I did not know yesterday would my last day with these kids. I had today off; burning up that last personal day. Yesterday I was glad I would not be at school today because the weather folks were throwing around words like "Major tornado outbreak", "long track, damaging tornadoes", etc... I hoped the weather would wait until I knew all my kids were home. It did. But then all hell broke loose.
We spent time in our storm cellar, but the tornado tracked west and north of us. We emerged unscathed. Not so for my school.
|This tree was planted in memory of a student. It sits outside the 6th grade wing.|
|We have several portables that are used for the band students.|
|Softball field used by the high school. Those are bleachers slammed up against the fence.|
|Band portable moved off its foundation.|
|Leaves forced into the siding.|
|This portable ended up in the middle of the parking lot.|
|Behind our school is the bus barn and behind that is the high school. Next to the bus barn, which is to the left, was the high school weight room. It used to be where all those people are standing.|
I can't show you the roof damage that my assistant principal said is right over my room. I did not get pictures of all the downed trees.
School is done now. Staff and faculty report tomorrow, but the kids are done. Our entire district is shut down. I should be glad, but I keep thinking "But I wasn't done!"