Helping Our Children Discover Their Gifts
At St. Michael's, developing values is an integral part of our mission.
This past week, our Lower School students and faculty assembled in the church for the new school year opening liturgy and blessing. The theme of the sermon was "Discovering Our Gifts." Rev. Godsey shared with our School community that the most important gifts we have are not "objects." Rather, they are the gifts of faith, love, peace and friendship. She reminded our students that they come to school to discover the unique talents and gifts that God has given each and every one of them and challenged them to use their individual gifts to be "the best they can be." From our fifth graders serving as Chapel Dragons and pals for our kindergarteners, to our middle schoolers sharing their musical talents at Chapel and their hearts via community service, these are just a few of the many ways that our students share their talents and gifts with others.
When your children come to St. Michael's, they enter a warm, welcoming and inclusive learning community that is small enough to foster a real sense of belonging and where they can safely take risks in learning and self-discovery. Yet, St. Michael's is also wonderfully large enough to offer them an engaging array of academic challenges and social development experiences. Our goal is and always has been to nurture the whole child, and to guide each of our students to discover and share their own unique gifts.
Having your children with us this school year is OUR greatest gift. Thank you for sharing them with us every day.