Why I'm proud to be a Slicer

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If you don't mind my asking, how in the WORLD is it already the end of September? I feel like this school year is absolutely flying, and that means all sorts of awesomeness. 

Our first newspaper is due out next Friday, and I'm super proud of my staff this year already. We only have six veterans, but our new members have stepped up and are already making amazing strides. 

Homecoming is also next week, and it's one of my favorite days of the year to be in LaPorte. There is a fairly large float parade that makes its way through downtown LP just prior to the annual tailgate and football game (this year, we face off against Crown Point). I just love seeing the students work so hard to get their floats perfect, and I love that our school has such a large Homecoming Court (all clubs and cocurriculars are allowed to make nominations, which makes for a GIGANTIC court!). It's neat to see so many kids honored for their dedication to the clubs that they're in. 

It's always in season to be a LaPorte Slicer, but I think there's something different about being a Slicer in the Fall. The school year has really started to gel together, and the students feel more comfortable with their classes. The teachers feel back into the groove with discussions, assignments, and grading. It's a good time of year to be in LaPorte, because Slicers just plain rock. 

Most importantly, this is the time of year I see kids come together. They shed their individual personas for awhile and spend time being a part of something larger. No words could really ever fully describe what it means to be a Slicer, to be a part of this family that supports and loves and lifts up others without question. It's the best time of year to be a Slicer. And I'm looking forward to all the other seasons to come as one too. 


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