We have had a successful and enjoyable first two months of classes. We have our highest enrollment of students this year with 130!
Spreading the Word
In August Maria and Gilbert were able to travel to churches and other locations to speak about the work at Colegio Ganley. They spoke in Albuquerque, NM, Hutchinson, KS, Smithson, KS and Highlands Ranch, CO.
It’s Raining, It’s Pouring!
In September we had some excitement with unusual amounts of rain falling. For a city that receives very little rain, having so much water around can really disrupt the normal routines of life! We had to close down for two days because the roads to the school were flooded. Thankfully a team had recently reinforced our drainage systems, so none of our classrooms got flooded. The basement was flooded and we’re still working on cleanup.
Some of our fifth and sixth grade students have joined our sixth grade teacher in a running club. Maestra Marta coaches students after school in running as a part of the after-school program. Nine students participate. Students run in the neighborhood near the school for an hour after school. Students participate in races on Sundays and usually come in first or second in competitions against other schools. Running club will continue all school year.
Sixteen of our students played intramural flag football this fall and did an amazing job! We found out about the program only a week and a half before our first game. Students practiced after school with the P.E. teacher, Elijah, and Jeremiah coaching. The students played against other schools that had been practicing for two months.
Students played three games the first Saturday. They played for three more consecutive Saturdays. On the day of finals, our students played two games and the 3rd and 4th grades got third place, and the 5th and 6th grades got fourth place. Our students showed outstanding Christian character and sportsmanship.
Help From Teams
Praise God for the help of teams at our school. A team from New Jersey worked on reinforcing our drainage system in July. A team from Colorado helped build walls for our new playground in October.