Havar, fall, 2013
Principal: Ilila Peterson; Primary Teacher K & 1: Jasmine Frankson; Primary Teacher 2 & 3: Henry Mendenhall; Primary Teacher 4-6: Rosemarie Mendenhall
Primary Students: Breckin Grey and Esther Dawson are in 6th grade; Chase Dawson, Amyra Dawson, Jennifer Kent, Jessica Kent, Lara Grey and Matt Sweeny are in 5th grade; Lilly Ana McMillian, Alia Shae Wilsonoff-Sagacious, and Udar Shazad are in 4th grade; Ana Rayne Wilsonoff, Jeremy Kent, Lora McMillian, Indira Grey and Craig Smith are in 3rd grade; Jacob Carr, Richmond Grey, Lesia McMillian, Olivia Humphrey and Christopher Smith are in 2nd grade; Abigal Carr, Vivienne Humphrey and Robin Wren are in 1st grade; Ari Wilsonoff-Sagacious, Ava Wilsonoff-Sagacious, Owen Smith and Maisie Smith are in kindergarten.
Work was underway for a new school building and the eventual hiring of an additional teacher.
Until those plans manifested, the teachers made due with their classes.
Every teacher had a full class of at least 8-10 students, the max number of students any one teacher could handle.
Ilila knew that the student population would continue to grow and that she might be losing a teacher for a few simlonic months when Rosemarie went on maternity leave to be with her twins.
She couldn't worry about that too much, it was parent-teacher conference time which was added stress on the teachers.
For the most part, the reports were generally good.
Well behaved students with grades that were not issues at the moment.
Sometimes there were reports of improvement in behavior
as a student found their passion and
was able to apply their energies to that
as opposed to terrorizing other students.
Other times the behaviors had not changed and there was still the same report of "behavior needs improvement".
All of that was to be expected considering that the children were in fact children, not miniature adults. They were still learning to control their impulsiveness and that loudly passing gas was not socially accepted behavior.
But being able to discuss progress as they grew from little kindergartners with no concept of standing still in a line, to sixth graders who can monitor their own homework and successfully bring it to school...most of the time.