Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Miscellany

First, a big THANK YOU to Gwendolyn B at A Sea of Books for sharing the Lemonade Award with me. This is an award for blogs "with great attitude or gratitude." Well, super! And, as my kitchen magnet says, "When life gives you lemons, just add vodka." Cheers, Gwendolyn! Thanks. Second, and something not directly book-related: My first cousin Jeff Geihs was named the Nevada Principal of the Year. This is a big deal. And it is related to books in a way, because many of his innovations are aimed at making better readers out of all the students at Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas. As this newspaper story explains:

As principal of Cheyenne High School, Geihs implemented single-sex instruction for ninth- and 10th-graders, eliminated remedial classes, expanded honors and Advanced Placement courses, and implemented the Academic Decathlon and a required reading program for students below grade reading level.

Jeff's ideas are getting results. We are all very proud of his accomplishments and the recognition he deserves. Way to go, Cuz!

Finally, I am off to the Rose City Used Books Fair this afternoon. I can't wait!



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