Thank you for all that you did to bring the school theme, “Make A Joyful Noise Unto the Lord” resonate throughout the campus this year. It was a year filled with many blessings that our vibrant community made possible. Monday night’s graduation ceremony definitely captured those moments as we listened to the “joyful sound” of our graduates speak about how St. Luke School has influenced them in such a positive and caring way. I am confident that our graduates will be making a positive difference in the world based on their strong faith values, as well as their ability to demonstrate the attributes of the IB Learner Profile – caring, knowledgeable, communicator, thinker, risk-taker, inquirer, balanced, reflective, principled, and open-minded. We wish them the best as they take these important experiences to the various high schools.
I am happy to announce the hiring of our new teacher for Physical Education/Health. His name is Bill Sauvage. Bill comes to St. Luke School with a wealth of experience. He obtained his Master’s in Education from Seattle University and has taught at St. Ann School and St. Joseph School, Seattle. He also has been the head basketball coach at University Prep and will be coaching next year at Bishop Blanchet. It has been my pleasure to work with Bill during my time at St. Joe’s. He is a teacher whom students and families find welcoming, approachable, and someone who truly “gets” what they need to be successful in life. Mr. Sauvage will be working with Mrs. Curran over the summer to learn about the excellent program she has developed over the years, as well as the many “traditions” of Jump Rope for Heart, Presidential Fitness, and Field Day. I am looking forward to having you welcome Mr. Sauvage when he arrives on campus in August.
We are sad to say goodbye to those families who are moving on to other opportunities beyond St. Luke School. We will miss all of them and wish them the very best; we are so thankful they shared their many gifts with us.
Thank you to the many volunteers who covered playground duty, classroom support, fund-raising support, SCRIP support, front office support, and setup/teardown of the many events that make our community so vibrant. It is because of YOU that we can do the impossible, and for this I am very thankful and enjoy “singing your praises” loudly.
Lastly, our school theme for next year will be, “Together, WE can Change Our World by being .... (insert IB attributes each month)”. So, relax this summer, enjoy quality family time, spend moments in quiet reflection, and get ready to BE the positive change in our world when school begins.
God bless! Rick