Mercy MEMO

June 2010

Wit's End . . .notes from the principal

Today, I took a breath. Odd how I hadn’t realized that I had been holding my breath for so long. It is the second week of June and I took a breath. No, it is not why you might imagine, a sigh of relief that another school year has ended. Instead, it is a breath that releases the pent up anxiety that comes from working in a school.

May 2010

Wit's End . . .notes from the principal

It ain’t over til it’s over! Although this phrase in one way or another is a variation on a proverb that dates back many many decades, it is likely most often credited to baseball’s Hall of Famer, Yogi Berra. The man had a way with words. Though he fractured the English language at times, he also endeared himself to generations because he could nail the truth with the turn of a phrase.

April 2010

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

Right here. Right now.

The primary focus of my current energies is that of graduating the class of 2010 while at the same time completing all the end of year tasks for students and staff alike and planning for the next school year. Every need seems to shout Right here. Right now! Each task fights for top priority.

March 2010

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal

“You have to keep a perspective.” “You’ve lost your perspective.” “Don’t you want another person’s perspective?”

December 2009

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

How are you doing? To what are you devoting the most time? Have you yet begun to write yourself notes that remind you to check other notes you’ve already written? Have you cleaned out your purse, or car, or wallet throwing away the already expired coupon offers? Have you extended any invitations to others? Have you overextended your own family by accepting too many invitations? How is your guilt barometer . . . the shoulds and musts overtaking the coulds and mights?

September 2009

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

Cause for celebration.

A simple phrase and one used to describe a myriad of circumstances.For those of us in Michigan, especially in southeastern Michigan, recent challenges in the economy have reduced the frequent use of such a phrase.Our resilience as a people is quite remarkable and many of us have weathered financial setbacks while maintaining optimism.