Site Meter Josh's Blog: Opening Day

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Opening Day

Thank you to everyone who came to opening day. I felt great energy and excitement from those of you who I had a chance to talk to during breakfast. I was also struck by the fact that each of the speakers struck similar themes. Marty, Tom, Lori and Jan each talked about the need to work together in our pursuit of excellence, and everyone brought their own perspective to it. It was also great that so many community members attended to show their support for our work. Thanks to Camille Figulizzi, Reginald Roberts and the WHS team for hosting us.

I don't know about anyone else, but I could listen to Neil DeGrasse Tyson all day. His ideas about the importance of scientific and mathematical literacy are important for all of us to consider - it's not just for the "science and math people." We all must be scientists and mathematicians. Unfortunately, some people left before we announced the raffle winners. Dr. Tyson ended up signing books and chatting with people for another 2 hours after his presentation. I hope we'll have opportunities to interact with him again as we go forward in becoming a district that embraces 21st Century learning.

I'm looking forward to a great year.

1 comment:

JC said...

What a great speaker. Thank you for bringing intelligent and charismatic people to us. Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was well worth the time. I look forward to continuing the conversation with my students at AITE.