While summer vacation is a key time for teachers and students to recharge their batteries, many also chose to build their knowledge through various workshops and volunteer opportunities. language and cultural explorations. Mr. Day completed an online professional development seminar through Washington D.C.’s Folger Shakespeare Library, entitled “Teaching Shakespeare IS Teaching Race,” considering ways to teach some of Shakespeare’s most problematic and emotionally intense texts. Meanwhile Student Support teacher Ms. Gott facilitated a virtual cultural exchange program that took place in Paraguay and Washington D.C. through Learn Serve International. She helped students in DC connect with students in Paraguay and learn about social entrepreneurship and business ideas. Her students created business plans to change the world through Sustainable United Nations goals on issues related to the environment.