Today was the first day of school for our inaugural class of 9th graders! The day consisted of a half day of classroom instruction in our integrated studies class, with the afternoon devoted to getting to know the high school students better. We completed a learning inventory together and talked about course options and expectations. My goal was to continue working on developing a sense of community with the students, now that the school year has begun. I was excited for the day and I sense that the students enjoyed themselves, too, as they began their high school journey.