Key's campus has a beautiful new addition courtesy of the Class of 2017. Our departing senior class chose to make their senior gift in the form of a rain garden, dedicated in memory of biology teacher Dr. Ellene Jones.
Congratulations to recent grad Cydney McGee '17 who was one of only 16 recipients of a scholarship awarded by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for outstanding academics and community service.
Wesley "Wes" Shiflett graduated a few weeks ago from The Key School and is ready to ride off into the sunset, just like that iconic scene from many movies. Only, it won't be the end of Shiflett – or the movies he's created or the ones down the road that will someday bear his imprint.
Key was well represented at this year's National History Bee, with four students in grades 6-8 qualifying to attend the National Championship in Atlanta, GA.
My summer correspondence and remarks at the Parents' Association meeting highlighted the importance of continually reflecting on our Mission.
The Key School is founded upon the conviction that children are innately curious about themselves and the world; they want to learn, they want to discover, and they want to create. Our mission is to nourish and guide this natural exuberance, energy, and delight in the search for meaning, so that each student embraces lifelong learning and develops into an informed, thoughtful, and constructive member of society.
During the first few weeks of School, I have been excited to see the numerous opportunities that the faculty have created to incorporate our Mission into their work with your children. Foreign language classes have translated Key's Mission from English into the language they are studying. In the First School, children are painting pictures using the words and phrases from the Mission Statement as inspiration. Faculty members are posting the Mission Statement in their classrooms. Conversations about its meaning are happening organically all around campus.