Now that all the planning and preparation of the summer has given way to the happy chaos of the start of school, we are ready for the opportunities the year ahead will bring. We have a new head of school, a new chapel and a renewed perspective on inclusion, equity and the value of expectations to encourage every student’s growth and success. We are ready.
Ready to watch our kindergarten class thrive and gain confidence each day and our 8th graders become school leaders as they prepare for graduation and high school. Ready to continue our commitment to innovation in teaching and learning, encourage student voice and choice, and stay focused on our Mission as it serves as foundation and guide. As Head of School Joe Sciuto shared in a recent letter to the community, “We often think about celebrations at the end of school years, but we have so much to celebrate right now at MJS.”
We look forward to KPals, School Families, the Harvest Festival, high school applications, field trips, art projects, stage plays, coding, musical concerts, experiments and competitions. We relish the enthusiastic rumble of footsteps on the stairways, laughter over lunch, collaborative dialogue, voices raised in song and first attempts at making music with brass or string. Once again hands are raised in blessing and hearts joined in prayer. The thump of bouncing balls is punctuated with cheers on the basketball court or in the gym. In the midst of it all we are helping others, strengthening friendships, taking risks, thinking creatively, and embracing the opportunity in every experience. All this becomes the rhythm of our days.
And so, we dive in with confidence and courage toward what might be the best year ever.