…
I’m so proud to be a REBEL.