Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending IDEA South Flores’ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We were welcomed by the scholars and teachers with a fun “SoFlo” cheer! It certainly set the tone for this great event. The speakers included IDEA South Flores 6th grade ambassador, IDEA Founder & CEO Tom Torkelson, Mayor Julian Castro, and IDEA SA regional director Rolando Pasado. David Robinson, who founded The Carver Academy which partnered with IDEA Public Schools, was unable to make it to the event but he made a special video just for us to watch. The children were all wide eyed during the ribbon cutting ceremony as they saw the large size of the scissors used for such an occasion!
It was great to see the school alive and in action, so to speak. The walls of the hallways were filled with beautiful bulletin boards. The children were all walking 5 and 1 through the halls, eager to get to their next class to learn. The grass is green, trees are planted, and the playground looks like a fun place to explore at recess. It is amazing what a little time and attention can do for a school and it’s students!
After the ceremony ended parents were welcomed with a reception complete with goodie bags full of IDEA Public School items and food…some shaped like an owl. I was most excited about my new IDEA parent t-shirt! The parents took a “Founding Family” picture before leaving for the day. Oh, we also got to take pictures with Hooty the Owl…which was one of the highlights of my children’s’ day! Go Owls!!
We are eager to see what all IDEA Public Schools has in store for San Antonio after already seeing the positive impact they’ve had on our family! Read more about the IDEA Public Schools expansion plan for San Antonio announced at the ribbon cutting HERE.