We speak often about the mission of St. Michael’s: a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. During this season of Advent, these mission attributes have been clearly in evidence. Our students have found time within their busy days to participate in community outreach – to support Advent-inspired efforts to help those in need. They have engaged in liturgies and prayerful moments that call us to Christ. They have worked diligently to prepare for end-of-semester exams, an important component of the college preparatory program. In facing the challenges of a very full slate of responsibilities, they have been tenacious, hard-working, and, yes, even courageous.
And now, we hope that all of our students can enjoy a bit of a lull in anticipation of the Savior’s birth. We hope that the Christmas break offers rest and relaxation, quality family time, and plenty of moments simply to be. May our students return refreshed and ready to make the most of their Winter Term endeavors.
To them and to all of our St. Michael’s community we send warm Christmas wishes. To our faculty and staff, who are remarkable in their talent and devotion to St. Michael’s, we offer thanks. To our parents, who do so much to fuel the St. Michael’s spirit, we say thank-you. To our Board of Trustees, whose generous volunteerism sets the course for a healthy future, we offer gratitude. To our alumni, whose love for their school shows up in ways big and small, we are grateful.
For all of our community, we pray for a Christmas filled with blessings of many sorts.
Merry Christmas to one and all!
Dawn Nichols, Ed.D.