Friday, April 18, 2008

Cody gave us hope

After the horrifying events of Friday, April 4th and Cody Olsen's accident on hwy 148, the school was left reeling with prospect of losing Cody. For the next, almost two weeks, we as a community clung to hope.

Even though our prayers weren't answered (in our terms) and the outcome wasn't what we wanted, Cody's fight gave us hope and allowed us to come together.

Clinging to the hope brought us together in a way no lesson plan or activity ever could. And as we prepare to say our final goodbyes to Cody, and gather to share our memories, we can be comforted in the fact his memory will live on in those stories and remembrances.

Cody's funeral is Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 at the CAM Middle School.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I'm very proud of our students and staff

In the midst of two trying situations involving Erin Steele and Cody Olsen, I have to tip my hat to both the students and staff of CAM High School for keeping a positive outlook and supporting each other.

Erin has hopefully turned the corner on what was certainly a dire situation and is working her way back.

Cody is fighting to get back to us after a horrifying accident, one which a bus load of high school students witnessed immediately afterwards.

There have been many tears but I've felt we've comforted and strengthened each other and have bonded together to believe nothing but the most positive outcomes will occur for both Cody and Erin.

We were able to dispel a despicable and distasteful rumor about Cody Friday night and continue to hope for the best.

Please continue to hold these two in your positive thoughts or prayers as they fight to get back to their families and friends.

Cody Olsen
Erin Steele