Fifteen months from now is the end of a beginning. I've watched almost 2,000 students graduate in my 24 years of this profession. But next year is the year I'll watch my oldest daughter take those steps across the stage.
Quick: what do Steph Curry, Jordan Spieth, Chipper Jones, and Russell Wilson have in common? Add to that Lisa Fernandez, Kerri Walsh, and Mia Hamm?
On Wednesday, Jan. 24th, 2018, Dr. Rush delivered the State of the School Address, which you can still view the Livestream recording here: https://vimeo.com/252889135. In the event that there are specific sections you would like to review, there are linked bookmarks to section changes within the Vimeo video description.
This past weekend, I attended a music recital where the participants ranged in age from 5-18 and played either piano, recorder, or flute. The music was beautiful and themed to set the mood for the holidays. The students were well prepared and poised. The stage was set and the post-concert table was perfectly aligned and displayed a wide variety of cookies and delectables. Most perfect were the words from one of the instructors that struck a chord with me. “Performing is nerve-racking; it’s supposed to be,” he said. “But it’s not about being perfect… no musician or performance is. It’s really about how you respond when you mess up.”