Although I did go to a lot of different schools. I could never last more then 4 years at a school. So for clarity it’s the school I went through from 4th to 8th grade. Apparently the attendance had gotten so bad that they had merged some of the classes. I have almost nothing but horrible memories about the place. The teachers almost all hated me, and since I got there half way through, I never endeared myself to the people I went there with. I actually checked my facebook and there’s all of 2 people on it that I know from that school.
It was great seeing some of the teachers that really hated me crying in the pictures. When I joined the school there was 5 or 6 of us who joined it the same year from the same public school. We had a Sister the first year, who basically HATED everyone that had transferred in. Within two years there was only two of us left. That same Sister went on to become the Principal of the school. She was probably part of the reason the school went under, she was always so evil. From everything I heard from my friend who had a brother that went there after him and said it was even worse.
The funny thing is, I know people who are crying over this because their kids aren’t going to be able to go to that shithole of a school. Seriously, this one girl I graduated with it was like the family tradition to go to school there. It wasn’t just the people in her close family either, it was her aunts, uncles and cousins too. Considering she just had a kid, I really think she is crying that her kid can’t go to the school.
Some people just care too much. Does it really matter what school you send your kids to? At the point that your crying about a school closing, maybe you should take a good hard look at your life. Maybe it’s time to get up and move and try living somewhere else. I think moving away from Staten Island was the best idea I ever had. Too expensive to live there, nowhere to rent, traffic everywhere. It’s a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there. I don’t think I’ve understand the importance of staying in one area your whole life. At some point don’t you just wonder what’s out there in the rest of the world? Is spending a few years in college enough to make up for wanting to maybe live and see a few more places? People are weird.