School started this morning for Deep Creek Middle School seventh graders. 14 new students showed up in their starched uniforms, shy but ready for the changes of a new school. DCMS brings in grade sevens for a two week summer bridge program to help them get oriented to the school, teachers and their classmates. We spend time teaching them the core values, expectations for community behavior, how to do chores, basic organizational skills and how to participate in community meeting. Teachers also give introductions to their classes and the session culminates with their first field trip and swimming lesson at Wemyss Bight Beach. School for grade 8 and 9 starts on September 3rd. Deep Creek Middle School was opened by The Island School in 2001 as a way to give back educational opportunities to the local community. Check out our webpage at www.dcmsbahamas.org to learn more.