This is one of my favorite weekends of the whole year. The first-year move-in has begun, with half of the class arriving today and the other half arriving tomorrow. We can't help but feel proud as we see the students we got to know on paper (okay, on computer screen) making their way around the UVA Grounds.
"Here we go."
We were only a couple minutes into an "ask the deans" panel at a high school's college planning program and the first testing question was asked. We all knew from experience that once the first testing question is asked, we don't get away from testing questions without some sort of intervention from the counseling staff in the room.
I recently got an email from the parent of a middle school child who thought it would be a good time to set up an appointment since this is the "break time" in the admission calendar.
It's day three of my first week in my Virginia territory (I cover part of Northern Virginia) and I've had some great high school visits. Even after a few visits, you can start to see trends on topics that are on students' minds this year.
Bodo's Order: Side of peanut butter
Bodo's Order: Everything with sausage, egg whites, and cheese
Bodo's Order: Sesame BLT with avocado
Bodo's Order: Everything with bacon and egg
Bodo's Order: Everything with bacon, egg, and cheddar
Bodo's Order: Everything with butter and cinnamon