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Old 05-17-2017, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default 6 1/2 days, then DONE!

I know probably all the teachers and coaches on here are counting down the days until next Friday and 12:00 PM, then we (at least here in Lubbock) are done with the 2016-2017 school year. It has been long and tough, at least for me and especially for the kids. STAAR tests last week, MAP testing this week and 6 weeks assessments before the 26th. Whom ever came up with this rotation of tests need to be hung!

To all the teachers/coaches, have a good restful summer and have fun by all means.

I am changing schools for next semester, but I will not worry about that for a couple of weeks, then I have to start new trainings for the new set up going into effect for the SEBSS units in Lubbock ISD.

First though is a short trip to Fredericksburg for out 44th anniversary!

Enjoy your summer!
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:43 AM   #2
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Good deal, have a great summer and happy anniversary to you guys! We will have our 44th next month.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:54 AM   #3
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My wife is counting the days!
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:21 AM   #4
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I am counting the days. Next friday at 12ish ends the year for us as well.

A couple of new coaches coming in so I will be up here periodically meeting them but it's going to be a good break til the end of July
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:33 AM   #5
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Counting down as well. 48 more hours with kids! Then we get to stress over the summer. Found out yesterday we are losing our principal and one of our assistant principals. They are off to bigger and better things, but I've been in this boat before and sometimes it sinks.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:37 AM   #6
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I'm not a teacher, but thank y'all for what y'all do and enjoy the much deserved time off!!!

No way I could do what a teach does, or could but up with it. My hats off
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:47 AM   #7
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Trying to make it until next Friday with these 8th graders that think they are high schoolers already. Whoever decided that the 8th grade should take the last STAAR test 3 weeks before school gets out should have to come keep them busy for the rest of the year.
Get to rest and fish until the end of July and then its back to getting ready for football.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:51 AM   #8
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Mudslinger where do you teach? My mom is a teacher at Irons Jr High.
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Have fun. 44 years congrats.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:02 AM   #10
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From the parents of a 10 year old. I will be so glad when school is out. I am tired of doing homework and having to study for test. I feel like I am now back in school. It's every night and weekends too. If we don't help him he doesn't pass. There is so much more material and the complexity for a 10 year old.

Ugh, its killing us.......
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:19 AM   #11
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Bump for educators. Tough job. Thank you.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:19 AM   #12
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Congrats to all on making it through another challenging year. I broke up a girl fight yesterday so the end can't come sooner. Last day of students for me is June 1. Last day for teachers June 2. No summer school for me. I plan on visiting/scouting some public lands this summer with or without my wifey. I would also like to visit parts of texas I have never seen like the Palo Duro Canyon or Big Bend area. Be safe all.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:59 AM   #13
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Today is the last day for us with students then 2 weeks of staff development then I'm RETIRING from teaching again.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:37 AM   #14
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My "teaching days" were all in uniform, and it was quite different as I had authority to correct misconduct or failure to perform. I feel for teachers in today's school systems.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:53 AM   #15
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Counting the days myself. 2 years and 6 days and I am done for good. Retirement!!!!!
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:00 AM   #16
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Definitely on countdown. I'm the Technology Director so I work all summer but we have lighter summer hours and I DON'T have to get up at 5 every morning and drive a bus. That in itself is a vacation. The kids are DONE.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:02 AM   #17
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I'm WAY past ready for summer break!haha Teaching 6 classes and coaching kicked my *** this year!! Looking forward to some rest and relaxation, building a few knives, visiting Branson with the family, and hanging out with my girls! Football season will be here before we know it! about 14 more years and I can retire...c'mon LOTTERY!!!!haha Ya'll have a great summer!!
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:20 AM   #18
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Almost Friday.. cant wait for SUMMER!!!
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:53 AM   #19
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Two more weeks and I get my wife back. Takes a few weeks to readjust to here real self.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:17 PM   #20
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Mudslinger where do you teach? My mom is a teacher at Irons Jr High.
I am currently at Ramirez Elementary, but will be at Wester Elementary next year. I live just south of Irons on 86th St.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:42 PM   #21
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I know my brother is counting down the days as well! Hope all you teachers have a great summer and can decompress some!
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:48 PM   #22
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uggg.. I still have 10 days. Have 5 days next week, then a 4 day week following week, and come back the following monday for a work day to clean up.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:53 PM   #23
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My wife sure is ready... next time you are in this part of the world for an event other than your anniversary give me a shout
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:58 PM   #24
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My wife mentioned to me last night 5 more full days and half a day Thursday I'm done! Lucky

Next year they have 4 day school and 1/2 day Fridays. Private Christian Academy. She will have 3 day wknds every single wknd! Again Lucky!
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:38 PM   #25
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My wife sure is ready... next time you are in this part of the world for an event other than your anniversary give me a shout
Will do.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:03 PM   #26
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Thanks. No lie about the testing schedule. Looking forward to some good summer relaxation.
Enjoy your break.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:33 PM   #27
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We get out at noon on Wednesday! Well, at least the kids do. I work most of the summer anyway, but it is a much different atmosphere in the summer with no students! With luck, Ill take off the last week of July and spend it in Rockport or Santa Fe, NM.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:12 AM   #28
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We have until June 2 (students) then I come back on June 5. Then I am looking for a job in another school district.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:37 AM   #29
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Definitely counting down! One more week of spring ball, memorial day, then short week and SUMMER!
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:44 AM   #30
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Last friday of the year with students!!!

Have to come sit on some interviews in the next couple weeks but besides that I will be helping the father in law and fishing!
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:30 AM   #31
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Brothers, the teachers here are like convicts marking and X on the calendar for every day they've finished.

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Old 05-19-2017, 05:08 PM   #32
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4 1/2 days and counting. Out at 12 noon of Friday the 26th, if I survive that long!
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:21 PM   #33
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Next FRIDAY, my wife is retiring after 32 years! She loves her kids but parents are the problem....but, she's done her job! Congrats and admiration for all the Teacher's of this world...that is until they turn Lib Tard (not all) in the college ranks, lol!
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:37 PM   #34
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Next FRIDAY, my wife is retiring after 32 years! She loves her kids but parents are the problem....but, she's done her job! Congrats and admiration for all the Teacher's of this world...that is until they turn Lib Tard (not all) in the college ranks, lol!
Congrats to your wife for sticking it out this long. If I had stayed in the profession instead of getting out and then back in last year this would have been my 42 year to teach.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:17 PM   #35
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I feel for educators. I myself work for a JUCO. I have a 10 yo son playing Little league. I manage the team and it is made up of 8 9 and 10yos. I swear it seemed there was not a week that one of the kids was taking some stupid standardized test. This crap has to stop. Kids can't read and write anymore because they are just prepping.for these tests all the time. Then if a student does poorly it's the teachers fault.
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Let's just call it as this and agree to disagree.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:54 PM   #37
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My wife is ready for the break. I'm not a teacher (they would lock me up for beating a kid my first day)! Lol, but seriously! I go on field trips and stuff with our boys a couple times a year. Went yesterday, I appreciate what y'all do, but don't envy you. I went on a field trip yesterday, I and the teachers were telling these kids "Time to get on the bus! You need to line up to get on the bus! It's time to go!" Kids would just look at em and go on about what they were doing. Teachers have no authority over kids, and they know it. Bring back the paddle and quit giving them awards for what they should be doing anyway! Sorry for the rant, and thank all you teachers and ISD employees (including my wife)!

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Doug, are you still happy that you got the gig you were trying for?
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:25 PM   #39
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I know you are ready and can't blame you! I have several teacher friends and these days, the school year can be VERY trying!

This link popped up on my FaceBook page last night and I can surely see my friends faces in these dances!

Will this be you? LOL
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Doug, are you still happy that you got the gig you were trying for?
Keith, not the gig I was trying for, but I am excited at the move and change. If they gig I looked at becomes available, then that will be a very tough decision for me. time will tell!
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:43 PM   #41
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Mary, I will feel like that for sure on Friday, but just turning 64 today, I doubt I could dance like that without ending up in the emergency room! I will still see myself doing that, but only in my mind!
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Mary, I will feel like that for sure on Friday, but just turning 64 today, I doubt I could dance like that without ending up in the emergency room! I will still see myself doing that, but only in my mind!
LOL! As long as you can do it in your mind....your are good to go!!!
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LOL! As long as you can do it in your mind....your are good to go!!!
Thank you Mary, I can still do a lot of things in my mind for sure, just not physically, or at least I am afraid to try so I do not hurt myself!
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