We’ll never forget the day when Mr. Shrum bounced into our midst, more excited than usual, and said: “A letter is being mailed this week announcing that the high school is going forward.” He wanted us to be the first to know about our future at our school, our home of learning. We all responded with cheers of joy.
It was like a dream come true. The whole room was filled with happiness. We’d been hoping and praying for this to happen, and all our efforts, our letters, our pleas were finally answered. We were going to have a high school.
We all knew it was happening, somewhere in the back of our minds, but the announcement was the final brick in the wall. Now our curriculum can burgeon out from being just for elementary-age kids to include a whole new world. We were told that we would probably be located at a beautiful site, in addition to continuing to use the wonderful facilities of Simon’s Rock. Now we have to decide: do we escape to new adventures abroad, or do we stay with true and well-loved friends and explore the temptations of continuing with this fabulous curriculum? Can any of us afford to abandon the rest of the Waldorf high school curriculum? No, we don’t dare miss any part of it. Our future is now secure, and we can fully immerse ourselves in learning and having fun too. We are so lucky to be able to continue our education in this way.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, we give thanks for our continuing high school. We can’t be grateful enough for this opportunity. To be able to continue with our great teachers and subjects in a place that is like a home. Who could ask for more?