Message from the Principal
Heading Down the Home Stretch
Now I’m not much of a horse racing fan. I can tell you that this year’s winner of the Kentucky Derby was Always Dreaming, but only because it was run just a couple of weekends ago (and I looked it up). But even with my limited knowledge, I know how hard those horses work down the home stretch. With jockey pushing them to their limit, they give all they have, striding for the finish line and that hope for victory.
As we move into the latter half of May and our “home stretch” of the 2016-2017 school year, we find ourselves reminding our students of the need to stride hard all the way to that finish line, in our case, June 16th. Spring fever hits one and all. Outdoor activities beckon students (and teachers) and threaten to hamper their school work. It would be a whole lot easier just to give in and kind of coast at the end.
As Jesus came to the end of his earthly life, He certainly had to stride out. The job His Father in Heaven had given Him to do did not allow Him an easy finish. His arrest, trial, crucifixion and all the suffering and pain that accompanied these put Him to the ultimate test. We all know the results. He finished that “race” for us and won our salvation. His home stretch brought us Home!
So, as we head down our school year’s home stretch, remind your children of the need to continue their hard work right up to the end. The going can get tough in these final weeks and your proper attitude and support will really help to put a great ending on a great school year!