Coming from a very successful and fulfilling Year 1 of the Southridge Teachers Reaching Out (STRO) Program in 2017, the STRO Year 2 is now in the thick of preparations in its year-long collaboration with the Principals of the new batch of public elementary schools as partner-schools for 2018! In coordination with the Department of Education Muntinlupa City Division Office, eight schools were chosen to be this year’s partners namely Bagong Silang Elementary School, Buli Elementary School, Cupang Elementary School Annex and Cupang Elementary School Main, F. De Mesa Elementary School, Itaas Elementary School, Poblacion Elementary School and Victoria Homes Elementary School. Launched on 5 October 2017 during the school’s celebration of World Teacher’s Day, the STRO Teams from both groups, Southridge School and the 8 schools, met again last Wednesday, 24 January 2018, to finalize the plans for the year. The program includes teacher training, augmentation of school materials and other needs. The program culminates in the Balik-Eskwela program of the Department of Education during the summer just before classes open next school year.