Our media department here at AAS captured the moment yesterday when we welcomed new staff the AAS campus for the first time. Mixed into this memory album is pictures of our greetings at the airport and the traditional bread and salt greeting on the front steps of the school. We finished with a dance around the tree and the energy level couldn’t have been more positive.
We’ve got a great new group of teachers joining us this year and many returning staff are now starting to arrive and begin preparing rooms and materials for the imminent arrival of students. It’s an inspiring time of year with new ideas surfacing and tremendous interest in the possibilities before us.
So, let’s begin the dance of celebration, preparing for a new year filled with learning and laughter. Now that we are nourished with bread and salt, and a bit of Russian tea, bring out the instruments and dance with joy in honor of a new beginning!