Greetings, Patriot Families,

If you’re willing, I ask that you journey with me all the way back to 2007. Among other notable things that year: George W. Bush was in the White House, Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl, the first iPhone was released (more on that in weeks to come), Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy, and somehow the cringeworthy Spiderman 3 was the top grossing movie in America. The Manley family lived in the thriving metropolis of Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, and The Habersham School was still five years away from existence. More to the point, the communication platform known as the weblog, or “blog” for short, was at its most popular.

Why do I mention all of this? Well, as I thought about ways to communicate more personally about our school year, I persuaded myself that a Christian Classical school like ours should use a more classical approach to communicate. Rather than train the whole community in Morse code or reading smoke signals, I opted for the antiquated, but charming, blog to serve the purpose. And as we turn the corner at the half-way point of our first trimester for the school year, it strikes me as a prime opportunity to update everyone on what life has been like at Habersham so far this school year, and maybe even offer some suggestions for making the most of our time partnering together to educate our students. 

Of course, you can read The Patriot Post to find out more about the hills getting set to come to life with The Sound of Music, our incredibly spirited Pink Night event, everyone’s day off on Monday (in honor of the fashionably underappreciated Christopher Columbus), or the continued success of our hearty band of Cross-Country runners. Not yet in The Patriot Post, I am happy to report that planning is well underway for this year’s illumination event. For those new to our school, illumination is our annual fundraising event, and this year it will take place on January 20th, 2022. More details forthcoming, so stay tuned!

In other news, some of you will know that two Habersham alumni have joined our staff in recent weeks. After graduating from Habersham, Francis Langley (class of 2016) earned a Liberal Arts degree from Wyoming Catholic College, and his strong passion for the mission of our school led him back here to teach history to our senior class. We also welcome back Ashlyn Burnsed (class of 2017), a recent graduate with a degree in business from Georgia Southern University, as she will play a pivotal role in many of our upcoming marketing initiatives, including establishing our Alumni base. The fact that two of our most accomplished Habersham graduates chose to work at our school speaks volumes to what the Lord is building in our school community. We are excited to have Francis and Ashlyn with us, and we hope that you’ll take time to reach out and welcome them!

As I conclude this initial blog for the 2021-22 school year, I’ll note that I have mentioned to a number of you that there has been a consistently encouraging energy throughout both of our campuses this school year. Oh sure, there’s always something that is not quite the way we want it to be, but all in all, I am truly grateful for our authentic and precocious students, as well as the dedicated and talented faculty and staff, who make Habersham the best educational investment in Savannah. As we continue to improve our school, we covet your prayers for the Lord’s blessing upon our work, and for his favor on the exciting opportunities that await our students in the coming months. Until next time, Go Patriots!

Soli Deo Gloria,

The Habersham School