I must confess I am a bit of a closet Food Network fan, so another highlight for me was visiting some food trucks and enjoying some street eats. The "Go Fish" truck served a mean fried Haddock sandwich, and remains one of the best things I have ever eaten. As we drove on the crowded interstate on our way into town, we were passed by JESUS in a black Esclade (see picture below). Obviously a new and funny moment, who would have known.
With the return to school, there are real and obvious signs of "newness". Whether it is the unscuffed shoes purchased for the year, or the assortment of recently acquired school supplies, students are usually ready to go. I challenge you to put this same effort into the preparation for and openness to the opportunities that the year will present. Your work habits, attitude, and willingness to take risks will go a long way in determining how much you take away from grade 8 and the person you will become. I look forward to the year and learning along with you.
What were your experiences this summer? What did you learn from them? Why do you think it is important to continue learning?