What do you get when you blend personal determination, a servant heart, a love of learning, environmental awareness and a belief that we are all related? You get the portrait of an All Saints graduate: a young adult with a boundless desire to learn, and the determination to make a difference.
Our Eighth Graders have demonstrated again and again that the mission of our school – combining academic excellence and social responsibility – yields young adults who are ready to build a better future for all. When asked to write about the most important lesson learned at All Saints, perhaps these students said it best: “The greatest lesson I learned at All Saints is to always be honest with yourself and to know that you can achieve anything as long as you put your mind to it. All Saints has taught me to enjoy my days at school by giving me a sincere love of learning.” Another student wrote, “I learned that giving 99% is not enough – always give 100%.”
Our Middle School students have truly given 100% of themselves this year. Three students earned honors on the National Latin Exam, more than 25% qualified for the Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth program, and one earned a prestigious Prudential Corporation for community service. Eighth Graders were accepted into many of the area’s most elite high schools, including Convent of the Sacred Heart, Nightingale-Bamford, and the Calhoun School, to name a few. We also launched our first Eighth Grade student exchange with Ecuador, hosting five students for 10 days, and then traveling to Quito to live with host families, attend school, and enjoy the natural beauty.
We hope to see all of our families on Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 pm in the church, for our first-ever Eighth Grade graduation. Chances are your children have developed relationships with our graduating students through various inter-grade activities, including the Eighth Grade apprenticeship program, Reading Buddies, Parents Night Out, Vacation Care Camps,LivingHistoryMuseum, and Farm Day, among others. The graduating students will surely appreciate having their schoolmates there to cheer them on! The Graduation is scheduled to take about an hour, with a reception immediately following for all guests.
Please join us!
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