It is so hard to believe that we are coming up on the end of the first semester and what a great one it has been! We have A LOT of new initiatives: new interactive boards; individual student iPads; Learning Platforms such as STAR 360, ALEKS, Waterford, and INSPECT; new math series; updated student management/communication program, Harmony 3; and implementation of our Daily Announcements. It took lots of extra time, effort, and patience in working out the bugs and hurdles with getting our technology programs running effectively. And did you know that our teachers have been attending almost weekly professional development sessions since the beginning of the school year that have to do with learning and teaching all of the above? Special thanks needs to go to our Design and Technology Director Jeff Botteron, assistant director Adriana Rojas (who really has been fundamental in getting us to where we are) and Stephanie Bullock who is there for teachers to help answer questions herself or find the answers. Integrating our new technology into our strong curriculum, we look forward to continuing to grow and achieve great things!