Saturday, March 21, 2015

Life After High School


End-of-Spring-Break Greetings to you!


That's the number of class periods left in the 14-15 school year, after accounting for our Final Exam schedule in June. Can you believe it? More important than that, what will you do with that time? Will you prove the time is valuable to you?

I would like to share with you something I read today that reminded me of our mission here at EHS, to "launch young people into successful adult lives of learning, service, and meaningful work". NBA great Steve Nash just announced his retirement from professional basketball, and published a letter to fans on The Players' Tribune. You don't have to read the entire letter to get what I wanted to share with you. Toward the end of his letter, Nash says:

This letter is for anyone who’s taken note of my career. At the heart of this letter, I’m speaking to kids everywhere who have no idea what the future holds or how to take charge of their place in it. When I think of my career, I can’t help but think of the kid with his ball, falling in love. That’s still what I identify with and did so throughout my entire story.

This idea, that young people deserve every opportunity to dream about their future, and work to make their future what they want it to be, is at the heart of our mission at EHS, and drives me personally every day. This is why the Eagle staff is here, because we believe you, our students, have a bright future after high school, and we want to play a part in making that future a reality. Like Nash says, you have no idea right now what your future holds, but dream big, work hard, and be kind to others. You can't go wrong that way.

355 -- The Home Stretch