We Are Losing Some of the Eagles

“I don’t know whether to be annoyed or overjoyed.”

These words, spoken by an Acton parent, were in response to a situation we have at Acton Academy:

Elementary studio Eagles are disappearing after closing group.


They are hiding from their parents.

They don’t want to go home.

They’d rather stay at school.

I had a similar thought yesterday. My son broke his arm at school this week. The doctor asked that he stay at home for at least two days to rest and keep it elevated.

After day one, Sam was downstairs with his backpack at 7:00am, holding his arm elevated just above his heart.

“I’m going to school today, Mom. I’m fine.”

My annoyance faded quickly.

I am overjoyed.