Hello, and welcome to the wonderful, wacky world of junior high. What a memorable time in a child's life, and I am daily energized to a be part of it. Junior high students are at such a trans-formative age. They are beginning to formulate their own beliefs, to see life's shades of gray, and to figure out who they want to become. I prayerfully approach each day, asking the Lord to help me guide my students. Undoubtedly, there are times I fail, but I continue to give my utmost.
The parent/teacher partnership is critical to a student’s education, and growing walk with Jesus. I welcome parental words of wisdom, and student feedback. Please don’t hesitate to contact me over any need that may arise. Together, let us pray and work toward developing a teen-ager that will "Love the Lord with all their hearts, soul, strength and mind."
In His Service,
Rogers' Exceptional Students: (A section for acknowledging our kids)
Time to Say Good-bye
Life is full of hellos and good-byes
Losing someone I dearly love
is the bluest of miseries
For his visits are no more
and his reclining chair sits unused.
His torn jeans tell the story of years of hard labor.
When I pass the bus stop I expect to see him
Waiting there for a ride to the grocery store
to buy treats for his sweet tooth
I couldn't imagine anything more difficult
than having to say good-bye
But not having him here is even worse
-Celeste Santellano (7th grade, written in 2017)
Poetry Makes Steam Come Out of my Ears
Poetry makes me angry,
Alliteration makes me green,
Couplets are annoying,
I hate the blank, white screen.
Hyperbole, or sonnet,
Any way that you say it,
My mind is not on it.
I cannot rhyme,
I cannot write.
I just want to fight.
Let's get this poem over
Let's get this thing done.
I have better things to do,
Like video games for one.
Ray Trees (7th grade, written in 2017)
I am privileged to have graduated from Walla Walla College with a B.S. in education, and a marriage proposal from my BFF, Ken Busby. Who says college tuition isn't worth it? After teaching in Adventist schools for seven years I chose to stay home with my own children, home-schooling them for another seven years. As the oldest of eight chidren, and a mother to four, I don't find much time for my hobbies, however, I enjoy reading, home decorating, Pinterest, snow-skiing, and women's Bible study. At this stage in my life the Lord has chosen to bless me with a loving family, and days spent with amazing, fun-loving 7th and 8th graders. It doesn't get much better than this!