A Message of Hope from our Teachers


Lauren Stallworth, Editor

The past month of our lives has been completely unprecedented, and unlike anything we’ve seen before. As not only our nation but our entire world fights the novel Coronavirus, life as we know it has been completely uprooted. We are used to filling our time with school, clubs, sports, friends, church, the movies, going out to eat, or even simply hugging one another. All of these things which we once regarded as normal have been taken away, making it easy to get caught up in the chaos. This is especially hard for our seniors who are losing memories at school and activities like Grad Bash.

As we all ride this roller coaster of emotions, know that your struggles are not unrecognized, and certainly not experienced alone. Yet amidst all the uncertainty, there is one group of people that things have not changed for; who still love, care, and here to support us: our Coyote family of teachers and staff.

The adjustment to online school is something that both teachers and students have had to get used to. But despite not being in a physical classroom, our teacher’s passion for helping and supporting us has not diminished in the slightest. Many teachers have said that not being able to talk to us on a daily basis has been the hardest part of it all.

As we make this transition, your teachers and staff have some messages they wanted to share with us. Some are funny, some are sweet, but the purpose of them all boils down to one core message: that we are supported, loved, and we will get through this.

“Students, during this weird, unprecedented time, I encourage you to focus on the positive and the good in this world. I know it is sometimes really difficult to do that. Make it a point at least once a day to find something good/positive and share it with someone else! I am proud of you all and am so thankful to be a part of the Cypress Creek family! My positive for today is that I was really happy to see some of my Anatomy students on a zoom call yesterday! It was really nice to see some friendly faces!”
-Mrs. Conover

“Coyotes, as you embark on this new journey of Distance Online Learning, please remember – “The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance!” So Coyotes………..LETS DANCE! #KYF”
-Coach Johnson

“Despertarte y pensar en algo positivo puede cambiar el transcurso de todo el dia”
“Positive thought early in the morning can change your day”
– Mrs. Meza

“Dear School,
Life without you is such a bore
Today I’ve done little except to snore.
I miss telling students to put their phones away
Just kidding, that’s something their parents now have to say.

I sit at home thinking wondering when
My supply of toilet paper will come to an end,
I binge on snacks, thirty a day
Cooped up in my house with nothing to play.

Everything is closed but for Chik-Fil-A
If that closes too, it’ll be the end of days.
As for now, I bid you adieu,
Hope to see you all before 2022”
-All the Best, Mr. Ng

“I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! I know being home is not always the most exciting, but the sooner you do that the quicker this will be over! In the meantime, “Just keep swimming!” We will get through all the challenges of eLearning together! Just try! And I guarantee it will go far!!! Miss you all!”
-Ms. Narracci

“This is not how any of us intended for things to go. We have the opportunity to rise up in spite of. Do you have a goal? You can still get after it. You can still learn. You can still grow. You can still become stronger. Rise up in spite of. I can’t wait to see you guys again!”

“Every new adventure starts with a single step. STEP 1: log into mypascoconnet.”
-Mr. Kreider

“’The ultimate measure of a man is not where they stand in comfort and convenience, but where they stand in challenge and controversy’ -Martin Luther King Jr.
During this challenge, it’s important for us to take care of each other and look out after our neighbors as well. Take care of one another and I look forward to seeing everyone once this challenge is over. We are in this together!”
-Coach Hernandez

Please know that we truly all miss seeing you every day. We know that this isn’t the same. This will all be over before you know it. Take care of yourself and take advantage of this family time you are getting! I can’t wait to see you when we get back!”
-Mrs. Adley

“Our world changed in an instant. We hoped for prom, for pep rallies, for the next day we wake up to see our best friends. Our lives changed, but it doesn’t have to be for the worst. Embrace the good in everything around you. Spend time with your families at home. I promise, this will pass and you will have an amazing future if you don’t give up. Take it from someone who has overcome so many challenges in life- we will get through this together. We are Coyotes that have grit and determination. NEVER GIVE UP!”
-Mrs. Herzek

And lastly, though not a teacher, I myself wanted to give a message to my peers…

Don’t give up. Things are crazy, yes, but they’re not over. We are strong individuals, and even stronger together. We can, and will, do this. Years from now when this is all over and we look back at the virus, the bad times will still be in our memory, but I know the triumph of making it out on the other side will be far stronger in our minds. Choose to look at the light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how dim it seems, because I promise, it is there.

I leave you all with a quote from Albus Dumbledore, “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light”

I love you all, let’s show this virus what perseverance looks like.