Posts Categorized: School

Blue/Gray Ball

I am blessed to teach at a wonderful school, Trinity Midland, the staff, and administration go out of their way to provide opportunities for our students to grow and discover the world in unique ways.  One of the long-standing traditions is the Blue/Gray ball.  Mr. Bill Coombes created an event that commemorates the great Civil War. […]

I’m Back!!!!!!!!!!!

And just when you thought it was safe to read the blogs again – I make a reappearance.  I took a hiatus due to a huge job change.  I have been trying to get acclimated to my new surroundings.  It has taken much more time than what I had anticipated.  I love my new job, […]

STAAR 2014 – Can You Pass?

            Here is the just released STAAR test for 8th grade social studies.  Can you pass it?  See why this test was successfully navigated by a mere 44 percent of Midland ISD’s students.  Go ahead, try it and see how you do. STAAR-G8-2014

STAAR Results Are Here

So the STAAR results came out two weeks ago and for my district here in the big oil town of Midland, Texas, they were not very good.  I read an editorial in my hometown paper that stated, “MISD owes explanation for what students are learning in classrooms”.  I agree.  I think we do owe an […]

STAAR – Aaargh!

We  just finished with the first two days of STAAR testing. I hate it! I don’t like the test itself, but I really don’t like sitting around for four hours watching the kids try to pass these tests. Boring! But beyond that the idea that one day on a year we see how much a child […]


How true this is for me today. I am so glad it is Friday! Being a teacher, if you do it correctly, is a rather taxing endeavor. I mean you have to plan your lessons outside of class, meet with students outside of class, grade papers outside of class and then have to BE IN […]

Is School Too Easy?

                I came across this at the end of the year where you find, well end of the year stuff. It was another from July of 2012 on the issue of school and how easy school is today. Students were surveyed and said that much of what they […]

A Poem from one of my students

Trouble With Girls By Sam Hullender and Cole Hays Their hard to find plus, they’ll put you in a bind There is so many of them Yet, you can only find one gem Old memories that you can’t shake but there’s still enough time for more to make They’ll send you in whirls That’s the […]