Today the halls at Johnson High School were filled with the shouts, echoes, and excitement often heard from those who have not seen each other for some time.
Questions about summer fun, family news, and curiosity about new faces dominated conversations all throughout the day. It would have been easy to mistake these sounds for those of students returning from their summer hiatus, but today was the first day back for teachers!
It was refreshing to hear the joyful noise of summer's end and feel the surge of energy that accompanies the preparation for a new school year. This is not to say that the day was spent idly listening to and observing the commotion of the day. My day came with lots of introductions, questions, and errands as the dedicated educators at Johnson began the process of setting up classrooms with posters, technology, and colored bulletin boards in anticipation of the arrival of our students next Monday.
Thank you to everyone I met today for your welcoming words and your patience as I continue to learn about what it means to be a Jaguar!