Capitol City Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) School's first day of school here was filled with laughter and tears, smiles and cheers, hugs and handshakes, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Parents joined us for the first convocation of the year as we introduced new teachers and welcomed new scholars. We charged each student with the task of earning the title scholar and each teacher will be talking about what that means in their classrooms this week. As students lined up to take the long anticipated journey down the hallways and to their new classrooms, we reviewed the proper procedures to ensure a safe and orderly trip.
As the students discovered their classrooms parents lingered in the hallways watching as their scholars (some for the very first time) greeted old friends and made new ones. Our new Pre-Kindergarten scholars, with the assistance of their parents and new teachers Mr. Scott and Mrs. Byrd, found their cubbies, put their items away, and were ready for a full day of fun and learning. Today's tears didn't come from the scholars, however, but from the parents who watched from the doorway after leaving the room.
Kindergarten scholars discovered all of the different centers in their wonderfully decorated room. Mrs. Bartley taught many "Get to Know You" songs that were enjoyed by her class. Mrs. Bailey welcomed her 1st and 2nd grade scholars to the wonders of the ocean. Her aquatic themed classroom sparked many questions and observations from her class. Mrs. Pizarro's 3rd and 4th grade scholars were very excited to see their "grown-up" classroom and immediately begged for the coveted lockers. Mrs. McField's 5th and 6th grade scholars spent time introducing themselves as many students in her class are new to Capitol City SDA School.
Mr. Corn's 7th and 8th grade scholars found themselves in a whole different part of the building from the rest of the school giving a whole new meaning to "Upper Classmen". Their homeroom will be located upstairs in the newly remodeled library complete with dry erase boards and projector. Our middle school scholars have talked about the important role they play in Capitol City SDA School and how they must embody the definition of the word "scholar" so that the younger ones will know what it expected of them when they finally graduate to be "Upper Classmen."
I am so excited to see what God has in store for us this coming year and invite you to join us in our Journey to Excellence as we Kindle the Flame to Light the Beacons for Tomorrow.
Principal Jennifer Bolejack