Southwest High School students and staff are excited about President Barack Obama's visit to the Green Bay school on Thursday, the principal said Monday.Well of course they are! I know that it's customary to say "We're so honored and pleased," blah blah blah when the President comes to visit your town....but this is a little TOO swelling with pride.
"I think the students' reaction was the same as mine, 'No, really? Here?'" Principal Bryan Davis said at an afternoon press conference at school district offices, adding, "… It still seems surreal to me."
The event falls on the last day of school, Davis said. He expects about a third of the school's 1,350 students will be on campus Thursday morning. Seniors are done, and other students are taking final exams, he said. To accommodate the president's visit, exam times will be shortened from 90 minutes to an hour, he said. School will begin at 7:30 a.m. and be finished by 9:40 a.m., he said.
In a letter, school officials said staff and students have to be out of the building by 10 a.m., and students waiting to be picked up have to be picked up at a location off campus.
If students are late to their 7:30 a.m. final, they will have to come back on Friday to take the exam, the letter said.
So far, students and school staff are happy to make adjustments for the event, Davis said.
Especially for G.B.
Too bad the kids may have to go back on Friday. I guess they can thank the Commander in Chief for an extra night of study time.
I should try to find that GB story from Bush's visit...