July 2017: summer reading and "I miss school"
Posted 10/16/2017 04:18PM
June is now in our rear view mirror, and I hope you are all enjoying summer. This is without question a great time of year - from staycations to out-of-town adventures, there are many different ways to use a break to recharge and reenergize. Breaks in the normal routine can also provide opportunities for reflection, moments of quiet, time to read, and a chance to catch up on rest.
Here on campus, the classrooms echo with sounds of classical music. Our Leadership Team works Mondays-Thursdays throughout the summer in the Castle Creek building. As we prepare for September, we strive to ensure that the 2017-18 school year at ACDS will be one of growth and learning for all members of our community. A few weeks ago, our team met off campus for a day-long retreat focused on planning for the coming school year, and at the end of the year faculty meetings we discussed themes for next year, outdoor education, professional development, and more.
I also shared with the faculty an all-school book that we will discuss as teachers return in late August. We are reading Ron Suskind's A Hope in The Unseen. It is the story of an inner city boy who ends up in the Ivy League surrounded by students who are from different and more affluent backgrounds. I believe this will spark important discussion within our faculty, and it is the start of a nice tradition of an all-school summer read. If you are looking to add to your own list of summer reads, I highly recommend this book.
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I was recently with a family whose First Grader told me, "I miss school." It won't be long until we are welcoming new families at orientation, and students are arriving at 8am on Tuesday, September 5th. Cherish this time with your children, rest up, have fun, and relax.