First Day Awesomeness

Author: Matthew Rush  • 

Opening Day is exciting for everyone.  Veteran teachers, first time students, parents and siblings are always charged to come back to school.  Even though those first days back can be a hard adjustment from the sleep-in-past-noon ritual of summer, everyone is excited to see friends, their new teachers, and wear some new shoes!

It’s no different for me as a Head of School – especially on my first day as one.  That said, it was a wonderful start to the 2014-15 school year.  Not only was the above true, but we had almost a half dozen alumni back on campus as well – a true testament to what kind of environment Allen Academy provides.

As we opened today, I shared with the student body some interesting facts:

*  We opened with 295 students;
*  Our youngest student will turn 3 next week;
* Our oldest student will turn 19 next month;
*  Our student body boasts 23 different nationalities;
*  One Preschool student’s great-grandfather is Allen Military Academy class of 1958.

Pretty awesome all the way around…

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