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A Word from the Head of School

Good morning, parents! It is difficult to fathom that a mere 18 months ago, The Habersham School was little more than an idea. How gloriously God has provided. To sit inside our renovated Gould Cottage building now, to think about West Campus, to greet the new faces at the door each morning, and welcome new mom volunteers at our signing party today…it is with great perspective and eternal gratitude that I marvel at what God has accomplished in our midst. That we are now settling into routine of only our second year of school still astounds me.

Well, hopefully, we are all beginning to settle into routine. We are among staff and faculty as well. Part of that routine has included analyzing our communication means and methods. We have quickly discovered in our communication routine, that not only do we have much to communicate one particular week at the beginning of the year, but every week! You must be as tired from reading the long Posts as we are from writing them. So this week, you will notice a condensed version. We will post increasingly more information on the Website with links in the Post to important and new information. We also will begin researching how best to overhaul the Website and make it most beneficial for all of us. And the Post will now be published on Fridays to allow you time to prepare for the upcoming week.

Speaking of routines, this also is the time of every year when students realize the honeymoon of starting school has ended. Sometimes early grades can be discouraging as students learn how to study, what teacher expectations are, how to adapt to new routines, new classes, etc. Instead of setting unreasonably high expectations now, encourage your students to learn from classroom challenges. These circumstances offer important lessons in how to better prepare, how to manage time more wisely, and how to make wise choices. Learning how to recover from a lower grade than expected is a beautiful lesson in developing enduring tenacity. School is an endurance run, not a sprint.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. ~ Hebrews 12:1

Grace in Christ,

Angie


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