Post One of Two

Yesterday sucked. Not so much my teaching or my students or anything of that nature. No…what sucked is that I found out one of my students from last year (it’s so hard to even type it out or say it out loud) committed suicide. They couldn’t wake her yesterday.

This student of mine — I only knew her for half a year. She was in my second semester section of junior English. Loud, opinionated, strong-willed, funny, and daring (esp w/ fashion), you did not miss her when she was in the room — she stood out. That’s part of what makes this so hard to understand. Of all the people/students, it’s such a surprise that it’s her.

She’s not at my school this year. She transfered to a different school within our district, yet it’s close by. When the guidance dept head told me yesterday, she said she pulled her grades for the year — she was doing amazing. A’s and B’s and hadn’t missed a day yet. Till yesterday.

I just don’t get it. I know I never will. And what’s worse is that this same time, my senior year of high school, a friend of mine did the exact same thing.



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