Grand Opening

Opening a new school is a lot of work.  Opening a new technology-focused school is exciting…but a lot of work.  Opening a new, technology-focused school that, in many ways, is still a construction zone can be more than a little hectic as well.  With all of the new developments and changes, I find myself busier than I have ever been before (and those that know me, know this is saying a lot).  I am fortunate to be a part of an amazing staff that has truly been baring these stresses equally.  Everyone has been putting in endless hours upon hours of planning, preparation, committee work, and much, much, much more. With ALPs, LRPs, IEPs, Progress Reports, an Open House, a BBQ/Open House, unpacking, organizing and reorganizing, and our Grand Opening all within the first 6 weeks of school, it’s a wonder that any teaching and learning has been occurring…but trust me, it most certainly has! I say this not to complain, but to marvel in all that been accomplished in this period of time.  As I left work to grab some dinner before our Grand Opening, I paused at the opening in the construction fence that allowed for an awesome view of our new school (that didn’t look like a construction zone – for the first time).  The sight forced me to smile so I paused and took a quick shot.  A little pride for our awesome school.

The New Ryerson