|Another school year has begun, and the ESCAPE Club marches on into its 18th year. We’ve been meeting after school for a little over a month, getting to know each other, looking at a few maps, and outlining the rhythm of the year. Over 60 students have been attending the meetings regularly, which is a lot, but typical for September and October. We always expect it to thin out over time, and then shift and build again later.
We’ve lost several teachers and staff who were integral to our program to other pursuits and they will be missed. But a new regiment of teachers is now on staff at DeJean, and we’re hoping they’ll be excited to participate as well. Jason continues to teach math at DeJean, and John has a new title as an administrator in the district STEM office.
As has been our custom for several years now, our first trip is this weekend to Mt. Diablo. We’ll head up to the summit for a while, then drive back down to Rock City for some light hiking, and scrambling up the rocks and into the wind caves.