We are in our final stretch before school starts. With a year of planning behind us, we have six weeks to go before the first day of school. This week's update will cover all aspects of the plan.
On the construction side, the building is really taking shape. The walls are being painted, the lights are being hung and the cabinets are being put together and installed, the floor is being ground, doors have been hung, and bathroom fixtures are starting to go in. Now is also the time that utilities get set up: Internet and phone service has been turned on, the meter for the gas has been set and the equipment has been ordered by Virginia Power. Fabulous is the word to describe how we feel as we see it coming together.
The appliances have arrived and furniture continues to arrive. Speaking of furniture, a huge body of work that we started this week has been assembling furniture. We have assembled over 60 chairs and have begun working on the tables for the Engineering Lab.
We have a full class of 6th and 7th graders with 10 students and eight students in the 4th and 5th grade class, for a total of 18.
Mr. Ryan is planning on teaching Math in addition to Computer Science. However, we recently received two strong candidates for the math position that we are considering. We'll update the parents and children should we select one of these candidates.
We are finalizing plans for our faculty's Professional Development, scheduled to take place the week of fall break and we're planning our training and preparation for the two weeks before school starts.
Thank you for all of your support to date!