The students here were recently informed that Mr. Bradley- teacher and Coach- is being let go because there aren't enough student enrollments. Mr. Bradley is probably the most popular teacher at school so after about three hours of wailing the middle school came up with several ideas to make him stay- most of them along the lines of going on strike, playing hooky, hiring a lawyer, etc. But eventually the truth sank in- Mr. Bradley is leaving. So after another three hours of wailing we decided to write a small tribute to thank Mr. Bradley for being Mr. Bradley.
Mr. Bradley is probably the best teacher I have ever had the pleasure of being taught by. His classes are never boring- he is an amazingly fun and entertaining teacher and he always finds some way to involve everyone in the class. He is also a great Coach, and always encourages us to push harder and do better. But even more he is an amazing person. He manages to make time for each and every student, each and every day. He is endlessly patient with our weird teenage moods and understands if we need to talk, or if we need to be alone. He doesn’t just speak the Gospel message, he lives it- if someone needs help or comfort, he gives it. He is a true servant of God.
Mr. Bradley is so much more than a teacher. He is a friend, a mentor, and a role model for every student. We will keep you in our prayers, Mr. Bradley. You will be sorely missed.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
~ William Arthur Ward
Mr. Bradley is a truly great teacher. He will be missed.
By A. Nonny Ellie
Eighth grade graduation is coming really soon and we are all going to miss our 8th graders or are we? I know that I am going to miss some of them but not all of them. Just kidding I am going to miss all of them from loud Josh to quiet and sweet Julia. Anyway the 7th graders have to plan the reception for 8th grade graduation and they have to serve all of the people who show up. We might not even get to eat Mrs. Monson cake is what Kyra one of the 8th graders said. I am very offended by that because we are doing all of the work we should get our own cake. You know what maybe that is what I will do, I will bring in a cake just for the 7th graders. So ha 8th graders you aren’t the only ones who get yummy and delicious cake. Anyway while the 8th graders cry their eyes out and say their goodbyes the 7th graders are hard at work the day before the last day of school. Like that is hard work. We are told that we need to show up but I don’t think everyone will. Note: those who do not come will not get the cake that I may or may not be bringing. Anyway I just thought of something that means the 6th graders will have to do the 7th graders reception for their graduation. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Anyway on that note goodbye.
By: Kandy with a C
The recent gatherings of the most esteemed of our athletic youth have been cancelled due to the unspeakable evils that transpire during the rare occasion of the crying of our skies. After the training of challenges and strengths that take place every few afternoons after the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction our warriors of propelling and gallivanting find themselves without assembly to compete against the other kingdoms that surround our most beautiful country of Shepherd of the Hills. Because our clouds appear to be rebelling against the pleasantries of weather we have been experiencing as of late our sportspeople have had numerous forums of skill wrenched out of their grasps. I speak for all of us peoples when I proclaim to the stormy, dark, malevolent, and ever daunting sky: WHYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! Why our ceiling to this earth do you precipitate upon our heads? Why do you despise us so? Curse Ye Weather!!!!
The most recent Track and Field Meets have been cancelled due to snow and rain. After practicing after school multiple days a week our teams don’t get to show their skills of at meets. All the middle school is anxious for us to get back to sporting as usual, so…
Rain, you are not welcome here.
By The Most Perceptive and Innovative Pascal
Over Easter weekend we had a teacher shortage! We all knew that Mrs. Cannon was leaving but it was a big surprise when Mr. Poppe was found missing that morning. Turns out, apparently it’s ok to just leave your students and fellow workers if your child was born; I mean what’s up with that. Since Mr. Poppe left, that morning Mrs. Jennings is working extra hard to fill in his spot. When he left no one knew ahead of time so Shepherd of the Hills Christian School did not have time to get a substitute so Mrs. Jennings did the good principal thing and jumped into action. She is now teaching his classes and Mr. Poppe gets to stay with his newly born son. Even though we know where Mr. Poppe is it is going to be hard without him. The Pre-Algebra class was going to have a test this week but since Mr. Poppe left we couldn’t have it and now the class is behind. Not only are his math classes behind but also his religion classes. Without the warning no one knew what to do so without him the classes are at a loss. Hopefully he will return soon and his classes will be able to return to normal.
By: And Smash It With A Hammer