Welcome to Muncie Central High School
A Professional Development School in Collaboration with Ball State University.
School Closings and Delays
Muncie Community Schools makes every effort to notify school families in the event of school closings or a two-hour delay to the start of the school day. If school is canceled or delayed, we will utilize Honeywell Instant Alert, our phone and email notification system, and our school website, www.muncie.k12.in.us, to notify families. In addition, information will be sent to our local radio stations and the Star Press. The Indianapolis television stations also will be notified.
Our good friend, Rebecca Bly, knew how much I loved the poet
Robert Frost. As a way of celebrating my
new job appointment as Director of the Muncie Area Career Center and Extended
Services in June of 2008, she gave me a framed copy of his famous poem, The
Road Not Taken. I don’t think
she realized at the time how much that meant to me. You see, my senior English teacher had also given
me a copy of that poem back in 1969, as an inspiration for another road yet to
be traveled, college.
The Road Not Taken has become a quiet inspiration to me again
and again as I have traveled new roads throughout my career. It inspired me as a new English, speech, and
drama teacher at Southside High School in 1977, as I moved down the hall to be
their new guidance counselor in 1992, as the new SHS associate principal in
2004, as the new Director of the Muncie Area Career Center in 2008, as a candidate
for the Muncie School Board in 2010, and now, as your Interim Principal at
Muncie Central High School. It is a poem
about a man who looks back on a day when he had been confronted with the choice
of taking one road or another. As he
reflects back on that choice, he realizes that that fork in the road, that
moment of choice had made all the difference in his life. I’d like to share that poem by Robert Frost with you here.
|| Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference
As we travel this new road together, I want you to know how
you have already inspired me. I will
never be the same. I will wake up every
morning determined to do everything in my power to help you continue this unprecedented
momentum you have created here at Muncie Central High School. Thank you for allowing me to travel this
“road not taken” with you.
Together, we are making “all the difference.” Together, we are changing the world.
Dale Basham, Interim Principal.
Team Meeting @ 9:00a
Step Meeting @ 3:15p
7:45 - 10:45a CHS Conference Room
with Governor Pence @ 12:00n
On The Move Rehearsal @ 3:00-5:00p
On The Move @ 7:00a
MTA @ 7:30a
Chair Meeting @ 3:15p
Principals Meeting @ 9:00a
Sectional @ 7:30p
Sectional @ 12:00n
Speech Contest @ 12:00n
Sectional @ 7:30p
This Week in Delaware County:
Tom Jarvis with Steve Lindell from WLBC Wake Up Crew.
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