June 2020 Newsletter

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Last week, I attended a virtual funeral for the mother of one of our 8th graders. It was surreal, heartbreaking, and uplifting all at once. Everyone was masked, including babies. Family and friends maintained social distance as they paid respects at the casket. Our student and his father gave moving tributes and a family friend belted a spiritual from a place so deep in her soul, I cried into my laptop. It was one of those times when you cannot name the emotion. I felt similarly when I finally finished Crime and Punishment.

If we pay attention, there are words and phrases that come up repeatedly in our experience, often with different meanings. Recently, I have been pondering the word "closure." Closure of schools, closure of stores, closure of restaurants, closure of parks, closure of churches, closure of most things we identify with normalcy. Then there is the lack of closure many are feeling right now. Maybe you couldn't say goodbye to your students, or your favorite teachers, or your co-worker who was laid off and just didn't show up one day. Maybe you lost a loved one without being able to say goodbye. Maybe, like our student, you had to say goodbye long before you were ready.

I don't know if we ever feel closure when someone close to us dies or a part of us dies: a friendship, a romantic relationship, a job, a school year. For our seniors, my hope is that they find some closure to this chapter of their lives, and enter the next chapter with a newfound perspective and resilience. To the class of 2020, thank you for being who you are, and thank you in advance for who you will become.

Where is the Class of 2020 headed next year?

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Click below to meet our new Eagle Scholars!

TONIGHT!!! Eagle Scholars Program Orientation (for new admits and current 8th graders)

Monday, June 1st, 5-6:30pm

This is an online event.

Link to join the orientation: https://meet.google.com/csi-ihcx-aur


  • Program Overview, Philosophy, and Expectations
  • Intros
  • Meet The Teachers
  • Summer Expectations
  • Q & A

Bring your own snack!


  1. Schedule a video or phone chat with Mr. Hughes to discuss college stuff here. Parents are welcome to join!

  2. Search colleges that have moved back their deposit date to June 1st.

  3. Check your email for important information from Ms. Hann and Ms. Williams.

Seniors have been accepted to...

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  1. Be on the lookout for a college essay workshop!

  2. Time to start thinking about college! Check out this quick resource guide for some basic information. More to come!

  3. More detailed College stuff, go to Naviance and explore their college search tools.

  4. For PSAT prep, Khan Academy is a great place to start!

Freshmen and Sophomores

  1. Check out U of M's Year-by-Year College Planning Guide to see what you need to be doing to prep for college.

  2. For PSAT prep, Khan Academy is a great place to start!

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"Uncertainty is the refuge of hope." Henri Frederic Amiel

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100% of proceeds go toward Eagle Scholars college education. Awards will be presented at Honors Night. This year we have set an ambitious goal to raise $34,000 so that each graduate receives at least $1,000. (1000 people x $34 donation per person)

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