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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fun stuff this weekend...not-so-fun stuff coming this week

We went to the Mardi Gras party presented by the RHS HSA on Friday night. The band was awesome (and awesomely loud, which shows how old I am now), and it was good fun to hang out with friends. There was tons of leftover food...I suspect they were hoping for a larger turnout but I think it was a success, being the first time for a HS parents' social. Let's do more!

Saturday was Super Science Saturday -- more awesome! What a great program! Kids were excited, parents were engaged, it was so cool to see. And I always love the rocket launch that caps off the day. The crowd counted down 5!...4!...3!...2!...1! and each rocket went streaming up...a couple landed on the roof of the HS...there may be one rocket still tangled in a tree. Loved it.

Tomorrow's Board of Ed meeting (7:30 p.m., Ed Center, 3rd Floor) is where the Board will review the 2009-2010 budget and discuss the district's proposed cuts. We'll go line by line and discuss the whys and hows for each increase and each cut. This probably will not be fun. Tune-in to the webcast by clicking here, or watch on Cablevision channel 77 or, for the best picture-and-sound, come to the meeting...we've got plenty of seats for you!

Also this week, there's a reception in recognition of student art on Thursday night 6:30 at the Ed Center. All are welcome to come view the work of our talented students.

And, finally, Friday night and Saturday afternoon are the 65th anniversary shows for DADS' NIGHT! More info, history and show times, click here. See you there!

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