What has gone wrong in America? How did we get to where we are? As much as I love a good conspiracy, what has been going around about the Sandy Hook shooting is just going to far. Now one man, a hero to many that day, is now being portrayed as a villain. It's just makes me sick.
Today marked the first legal action taken in the midst of the tragedy that took the lives of 26 children and adults two weeks ago at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut. You may however be surprised at who is being sued and the reason why may shock you as well.
It's hard for most of us to conceive the evil notions that go through someone's mind while planning and carrying out a plan like the one last Friday in Connecticut or the tragedy in West Virginia, the two deadliest school "shootings" but neither was worse than the actual "massacre" that took place at the Bath Consolidated School in 1927.
I continue to struggle with the idea of school districts passing laws to allow guns in our schools, in the name of protecting our kids. Realistically, who do you think should be able to carry weapons in our schools?
Windsor Middle School Principal Doug Englert has been arrested on assault charges and is now on paid administrative leave. The charges against Englert were unrelated to his position as principal of Windsor Middle School or any of its students.
A junior high student from Fort Collins has finished 3rd in a national essay contest. Catherine Choi placed 3rd in the 8th grade division of the National Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. Catherine is at student at Saint Joseph Catholic School in Fort Collins. Her topic: "Young America Takes a Stand: The War of 1812.
Yesterday was our final Teacher Tuesday of the year. Brian and I traveled to Fort Collins to a school we have never visited before. Mr. Hugh Swanke was this week’s Teacher Tuesday Winner. Mr. Swanke is a Math/PE Teacher at Poudre Community Academy in Ft. Collins.
Sometime when we walk into a classroom to make a Teacher Tuesday Presentation, we know immediately that we have made the right choice. That was the case yesterday when Brian and I presented the award to Mrs. Debbie Bangs, a 1st/2nd Grade Teacher at University Schools in Greeley.
It was a very special Teacher Tuesday Yesterday. We had not one, but 2 winners! Mrs. Judy Parks & Mrs. Mary Swanson are this week's Co-Teacher Tuesday Winners. Mrs. Parks is the Media Assistant and Mrs. Swanson is the Media Specialist at Wellington Middle School in Wellington!
Project Smile is an organization that means a great deal to me. That's because one of the 1st times I ever visited a dentist, I had 17 cavities. It's no fun. It's also hard to learn when you are in pain. Project Smile's goal is to provide vision and dental care for ALL eligible at-risk children in Poudre R-1 Schools. Join my wife and myself for a free lunch at the Hilton in Fort Collins today where you can learn more about Project Smile.
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