After a busy summer of preparations, planning, and work for Jim and his staff, the new school year began yesterday! Last year was a rough year in many, many ways, and everyone was looking forward to a fresh start this year. Many families stuck it out through all of the transitions last year (not wanting to find a new school mid-year and waiting to see how things went with a new administrator), but Jim had no idea who would actually enroll for this new year. He had heard that some people were leaving, and had assumed that others would, and in the end, some did. However, a surprising number not only stayed, but also referred friends and family to the school as well. Enrollment is much higher than anyone expected it to be, and several more students are visiting and testing this week after school has already started! There is a spirit of excitement about the school that was missing last year, and the families that are there seem happy to be there. It is such a wonderful difference!
Jim has worked incredibly hard since he became principal to do things right, make things better, and treat parents, students, and staff members kindly, fairly, and in a consistent, professional manner. I am so, so proud of him and am thrilled to see that God is blessing his efforts.
Drew started second grade yesterday! I can't believe he is old enough to be a second grader!