Mercy MEMO

April 2012

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

The element of surprise. To what degree do we even have such a thing anymore and, more importantly, do we appreciate when we have it and when we don’t?

February 2012

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal

Whadja’ get?

So often the question is heard. We ask it of people on many an occasion. It could be one’s birthday, or part of a larger exchange at Christmas amidst the noise of wrapping paper torn and boxes scattered. As the little hands of siblings dig through Easter grass, the exclamation might precede the location of yellow Peeps or chocolate eggs or jelly beans.

Whadja’ get?

November 2011

Wit's End . . . Notes from the Principal

“Let’s make some noise.”

“Stop that racket.”

“Pump up the volume.”

“Can’t hear myself think.”

We have our own individual reactions to sound. When we like it. When we don’t. Who makes it. Where we are. How long it lasts. The list goes on. When we find ourselves enjoying it, all is right with the world. When we find ourselves annoyed by it, it seems insufferable and those responsible for it are nothing less than idiots.

October 2011

Mercy High School Monthly Parent E-Newsletter - October 2011

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

Sports in the “D. Ahhh, the excitement. Ughhhh, the sleep deprivation.

September 2011

Wit's End . . . notes from the principal

“Mommy, I like her dress.”

“Well, why don’t you go tell her.”

Thus began an encounter I observed in late August that just might set the stage for a wonderful year ahead. Better yet, such behavior, if mimicked, could have far reaching consequences. I will elaborate.

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