Phew. The books are checked in. The posters are off the walls. The students have all gone home. We are done.
This year went by incredibly fast. I was joking with some of my students about how September to April went by in a blur and May took three months.
69 students graduated this year, students that largely would have dropped out if not for the alternative school. I am proud of everyone at Willard for being part of that success, and I am especially proud of the students choosing to be successful even when many people in their lives, including other educators, told them they would never graduate.
Now, getting ready for next year.