Thursday, August 10, 2006

School Registration

Well, I got the kids all registered for school.  It wasn't all that bad this year because I was smart enough to go during the day instead of in the evening.  I don't know what I was thinking last year!  Actually, I just read about last year, and I see what I was thinking - but luckily I learned something from the whole thing.

Cory and I went after Band Camp on Tuesday.  We got all his forms filled out, signed, and turned in, but had to bring Beth's home so she could sign them. (We stopped and dropped them off today when we went to pick Cory up - real quick in and out)  Then I got in line to pay the fees.  Two in high school this year so there would be no dilemma over what line to get into.  Not that it mattered.  There were maybe three other parents there registering their kids, so I ended up waiting maybe 5 minutes.  It's just the shock when everything is added up, and the total comes to just under $200 for registering 2 kids for high school!  And, of course, that's not the end of it.  They will constantly be needing money for this or that throughout the entire school year.  Better start saving now! 

Cory got to check out his locker and make sure he could open it.  He's happy because it's in the hallway outside the band room.  The kids get assigned a locker their freshman year and then keep that same locker throughout their high school career.  That's different than when I was in school.  I remember having a different locker each year - different halls belonged to different classes, etc.  This is probably actually a good idea.  The kids in all grade levels are mixed throughout the school so you don't have some "Senior Hallway" or some such where underclassmen aren't welcome.  Cory is already friends with quite a few of the high school kids through band, and he has two senior girls calling him "my freshman."  I think he'll do ok.

We did have to get his class schedule corrected slightly.  He meant to sign up for Jazz Band, but somehow didn't get it on his schedule.  So we got that added.  Of course that means that someone will have to get him to school by 7:15am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Hopefully we can find someone to share rides - since there's no bus that early!

School starts the day after Labor Day.