Spring is in the air, it’s a good thing

‘Spring has sprung’ as many say. I can guarantee you that we’in the school business’ know when springtime arrives. We don’t even have to notice the spring thunderstorms, bluebonnets, warmer weather, blowing wind or allergies to know. Just watch the kids’ behavior and/or look at the calendar of school events. Those two items alone tell all school people that spring is in the air. Let’s look first at the kids. When I mention kids’ behavior, I don’t mean that in a negative way at all. I just mean it is different. Seniors begin to really act differently than at other times of the school year. They are growing up before our very eyes. Many are on computers constantly checking out colleges, universities and tech schools. Others are trying (and begging) frantically just to graduate. Still, other seniors are beginning to get the feeling that it will end soon and their lives will change forever. In my May “Coaches Corner,” I will address that issue in much more detail. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors are just different acting in the spring. Many are “falling in love” for the first time. That alone brings out a different personality in the spring (Yuck!). Juniors know it will be “their time” in two short months. Freshmen are looking forward to not being the low man on the totem pole. Sophomores are just sophomores’the “middle child” syndrome. No more needs to be said about that. Let’s check out that spring school event calendar. Whew! All spring UIL events are underway including One-Act Play, number sense, golf, tennis, track, softball and baseball. Add to that UIL band contests, cheerleader tryouts, prom, and banquets. Did I mention banquets’ How about 15 of them between now and May 25 (graduation day). Believe it or not, this is one of the joys of living, teaching and coaching in small-town America. Our kids are very much involved, and because of that, they leave Brady very grounded in many different areas. I thank God everyday for bringing Leslie and me here one short year ago. See you at the game (or banquet).

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