Sunday, May 4, 2008

Ups and Downs



There's been both very positive and very negative things happening this past week. On Thursday, I arrived at school to have two of my students inform me that a former student had committed suicide the previous day. None of the other staff knew, so I was the one who sent the message out. Thankfully we were able to arrange some support for those students. The funeral will likely be this week, and as the program that the students are from is the cook's helper/camp cook program, I suggested that when we know the date of the funeral, the students may want to cook something to bring for it.
Saturday was graduation at Aurora College. Always a big plus. Dave Phypers graduated with his BSN (Bachelor of Science, Nursing). He says he still has 6 hours of practicum to finish and he will write his exam in a month - then he'll be a qualified RN. It's been a long haul and we're delighted for him. Another friend of ours, Bonnie H, received her early childhood certificate. She was the only one receiving an early childhood certificate, and unfortunately they forgot to put her name in the program.