Round 5 - Spring 2035 - East High School
Principal - Kip Henderson
Grade 7: Sophie Miguel, Ricky London; Grade 9: Caleb Henderson, Ricky Cormier, Meadow Thayer, Ginger Newson
Caleb didn't know how his dad being principal was going to work out.......it was a bit weird and he didn't want the other kids getting mad about it.....he also didn't want his dad being extra hard on him!
He and the other 9th graders started the day off in the music room. Caleb had always thought drumming looked cool so he went straight for the drums......it was way harder than he thought!
But Ginger couldn't sing so he didn't feel so bad. She tried, but the notes were way off key. Of course, he would never tell her that......
Meadow Thayer decided to wanted to try a more classical approach to music. Her parents would be happy and if she got really good, she could do a recital as her senior year project. Sure, that was 3 years away, but it was never to early to start working on it!
Kip had the 7th graders in class working on gradework. Sophie Miguel seemed to have a pretty good understanding of really basic algebra. Kip wanted to take these first couple of classes to get an idea of what level each student was.
Randy London seemed to be having a bit more trouble. At his previous school, there were so many students there that he was able to simply slide by. With less students at East High, Kip was able to concentrate more on each individual student. So Randy would have to try a bit harder!
Kip decided to talk to him after class.
"I can see that you're having a little trouble in class. I'm here if you need a little extra help. I'd even be willing to tutor you. Or if I'm too "uncool" to help, maybe my son Caleb can," Kip said.
"I'll keep that in mind, Mr. Henderson," Randy said just wanting the conversation to be over. It wasn't that he was stupid. He just hadn't really had to try at his other school. Obviously that would not be the case here.....
"You're that orphan girl right?" she asked.
"Ummmmm, I guess you could call me that......but most people don't. Can you believe some people think that it's rude?" Ginger said sarcastically.
"No need to get smart. I couldn't remember your name. That must really suck, huh? I can't even imagine having to take care of a bunch of little kids. I would just die!" Meadow said.
"Yea, well keep it up and you might die anyway," Ginger said walking off.
It was obvious to Meadow that she and Ginger were not going to be friends, so she settled for sitting with Sophie at lunch. She was a 7th grader, but the pickings were slim and she didn't want to sit alone.....
Caleb and Ricky Cormier seemed pretty smitten with Meadow, much to Ginger's dismay. She thought Caleb would have better taste than that!
"She's beautiful. I'm going over to talk to her," Ricky said.
"What? She'll eat you alive! What are you even going to say?" Caleb asked.
"I don't know, but I'm going."
"You need a plan before you go talk to a girl like Meadow," Caleb said.
"You need a Prozac before you go talk to a girl like Meadow. What do you guys see in her?" Ginger asked.
"Dead man walking," Ginger said.
But Ricky didn't hear either of them. Meadow was the prettiest girl he had seen in quite a while and he wasn't going to miss an opportunity to talk to her......
* All of my high school posts will have this title from now on. It's from a song by Gym Class Heroes. My elementary school updates will be "Schoolyard Antics"
* Both Caleb and Ricky are fascinated with Meadow, although she doesn't have chemistry with either boy.
* Poor Ginger, there's only two other girls in the school and she can't stand either of them lol. I like having just the six of them right now because I have a bunch of little kids that will be in school one day and I've just decided to wait on them instead of using a bunch of the townie teens
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