Hello Fellow Redheads!
I have been MIA and not able to check your blogs or updates since school started almost. I am lost in a sea of academics, my principal called my sophomore English team the quarterbacks of the football team today; thatâ€™s a lot of pressure when you consider Arizona is 48th in the Nation for academics and the schoolâ€™s grade/reputation/monies/etc.etc. are contingent upon the sophomore AIMS scores. I am a theatre teacher, ya so I was smart enough to pass the Highly Qualified English teacher proficiency exam but you know, â€œI donâ€™t like coloring inside the boxâ€. So with that said, you cannot find a harder worker than me so I should just relax right? Wrong, I am an over achiever. Tell that to an over achiever.
Whatever, I did get to read the first half of Heavy Metal High Musical/Buying My Way Into Heaven with my students and they are digging it, and they donâ€™t even get the Sammy Hagar allusions. Another fellow Redhead on this site read the screenplay version and I quote â€œI must say that Iâ€™m very impressed. I cannot believe how many times that my neck hair stood on end when a song would begin at the right time, so properly placed, so properly chosenâ€.
I am hoping after we read next week weâ€™ll get the band and vocalists ready to make a demo song, finish the package to give to Sammy and send it away through my magic box into the sky to Sammyâ€™s magic box; and hope he responds soon, as I need to get a proposal to my admin and fellow teachers if they are to participate in this school wide commitment to higher level thinking and I mean literally as well as figuratively. Weâ€™ve got â€œHigh Hopesâ€. Hike.