Highlands remained at the very top of my gratitude list last year. I am in awe of the way our Faculty, Staff, and Administration responded to unprecedented challenges amid constantly changing circumstances. I watched “Highlands strong” evolve from a slogan to a mindset. It was exhibited in countless ways, day in and day out, both on and off-campus. I remain both proud and thankful for the way the Highlands community responded (and continues to respond) throughout the pandemic.
This is not to say last year was not hard. Last year was HARD. Last year felt hard because it was hard. It was hard on parents, on students, and most especially on our teachers and administrators. Let us give ourselves a pat on the back for making it through to the other side. This year will not be without its challenges. While we still face uncertainty, I remain thankful to face these challenges and uncertainties within the Highlands community.
I look to this year with a hopeful heart. A heart that eagerly awaits seeing both new and familiar faces back on campus. A heart that is ready to foster the connections and help plan the events that were missed so deeply last year. I look forward to working with you to create a year that is overflowing with the things we missed the most- community, relationships, and togetherness.
As a Highlands parent, you are automatically part of the Highlands School Parents’ Auxiliary (known as the PA). Welcome and congrats! The PA’s purpose is to uphold the mission of Highlands School, to help support the school’s needs through fundraising and events, and to enhance communication between the school and its families. We need your help—your creativity, your ideas, your energy, and your voice! Please sign up for a committee or contact me to find your best fit. Please also mark your calendars for our three Annual PA Meetings. These will be held right after drop-off on September 27th
, January 24th,
and May 16th.
Thank you for making Highlands the special place that it is. I feel a tremendous excitement for this year and all the possibilities that lie ahead. I look forward to serving with you.