As we head into our final month of school, the campus is abuzz with activity. This is most prevalent in our Fine Arts department. The spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors, opens this week, our band and choir are preparing for final performances, and our senior visual artists are finalizing the details of their works for the Senior Retrospective Exhibit opening May 3, 2018.
With so much activity, energy and excitement, not to mention a senior class to graduate, it’s hard to imagine looking past the spring and summer to the 2018-19 school. As your Head of School, of course, that is my job, and I do so this year with enormous excitement and optimism.
As you may have seen in a recent letter sent to parents, we are thrilled to have recently hired a Director of Equity & Inclusion and an Upper School Director. The addition of these positions highlights our commitment to supporting our Alumni, to embracing Cultural Competence through formal and informal educational opportunities, and to developing our already extraordinary faculty. We have come a long way as a school over the last decade: growing the enrollment, diversifying our population and the curriculum, and clarifying our commitment to character education. But clearly some of our best opportunities lie ahead of us.
Our community has been further strengthened with the success of Achieving the Vision: The Campaign for Whitfield. As you will read in the article about the Steward Scholars Program, this Campaign has created life-changing opportunities for our students and new areas of pride for our school. This Campaign will wrap up in June, and we need your support to cross the finish line! Please contact Kelly Edwards, director of development, (314.415.1254) to make your gift today. Every gift counts; every gift makes a difference.
I hope to see you at one or more of the celebratory events during the month of May. I look forward to sharing the journey with you through these festivities and into a triumphant year ahead.
Head of School