The Fabric of Our School
We had two big events on Mustang Mountain this week— the 5th Grade Great Adventure and our Middle School Open House last night. Both events are so much fun because we get the chance to show off our school and give people a glimpse into what we do on a daily basis.
Each year when we sit down to work on the event schedules, it’s evident that no amount of planning will compare with hearing what parents, students, and alumni will say when they share their perspectives. Of course Chad and I will say positive things about our school, but when others say positive things, it means so much more.
During our 5th Grade Great Adventure on Wednesday, our guests heard from a middle school parent and a panel of STUCO juniors and seniors. Then at our Open House last night, we heard from three parents, Emma Dalby (our current STUCO president), and Lindsey Chaplin (a 2017 CAC graduate and current UCA student).
As each parent and student spoke, almost every single one of them mentioned a key strength of our school— relationships. Emma, Lindsey, and our STUCO panel mentioned relationships with teachers and other students, and parents mentioned relationships with teachers and with other parents.
The fabric of our school is the relationships we build. That’s why I love the first part of our mission statement because it calls us all to the point of what we’re about— partnering with parents to help educate students. And that means developing relationships. Relationships with parents and relationships with students. Those are the things that will last, and they’re the things people love the most about us.
We certainly don’t get everything right on Mustang Mountain, but based on what we heard this week, we’re getting the right stuff right.