By Remote Principal-ing – Day 26 , which was also Minecraft Wednesday, Pat enthusiastically shows off ideas for the redesigned Mount Vernon Christian school campus of the future that he built inside of Minecraft…complete with an Olympic-worthy stadium complex!
By Day 43 – “Major News” at the end of a long few months, students can relate to their principal’s enthusiasm for basketball and fishing as summer break is just around the bend.
No doubt Principal Russell made the most of northwest weather this summer outdoors with his family, but he was also working hard with fellow WFIS leaders to prepare for reopening schools in the fall.
Mount Vernon Christian School reopened fully with their traditional 8 period schedule from 8:25-3:15 for grades K-12 on September 1st, and preschool began the Wednesday after Labor Day (as usual). They did a few early dismissal (1/2 days) in October but for the most part the schedule of the day has been the same.
“How we move and maneuver around campus/recess/PE/music has completely changed. We have teachers moving between classrooms and have students staying put in the same seat for a few periods at a time. Prior to leaving a classroom for PE/Music, they clean the seats, desks, and common items (pencil sharpener).” – Pat Russell