The Beginning of The End

The year is wrapping up quickly! Students are making summer plans and simultaneously trying to survive end-of-the-year work loads and spend as much time as possible together, enjoying one another in the time we have left.

We’ve also been busy working in the garden, cleaning it up, spreading compost, and planting new blackberry bushes, strawberries, and flowers. We are also awaiting the arrival of two peach trees to add to our garden this year!

It’s funny looking at pictures of ourselves from the Fall and realizing how far we have come, individually and as a group. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll find some time to reflect on that growth together and celebrate!

And finally, we’re hosting an outdoor movie on Sunday night, with a small cookout starting at 6:30 and the movie starting at 8. Come join us, and BYOBlanket or chair! Hope to see you there!Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 11.50.05 AM

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The Stories That Shape Us, Part 3

Last night we were privileged to hear from Mrs. Regina Jones at the third and final installment of the Beaver Falls Lecture Series. Regina grew up here in Beaver Falls and enjoyed a wonderful and vibrant childhood here. She is married to our police chief and together they have raised their children here. Regina has been an English teacher at the middle school and high school and spoke of the teachers who have shaped and encouraged her in her life. Now, Regina works to inspire her students and encourages them to tell more positive stories about Beaver Falls. She deeply believes that Beaver Falls can become the thriving community she remembers from her childhood, but that revitalization begins with the stories we tell about our community.

Thank you to Regina  for sharing her stories with us, and for the reminder, “Once a Tiger, always a Tiger!”

Thanks to everyone who came out for the lecture series! We hope remembering and reflecting on these stories has filled you with pride for the past and hope for the future of Beaver Falls!