These are the moments when it's clear that when students are engaged, schools run better.
The Post Oak High School, opening in fall of 2012, will be directly created by current Post Oak School students. The faculty and administration are working to build up the school, but the ongoing work will depend on the contributions of students!
At this month's High School Advisory Panel (HSAP) meeting , ten Middle School and Upper Elementary students told High School Director, James Moudry, just what they thought about the new division for Post Oak. Their contributions continue to cover everything from how hard will it be to get into the program (ISEE or OLSAT or both) to whether there would be uniforms or just the familiar Post Oak dress code.
What about computers:
"There should be tablets or netbooks." "You'll want to give the students cases for the computers, too."
On the way out the door at the end of the meeting, one Upper Elementary student drops one last morsel:
"We should have a lacrosse team. I have two friends who play lacrosse and they really like it."
In case you haven't heard, the sports offerings will continue to grow as students move into the high school level.