Greetings from Faribault!
The weather in May in Minnesota can be fickle; more than once during my years here it has even snowed. Today, however, is a beautiful day, and my walk to campus was quite pleasant. It’s still too quiet for my liking, and there are infinitely more dandelions than students on the Parade Field, but the ability to be outside, even if we still have stay at home orders, is quite an improvement. I hope you all have a chance to enjoy some time outside as the weather improves across the country.
Over the last several days, we have been lucky enough to enjoy several presentations from our BioScience and Engineering Centers of Excellence students. It has been a real treat to watch students share the work they have done over the course of the year on in-depth research. As you know, students at Shattuck-St. Mary’s all strive for excellence, and it is wonderful to continue to see the fruits of hard work, even when we are distance learning.
As we look to close our our penultimate week of the 2019-20 school year (and Teacher Appreciation Week), I want us to take some time and acknowledge the great work that is still a part of what our students do every day, no matter where they are in the world. And none of this would be possible without the wonderful, dedicated faculty we have at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School who work tirelessly to ensure our students continue to grow, learn, and improve.
I hope you all stay safe and healthy. And I hope you take a moment to thank a teacher or two who had an impact on your life.