Fly on The Wall: Mr. Spriggs

By: Adam Sutton “On three give me one big clap: 1….2….3!” A loud “SMACK” is followed by silence as Mr. Spriggs peers out over his students.  “As we discussed yesterday, you are all sitting in seats of your choice.  However, it does not have to stay that way.  Also, don’t think that because your parents … Continue reading Fly on The Wall: Mr. Spriggs

Fly on the Wall: Dan & Rita

By: Adam Sutton Mr. Allen is sitting at his desk.  His final class before lunch just ended.  Rita, his star student asked, or maybe begged, him to email her mother.  Apparently, her mother believes that Rita did not turn in her essay on Animal Farm.  Mr. Allen finds the whole idea of Rita not turning … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Dan & Rita

Fly on the Wall: Osman

By: Adam Sutton “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” Mr. Jones belted out in the traditional fashion having just finished the opening monologue.     “Come in Mr. and Mrs. Jones.  It’s a pleasure to meet you.  Osman is in my 3rd period class.  He sits right over there,” Mr. Fleet points to a seat … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Osman

Fly on the Wall: Melinda

By: Adam Sutton The 7th grade teachers gathered around per their weekly ritual to talk about grade level issues.  Ms. Nichols led off by asking, “How’s Melinda for people?” “Yates?” “Yeah.” “She’s quiet.  Doesn’t do much,” said Mr. George. “Quiet!” the Math Chair said, clearly surprised.  “She literally does not stop talking the entire time … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Melinda

Fly on the Wall: Jasmine

By: Adam Sutton “You have 7 options to choose from.  My ratings of each book are on the back with a brief description of each story.  Take the next 10 minutes or so to look over your choices and rank your top 3.  The people who return their signed forms first will be the ones … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Jasmine

Life’s Greatest Teacher

By: Anonymous Baseball is one of my true loves. From the time I was four years old, I have been involved with baseball in one way or another. I played from that age up until now in adult and rec leagues.  Even after high school, I knew I was not quite good enough to play … Continue reading Life’s Greatest Teacher

Fly on the Wall: Tyler

By: Adam Sutton "I appreciate a phone call.  I don't like emails." Tyler likes the pictures of Jamestown.  He's full of adjectives: cold, tough, harsh, lacking, strict, isolated, basic.   "Was he talking?  He don't talk out of turn!  No son of mine had no problems like talking out of turn." "Take out your essay outline," … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Tyler