Thank you so much to all of the families who have already donated to the Science Department this year! We really appreciate your support and look forward to doing lots of hands-on science labs using the supplies we'll be able to purchase. If you haven't had a chance to donate yet, or you haven't received the science department donation letter, you can find it here. I also gave every student a hard copy on the first day of school so it's probably somewhere in your backpack.
I love waking up on the first day of school. I feel nervous (in a good way) and excited at the prospect of a fresh start and a new group of students. This year, the first day started with receiving an email from one of my AVID graduates from last year checking in after his first day of college. He's at Dominican University which I think is a great fit and has made the starting 11 for their soccer team. It was nice to start the day with a reminder of the great outcomes you can have at the end of high school, and then see 120 freshmen on their first day of high school. The first week is always hectic and busy and a bit of a shock to the system with schedule changes and getting everyone situated, but I'm really optimistic about the school year. This year, it seems that my optimism hasn't been misplaced. I'm thrilled with my classes this year. I've got four Earth Sciences and my sophomore AVID class and I really like all of my students. I'm excited to be able to really focus on AVID and Earth Science and perfect my lessons in both classes.