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We Will Miss You Mr. Goodwin! Story By: Dave Dowel

 Mrs. Walker helps to spread out the paint plastic in the Mr. Goodwin room – Photo by Dave Dowel
Mrs. Walker helps to spread out the paint plastic in the Mr. Goodwin room – Photo by Dave Dowel

The Forrest M. Bird Charter High School, came to the school like a normal day, but it would not turn out to be a normal day. At morning announcements everything changed, as the Middle School Principal Jennifer Greve and the Superintendent Alan Millar. We’re waiting for the whole school be quite. They both stepped on the stage, and Jennifer step up to the mic and said “This the hardest thing and the one thing I hoped I never have to do. Mr. Goodwin has had a heart attack (pause as there was some murmuring) Mr. Goodwin has died.” The whole school grieved as students were told that it was going to be an open Advo. The Student went home throughout the day to grieve with their parents. The High School Principle Mary Jensen came to school at about noon as she was with the Goodwin’s.

 

Students helped with the Mr. Goodwin Room first period – Photo by Dave Dowel
Students helped with the Mr. Goodwin Room first period – Photo by Dave Dowel

For the next three school days, the school spirit was very low, most of teachers were in shock with the whole school. Darlene QuirinMae has taken over Mrs. Goodwin’s classes until she returns on Monday, March 21st, 2016, and Todd Claunch has taken over Mr. Goodwin class until the end of trimester, also Audra Mearns is covering for Todd’s classes while he take over for Mr. Goodwin.

 

Mr. Goodwin was planning to have the Title One classes repaint the U2 room and make the room, friendlier, but it never got off the ground. Well Mary, make a decision in honor of Mr. Goodwin the school finished the room and renamed it to the Chris Goodwin Room.

On the day of Mr. Goodwin’s death, Ian McConnaughey set up his camera and his mic so that student could say their final goodbye to Mr. Goodwin and to give the rest of the Goodwin family their best wishes. Also Apirll Logan, encouraged students to write their thoughts about Mr. Goodwin, on a piece of paper to be buried with him, Mr. Goodwin like candy, the students got a piece of  candy and ate it while writing their note something on appreciation of his life. The students, then tapped they candy wrapper to the note they wrote for Mr. Goodwin.

 

One of Mr. Goodwin’s last posts – Photo by Dave Dowel
One of Mr. Goodwin’s last posts – Photo by Dave Dowel

Mary has been helping Mrs. Goodwin with everything, and they set up the Funeral Service so that the students could attend. The Funeral Service was at 2:00 P.M. on Friday March, 18th, 2016 and School was changed, to an Electric Access Day so students could go to the Funeral Service.

 

Something that the Goodwin talked about was they liked to go skiing as a family. So Mary thought the School might be able to help with that. The school is setting up donations to help the Goodwin family  receive a ski pass for the next year.

We Will Miss You Mr. Goodwin, this paper is Memory of You. We Love you as Teachers, Friends and as a Forrest Bird Charter School Family Member.