It was not a regular day for Amadi B. and Chima B. Usually it would start with homeroom and a day full of classes. Today, they were in charge. They served as Head of School.
They changed the rules, allowed everyone to wear red for a tag day, added more recess time, had a working lunch with friends and allowed for sunglasses to be worn inside for the day. Chima said it was “fun” and Amadi gave the day a thumbs up. All in all, it was a good day but there were some good takeaways according to the boys.
Chima had an opportunity to postpone a math test today. He chose to take it instead and received an excellent grade. When asked if there was a leadership lesson there, Chima replied by saying, “If given the chance not to do something you might as well do it because you know you will have to do it later.” Some really good advice for those in leadership roles. Plus, he crushed the test.
Amadi had a great deal of fun throughout the day. Between the hot chocolate and lunch with buddies, extra recess time and Chic-fil-a, Amadi was able to reflect on the day. He believes the hardest part of the job was “being responsible all day long.” Amen my friend. His advice for the Head of school would be to wear sunglasses all day because you can, have more tag days and make sure you get all your paperwork done. These points have been made and left for Mr. Powers to read through on Tuesday morning.
Until then, Amadi and Chima wish the entire Woods community a great Easter break.
Before my day as Head of School started I thought it would be a fun and tiring day. I was right about it being fun, but not about it being tiresome. I think it was so much fun that I did not get tired.
My day started at the back door greeting students as they walked into school. I thought that nobody would want to shake my hand or take me seriously, but I was way off. Everybody shook my hand, no matter how awkward it was. I noticed that the younger kids did not have the firmest handshake, but the firmness of the handshake seemed to increase grade by grade.
There were many great parts of the day, but I want to focus on two highlights. One of the highlights was teaching PE and Business class. In Business, the kids really listened to me (more than Mr. Powers I think) and in PE I realized how hard it is to get the attention of hyped-up kids, but the whistle really helped. I also did not realize how intense it is to speak in front of students. The second highlight was performing an observation of Ms. Dosh. While observing Ms. Dosh I felt very professional and loved seeing my old classroom again. Observing a teacher, instead of being taught by one, felt very different.
In the end, it was a very good but different day today. Some teachers asked for a raise, most people called me Madame, President or Principal Morgan, and it was weird staring into classrooms where I was supposed to be. It was really cool seeing school from an adult view. This whole day felt like a different perspective for me. From watching teachers to teaching classes, in general, this has to be the best day EVER!!!!!
-By Morgan C.