Letters to Seniors: From Mrs. Clark

Mrs. Clark as a senior.

A jersey that is hung 

Outside the front door

Marks all of the goals

We never got  to score


All of the empty theaters

With their curtains now drawn

This year they held their applause

But the ghost light burns on


The classrooms are now bare

Abandoned with short notice

Where we used to learn Science

Electricity, chemistry and mitosis


There used to be tutoring sessions

Held in room D209

We learned Geometry and Pre Cal

And did all the homework assigned


Students used to sit in classrooms

Reading aloud from Shakespeare

And there was a place you could go

For help with College and Careers


Now the students of North Springs

Are learning in new ways

We can no longer enter the halls

Because at home we must stay


We log on to Teams or Zoom 

And see our teachers’ smiling face

They are under tremendous pressure

But teaching with humour and grace


We know they are under stress

But they present with a serene calm

And when the students don’t show up

They will still call your mom


They will still write letters of reference

And help you compose a manuscript

They will assist in writing resumes

And, to college, will send your transcript


The teaches are still teaching History

And all about the suffragettes

All the while making sure that

You have sufficient internet


Social Studies teachers are helping

You learn of countries on the equator

And math teachers are frantically

Trying to get you a calculator


What I am trying to say dear students

That I know it is stressful and rough

My words of reassurance

Sometimes just aren’t enough


But I wanted to let you know

The teachers, admin and staff

Are all here for you dear students

For a good cry or a hearty laugh


We are here to educate you, of course

But we are here for so much more

We are here for just about anything

That you could possibly ask for


Do you  need a place to cry?

Or your anxieties to discuss?

Please do not hesitate

To reach out to any of us


Do you need a safe place to vent?

Or some courage just to get through

Please know my dear Spartans

That we are here for you


We are here for you Spartans!  Do not hesitate to reach out to any of us.  


Heather Trotter Clark 

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