We are off to a good start!
With much excitement I welcomed back our returning high school sophomores and welcomed our starting freshmen. We may not be a large learning community, but the focus and dedication to learning is already present in the room. My first focus for the day was for us to get to know each other better. I believe that community is very important, and I would like our students to feel comfortable with, and trusted by, each other, so I thought that this was valuable time to start together. It was fun to hear the different stories of an exciting summer. We even have a few international travelers in our midst. After some time reviewing our new learning schedule and talking about good study strategies we got to learning right away. Their first on-campus classes provided good introductions to the disciplines of literature and history. I feel that the day went by too quickly!