Readjustment- C.S. Lewis - HOLY TRINITY

Greetings! Welcome to The Lion’s Roar­ the Holy Trinity school blog written by me- Caroline O’Neal. I’m a 9th grader at the school. Since we have completed our first half ­week of school, I thought I’d write about it.


In Mrs. Hermesmann’s Literature class, the 9th graders have been reading and studying C.S Lewis’ poem “Readjustment.” Now this small article won’t be quite as deep and thought ­provoking as the great Mr. Lewis’ poem, but I felt like the title of “Readjustment” is appropriate for both.


As any student can attest, getting back into the school routine is tough. Waking up, getting dressed, and getting out the door, is a hard routine to jump into after late nights watching movies. Most of us probably spend our summer days reading, watching tv, or playing at the beach. I love summer for many reasons but partly because it’s a beautiful span where you can just sleep until noon and eat breakfast whenever.


Not anymore!


Now I’m up and at ‘em at 6:15. School means more structure to the day but we also get to see friends again, play soccer at recess and meet new people. All in all, most of us really do love the first days of school.


Personally, I’m really eager to see where this year is going. I’ve heard about some new clubs and sports being in the works and I’m pretty excited. Big changes have happened around the school like lockers, and new teachers and mobile units.


Being back in school is like being one of the 7 dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; “Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to work we go…” And, just as the dwarfs whistle while they work and enjoy their labor, so do we!


I wish all of my fellow students all the blessings possible to help them ‘readjust’ to the rigorous routine of school, but I know it won’t take long before we’re all back in the groove.


To end with a lovely, poetic reference, in the words of High School Musical, “You gotta getcha’ head in the game!”


Since everybody has moved up a grade with a new teacher, I’d love to hear from you about your classroom and friends. I’ve got a new blog box out on the bench by the Great Hall and I hope you will fill it up! Last year I received two things, a nice suggestion from Miss Emily Smith and a potato chip. I ate neither of them.


If you have any­ as Reverend Lawrence would say ­questions, comments, cries of despair or gestures of defiance, please write them down and put them in the blog box. I hope you have none of the latter two, but suggestions for improvement are more than welcome.