My heart is happy.
The Grayson School begins its second year this week, which feels like a dream come true. We are only here due to the passion and sweat (and even tears) of a multitude of dedicated people, for whom I am incredibly grateful.
As the students arrived at school this morning, I was filled with emotion, hearing the laughter of school friends reconnecting after the summer break, seeing the anticipation and excitement of making new friends at a new school from others, and welcoming moms and dads filled with hope and love. Everything a first day of school should be about.
I was struck by what we have accomplished and where we are going:
- we have more than doubled our student body this year by welcoming 12 new students!
- we have also added 6 incredible staff and faculty members to the team;
- last year we wrote over 430,000 lines of code (take note: I am now setting a new challenge — that our students hit 1 million lines of code this year!);
- and we are now able to offer our students 7th and 8th grades, and are looking forward to adding PreK later this year as our next step towards providing research-based, innovative education for gifted children from PreK-12th grade.
I am so proud that together we continue to create a place where we nurture talent and allow high-ability learners to grow and be creative along with their peers, all day long.
Here’s to year 2!
Melissa Bilash, Founder