Time for goodbyes
They have been keeping secrets for weeks.
Cottage Grove Elementary School staff and students have been busy putting together a special send off program for Principal Rick Houston, who is retiring after 40 years as an educator. He has been the school's principal for four years.
If Houston heard fourth-graders singing "What a Wonderful World" or kindergartners doing "rap," he would never catch on that it was part of a tribute for him, they reasoned.