I coached the 5th grade cross country team this year at West Noble Middle School.Â It was a fun experience but it is now drawing to an end.
Our last scheduled race for the season was the Fort Wayne Community Schools preliminary race, held Monday at Shoaff Park.Â It was an interesting event to say the least.Â Six boys and 19 girls left school a little early and rode a bus down to Ft. Wayne.Â We got there in plenty of time but then realized that all the restrooms in the entire park were locked.Â We talked to the race coordinator and he suggested we try the golf course.Â So we jumped back on the bus and drove to the other side of the park and used the restrooms in the clubhouse.Â We hurried back and made it just in time for the start of the girls race.Â Even with little time to prepare, our girls team won the race and our top 7 runners will get a chance to compete on October 20th in the championship race.Â The boys team took 3rd overall and one boy qualified for the championship race by finishing in the top 10.Â Two WN 4th grade girls that qualified in a separate race will also run with us on the 20th.Â So the season continuesâ€¦
Iâ€™ve also received word that I will be taking over for a teacher on maternity leave starting October 30th.Â She teaches art here at Ligonier Elementary and P.E. at West Noble Elementary.Â The art class is something that Iâ€™ve done before but the P.E. will be a new experience.Â Iâ€™m looking forward to it though.Â At this rate I should be able to perform every position in the school corporation by the time I retire.Â I wonder what kind of retirement plan they have for that?