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; thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a lot of pressure when you consider Arizona is 48th in the Nation for academics and the schoolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like coloring inside the boxÃ¢â‚¬Â. 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 donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even get the Sammy Hagar allusions. Another fellow Redhead on this site read the screenplay version and I quote Ã¢â‚¬Å“I must say that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 chosenÃ¢â‚¬Â.
I am hoping after we read next week weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 SammyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got Ã¢â‚¬Å“High HopesÃ¢â‚¬Â. Hike.