With this, my 39th blog, we have reached the end of our 2016-2017 school year for all of our students. Exams conclude tomorrow and the young ladies in grades 7-11 are heading off for the summer, some to be part of summer studies programs, some to relax with family and friends, some to vacation at different and exciting locals and all, ( I hope) to complete their summer reading and any other summer assignments given by our dedicated teachers here at Saint Dominic Academy.
For these young women, whether it was their first year as members of the SDA family or they are “seasoned pros” here at the school, the months of June, July and August are a time not just to relax and regroup, but to take the time to explore new opportunities, ideas and adventures that cannot often be fit in during the course of the school year. The summer is a time for our young ladies to grow as people, to expand their horizons, to expand their friendships and even to expand their education through their summer activities. I have said more than once this year that all learning does not take place in the classroom and when the days are long and the sun is warm, there is even more of an opportunity for each of our girls to learn more about themselves, about each other, and about the people they want to be next school year as they return to Saint Dominic Academy.
It will seem quiet here without them; the halls ghostly silent, the cafeteria closed, the curtains drawn in the Media Center. As I sit in my office (and I will take some time away as well to rest and regroup!) I will at times let my mind wander and wonder at what all of our young ladies are doing over the summer. And so, I invite each of you, to reach out to me and email me all about your adventures. Send me some photos, give me a brief description of where you are, what you are doing, and most importantly, what you are learning during the summer! I’d love to feature some of your summer vacation adventures as part of my blog this year!
I will miss you very much during the summer months and I will look forward to September when I see you return to the building, relaxed, refreshed, a bit older and a bit wiser. Enjoy your well deserved rest and remember, when it’s time to find home, we know the way! Come home safe and smiling to 2572 in September! Happy summer ladies!