yAY, IT'S A NEW YEAR! i AM EXTRA HAPPY TO SEE YOUR FACES IN PERSON ! 2020-21
Hello, and welcome to the wonderful, wacky world of junior high. What a memorable time in your student's life; 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 decide who they want to become. I prayerfully approach each day, asking the Lord to help me patiently 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 teenager that will "Love the Lord with all their heart, soul, strength and mind" (Matthew 22:37).
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, 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, 2017)
I 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 the money?
After teaching in Adventist schools for seven years, I chose to stay home and home-school my own three children for a few years. These were some of my happiest memories, but I also longed to be in the classroom again. 2020-2021 will be my 9th year at Rogers School, and I am thankful for the opportunity to spend my days with my favorite, fun-loving 7th and 8th graders. It doesn't get much better than this!
As the oldest of eight children, and a mother to four, I don't find much time for my hobbies, however, I enjoy reading, home decorating, pinning to my Pinterest boards, snow-skiing, and women's Bible study.
I look forward to working with all of you this year.
Mrs. Toni Busby