June 1, 2017
This year’s 8th grade commencement exercises, which take place on June 16th, mark the 60th such time St. Mary’s School has bestowed diplomas to our graduates. Our school community is rich in tradition and our graduation mass and ceremony is my favorite. It begins, as we begin all things here at St. Mary’s, with prayer, in the form of a liturgy. And it recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of our graduates. It is a most fitting way to conclude our student’s years here and I welcome you to attend.
There is many events taking place in our final weeks. Keep a watchful eye on the website. The calendar of events is updated frequently and your child’s teacher will also provide updates on his or her class webpage.
I would like to take a moment to thank the many volunteers who gave their time and talent freely to our community this past year. The list of volunteers is much too long to list. But please know that I personally appreciate your effort, without which St. Mary’s would suffer.
Finally, I would like to thank several members of our community who will not be returning to St. Mary’s next year. Mrs. Nevins and Mrs. Wilcox have both decided to step away from the full time workforce and begin enjoying semi-retirement. I am envious of them both and wish them well in whatever ventures await them. Mrs. Hyde has accepted a position as the Youth Programs Director for the Episcopal Diocese. It’s an opportunity too good to pass up and I am happy for the opportunity she has been given. It’s been a pleasure working alongside her and I will miss her wit and caring disposition.
As I write this, there are only 15 more days of school left. The lazy days of summer are right around the corner. May you all have a safe and enjoyable summer together with your children and may God’s choicest blessings be yours.
With best wishes,