They’re excited and a little nervous, eager to meet new people and try new things, and grateful to be returning to the familiar rhythms of school.
It’s a new school year in Canyons District filled with familiar hopes for students and teachers — and there’s something comforting about that. Something comforting about knowing that, amid all the noise dominating the airwaves, social media, and our head space, buses are rolling and school bells are ringing — that schools remain a unifying force in the community and a safe haven for learning.
With headlines focusing so much on what tears us apart, we’re kicking off the school year with an exploration of what brings us together. We recently interviewed a handful of students and first-year teachers. We asked how they were feeling about the school year, and about their fears, hopes and aspirations. And guess what? We discovered that there is far more that unites than divides us.