(Feb. 13) -- Three staff members from the Austin-based Texas Charter School Association visited the Gateway College Prep School campus, which is undergoing Phase 3 construction at the Georgetown location. Visitors included Chris Bash, Director of Marketing; Christine Nishimura, Deputy General Counsel and Erika Rocha, Central Texas Outreach and Field Manager.
(Dec. 17) -- Orenda Education personnel shared their annual Christmas dinner. Special thanks to Pfluger Architects for donating a turkey for the event held in the district office in Georgetown.
(Nov. 6) -- Alan Santucci, Head of School at Gateway College Prep, presented an overview of the past year's accountability studies and subsequent curriculum plans for the K-12 charter school during a Board of Trustees meeting in Georgetown.
(Oct. 11-13) -- Several Orenda Education staff and school officials attended the annual Texas Charter School Association in Grapevine, Texas. They included (from left) Shelley Williams, New Horizons School Principal; Carla Silber, Orenda Chief Operating Officer; Laurie Mattson, Head of Secondary at Gateway College Prep; Jolene Bruce, Principal of Gateway Tech High School; Mercathea Hughes, Orenda Special Education Director; and Margina Escobar, Orenda Director of Financial Services.
(Sept. 18) --The Belton Chamber of Commerce "Ambassadors" held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Nolan Creek School, Orenda's new K-5 charter school in Belton, Texas. Ken Wiseman, the school principal, welcomed the visitors and guided them on a tour of the school which supports the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the arts and Math) curriculum.