Today is the first day of school, the very best day of the year. All is new and all is possible. What could be better than that?  We are beyond excited to welcome all of our students back for another year of amazing learning opportunities

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Senor Garvey starting the year estupendo!
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Mr. Brooks expanding the notion of community

     “Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” — Daniel J. Boorstin

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Fresh baked pizza hot out of the oven at GEMS
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Ms. Krupa discussing classroom apps

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes

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Classroom problem solving to build community
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The “new” library at GEMS — looking good!

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Nothing says “first day” like new lockers and shiny floors
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Getting warmed up for a new year

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Ben Franklin
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” — John Dewey

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New shoes – new year!
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First day jitters lead to a lifetime of memories.
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Our students arrive in style
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Morning meeting

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela


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