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Lorge School Thanksgiving 2014

On Tuesday, November 25th, students and family members joined the staff of the Lorge School at our annual Lorge School Community Thanksgiving celebration. Delicious food and drink were shared as a wonderful time was had by all

Students and staff enjoyed a good meal and a smile.

Service with a smile!

The following is an essay written by one of our students. He is on his way to a community school after 4+ years here in the Lorge family.  We wish him the best of luck.  Come back and visit!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Class: 23
5/30/14                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Lorge School

During this year I’ve learned many things, from classwork to new people. I learned how to cope with people I didn’t like and to also bond with people I've never known or that avoided me. I really liked this year except for some parts where there were conflict between people. I'm glad we all came back together though. During this year, I've made some friends I think I'll know for a long time and I think I've just about enjoyed everyone's company at least once or more. The people this year were really different than last year, but we managed to go a year together, so I think that means something. All together though I think I’ve made 3 life long friends, that will come into use on a later date. For now we enjoy our fun times. My times with the new 23 were actually funnier than last year and I enjoyed that, but I will miss this class when I leave because I know I will not find such a group of unique people again.. Between Ms. Bernard's and Mr. Philip's humor, I don't know what made me laugh more! (Well.. maybe Nurriddin.)

At the start of the year I was unsure if I actually wanted to even stay in this class because of all the new people, but after getting to know them, it was actually kind of fun to get to talk and joke with them. When the winter started to approach I guess that was basically the best time for me because when it snowed I pelted my friends with snowballs. I believe the best times I’ve ever had, were at this school, but I don''t know whats in stock for me though because my life isn’t over yet. I've enjoyed all the activities here at The Lorge School, I enjoyed the teachers, and staff, but most important I enjoyed my crutch here because after I leave, whatever I learned here I have to show in the REAL world because this was just a phase, this school was a crutch to learn where and what to do at the appropriate time. Anything I did here at The Lorge School I now know I can not do anywhere else! I think I (With the help of the staff) shaped my character a lot here and saw each side of where I wanted to be and stayed right here where I am now because I went on the horrible side, and the great side, but I think where I am now is best for me and that's on course to go to high school to succeed in my life.

I’ve went through a lot this year and what I really loved was the fact that the teachers helped me through every inch of the way, only because they believe in me. When I needed help I knew I could always go to Ms. Bernard, Mr. Phillip, and Mr. Blocher.. and even though I resisted it a lot.. I knew they'd always be there so I let down my wall. My 4 or 5 years here at the Lorge have definitely shaped my character A LOT.. when I first got here, (well that was kind of crazy) I didn't even sit in class for that long and I used to have a lot of problems, but now I’ve learned in a public school they aren't going t tolerate my nonsense like they did a little here.. It's either school, streets, home, or jail after here. If I want to succeed in life I have to deal with everyone else and focus on my future! I want to be one of the greatest people alive so when the new life looks back they'll see MY name because I want to be remembered and all I have to do it go to school.

In 5 years, I can see myself accomplishing my dream and becoming a top inventor or game designer and it will be all thanks to the crutch I'm using now, and as I said The Lorge School is a crutch, crutches help you when something is broken (Just like my behavior USED to be), but once it's fixed your all good and that's how I classify The Lorge School. I swear in like 10 years, I'm going to look back and thank Ms. Bernard and all the staff for helping me through my time here, because they DIDN'T have to help me at all, I could have been here until I turned 18 and got my GED, but no, they all want better for me and It's certain that I can see clearly none of them are going to let me falter my own future, and I really appreciate it, (a lot actually). Between staff being like family to me I had my Mom working side by side with them which made school a lot more tolerable for me.. each and everyday I looked forward to seeing my teachers that weren't rude and nasty to me.

My time at the Lorge School has run out, and I have to leave now, but I will leave knowing that I learned here and I will show my learned skills in my new school. Before I leave I will make sure that I give each and every last one of the teachers here a big hug and thank them for dealing with the hard times I put them through, because I know I’m not easy to deal with, but they did it for 4 years and I’ll make sure not to mess up in life (even though we all make mistakes) But with the mistakes I've made in the Lorge School I know how to overcome and avoid it all. I am going to accomplish my dreams, and it's all thanks to the Lorge School for being my crutch. I now know that this was a phase and have lost all intention in getting my GED. I know my Diploma will get me where I need to be. It's the place I’ve always wanted to be since I was a child, the day I picked up video games, a game designer, Making video games that will spread happiness across the world it's my goal because I want to better this world and the only way to do it is to get off my crutch, which is what I’m doing, my story unfolds after I get into the world with my new and honed skills! I indeed have accomplished the goals that I've set, but only because I learned here, I'll just do way better, from this point on, or just in the next phase of my life.

Thank you Ms. Bernard, Mr. Philip, Ms. Murphy, Mr. Blocher, Ms. Meredith, Mr. Bridgett, Mr. Mac, Ms. Mac, Mr. Osman, and all other staff. I really appreciate you guys, and you've definitely gave me some stories to tell later in the future. I'm going to make the best of my life, I wont falter or give up, I'll succeed, and it's all thanks to The Lorge School.

Note:  The Ms. Bernard mentioned in the above essay was Aaron's classroom teacher, not the Chairperson of the Lorge School Board of Trustees.


Student Art Show

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, students of the Lorge School had some of their art work displayed at an art show at Dick Blick Art Materials at 650 6th Avenue in New York City.
Among the students participating were Branden, Zakarriyas, Johnathon, Faisl, Bryanna, Justin, Noah, Jaden, Lanai, Edelawit, Shonda, Elias, Justice, Seth, Christian, Anajair, Malik, Joshua, Ethan, Aaron, Milana, Shyanne, Juan and Matthew.
The show ran from 5 - 7 P.M. and a number of the students, parents and school staff attended. By all reports, a great time was had by all!



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