Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Winter Weather Packs a Wallop

Wow... it's been quite a season. Amazingly, I haven't posted since December of last year (gulp). Granted, it has been quiet compared to previous times.

For Winter Break, we took a road trip up to Branson, MO, for some quiet recreation time. We explored downtown some (pictured below is Dick's Five and Dime), but mostly spent time relaxing inside our accommodations.

In January, I had the honor of performing as a member of the Oklahoma Music Educator Association All-State Mixed Choir. It was a blast performing with 200 of the best high school choral singers from across the state, a true experience of a lifetime.

And of course, we have the snow. Counting today, we have used seven out of eight snow days available to the district. This is the first time that multiple snow days have been called during an educational year since the school day was extended to build in snow days rather than tack on extra days at the end of the year back in 2011. Of course, that begs the question of what will happen if the district needs to call more snow days? Already, OKCPS (a neighboring district) has already had to schedule make up days when it exhausted its reserve of seven snow days back in early February.

That's about it for now. The weather can only be so entertaining.

Monday, December 9, 2013

When Life Gives You Ice...

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall is Falling In Fast

It's been a while since I've posted here on the blog. Since we came back, we've participated in different library activities that seem to be funded either by the public library system itself or sponsors from family attractions such as the Science Museum Oklahoma. They all are high quality and range from the pre-school to the adult levels of interest. They cover topics from exploring the world of the Hobbit to learning about local cultures through art and literature.

School has also started up, increasing the workload while also adding a sense of rigidity and order to our daily lives. Day to day work is uneventful, while academics are rigorous but not overwhelming. Thanks to the efforts of administrators, I was able to drop one of five of my scheduled AP courses prior to the beginning of the school year, which was probably the difference that allows my studies to continue without swamping me.

The temperature has also been falling with regularity now. Daily highs now range in the 70s, with rare extremes in the high 60s and low 80s. Humidity also seems to be reduced, although I think that's an illusion provided by the falling temperatures.

Extracurriculars have also started, with the Canterbury Choral Society opening the season with Carmina Burana. They invited Canterbury Youth Chorus' Chorale and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic to share the stage with them, and it was quite the event. Also, the corporate rowing team for Boeing participated in the Oklahoma Regatta Festival.

Things appear to be quiet for the next couple of months. Just the regular daily activities for now. I'll post again when there's been something notable.