Staff vs Students Basketball Game (2013/2014)

Staff 45 - Students 42

Staff 45 – Students 42

As March Madness begins to peek around the corner, the Staff vs Students Basketball Game took place on Friday. It was fun, but I was exhausted as were the other teachers. The staff pulled out the win, 45-42. I wish I could say I scored a lot of points, but my main objective was to not pass out on the court. Much respect to basketball players and referees because I’m not quite sure how they do that and be competitive at the same time…LOL I’m still trying to catch my breath, so this win will have to last all the way until next year 😉 Continue reading

One Shining Moment

I posed this question to the students, what will be your defining moment(s) in your lifetime? I used the “One Shining Moment” via Luther Vandross. At this age, students are beginning to define who they are. That being said, they are in the beginning stages of that process, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the future…

Staff vs Students Basketball Game

Mr. Sye taking a much needed rest ;]

Mr. Sye taking a much-needed rest ;]

I say this with a lot of humility, I’m still having a little trouble walking after our thrilling game. My 32 year old body doesn’t heal as quickly as it used to. Needless to say, the staff beat the boys basketball team 42-41 in overtime. I had 8pts, 3 rebounds, and countless 3 second violations…LoL That 6th to 8th Grade team gave us a run for our money. I felt like collapsing several times, but it was all in fun. I took my 5th period class to the event. I even let my Language Arts/Writing classes know that they could use this as their event for their current assignment [Investigative Reporting Assignment]. All in all, it was obviously about more than a staff vs. students game. For students, it was a chance to take on their elders and have some bragging rights. For teachers and staff, it was a chance to be shown in a more jovial light and hopefully not embarrass ourselves. Especially yours truly, who had engaged in a bit of light-hearted trash talking during the week leading up to the game;] Continue reading