There are three items I would like to address. First, I would like to
thank all the parents and staff that I saw last night at the Cedarcrest High
School parent/teacher conferences. Fourteen-hour days are long for everyone.
This is my first year as a parent at Cedarcrest, and it was wonderful to
see so many caring parents and smiling teachers.
Secondly, please read about classes offered at Cedarcrest through
Cascadia Community College and BCC. We need to take advantage of the
close proximity of these great offerings of diverse classes, taught by many of
our local teachers. We need community support to further higher education
in the Valley. It is an excellent opportunity for all ages.
Thirdly, now that I have a student at Cedarcrest, I am facing the
same frustrations parents through the years have been crying about: lack of
proper athletic fields.
This is sad. I make 12 trips into Carnation every week just so
my daughter can practice with the girls’ soccer team. All three girls’
soccer teams are doing well this year. If they had the proper facilities, I could
easily smell a league championship. The way they are playing, they could
pull it off anyway.
Think hard, people of the Valley. We parents are tired and cranky.
This denies our children part of their fundamental right to a good education
and curriculum. The football teams are playing far better than their
win/loss records portray.
Winning isn’t everything, but after years of other schools’
ridicule about the playing fields at Tolt, can’t we please find it in our hearts to
give these kids what they deserve?