Damage to school broke her heart

If you do your homework, study hard, listen and respect your teachers, and try your best it will pay off.

Dear Sir:

I am a fourteen year old girl trying to make a difference for my school. So I would really love it if you would all please read this so you all realize how important school really is. School helps children and teenagers prepare for the adulthood and become citizens in this world. Cassie Hall Elementary School has changed my life forever. I learned about friendship, love, commitment and so much more through the teachers? dedication to education.

Lately this beautiful school has not been getting the respect it deserves. On Aug. 9 Cassie Hall was the victim of an arson fire around the multipurpose room that caused thousands of dollars of damage to the pipes. The only thing that saved this wonderful school is the sprinkler systems and the fire department shortly after. Thank goodness there was nobody inside at the time.

But when I found out this news it broke my heart. I was so angry I wished I had been there to stop the fire before it got so bad. I am writing this because on September 23rd a nineteen year old man, a fourteen year old girl and a eleven year old girl tried to burn down the equipment in the playground at 6:00pm.

This is NOT what any school deserves. Every day I hear kids and teens say I hate school, or I did not do my homework last night, or really rude stuff to the teachers. Teachers put their hearts and souls out and give up their time to spend it teaching us everything we know and are learning today.

Well you know what? I love school always have, always will. I know if I do my homework every night, study hard, listen and be respectful to my teachers, and use my time wisely, one day I will have a great future and become what I am meant to be.

But if you do not do your homework every night or listen to your teachers and don’t try your best then your future may not turn out the way you hoped it would. Imagine you are a young adult, trying to get a job so you can get a place of your own, but you can?t find work.

Maybe you did not listen in school, never learned respect for others or to do your best; so now you are living on the streets or at your grandparents house or back with your parents. School is a privilege and how you use it and treat it will either help you or bite you in the future. If you do your homework, study hard, listen and respect your teachers, and try your best it will pay off. If you don’t, well then I hope you really loved living with your parents because that’s where you will end up.

Before I end this letter I would like to thank all of my wonderful teachers from Cassie Hall and Skeena Middle school for their hard work in getting me where I am today and making me who I am. All of you are like family to me and have been there when I needed you.

Kimberley Wilson, Terrace, BC