We just kicked off our 10th year of school! The first day always makes me feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I can't help but think what a small mustard seed it was 10 years ago. I am humbled that it exists and is a light here. I did not get ANY pictures. I knew full well that I would not. I'm Mrs. Campbell, shepherdess to new third graders. To greet parents, welcome my new students, march them around on our "First Day Thankful Walk" means no photo-taking for me. But I am deeply grateful to the two friends whose pictures I have "stolen" without even asking....Thanks, T. Thanks, LB. You are both wonderful photographers, and I am thankful you took pictures!
Here's me with A. I snagged the hand of the little girl whose mom is one of my dearest friends, who has been a friend to my Sweet Cheeks as long as she's been alive, who I remember holding as a newborn. She's in my third grade class now!
Here's CC, welcoming the families back to Oasis.
Here's two boys we are very proud of. Each year two are chosen to carry the Turkish flag and the Oasis flag. These boys make us proud, as do many in this year's senior class. They led the walk around the campus this year.
And here the students are following, until the smallest Pre K student makes it back around to the campus.