Classes started today, and there was a already crowd on the Bent Street sidewalk before our doors officially opened for morning handshakes and greetings at 8 a.m.
Beginning a new school year (our 9th) on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” inspires us to work even harder this year to ensure a future of equity and opportunity for all children through high-quality public education.
Welcome back, everyone. We have a lot of hard work ahead, but if we stay true to our C-C-S-C values, we will keep advancing ever closer toward Dr. King’s dream.
Welcome to the new CCSC blog! What better way to begin than with a post on the CCSC tradition of the Morning Handshake?
As a relatively young school (this is our eighth year in operation), we haven’t had long to burnish school traditions, but the Morning Handshake, a ritual that began on Day One, is already deeply rooted in CCSC culture. Each morning, every student shakes hands and exchanges a greeting with an administrator upon crossing the threshold. (For those of you who enjoy crunching numbers, that’s about 1,800 handshakes a week, or 64,000 handshakes a school year, not counting the Summer Academy, which is when new CCSC students first encounter the Morning Handshake routine.)