April 26

We have reached the time of the year when it feels that everything has shifted into high gear. As we return from our Easter break, suddenly the end of the year is in plain view. There is so much left to do and so little time remaining. The temptation for some is simply to sit back and coast to the end. My encouragement to all of us, however, is a bit different. Let’s revisit the dependable baseball / softball analogy as a way to plan for a sweeping conclusion. For (read more)

April 5

Typically, when we talk about the value Stewardship, we focus on our responsibility to care for Mother Earth and her resources that we attempt to use wisely. The celebration of Earth Day later this month raises our understanding and appreciation for the environment and our natural resources that are necessary to sustain our planet. As we introduced this value in chapel this week, we considered not only the care of the earth resources but also the consideration of the care for each other. What better place to carry that out (read more)

December 16

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…so goes the popular Christmas carol. And it truly is! To have the gift of working with children five to fourteen years old as we lead up to the Christmas holiday is truly a blessing for us all. Yes, the noise level and excitement do increase in direct proportion to the decrease in focus within the classroom; however, it is difficult not to share in the joy and wonder of it all. Today, the Teachers’ Lounge was filled with many, many wrapped shoe (read more)