Letter: The forgotten school
Posted on Feb 05, 2014 - 01:04 PM Printer Friendly View
Not too long ago, my wife and I were at a fast food restaurant. She was wearing a Page Middle School shirt when a gentleman came up to her and said, “You know you can get a lot of money for that shirt.”
My wife replied, “Why is that?”
He said, “You know, Page Middle School doesn’t exist anymore. It was destroyed by that tornado.”
She answered back, “Oh, it still exists. I work there.”
He wanted to know, “Where is it and who goes there?”
After letting him know it was the trailers (North and South campuses) in the parking lot of Gloucester High School, we realized that this was not the first time someone had mentioned that Page doesn’t exist anymore.
Over the past two years, the eighth graders from all over Gloucester have been at “Page,” but not having a school identity of their own. They have had to match the schedules of the high school. They carry everything they have all day in and out of rain, cold temperatures, and through narrow hallways.
Page and the county are making the best of a bad situation. In addition, the students at Peasley have endured long bus rides and the high school deals with providing some services to an additional 450+ students.
The teachers, many who had lost all of their materials, the students that have gone through “Page,” and those that are there now have made the best of this bad situation. They have done it so well, that some don’t think it exists anymore.
Fortunately, this is quiet success.
Good job, Page, good job! We know the Eagles still soar!