Thursday, February 21, 2008

Today was a pretty big day at school. We had our "QAR", or Quality Assurance Review. It's where a team comes in and interviews teachers, support staff and students and then forms an overall opinion about our school. They then meet with us at the end of the day to tell us how we did. I happened to be one of the people picked to interview. I was kind of nervous, but it was fine and more laid back than I thought. They asked us what we felt our school's weaknesses/strengths are and how we felt we could help support/improve them. I'm so proud of our school. We had 2 commendations which is the highest level you can achieve. One of them was on our "team" spirit and how we all support each other and are there for each other and how we pull together to achieve our school goals. It was just really nice to hear that. It is an awesome place to work and to send your kids to school and I'm glad that was obvious to them. They also talked about how much kids who have gone here really remember it and I found out there is actually a facebook page called "I Was A Hinkle Creek Cougar"---it's pretty funny. Anyway, everyone is glad it's over---so jeans day tomorrow!
It's snowing again here---ugh! SICK of it already! Plus we are planning a trip to KY this weekend and I really don't want it to ruin that. It's even bad down that way, too. We'll just have to play it by ear.
Dinner's calling!