Round 7 - February 2039 - LaQuest Beach Public SchoolLast update/ Next update
Principal: Kip Henderson; Art Teacher: Kayla Coners; Grade 8: Christa Brown, Raven Vance; Grade 11: Raphael Jones, Jean Mahesh
Christa Brown knew high school was going to suck. She had no optimistic expectations upon boarding the school bus that morning. But she was also not expecting Raven Vance to be a total douche simply because they were now in high school. But looking back, she really should have seen it coming.........
"Are you completely out of your mind? Just in case you missed the sign outside, this is HIGH SCHOOL. We don't behave like this here," Mrs. Coners said.
"I was just playing around! It's not a big deal!" Raven said.
"I'm sorry, you must have thought I said preschool. This is a high school and you are going to act accordingly. Let's leave recess back at the elementary school shall we? Now if you're done "playing around" I would like to start today's lesson," she said.
It was in that moment that Christa knew she was going to love Mrs. Coners.
Christa wasn't really one for art, she preferred science, but Mrs. Coners made art sound so cool. She couldn't imagine what her dad would say if she said she wanted to become an artist. She was sure he wouldn't think it was prestigious enough. College could not come quick enough for her. She was definitely going to LBU. Anything to get away from home.
Kip was preparing the juniors for college entrance exams. Both Raphael and Jean would be graduating next year. They had very low enrollment this year, but while they were graduating, there would be 3 more students coming in next year. The enrollment would steadily increase over the next few years and Kip would really need another teacher.
Kip hoped to get another teacher as good as Kayla. While he knew that this was not her first choice in careers, she really was a wonderful teacher. The kids loved her. He figured it was because she was closer to their own age. At 46, he really could no longer understand what was going on with these kids now. Things were so different than when he was a child.
Christa wasn't really big on interacting with other people. It had been her experience they people were never completely honest. So what was the point of befriending someone when you didn't know their true intentions? After all, her and her brothers and mom were accessories for her dad. He put them on to show the people of LaQuest Beach what a big "family" man he was. If they only knew..........but Christa liked and respected Mrs. Coners. She just hoped she didn't end up disappointing her too.
She was learning how to make robots in one of her classes and she was really enjoying it. It was something she could actually see herself doing one day. Making robots.......how freaking cool would that be?
Kayla was confused. She would have her trust fund soon and while her dream had always been to open her own art studio, she really did enjoy teaching. Some of the kids were really bright and talented and she enjoyed working with them. But she also loved to paint. She had no idea what she was going to do. She really wished Kenny was around to talk with her about it. She could talk to her parents, but her mother had always hated the idea of her having a studio. She really didn't know what to do..........
Kip was really interested in hiring another teacher soon. While they had low enrollment now, it was going to increase. And he wanted to be prepared when it happened. Who knew, maybe Caleb would graduate and come and teach with his dad!
* Raven is a little jerk! He kept trying to give noogies to everyone. I don't use anything to turn it off because it's usually not a problem!
* Christa really took to Kayla. She always seems a little sad.......or maybe she's just deep in thought. She's a knowledge sim so she's much more interested in learning than socializing with the other students.
* I have no idea what to do with Kayla. She turns 25 in August and the plan has always been to let her buy a building to sell her art once she got her trust fund. But she's a great teacher and I can see her doing that too. Maybe she could do both?
* We'll visit the high school one more time this round when Imani and Imara Coners and Kali Knowles turn to teens......seems like yesterday Terrence and Tabitha were FINALLY getting together, now their twin girls are getting ready to turn into teens!