I'm here to report Natalie came home the other day disappointed and a bit angry. She did not get elected into the student council. The most well known kids in the high school are in rock bands and the most well known kids are the ones that get into student council.
On Saturday evenings until cool weather rock concerts were held at the Peace and Friendship Park amphitheater. Different bands playing (all at the same time it sounded like to me) from different high schools.
She agreed thought she had had a good practice experience and would be ready to make a new attempt next fall at college.
I'm also very proud to announce that she received a certificate for excellent grades. Only seven out of 100 students received this recognition from her high school class.
When we lived in Connecticut some unpleasant things would come up at their schools. I never demanded any special treatment for my children (which was unusual for a parent). I told them they had to learn to deal with the children and the teachers and the different situations. That was part of what learning at school was all about.
Here in Crete the school situation has been much easier. Not so many overwhelming behavior problems by their classmates nor any bomb scares. Still I think their experiencing learning to cope with situations at school on their own helped them with the change from one country to the other.