26 August 2008
First day back for teachers....
Today is the first day back from the summer from most of our teachers here are St. Catherine's. Beginning the day with an All Community Chapel Service with a wonderful homily given by our lower school chapel coordinator, Ms. Rives Priddy, the day continued with the introduction of new teachers and staff, and then into meetings for the rest of the day, and a "Portico Party" for faculty and staff and families in the evening. It was a great way to start the year off here at this great school, and it was great to see so many old friends (though I've only been here a year), and also to get to know some of the new wonderful people in this place.
Athletic practices continue, and the middle school sports began their preseason yesterday, and I snapped a couple of photos from the middle school field hockey team, practicing on the green just in front of historic Bacot Hall, one of the oldest buildings here on campus (and listed in the National Directory of Historic Places).
I also snapped a few photos from my spankin' new office up in Ellett Hall; a great office and a great view, I am grateful for the renovations that allowed for me to use this office in what used to be dorm rooms only a few short years ago.
Tomorrow, our meetings continue as we examine our Re-Accreditation process, as well as several other tasks to accomplish before we are ready for the students to arrive next week. These meetings are good, but many of us can't wait for the students to get here, after all, that is why we're here - for the students!
The Rev. Peter M. Carey