This is an exciting summer for students at PRIDE Prep. As the classes of 2021 and 2022, they will be pioneers for establishing the culture of our school - a place where students imagine, create, and innovate.
At our recent student celebration, we were excited to see all our incoming students and to have the chance to share with them our vision for the fall. We highly anticipate watching our students grow over the next year, both academically and as young adults learning skills and developing strong habits that will propel them on to healthy and successful futures.
Through this event we wanted to model some of the core cultural elements of our school:
1) We love to have fun through building. We think school should be exciting every day for all kids, and that it should allow them to . At the start of our celebration we had students construct towers out of marshmallows, tape and spaghetti noodles - with few resources to work with, we were amazed by the creativity exhibited and the willingness of students to keep trying even when their ideas didn't turn out so well. At PRIDE, students will build and create every day - and we cannot wait for their projects and ideas to fill our walls!
2) We believe in deep inquiry and in embracing our identity as master learners. We handed out to every student a summer reading packet. This isn't homework; rather, it's a chance for us to engage in learning together before school starts. This packet is something everyone at our school - staff included - will read and engage in come fall. We can't wait to hear what you think! Click here for a copy of the summer reading packet.
We look forward to spending more time with you this summer! See below for some more information that was handed out at the student celebration.