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Celebrating Founder’s Day

Let the festivities begin! Today is Founder’s Day, a celebration held each year in honor of Dr. Gertrude Barber’s birthday and to commemorate our enduring mission. When this day comes around, I always like to reflect on her accomplishments, which … Continue reading

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The 7th Annual Beast on the Bay

It is hard to believe that it has been six days since the Beast! Ryan and his friend Logan finished in about 2 hours and 45 minutes. I was watching for them as they ran up the hill to Waldameer…the … Continue reading

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Back to School

I thought that I would share with you today the letter I sent home with our students the first day of school. It summarizes many of my thoughts as I contemplate the new school year. As I think about our … Continue reading

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Starting the School Year Great

I recently heard a Back-to-School ad on the TV and immediately thought, “Can it be time for this already?” Ryan graduated seven years ago, but I can still recall how I felt as July turned into August and we began … Continue reading

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Celebrating the International Day of Friendship

Did you know that July 30th marked the International Day of Friendship? I started thinking about the rationale for why the United Nations established such a day, so I did some research. International Day of Friendship was proclaimed as a … Continue reading

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July 26th: A Celebration of Independence

This Friday, we will celebrate a second independence day in July, one less known than the 4th. On July 26th, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination … Continue reading

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National Make a Difference to Children Month

When I read that July is “National Make a Difference to Children Month,” I thought back to my childhood. Who did I look up to? Certainly, my parents, but who else? As a grade school student at Villa Maria the … Continue reading

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