DETROIT ROCK CITY!! These were the words that started the concert that I went to this week. At my age, there aren’t many things that can entice me to stay out past midnight on a school night, but the KISS: End of the Road Tour was one of them. In true fan fashion, I painted my face, wore my concert shirt, and jammed out to KISS tunes as I drove into Detroit. The band didn’t disappoint and I’m not exaggerating when I say it was not just a concert, but an experience. I even had the good fortune to run into some of my teachers at the show. It was a great night and completely worth the loss of sleep and extra coffee required in the morning.
In between songs, Paul Stanley, the energetic front man took the microphone and shouted to the crowd that they were still rocking it out after 40 years, because they were doing what they loved. If someone ever questions how some bands have such longevity, the answer to their question was right there. He then said something that really stuck with me. He said when they created KISS, they wanted to be the band that they had always wished for. One that played great music, put on an incredible show, and most of all listened to the fans. Many times he stated that they were still here because of the fans and even credited their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to fan activism in spite of protests from some music critics.
As educators, we need to strive to be the person we needed in school. If you are a teacher, be the teacher you wanted as a student. If you are a principal, be the principal you wanted as a teacher. If you are a superintendent, be the superintendent you wanted as a principal. We have the opportunity each day to make a difference in the lives of our students. When you look around, if you don’t see what you needed in school, be like the members of KISS and create the reality you once wished for!
“There are two great days in a person’s life – The day we are born and the day we discover why.” – William Barclay
“The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail.” – Charles R. Swindoll
“There is no genius without some touch of madness.” – Aristotle
- Monday, March 18: Celebrate Monday Assembly 9:05 AM
- Tuesday, March 19: Achievement Team (Kaufman) 8:15 AM, Tornado Drill 10:00 AM, Grades due in by midnight
- Wednesday, March 20: Sky Dome Assemblies in East Commons, Elementary Principals Meeting 1:30 PM, Wedding Shower 4:00 PM, PTA Meeting 7:00 PM
- Thursday, March 21: Staff Meeting 8:05 AM, Sky Dome Assemblies in East Commons, Admin M-Step Training at C.O. 12:30 PM
- Friday, March 22: Battle of Books (Lunch in Rooms), Report Cards go home
- Monday, March 25: Students of the Month Assembly 9:05 AM
- Tuesday, March 26: Achievement Team (Adams) 8:15 AM, Robotics Assemblies in PM
- Thursday, March 28: Staff Meeting 8:05 AM
- Friday, March 29: Author Visit 9:30-10:30 AM