|Thomas A. Edison High School|
|With his grandparents on Grandparents Day|
|On an excursion early in the year|
|Some of Chris' art in the spring art show|
|Playing drums in the Jesuit band|
|Receiving his award (looking embarassed!)|
|With the cast of "Singing in the Rain"|
Next year Chris plans to be on the LINK team, which welcomes new students to the school, and he will also serve on Student Council. These types of small-group leadership opportunities are another reason why we wanted to send him to Edison.
Another selfish reason Mike and I like Edison is that we get to hang out with our close friends Lynn and Jolie, who we met when our sons played t-ball together (in first grade)!
|With our friends at the|
school auction this spring
While at Edison, I've maintained a good GPA. Once I was weaned off my seizure medication, I learned how to work without it, and I became much more active and free, allowing me to express myself and not worry. This, combined with the feel-good atmosphere of Edison, makes me feel alive and able to enjoy life to the fullest. At Edison, I've kept a much more positive attitude than before, and I have more time to balance out my homework. I also play in the Jesuit band, and I'm in the Jesuit drama program as well.
I enjoy attending school here because I feel like I've accomplished something over my LD (ADD) which is due in part to the small class sizes and individual attention I get from every teacher. I no longer have to worry about straining to hold my hand up while the teacher walks around the room. I also think Edison has helped me become a better person socially; I no longer feel like a kid who is trying to find his place in the world. I now feel accepted; every single person at Edison has a learning difference, and it makes me feel like I'm part of one big, happy family. Finally, I feel that at a bigger school like Wilson, I would've fared worse socially and academically. Edison gives me a fresh start, and it is truly an amazing school.
Thank you for your time and consideration."