Goodbye Alice, Hello New School
September in Honeycomb Valley was very much a month of brand new things. The first brand new thing was the new Beehive! Elliot Murray was very excited for this day. It would be a great event because not only would the new school be officially opened, it was also a goodbye party for Alice, who was now officially retired. This meant it would be Elliot’s first formal appearance as headmaster of The Beehive.
He met with Samuel quite early in the morning to see if everything was set up properly.
Samuel did a great job so Elliot had plenty of time to practice his speech.
After the speech for Alice, the audience moved on to the next event: the opening of the new school. Abigail was there on official Honeycomb Gazette business. Of course the opening of the school was a front page event.
And thus The Beehive was reopened!
The residents of Honeycomb Valley had been very curious about the new school and it soon got very busy inside the primary school…
…and outside the high school!
So many people wanted to go in here, there were queues at the door!
(YOU don’t have to get in queue to tour The Beehive, you can do so right here!)
But for Elliot the job was not yet done! He met with Abigail for an interview.
Meanwhile, people had a chance to say goodbye to Alice outside. And they did. In great numbers. Alice was showered in gifts and flowers from thankful parents and (ex-)pupils for her years of hard work and leadership.
Patty was of course there as well. She’s always present at every event and wouldn’t miss this one for the world.
Patty is also head of the parent committee and has been ever since Eva first went to school. She offered Alice a gift on behalf of all the parents.
When the evening fell, the party was still going strong. The kids tried out the new playground equipment. Of course, we can always count on our Ellie to add a bit of grumpy to any event. She also didn’t give little Isa a chance to go on the bee-rider. Typical.
Meanwhile, Abigail was home writing her article. She had a deadline to catch.
And sure enough, the next morning, the re-opening of The Beehive was the Honeycomb Gazette’s top story. Alice also got the opportunity to write a guest column to thank everyone for all the years of faith in her.
Lucas had rented a moving van and on a rainy september morning, loaded all his stuff in the van while grandma kept asking him every five minutes where he was going.
After everything was in the van, Lucas said goodbye to grandma and then drove off to his new apartment. Grandma wondered where he was going and figured she should have asked him…
Yep Lucas, there’s still a lot to be done, but it’s home.