We had a new student start last week. On his first day, he announced: “This is the best school I’ve ever been to! And you know, I’ve been to a lot of schools.” Comments like this make me feel so proud that we have created a school and community that students and families want to be a part of.
At the Barber National Institute we celebrate each of our children as we focus on their strengths and talents. It’s our motto that “If a child can’t learn in the way that we teach, we must teach in a way that the child can learn (Ignacio Estrada).” We are fortunate in America that we have myriad range of schools to choose from – public, private, charter, religiously affiliated, independent, and even home schooling. This week, we celebrate the opportunity for choice in education through National School Choice Week.
National School Choice week is a large annual celebration that includes over 16,000 events across all 50 states and around the world. Nearly 250 governors, mayors and county leaders have issued proclamations that recognize this week. At the Elizabeth Lee Black School, we are celebrating by writing about or drawing on “What I Like About My School,” a dance with school spirit scarves, and having pictures taken with the classroom teacher.
The students are showing pride in our school and celebrating the choices we offer. We’ll be sharing our events with the National School Choice Week website, taking part in a larger celebration across the nation! Will you be celebrating this week?