Tomorrow we are having an academic pep-rally. That's correct: a pep-rally to honor those who work diligently day after day, whose season never ends, and who rarely get to experience the thrill of a buzzer beater (except in Mrs. Waters class where you have to turn in your work to the basket before the buzzer sounds and sometimes that can be almost as thrilling as a last second half-court shot) or the encouragement of the crowd's chant.
At first I found this idea a bit strange, but it is growing on me. I'm excited to recognize my AP kids and honor their efforts. The reason we are having the pep-rally is because Exxon Mobil is coming to honor the school, our AP program, and specifically one of our students who was recently featured in an Exxon mobil commercial (look for it!!!). They are awarding the school and the student with some sort of prize. Not sure what it is yet but we're hoping for dollar signs and lots of zeros. I'll keep you updated.
So, all this to say, celebrate academics!!