Welcome 2019: New Year = New opportunities

Posted by Jonathon Wetherington on 1/1/2019 5:00:00 PM

As we say good-bye to 2018 and welcome 2019, all of us will choose how we will use this year.  Some people will live their days like nothing has happened, like the beginning of a new year is nothing special.  Some will make resolutions and struggle to keep them. Others will find areas of passion and create memories, opportunities, and experiences for themselves and others.  This is the opportunity of the new year.....an opportunity for us all. 

In this new year, the opportunities for us at Paul Duke STEM may never be greater. There will never be another year like 2019 for us.  Opening a new school is a wonderful and challenging experience. Expectations are high, and the school community must come together quickly to serve its students.  Not every school has a successful opening, and even fewer schools have the remarkable opening that Paul Duke STEM did this Fall.  Our school has quickly gone from a dream to a successful reality in a matter of months.  Yet, while 2018 brought our school to life, 2019 offers so much more than a starting point. 

As we look to 2019, I am excited about our school and opportunities for students that we are building.  For us at Paul Duke STEM, 2019 will be a year of building and creation for students and faculty alike.  It will be a vector type of year for us. A year that determines our trajectory and impact for years to come.  For you see, a vector is defined as a quantity having direction as well as magnitude, especially as determining the position of one point in space relative to another.  As principal, I am excited to see the direction and magntude that we will have on students in 2019.  I encourage everyone with connections to our school to follow this blog that I will be updating regularly. 2019 is going to be a big year because we are building something big! #whatwillyoubuild?