I really do not understand why we even try this place. Jonny had a good year last year as a newbie at the school. But, I think the only reason it was successful was due to the fact that his class was the extra...the ninth class of 5th graders....making them the odd class out, and leaving themselves out of the rotating loop. One extra year of sheltering their innocent young minds was a good thing. Then comes this year. Being thrown to the wolves. Actually, I think they are more like hyenas over there. Yep, I can envision that scene from Lion King where the brave little lion cub is mercilessly teased and taunted and laughed at by the horrible, ethically barren beasts. THAT, is our middle school.
Jonny has tried. He has recently been begging to come home. The older boys hated the atmosphere at the middle school and all of the negativity and bullying that goes on there, thus leading Michael to come home. Though Michael had not been personally a target, he was sick of watching others get their self esteem beaten down to the ground. Unfortunately for Jonny, he is one of those victims this year. But he has also been conflicted about missing the time with his friends and all the academic success that he enjoys being a top student at the school. He has wavered. Home? School. Home. School? Until finally today, it has been officially decided to:
On a Wednesday evening, in the middle of the week, a few weeks before the end of even the first trimester, enough is enough, and Jonny is out of that mess and home. Where he belongs.
(He will continue with band and choir at the middle school on a daily basis, as he remains completely interested in the area of music and performing arts.)
Welcome home, Jonny! I hope you like it here!