Many of my students will be the first in their families to graduate from high school. My students have all entered this school through a merit and a lottery system. We take over 400 applications a year, and the students who apply must write an essay on the traits of an IB learner as well as meet GPA requirements. They are drawn from all over the city and all walks of life.
The school has received a great deal of support, but many useful tools did not fit into the budget.
My kids are great, and many have overcome huge hurdles to come to this school. They really are a great generation.
School is an important part of the lives of my students, not only for the education but the chance at a better future. Many of our students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, so it's evident that times are hard on them and their families.
My students are complete basket cases some times. I don't know how but in under 10 weeks they have gone through my stash of 500. I have also run out of gloves and need both to make sure my kids can take care of the boo-boos.
Kids get hurt all the time and you can never have enough band aids.
Every day I have kids who find new and interesting ways to hurt themselves and I am always in need of supplies for them.
Our school nurse can give out some band aides, however I know if my supply is gone her supply is not far behind.
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