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February 3, 2023

Head of School’s Notebook: What is History?

February 1st marks the beginning of Black History month, the origins of which date back to 1915 and historian Carter Woodson. It was a week at first – so designated by Woodson’s Association for the Study of Negro Life and History – and scheduled in mid-February to coincide with the birthdates of Frederick Douglass and …


February 3, 2023

This Week in Athletics

With the exception of our playoff-bound teams, the winter season has come to an end. The weather has finally turned for the better here on the Mesa just in time for spring sports. But before we begin those sports next week, we want to talk a moment to recognize our winter teams.  The girls water …


January 20, 2023

Head of School’s Notebook: Circles

On an old Harry Chapin album I used to own – don’t we all wish we hadn’t gotten rid of all our vinyl – there’s a song with the lyric: All my life’s a circle Sunrise and sundown The moon rose through the night time Till the daybreak comes around All my life’s a circle …


January 20, 2023

This Week in Athletics

It has been a unique winter for athletics with all the rain. Flooded fields have led to postponements and in some cases, playing home games at neutral sites. Through all this adversity, our student-athletes have performed admirably giving their best at all times.  The boys soccer team is one of those groups impacted by all …


December 9, 2022

This Week in Athletics

It has been a lightning fast two weeks since returning from Fall Break, and for our winter teams, a week off immediately after starting practices two weeks prior is never ideal. However, that has not stopped anyone from hitting their stride during this three-week stretch. The boys basketball team competes in the annual Nordhoff Tournament, …


December 7, 2022

Head of School’s Notebook: Free Days

I have worked at three different schools in my lifetime and attended three others from elementary school through high school. Each one had its own unique character, but all had a single similar tradition: free days. They weren’t called the same things in each place. At St. John’s in Houston, Texas, where I worked prior …


December 5, 2022

Head of School’s Notebook: Chester

Chester was a birthday present.  We picked him up on a cold December day in Belgrade, Montana in 2013, 8 weeks old, round and cuddly, with the soft coat and brown eyes so typical of yellow labs.  We spent much of the holiday break that year sleeping on various couches and chairs with Chester by …


November 18, 2022

This Week in Athletics: Fall Roundup

The winter season has officially begun on the Mesa, with just about every team sneaking in a game before Fall Break. With the season still in the early stages, let’s take a look back on what was a great fall season for the Rams. If you didn’t know any better, you might think I am …


November 17, 2022

Head of School’s Notebook: Enough

A friend of mine sent me a poem recently by Naomi Shihab Nye called “So Much Happiness.” It begins: It is difficult to know what to do with so much happiness. With sadness there is something to rub against, a wound to tend with lotion and cloth. When the world falls in around you, you …