In the Fall of 2021, staff came together for a September Professional Development Day to narrow down our school focus, based in part on the results of our student survey from the previous spring. In that survey, many students had indicated that art was an area that they didn't feel comfortable in. As restrictions were beginning to lift from the pandemic, staff were also feeling the need to "re-connect" as a school community. Through lengthy discussion around those two themes, we created a new school focus of "Re-Connecting Through the Arts". With this new focus, we hope to emphasize the arts and student confidence in this area, while also using art as a vehicle for our school community to connect and re-connect with each other.