At 8 am tomorrow morning, I will address my campus's student body and launch the 2008-2009 school year.
One of the reasons I love working in education is the cycle of each year's beginning, ending, and new beginning. Each year has a personality and feel all its own. Each group of students has a chemistry all its own. And, each year brings joys and sorrows, triumphs and challenges no one could have foreseen.
My prayers for this school year are:
*That our campus will be safe.
*That our students will truly experience what I will be promising them tomorrow morning: A Fresh Start.
*That our students will learn and enjoy success.
*That every adult who works with our students will do so with a loving spirit, even when they don't feel like it.
*That our focus will remain on students first.
I love the phrase "Times of Refreshing" from Acts 3:19. May tomorrow morning be a refreshing start to a successful year.