“When a man is willing and eager, the gods join in.” Aeschylus
As I wrap up the year,and grade ridiculous amounts of your work, I wanted to extend to you my sincere thanks. This has been a supremely enjoyable year for me. I was talking to Ms. Cie, a Mill Pond teacher many of you had, early in the year and was sharing with her how terrific my year was going. Ms. Cie said, “Yes. The thing about the group that is now in 8th grade is that they not only understand how to learn, they are EXCITED to learn.”
This is precisely how I feel about you all. Some of you have challenges, or have decided that you are not yet ready to put in the work – as I shared with you I was a Junior in high school before I decided school was worth the effort. That said, so many of you committed to taking the journey this year and I thank you and applaud you for your efforts. Your reasoning and inquisitiveness was, in general, outstanding.
Please enjoy your summer, watch world cup, make good life choices, and commit to learn and grow. Be curious, and for goodness sake, read a newspaper or at least Google News. Please come visit my far corner of the Green wing next year when you are kicking about. I wish you well and will see you in the hallways when you are all High Schoolers.
- Mr. Price