Friday, September 9, 2016

First Week in Review

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The first week of school is always a daunting prospect when looking a month out, or even a week out. The idea that students will be filing in the hallways, struggling with their lockers, and losing their way to class is something that the staff stacks on top of all of their worries.

The amount of preparation that goes into leading one, two, and sometimes three classes is a mountain of work on its own, and teachers spend a lot of their Summertime navigating new curricula, data management systems, behavioral studies, and lesson planning. The first days of school, in a lot of ways, is the zenith of tension in a school year. Once that first bell rings, and the students enter the building, all of that planning and preparation pay off. It's smooth sailing from there, for the most part.

Here at Beach, seeing those bright, smiling faces is the best part of our job. We work so hard year round to cultivate, engage, and grow lifelong learners. While we understand that the beginning of the school year can be stressful for our families out there, and believe me, we feel it too, we couldn't be more excited about the start of the 2016-2017 year!

Check out some photos from the first week of school!