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December 20th, 2005
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I was fairly certain that I went to Wolftrap ES for 3rd Grade, and Haycock for 4th-6th grades. My parents believe that I went to Kent Gardens for 4th grade (Mrs. Weary).

It Doesn't Really Matter In The Grand Scheme Of Things, but can anyone solve this mystery?

If we can establish that Kent Gardens was the GT center when I was in 4th grade, and then moved to Haycock, that would solve it.

For some reason, I always remember that there was some confusion about what school I was going to go to--like I went to a Summer "orientation" at one school, but then ended up going to the other. For some reason, I thought this was Kilmer and Longfellow (Jr. High Schools). Maybe it was Kent Gardens and Haycock, instead...

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From:wombat1138
Date:December 21st, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
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Kent Gardens was the GT center when we were in 4th grade, but neither of the 4th-grade GT teachers there was named Mrs. Weary; instead, we had Mrs. Jamgochian and Miss Cassibry. (Theoretically, you might've had one of the regular 4th-grade teachers, but that seems unlikely in this context.)

The year we started 7th grade at Longfellow was the same year the elementary GT program moved from Kent Gardens to Haycock-- Ellen and I spent part of the end of our 6th-grade year helping our teachers pack up for the move. And I'm pretty sure we didn't meet you pre-Longfellow; our GT cohort was herded together through the same small group(s) of classes in elementary school, so I suspect we would've noticed if you were there.

(I might actually have my Kent Gardens yearbooks around here somewhere-- should I check? IIRC they were sometimes a bit spotty about listing the students' names, but at the least it would indicate whether there was a Mrs. Weary.)
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From:happypete
Date:December 21st, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)

I'm certain that Mrs. Weary was my 4th grade teacher

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I'm pretty sure that her class was also in the GT "pod" next to where Mrs. Cramer's class was the next year. They must have had (at least) two centers running simultaneously. I'm guessing that the issue about changing schools must have been based on the boundaries for Kent Gardens and Haycock.

This is why I didn't get to meet you lovely ladies and the rest of the "cohort" until 7th grade!
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From:wombat1138
Date:December 21st, 2005 08:50 am (UTC)

Re: I'm certain that Mrs. Weary was my 4th grade teacher

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That's kinda strange-- I attended Haycock from K-2, then transferred from there to Kent Gardens to enroll in the GT program starting from 3rd grade. I guess the Powers That Be must've figured I'd be too confused to get transferred back again.

(Did your parents ever tell you the IQ results from the GT screening tests? I think a lot of my classmates ended up learning theirs at some point, though the closest hint I have about mine is a comment that slipped out of the TJHSST guidance counselor in senior year.)
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From:eeedge
Date:December 21st, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm certain that Mrs. Weary was my 4th grade teacher

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I was in Lewinsville for 2nd grade (having moved from Texas during the summer after 2nd). I agree with you about all your facts with Kent Gardens and Haycock.

My parents got the IQ tests for all three of us (my brothers and me, you insane person, not you, me and Peter). All my mother would tell us for many years was that two of us had the same result and one had ten points higher. She finally gave us actual numbers (with the printed proof, just in case) around the time I got married.
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From:happypete
Date:December 22nd, 2005 04:40 am (UTC)

Re: I'm certain that Mrs. Weary was my 4th grade teacher

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So, what were they? ;)
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From:eeedge
Date:December 22nd, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm certain that Mrs. Weary was my 4th grade teacher

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As one might suspect, I'm a frickin' genius, and they're not. LOL.

What? You think I'm going to share my bro's info? Not gonna happen!
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From:happypete
Date:December 21st, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm certain that Mrs. Weary was my 4th grade teacher

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Yeah...I think I had two different tests, one that put me at 145 and one at 160 (?).

IIRC, Owen's were 165 and "off-scale high."
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From:wombat1138
Date:December 22nd, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
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Huh. I wonder where the scale topped out? At some point when I was ending a chat with the aforementioned guidance counselor, she repeated the info for our next appointment and I jokingly said I'd be sure to come if I could remember; in the same lighthearted tone of voice (at least from what I could tell), she said, "Of course you can remember; you have a 210 IQ!" But then again, I had no real indication she wasn't making up numbers on the spot. Meh.

Actually, one other pseudo-datum-- I *think* I remember our 5th or 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Meade, quietly telling me and Sarah Hung that we had the two highest IQs in our year, but I pretty much shrugged it off, figuring that for all I knew, she said that to everyone :b

Though all these stats (or vaguely remembered hearsay, in my case) really indicate is how well we tested when we were six years old; actual contents may have settled during shipment. And maybe I'll even get employ[ed/able] again someday :b :b
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From:happypete
Date:December 23rd, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)

feh...

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employability is in the eye of the job-holder...or something like that...

what sort of work are you looking for?
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From:wombat1138
Date:December 23rd, 2005 04:48 am (UTC)
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At the moment, I'm more focused on trying to find out why my sleep cycle has been so whacko for the past few years, to a degree inconsistent with most occupations including minimum-wage gruntwork.

Based on my chart from the past month, on any given day I may end up sleeping a total of 4-15 hours, unpredictably scheduled throughout the clock/calendar. Even now that my CPAP gadget has brought the average down to about 10 hours, it's usually broken up into several randomly-spaced chunks.

No, coffee and prescription meds don't help. Or they do at first, but then my tolerance builds up until I fall asleep again a half-hour after chugging a double espresso as soon as my contact lenses are in. It's not seasonal, it seems to be independent of depression, and it's extremely inconvenient.
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From:happypete
Date:December 23rd, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)

I had

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LAUP for Sleep Apnea and that brought my index down from a bordeline diagnoses (21? IIRC) to near zero.

Of course, there are a whole bunch of other things that can mess with sleep, RLS, etc.

Coffee is almost never an answer for sleep disorders, or so my reading suggests...some meds are better than others. Most "sleep meds" are good for short-term stints...as it sounds like you've discovered, the real cure is finding the underlying issue and addressing it.

Hang in there!
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From:wombat1138
Date:December 23rd, 2005 12:18 pm (UTC)

Eeeeeesh!

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You had your uvula burned off with *lasers*?! Gah!!!

But yeah, I'm on meds for restless-legs syndrome, too. Thyroid function is normal, though.

Still wish I could find somekinda E-Z HTML click-fillable grid thingy to chart my sleep hours, though. Kinda like Minesweeper, only with fewer explosions. Presumably.
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From:happypete
Date:December 23rd, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Eeeeeesh!

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heh...

You could call it "MineSleeper!"
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From:dindin
Date:December 21st, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
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How many grades ahead of O are you? 1 or 2? Because I know where I was for all grades and I was in O's schools 4-6, and 8...which may not help you at all, but yeah.
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From:dindin
Date:December 21st, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
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and I know where O was for 3rd, tho I was not with him.
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From:happypete
Date:December 21st, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)

2 years...

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Who knows, maybe it'll help us figure it out.

They must have been really having fun with the boundaries over those years.
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From:dindin
Date:December 21st, 2005 01:24 pm (UTC)

Re: 2 years...

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Hm. Well O was at Haycock for 3rd and 4th and Weesy Archer for 5th and 6th and then Longfellow for 7th and 8th. Dunno where he was before then. Those years were BDE - Before the DinDin Era. ;)
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From:flyingwolf
Date:December 21st, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
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so, if your mom was mine, she'd have kept every single report card and you would know for sure. (yeah, I've been going through some old boxes)
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From:happypete
Date:December 21st, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)

heh...

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actually a lot of them may still be in my parents' file cabinets.
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