We really like Lucas! Its modern look is very adaptive to today’s culture. I also appreciate how the grades are separated; not only for safety but crowd control, ease of transition and space. We have a strong community of families who are involved and a staff who truly see our kids as self-starters and hold them accountable.
[NOTE: This article was originally published on the blog of the Durham Association of Educators. Click HERE to read it and view the photographs.]
Before I get into the specifics of the 30th public school that I’ve visited in Durham this year, I just want to go on record and say that our schools are so awesome. Each one of them is filled with loving, committed, and creative staff who go to the mat for their kids and each other. Each one bustles with young people working hard to learn more about themselves and the world. And each one has its own unique flavor and character. I’m enjoying every minute of this tour, and I consider it a great honor to get to write about these precious places of learning, loving, and growing.
I’m especially excited to share about Lucas Middle School because this place had me smiling from the moment I walked in the door to the moment my car pulled away.