Never, never, never believe any war <construction project> will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter.
– Sir Winston Churchill
Incredible progress was made on our new media center over the summer and going into hurricane season we are on schedule (and budget). This is an amazing feat anywhere these days and on an island famous for “island time” and its laid back atmosphere this success is a testament to our school engineer Rafael Piña. Of course there are an incredulous amount of people working on this project at all level who equally deserve our thanks – gracias.
Of course schools are not about buildings and never should be. This construction is well timed as it is accompanying our community’s better understanding of the role of technology in every aspect of education. There can be no question that the pedagogical face lift that is being constructed in classrooms, labs, moodle rooms, staff meetings and in the teachers’ lounge is the most important aspect and the central focus of the technology department – but we won’t object to a state of the art new facility to call home.