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End of Year Reflections: What My Students Learned (And What They Taught Me!)

While most schools in the state have already concluded their school years, we’re still winding down.  We are closed for 4th of July weekend, but we’ll return for one final week on July 10th and 11th before our summer break officially begins. The end of the school year is always bittersweet.  I’m relieved to have …

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Construction Update: More Electric, Site Work, and Stucco

They finished the “rough-in” for the electric.  The electrical inspector told us that we need to put poles outside to protect the electrical meter.  I had a little laugh at the signs the electrician left saying “Dear Mr. Electrical Inspector…” My uncle, Robert Schmidt, brought me a new-to-me lawn tractor that makes mowing SO much …

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Construction Update: HVAC, Electricity, and Windows!

Construction is moving along quite nicely.  It’s exciting to visit the school each day — sometimes twice a day — to see what’s happening!  We’re on track to finish within our projected timeline with enough time to move in, set up, and resume classes in September!  The HVAC is moving along nicely.  It’s the biggest …

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Building HEROES in a Socially Isolated World – Part II

It’s been four weeks since I closed on the property.  It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a month.  I’ve been socially isolating for about two weeks.  This isn’t how I imagined building my dream, but nonetheless, I keep moving forward.   My week is interrupted with a raging tooth ache.  I spend most …

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