Monthly Archives: January 2011

School Desks at Washington Elementary

For some reason the other day, I was reminded of the old school desks at Washington Elementary School. As a student advanced through the grades, the desks increased in size. In the beginning they were the desks with no lids … Continue reading

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All on a January Saturday…

This was just a fun day. There is no other way to describe it. At 7:15am I was driving Jose to national guard drill. Back at home I busied myself with a ton of items before running Quintin to band … Continue reading

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What Makes A Good Citizen?

July 4th, 2007, Jose and I were present for the naturalization ceremony that took place on the expansive lawn of Monticello, the mountaintop plantation of President Thomas Jefferson. ┬áIt was a poignant moment for me since this was also the … Continue reading

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An Evening With The Sons…

It’s evenings like this that keep reminding me why I love being a dad. My first student made it over from the high school next door, and the second student followed but was gone by 4:00pm. The remaining students canceled … Continue reading

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Being Darin Haas means you are blessed to have Destin Haas as your brother!

Just doing what you have done for me…assisted me when needed and supported! Love D PS. I am class right now…wow is this going to be a hard semester. Destin L. Haas-PrincipalBenton Central Jr.-Sr. High School 4241 E 300 S … Continue reading

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Being Darin Haas means you are blessed to have Destin Haas as your brother!

Without going into detail, I can honestly say, “I am glad last week is behind me.” I truly value my younger brother, Destin, all the more, as a shining example of what our nation’s education needs in the leadership arena. … Continue reading

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…An Eternal Flame: Marsha Hanna…

I think all of us have known truly great individuals who have passed away, and think, “There will never be another one just like them.” Of course there will not be another just like them. However, I believe that when … Continue reading

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