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Family Orientation

By August 11, 2015Blog

On August 7th, over a hundred people gathered in the gym for our family orientation – new and returning students, parents, grandparents, siblings and staff. In a very short time – four hours – a community formed.

Our new community holds onto strengths from our past:
• A vision of excellence in educational opportunity for all
• An academic approach that reflects our core values of care, inclusivity, community, service, justice and zeal
• A pedagogy that centers on the belief that all children have incredible potential
• A commitment to academic rigor

While we find strength from our past, we look to an exciting future as we create something new:
• La Salle Middle School, a charter school that provides us the opportunity to impact more students
• The EnCompass program, a values-based program that includes a host of wrap-around support services, including a Graduate Support Program, co-curricular activities, and student and family support services.

As we open our doors for the first day of school, I think about Aaron, a new 5th grader at La Salle Middle School. Aaron told me that he is “just a little nervous but mostly excited” about starting a new school. We share Aaron’s excitement, and are grateful for our community of friends who continue to propel us into the future with faith, hope and love.

Melissa Brickey
Executive Director