School Misspells Its Name: Twitter ReactsBy: WebProNews Staff - May 10, 2012
School misspells its name: Now there’s a headline that’s sure to make a lot of kids very happy. The next time one of their students flunks a spelling test, they should immediately remind their teachers that the institution responsible for their education doesn’t have any room to talk. I’m sure its going to be a nightmare for instructors who have a room packed to the rafters with snarky, back-talking children.
According to MSNBC, a school in Fort Worth, Texas decided to change their name from Sunrise Elementary School to Sunrise-McMillan Elementary School in honor 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 one teacher. And who says the public education system in America is falling apart?
Twitter reactions to the story have been embedded below. If I’ve misspelled anything in this article, chances are I’m going to catch a lot of flack for it.