Monthly Archives: December 2010

Stay Low

The day The Streak ended, I was having a beer with a friend after work and I kept bringing the topic of conversation back to the insanity at Patriot, despite my best efforts. She interrupted me and said, “You know, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Miracle

A Christmas miracle occurred yesterday. There was no violence at Patriot High School. It’s ironic that the streak ended yesterday, because the morning began with Dean Martinez leaning over my desk and whispering that there was going to be a … Continue reading

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Blood Hound

I picked up the scent at a shattered glass window in a stairwell door on the top floor. It’s the kind of glass that is embedded with wires to prevent it from breaking into a million pieces. Safety glass, they … Continue reading

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Death Wish

When I was weighing whether or not to take this job, I asked a veteran dean how bad it was and he told me that during his entire first year, he probably only had five bad days.┬áHe was trying to … Continue reading

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The Danes

An email was sent out yesterday, informing the staff that Patriot High School would be host to a group of Danish high school basketball players today. Each Dane was matched up with a host student from the Patriot High basketball … Continue reading

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Day At The Office pt 7

Final case of the day: We got an email informing us that Patriot High will be hosting 20 Danish high school students tomorrow. They will each be matched with a Patriot host-student and they will attend classes with them all … Continue reading

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Day At The Office pt 6

Fifth case of the day: I was trying to grade some homework at my desk as Dean Jake handed out a couple suspensions to some kids who ran from him in the halls. One of them had a hoodieover his … Continue reading

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