For so many reasons, the 2020-2021 school year was one to remember. My first year as Head of School at CCES, I relished every moment as I got to know this wonderful place: the learning we nurture, the traditions we honor, and the people—past, present, and future—who define us. But getting to know this place while also navigating the pandemic means I might have been witnessing a somewhat skewed version of our community.
One year later, having come through last year and having entered my second year as Head, I am encouraged that those things I saw last year were, in fact, completely representative of what really makes CCES so special: our community spirit, our shared efforts, and our will to overcome adversity.
In this report, we once again highlight the academics, arts, athletics, and extracurriculars of the past year. Unlike last year, however, I do not feel compelled to dwell too much on the challenges we faced; instead, I can simply focus on all the positive things that make us what and who we are.
Markers of “normal” have made their way back into our lives: fourth grade patrol during carline, service projects both on and off campus, parent volunteers in the bookstores, full stadiums and stands at athletic events, smiles at lunch in common spaces, corporate worship in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, and actual audiences during performances in Rooke Theater.
Once again, I hope you find this report to reflect an appreciation of our collective spirit and a preview of more good things to come, all made possible by our spirit of power, strength, and hope.
We can only be our best with your support, so as always, thanks to all of you for what you do for CCES.