This morning, Bosque School welcomed hundreds of grandparents to campus for a day of celebration, class visits, and music. The annual event is one of my favorites. It brings families to campus to showcase our students’ achievements and emphasizes the importance of making education a priority through many generations.
It was heartwarming to see the connection between our students and their elders as they escorted their grandparents to classes and shared their experiences at Bosque with them. Overheard conversations revealed that grandparents were getting the inside scoop about why their grandchildren favor certain subjects over others and what motivates them to do well. Grandparents shared stories of school in their day and marveled at the changes.
What remains constant throughout changes in pedagogy and technology, however, is the central place that education holds for our families and the conviction that education has the power to improve lives and broaden our view of the world and our place in it. The project-based, student-centered educational approach we take here at Bosque was on full display, and our grandparents engaged in sample activities in history, math, science, and other subjects.
While our guests moved through classes this morning, they were able to take a look at the robotics demonstration in the Schoolhouse building. Many of them also provided answers to questions one of our seniors posed to them, and, in so doing, helped her complete the research for her senior thesis project.
To memorialize the day, photographers were on hand to take pictures of our families before they headed out to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday together.
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting our guests, and in this season of gratitude, we thank them for coming and for lending their support to our efforts in providing an outstanding education to their grandchildren.