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Will Schuester
02 May 2010 @ 09:12 pm
The Cheerios stole the auditorium because apparently Sue was to be the topic of a magazine interview, so I had to find another place for us to practice. While at the local roller rink, imagine my surprise when I saw April Rhodes, she even pulled me up for a duet. After that, she revealed that she was the mistress of a wealthy old man. I told her about my divorce and that I was subletting my apartment so I could find another place to live. April volunteered to check the place out, and it turned into an overnight stay.

There was a big assembly in the gym where the Cheerios were slated to perform a routine, and then out comes Mercedes, talking about how cheerleading should be more about looking good and winning - that people should be okay with the the way that they are. She sang a stirring rendition of Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful", which touched me greatly, especially when others who felt the same way Mercedes did stood up to join her.

As for April, she's sobering up and heading off to Broadway, which I think is her true calling. Turns out her lover died in front of her, and the man's wife gave her two million dollars to keep quiet. In a last gesture of goodwill, she bought the school auditorium for the glee club and did one last song before saying goodbye. I am so happy that April is finally going to do something great with her life.

She's going to be okay.
Will Schuester
26 April 2010 @ 12:54 am
I think Madonna's message of empowerment has worked on a lot of people. Not just on glee, but on myself as well. I took a huge step in my life after teaching my students about respecting themselves and one another using Madonna's music as an example.

I have officially filed for divorce from Terri.

I told Emma about it after we spent the night together at my place - long story. Still, I just can't love Terri anymore, not after she lied to me and broke my heart. She is not the same person that I loved when we met in high school, she was critical of my passions and interests, spent much of our money on impulse purchases we don't need, and it all got worse since I took over glee. What I look for in a person is someone who respects me for who I am and who is kind and caring.

Em, please wait for me while I take this next step in my life. I look forward to the day when this is finalized and I can hold you in my arms again.
Will Schuester
17 April 2010 @ 08:57 pm
Wow, it's been a while. But so much has been going on in my life at the moment, the next stretch of time will be one of change for me.

First off, there's regionals coming up soon. I know how tough Vocal Adrenaline is, and if we're going to place (perhaps win) and keep the glee club alive, we've got to continue working together as a team. I had to emphasize the importance of placing at the competition - I made a deal with Figgins and I can't turn back now.

Sue's back. I swear that there is no way that I'm going to let her get to me. She may be evil, malicious and elitist, but I'm sure that somewhere in that foul exterior of hers actually lies a kind heart.

And Emma is right, I need some time to find out who I really am before I move forward in our relationship. It's going to take some time, but I think I'm going to get there
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Will Schuester
That lyric has proven to be more prophetic than ever in my life right now. These past few days have been a rollercoaster ride not just for me, but for everyone.

Emma took the kids to sectionals in my place. As much as I really wanted to be there with them, I was happy that someone I trust and truly care about went along instead. Though I knew something was up when Emma called me after the Jane Adams girls performed and it confirmed what I had known all along - Sue leaked our set list to our competitors!

Had a heart-to-heart with Finn in the locker room after the others left. I knew what he was going through after learning that he wasn't the father of Quinn's baby. Sometimes in life, you can't always get what you want.

Emma broadcasted the kids' performance back to me via cell phone, Rachel sounded amazing doing "Don't Rain On My Parade" - she singlehandedly brought the house down! And then during "You Can't Always Get What You Want", I tried my hardest not to tear up, but I was so proud of what they had done.

I left Terri, I just don't feel the same love for her that I once had. What's going to happen next, I really don't know.
Ken dumped Emma just before their wedding because of what she did for me at sectionals and told me she was leaving McKinley High. She looked so sad, I knew part of her really didn't want to leave. She made such a beautiful bride.
Figgins found out from Grace and Dalton about the leaked set list and suspended Sue, she is also no longer the Cheerios' coach - though I have a sinking feeling that she will be back more vicious than ever. I have been re-instated as the director of New Directions and I couldn't have been happier

We won sectionals, I was so proud when I saw that trophy. And because I wasn't with the kids, they put together a special song just for me - "My Life Would Suck Without You". All the while I was thinking of Emma, I couldn't let her go without showing her how I felt about her. I ran to her office to find it empty, but managed to catch her at the end of the hallway...and we kissed. Like we meant it.

So now we have to start working towards regionals, we already know how tough Vocal Adrenaline is. And I have some things in my own life to work on too

This is a whole new beginning for all of us, I only wonder what the future will hold.
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Will Schuester
06 December 2009 @ 06:25 pm
My life is spinning out of control right now...

First of all, there is no baby - Terri lied to me the whole time. But I pretty much figured it out on my own when I was looking for something I needed and came across her fake bump. When everything came out into the open and Terri said that she was going to take Quinn's baby to pass off as her own, I was a mess. I was sad, angry, hurt - a dozen emotions all rolled into one. I ended up sleeping at school, on the floor of the choir room on top of a mattress which was part of a pile stacked in the corner.

Sue and Figgins gave me no sympathy. From what I heard from them, the kids did a commercial and were paid in mattresses. I absolutely had no idea that happened. It didn't make me feel any better when Sue continued to lord it over me after Figgins said that glee club was over because of this incident

So I decided to make a supreme sacrifice for the glee club - I took the bullet over the mattresses and disqualified myself from going to sectionals despite the kids pleading that they couldn't go without me. My job is to give these kids the right tools to make their own choices and mistakes, to help them reach their own potential. They deserve their shot because they're really talented. And seeing them take their yearbook photo with pride made me proud despite everything that has been happening lately

I've got a lot to think about right now: what to do about Terri, Emma, the glee club. I don't know what to do. I just want to say this to the kids:

Good luck at sectionals. I know you're going to make me proud no matter what happens, because I'm already proud of you.
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Will Schuester
Feeling tense right now, Sectionals is almost a week away and we've been working harder than ever. Though it's getting a little tough with a certain cheerleading coach spying on our rehearsals. Despite her repeated attempts to bring glee club down, I'm not giving up on my students!

I paid a visit to the Jane Adams Academy the other day because I had a suspicion that Sue was leaking our set list to our competition. Grace Hitchins (their glee coach) assured me that she didn't receive any information (she did have spies at our last invitational checking us out), but she told me about the school's underfunding so I invited her and her group to come to McKinley to use our auditorium. Their performance made me a little intimidated, Rachel warned me about their hair-tossing being a distraction from their sub-par vocal skills. I should have listened to her before deciding to throw in that Hair/Beyonce mash-up.

Dalton Rumba, the glee coach from the Haverbrook School for the Deaf, came over several days later and expressed his concern that his group should be given a chance to use our facilities just as much as Grace's group had. I agreed, and they came over to show us what they could do. We treated them to a performance of the mash-up, but even I had to admit that something wasn't right. The Haverbrook kids then sang and signed "Imagine", it was very touching when one by one starting with Mercedes, my kids joined in. I really tried not to cry watching the two groups performing together but it proved that Rachel was right. We didn't need "hairography" or flashy gimmicks - we just needed to be ourselves. So I chose to throw out the mash-up and start from scratch. Tina and the kids did a beautiful rendition of "True Colors" instead

Meanwhile, Terri is starting to worry me. I came in from working on the car she got me and noticed her and Quinn talking. Quinn seemed so sad, which was apparent from the way she hugged me unexpectedly. I hope she's okay
Will Schuester
19 November 2009 @ 10:40 pm
A letter to the Glee Club

To my amazing, talented glee club kids...

With Sectionals growing closer, I wanted to write this note to tell you how proud I am of all of you with the dedication, hard work and loyalty you have shown since I took over. I hope that when you look back on all this in the future beyond high school, you will be proud of your accomplishments too. Together, we will continue to become the best group I know we can be.

I have some things I'd like to say to each of you

Matt, Mike and Puck: You three, as well as Finn, prove that football and performing are an awesome combination. Keep up the great work

Brittany and Santana: Your cheerful vibes bring a great spirit to the glee club. Thank you for providing it

Kurt, Mercedes, Artie and Tina: It amazes me how much you look out for one another as well as your fellow club members. Each of you have special qualities that make you unique. I can't wait to see how you can unleash them to their full potential

Quinn: I know you've been going through a very rough time in your life, but never forget you have friends for life here in glee club. We'll be there to pick you up when you fall

Finn: I've said it many times, but you really are the one person who reminds me of myself back in high school. You have a very good heart and your dedication is incredible. Remember, if you need any advice or just a shoulder to lean on, I'm here for you

Finally, to Rachel: Of everyone, I think you have been the one that has grown the most. You have come to realize that you have friends here who will help you become the star you've always dreamed of being. And remember what I said to you: there will be a boy for you who will love you for who you truly are

Respect, support and help one another, you are all stars. And always remember in the words of my former glee coach Ms. Adler - glee is about opening yourselves up to joy

Your teacher, friend and #1 fan,
Mr. Schu
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Will Schuester
16 November 2009 @ 04:27 pm
I guess it's time for me to get caught up on what's been happening with everything so far...

Rehearsals for sectionals are going well, we're polishing our new "Defying Gravity" number. I also challenged the kids to spend three hours a day in a wheelchair so they can see what it's like to be in Artie's shoes - we even rehearsed a wheelchair number which I thought went over really well

I am so proud of the kids for their work on the bake sale we had, we managed to raise $1,200 to get a wheelchair-accessible bus to take us all to sectionals. Puck's cupcakes were a huge hit, I don't know how he did it. We're also getting wheelchair ramps for the campus and the auditorium thanks to an unknown benefactor

By the way, I think something is up with Sue. Figgins asked me to help her oversee open tryouts for a new Cheerio and she settled on a girl named Becky. Again, is there something that I don't know about?

Anyway, I have to finish grading some papers and start planning our next few rehearsals. Just another day in the life of a high school teacher...
Will Schuester
I've been singing that line in the song to myself quite often these days as I spend time alone in the music room after glee practice, it makes me think of Quinn.  She is a wonderful girl and she knows that there will indeed be 12 other people (myself and the other glee kids) who will offer her a shoulder to lean on when she needs it.

So now after finally getting that slushie mess off me (hey, I had to take one sooner or later - we are a team after all), it's time to write my next entry.  Where to begin...

I guess I'll start with Emma and Ken.  They approached me about doing a mash-up for their wedding dance and giving them dance lessons.  But try as I might, I just couldn't get their two songs to work together (even the glee students had trouble with their assignments finding a song to mash up with my selection for them).  Emma and I stopped by the bridal shop during our lunch break so she could try on a dress - she looked so beautiful.  She seemed so happy as we danced together, she has been a true friend ever since I took on the task of directing the glee club

As for Sue, well...she's Sue.  When it seemed like she was showing signs of making amends for her nastiness towards myself and glee, her short relationship with Rod didn't work out and she reverted back to her old self - she even asked me to give her our set list for sectionals.  Something doesn't sit right about that with me.

Glee is really coming together, and I couldn't be happier.  Even after being drenched from head to toe in grape slushie, I think we're becoming a tighter unit - more of a family than ever.  A little more hard work and we will be ready for sectionals before we know it

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Will Schuester
...But I'm trying

It's been quite a series of events for me.  Finn is still worried about being a dad, and then there's me and Terri - it turns out our baby boy is going to be a baby girl.  But is there something Terri is afraid to tell me?

Then there was the whole debacle with Sue over the running of the glee club since the decongestant incident.  Sure we tried to put a positive face on for Figgins when he asked us for a report on how we were doing, but it was more than that.  We butted heads over so many things, the stress over all of our fighting was too much for me to bear, even at home.  But that's the way Sue is, and fortunately we buried the hatchet and Sue said she was stepping down as co-director, but she offered to help with competition strategies.  Seems like she really does have a soft side to her after all

Sue raised a good point about minorities not being heard, as part of the glee club we are a minority in itself.  We've still got a lot to learn about ourselves and what it will take to make glee successful again.