Looking back at the 2022-2023 school year
Fall 2023 at GRPS saw our students, staff, and families starting another school year to an exciting start. While many of the changes we saw in the past school year have been difficult, we also saw unparalleled displays of innovation, resilience, selflessness, and perseverance, unlike anything our community has seen before. For this, the GRPS FACE team feels grateful!
The events of this year have taught us many lessons — perhaps the most significant one being that our students have remarkable resilience and aptitude for new ways of learning. We underestimated students’ desire and capacity to be self-organized, self-motivated and independent, and although we suspected this in many of them, the pandemic has forced us to move away from traditional structures and given students a chance to prove themselves extremely capable in charting their own paths.
The unplanned and unchartered territory of enforced remote learning has given students the unexpected opportunity to develop a new toolkit of skills and strengths that they wouldn’t have otherwise gained in a regular school setting. And these COVID acquired skills will serve them well into the future.”
The pandemic experience can act as a catalyst to improve education for all children. Photo credit: Shutterstock
This month’s edition of Power Parent Magazine will highlight some of our favorite articles from the fall 2022 semester, including:
- August 2022 – Starting School Safely
- September 2022 – Attendance Matters
- October 2022 – Strategic Planning with Dr. Roby
- October 2022 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- November 2022 – Gratitude
- December 2022 – Mindfulness
– Jamie & Katie
Your GRPS FACE team, shown above with Sybil Johnson, our 2023 PAL of the Year from Coit Creative Arts Academy