A few months ago, one of my 6th grade, special ed students told me she wanted to try out for the track team. She was worried she might not make the team. Backstory: when she was in 2nd grade, she was diagnosed with a serious, life threatening disease. She has bounced back and just wants to get on with her life now. So, after school on Fridays, with permission from her mom, we would run. Mostly indoors due to the crummy weather. We ran down the halls of the school, through the library, past the principal, assistant principal, deans, and other teachers. We played tricks on one of the custodians (moved his garbage can in the hallway). Finally, the big day came on Wednesday. Tryouts. Then, the waiting. The list was posted at dismissal time today. I peeked just before the bell rang. She did it!!!!!