Such precious years... years that can never be recaptured or repeated... years that set the course for our children's lives. The experience of school will decide so much.
We listened to the students, talking about the new worlds opening to them, the accomplishments they value, the friends they're making and, maybe most important of all, their joy of learning-in classes, in sports, in drama, in music and so much more.
We listened to teachers talking about their special satisfactions. And we listened to parents, awed at how their children's lives are developing, at the self-confidence and unsuspected leadership qualities their kids are discovering, at the futures their children are building now.