Explaining Advanced Placement at Oracle Charter High School The other day, I told a student, “Keep this up and you’ll be in AP in two years.” He looked at me...
By Laura Chestnut, Business Administrator at Oracle Charter School
I came in to the office this morning, and there was water in the coffee maker. It started
my day with a grateful smile. I realized that there has been water in the coffee maker for
the last couple of months, thank-you.
I try to thank people when they do things for me, but there are many things that people
take it upon themselves to do just because they know you need it done at that moment,
or that doing it will make life easier for people in general. I hope they know this hasn’t
gone unrecognized …. like …. filling up the coffee machine.
Thank-you for bringing heavier deliveries to my office without me asking, that I could
have handled in several trips.
Thank-you, for taking over that job that I committed to, when I got overwhelmed with
Thank-you for just taking care of it, rather than re-explaining some tech issue and making
me do it when I’ve reached THAT place.
Thank-you for always having cookies in a cookie jar.
Thank-you to students who greet me in the hall with a smile, and who open doors for me,
and make me feel visible in your teenage world.
Thank-you all, for pulling together to fix issues rather than just finger pointing.
Thank-you all for thanking me.
What makes your day?
Oracle Charter is the best high school in Buffalo, NY with staff and students who make