To celebrate the official launch of a new school year, students, faculty, and parents came together in Maguire Stadium for the second year of a new tradition—an all-SCHool parade.
With jubilee ribbons waving on a stunning September morning, over 1300 members of the community followed bagpipers from all corners of campus and congregated to hear remarks from Head of School Dr. Steve Druggan, student leaders, and representatives from the school’s Parents Association and two Alumni Associations.
Kicking off with “Welcome Here,” musical interludes from the Chamber Singers, the Honors orchestra, music faculty, and soloists set the tone for students to think big and dream big dreams, including one from the legendary Lennon: “… Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can | No need for greed or hunger | A brotherhood of man | Imagine all the people sharing all the world …”
Seniors Seth Rabinowitz and Samiyah Wardlaw shared letters written by their younger selves to help frame how students might approach the promise of a new year and Dr. Druggan retrieved an archival letter from his grandmother with advice on the occasion of his 10th birthday. In addition to encouragement not to spend his $1 birthday money all in one place, and to eat your meals slowly, she wrote: “Be thoughtful.”
Interestingly, “thoughtful” is one of SCH’s new core values and resonates with a refrain often heard from Dr. Druggan: “Take care of yourself and take care of others.”
Enjoy the video clips from the parade/remarks/performances here: