Class of 2020 – Final Days
Friday, May 22, 2020 is the final day of classes in the high school career of, the SMSA Class of 2020! CONGRATULATIONS to our seniors who have led the school with confidence, conviction and character. We are proud of our seniors and are grateful for the many ways the Class of 2020 has chosen to share their many gifts and talents during their years on the Ledge.
The Class of 2020 are champions, scholars, servant leaders and most impressively to me, disciples. They have kept the faith, even when many would have lost it. Our seniors have been described to me often as resilient. It is an apt description for sure. To be resilient is “the ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions…able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.” Indeed, much has tested the Class of 2020. Even now, in the final quarter of their high school career, a new adversary COVID-19 has obstructed their pathway to the finish line. But what do I see from our seniors? I see them do what they have chosen to do (yes chosen) countless times as a class: Reach out, stay together and take care of one another! They don’t hesitate to bounce right back! It is not because the Class of 2020 are cockeyed optimists. Rather, they seem to have decided individually and collectively to accept reality as fundamentally good – even when it has brought heartbreak, grief, and deep, soul shaking pain.
The Class of 2020 has demonstrated the ability and desire to overcome adversity. They choose to overcome obstacles and challenges and to keep their heads up. Undoubtedly – just like they did with our younger Ledgers – this group will continue to show others how to do the same. This is the very reason why the SMSA teachers and staff have great faith in our seniors. As they prepare to march forward from the Ledge, their experience and attitude will serve them well.
I thank the Class of 2020 for leading so well this year; for accepting me so generously as their principal; for modeling the Ledger Way for our younger students; and for the impressive legacy of graceful resilience that inspires our community today and will continue to influence generations of Ledgers to come. You are unforgettable! May God continue to bless the St. Mary’s Springs Academy Class of 2020.
Cap & Gown Caravan
On May 26, 28 and 29, a “caravan” of administration, faculty and staff will be hitting the road to deliver graduation caps and gowns – as well as some special graduation surprises – to all 62 seniors! Delivery routes and days have been organized according to homeroom. Seniors and their parents have received the route schedule for the Caps and Gown Caravan. Please contact Mr. Krueger with any questions.
Process for the End of Year Supply Drop-off & Locker Clean-out
The link shared below is very important for all high school families and pertains to the schedule and appointments for Monday – Thursday, June 1 – 4. Please read the cover letter and all linked/attached pages carefully. End of Year Details & Schedule for June 1-4 / HS Supply Drop-Off & Locker Clean-Out
There are no classes or virtual learning obligations Monday, May 25 as we pause for the Memorial Day holiday. The final days of virtual learning for grades 9 – 11 will be Tuesday – Friday, May 26th – 29th.
Final Academic Obligations
All student work for Quarter 4 and Semester II are expected to be completed by Friday, May 29th. Recognizing the added challenges of the virtual learning term, all late work for Quarter 4 may be submitted to teachers for full credit until Friday, June 5th.