2006 Seminole High graduation ceremonies!  

_Bound4Pleasure 52F
338 posts
5/18/2006 6:07 am
2006 Seminole High graduation ceremonies!

however no pomp and circumstance, for me, today!
Today is the day my youngest son should be receiving his high school diploma, had he stayed in school.
Oooooo he was a hellion in middle school, to the point he never "graduated from middle school"- although in the plea deal....Pinellas county school board would grant him an Administrator's Pass, if he promised NEVER to step foot on Seminole Middles School's property again.

We opted for that, cause now he is that much older and wiser, and willing to put his best foot forward! One month passed, and not one phone call from the school....woot woot! He did make a turn around...
I shouldn't have counted my chickens before they hatched..
5 weeks into school the phone calls started...as did the suspensions...he never got in one fight, it was his practical jokes that got him in all of his trouble.

Around this time, I left my job, and stayed home. and rode his ass....grades turned around dramatically, as did his behavior. Then he got sick.. not sick persey, but he had to have 4 surgeries in 2 years.
out of school alot, even though work was being turned in, he was told he wouldn't Pass to next level. Disappointment all over again...finally tried, but too many days off between hospital visits and suspensions.
He withdrew from high school January '05.
AL is not lost, we went from Seminole High to SPC that day, and he enrolled in college courses and he has stuck with it. He had completed his GED in 3 weeks, and is now debating on 2 schools for his BA in music.
He took a different path than I wanted, but so far outcome is what I had hoped for...
So why can't I help but being sad I'm not at Progressive Energy Field for the graduation ceremonies?

LookandWink 64M

5/22/2006 1:52 pm

Everyone must take their own path. Be happy that he turned it around, unlike the young man who was just given a 30 year jail sentance. Look to the future and cheer his sucessees!

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