The Occasion Called For It & You Didn’t Answer

Today we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our school opening. It should have been a big deal. I was expecting it to be. We had building towards this all year.

The students made projects about our community and they were in display in the gym yesterday for our Community Heritage Fair. Today, those projects were proudly displayed in the hallways.

We had an opening assembly this morning and then the students were split into different groups. These groups then rotated through different activities and games. It was a great morning.

We had a feast in the gym at lunch. Tables and chairs were set up so that staff, students, parents, and community members could help celebrate this milestone. It was great to see so many people out.

This was a special day and I dressed for the occasion. Although, you might not have noticed. I regularly wear a tie to school. So I ironed my shirt last night, picked out a nice tie, and went to school in my usual attire.

It seems that ties have fallen out of fashion with teachers. That is okay with me. Not everyone needs to wear a tie. What I can’t understand is how some teachers came to school today wearing jeans and a t-shirt. This was a special occasion that called for us to dress up. Yet so many of my colleagues failed to answer that call.

The principal was dressed very nicely today as she usually is, a few of the other teachers were as well, but a vast majority of them were not. I think teachers should dress for the job each and every day. This doesn’t have to mean a tie but I think jeans and t-shirts should definitely be out. Same goes for pullover sweaters or shirts with logos on them. We are supposed to be professionals. Let’s dress that way. Thank you!