As the first half of the school year comes to a close, I think back to how much we have accomplished in just a few short months: almost half of our high school students are enrolled and succeeding in college courses; our academic benchmarks continue to show progress in our middle and elementary grade levels; and we enjoyed many fun, community-involved, learning events such as career day and the science fair at the Palo Alto College.
And still in the midst of all this, our dedicated teachers, staff and students found time to give to others through events like building our community garden, hosting a food drive with the San Antonio food bank, providing more than 100 turkeys at thanksgiving and sponsoring more than 60 children through the Angel Tree program. We also felt the support of our community partners and board through a successful golf tournament fundraiser and countless volunteer hours with our school and mentoring our students.
I am thankful for everyone who, through your outpour of kindness, compassion and generosity, enabled these events to happen. Through our efforts, we are making a difference for others and in turn enriching our own lives. I believe this is the true meaning of the holiday season.
Alfredo Segura, Jr.
CEO & Superintendent
New Frontiers Charter School