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I’m so proud to be a REBEL.

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. 

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Take Heart and MARCH ON!

Did our team win last night? No.  Did they come close?  No.  Did they stay in the game no matter what?  YES!!!  I was so proud of our football team last night.  They are have a challenging year with all new coaches to get used to, a few wounded and just the usual set-backs.  They are not losing HEART though!  I’ve been watching Rebel football most all my life.  As a teacher of these Rebels, it seems as if watching games is more of personal thing even compared to the time when I attended OCHS back in the day.   I am concerned when they are injured, I rejoice when they win and feel the hurt of their losses.  This season, is not any different, yet it is.  I’ve seen Rebel teams in the past hang their heads and just fall over after the points against them rise.  I’ve seen a Rebel team defeat themselves before they hit the field.  This year, I do not see that.  I see an uphill climb that this team is ready to take on.  I’m so proud of the way they hussle on and off the field.  They fight.  They wrassle and wrangle and do all they can.  Do they fumble a little and miss tackles?  Perhaps, but they put it behind them and MARCH ON!  Have I said I’m proud of these kiddos?!?!?!

A lot of times in life we are like those players.  We have things stacked against us like a daunting opponent.  Just like the MIGHTY REBELS, though, we must take heart and march on.  We must look at what we are facing and take it on!  BRING IT!  We have to choose to keep up the fight and continue on no matter what obstacles we face.  It’s also vital to remember that we all have our battles.  We not only need to have heart, but we also need to have a heart for others.  Keep in mind that we all are in this together.  Just like a team pulls together, lifts each other up and encourages one another, we MUST do this IN LIFE.  Don’t be out for numero uno–be in it for the team!  Take heart and MARCH ON!

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