October Birthdays

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Roy Pointer    1

John Campbell    1

Barbara Dearing    2

Shirley Archer    10

Wilda Rae Wilson 10   

Doug Wilkens    12

Rita Castle    15

Ray Castle    16

Jim Clark    16

Sharon Graves    16

Alta Wood    17

Kerry Symons    17

Debbie Symons    17

Edna Stolling   18

Linsey Johnson    19

​Cynthia Symons   20

Steve Rima    21

Dell Raye Ollenberger 24

Phyllis Price   24

Scott Archer    26

Barbara McKinley   26

Roberta Suitor    28

​Sammy judice    28

​Connie Wilson    29


Monday Nov. 6, 2017

​10:A  / 11:30 A



The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued: "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?" He reminded the other dinner guests that it's true what they say about teachers: "Those who can: do. Those who can't: teach."
To corroborate, he said to another guest: "You're a teacher, Susan," he said. "Be honest. What do you make?"
Susan, who had a reputation of honesty and frankness, replied, "You want to know what I make? I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I can make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor and an A- feel like a slap in the face if the student did not do his or her very best.

"I can make kids sit through 40 minutes of study hall in absolute silence. I can make parents tremble in fear when I call home. You want to know what else I make?"
"I make kids wonder. I make them question. I make them criticize. I make them apologize and mean it. I make them write. I make them read, read, read. I make them spell 'definitely' and 'beautiful' over and over again, until they will never misspell either one of those words again. I make them show all their work in math and hide it all on their final drafts in English. I elevate them to experience music and art and joy in the performance, so their lives are rich, full of kindness and culture, and they take pride in themselves and their accomplishments. I make them understand that if you have the brains, then follow your heart...and if someone ever tries to judge you by what you make, you pay them no attention.
"You want to know what I make? I make a difference. And what do you make?"

Michelle Cantrell

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