As we enter May, which is springtime, a time of new beginnings, a time of rebirth, it is time to say goodbye to another Senior class. Over the past nine graduations, I have had to say goodbye to our seniors, knowing that they were moving into the next level and phase of their walk towards adulthood. These moments were always difficult, watching students who I had grown with over four years and helped transform from skinny immature youths to mature young adults. This year will be particularly sentimental for me as I watch my own daughter become one of the treasured alumni of ACND. As difficult as it is, the change is necessary and positive as we send forth these students to live out the mission instilled in them at ACND.
The Awards Assembly and the two Graduation Ceremonies, Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement, will call attention to the achievements of our students, the caring and very successful guidance of their teachers, and the warm support of their families.
At this time I would like to thank each student, teacher, coach, staff and parents whose engagement in our school has made the year better for our whole community. Students involved in athletics, speech and debate, Knightingales, Troubadours and the many other activities and clubs we offer makes a better community and a more solid school.
The core group of the Parentsí Council deserves a special word of commendation. They have raised the bar in promoting hospitality, being a living embodiment of our mission here and offering dedicated service. Special thanks to Art and Catherine Salow, the co-presidents of the Parent Council for taking the job and ensuring throughout the year that the parent council not only lived up to their commitments but growing the council as well.
I ask that during the summer months we pray for our graduates, so that they may find their path.
Very Truly Yours,