A school in Fort Worth, Texas decided to change it’s name from Sunrise Elementary School to Sunrise-McMillan Elementary School in honour of the first teacher who taught there oh-so many years ago. However, instead of spelling it “Sunrise-McMillan”, someone tossed an extra “i” into the mix, transforming the name into “Sunrise-McMillian”. You’d think that, over time, someone would have noticed the blunder. Apparently the kids aren’t the only ones not paying attention.
Everything associated with the school, from logos to signs to its own Facebook page, bears the misspelling. The school is currently in the process of making the necessary changes, but, unfortunately, it’s much too late. The news has spread, and I’m sure the embarrassment will be hard to shake ::::
“Our day-to-day things that we just take for granted now and, as we’re coming up with it, we’re seeing ‘OK, that’s something else we need to fix,” said Principal Marion Mouton.
According to the school, the students don’t know about the situation, though once news of the incident beings to spread — it’s already trending on Yahoo, for crying out loud — they will certainly have their hands full. Teachers have already begun spinning the mishap to their advantage.
“You know how we say there’s no ‘i’ in team? We could say, ‘Well, at Sunrise-McMillan, we’re a team, so there is no ‘i’ in the last part of McMillan’” suggested teacher, Jouet Dotson.
Unfortunately you can’t spell FAIL without an I.
The student body hasn’t been told, though our guess is some may already know. The school hopes to turn the mix-up into a teachable moment on how to take responsibility, correct an error and move on.
…and who says the public education system in America is falling apart?