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An Episcopal, co-educational 100% boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for grades 9 – 12

Joy McGrath ’92
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Joy McGrath ’92

Dear Families,

It is February but the season is turning to spring. This weekend, as we wrap up squash, swimming, and wrestling in post-season action, we will enjoy the culminating event of winter, the musical. This year’s production is “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and I hope many of you who are able will join us in person—curtain time is 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow! Ty and I are looking forward to hosting the traditional cast party in our home during the late hours of Saturday night to celebrate what I know will be a marvelous performance.

Next week, temperatures will be on the rise. I would say we are moving outdoors, but a lot of our students have been doing nontraditional activities outside all winter. (Like erging outside, which has truly become a winter mainstay by the gym.) Yesterday, as I went out the front drive, I noticed lines on the lacrosse practice field, though—so the shift to spring is happening. By the next time I write to you, I suspect our resident ospreys will have returned to their nest on the southern end of the pond, by the crew starting docks.

As we head toward the spring recess, I am trying to stop my thoughts turning so easily to the end of the year, but I also know how quickly it will be here. Your children have grown and learned so much, and it is such a privilege for us to see them joyful, challenged, and changing every day. I hope you enjoy seeing them during the recess and learning what they plan to accomplish in the last third of the year. Whatever their goals in this upcoming season of growth, I hope you and they know that we are all here in full support of them, and so proud of all they have accomplished this winter.

Thank you, as always.

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