Friday Letter

January 17, 2020

Dear Parents: 

I hope your children were happy to have a snow day.  January and February can be long months, so I do not begrudge the occasional break--so long we can get into a rhythm in course work.  

On Wednesday, we held our school Spelling Bee in the gym with the entire school in the bleachers as an audience.  Congratulations to champion Eliza Brockhoff and runner-up Eni Wintoki for their spelling prowess!  Eliza will be headed to the Douglas County Spelling Bee in the near future.

At this week's chapel, Father Rob spoke about support for refugees in the world and the long tradition of support for refugees by Episcopal ministries.

The Diversity Club held a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on Thursday.  Advising groups met in the gym where they identified and wrote down personal concerns about justice in the world.  One at a time, groups walked down a darkened hallway where appointed students presented information about civil rights struggles in the United States, and then students attached their justice issues to a depiction of the Edmund Pettus bridge (site of the rights march in Selma in 1965).  Then the students continued through a lighted hallway to hear about stories of triumph in civil rights, and they concluded the morning meeting by talking about this experience.  Many thanks to the Diversity Club for an imaginative and impactful celebration of Dr. King's Day.

I am writing this email without the benefit of Betsy's proofreading.  Despite the fact that I was formerly an English teacher, Betsy generally catches at least one technical error in my hasty writing!  So if you find a mistake in this letter, consider it a greatful shout-out to her good work!

Good luck to our basketball teams against Veritas tonight--and our debate squad as they compete at State!

 

Have a good weekend,

Dr. Schawang