STA Update Friday, March 20, 2020

 

Update March 20, 2020

 

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S CORNER  

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening! Whatever the case may be when you are reading this, I hope you are well, safe, and enjoying what should be enjoyed during these extraordinary times. 

In an amazingly short period, we have seen many businesses shuttered and our daily lives changed in ways we would have never imagined. Certainly, education has changed at all levels, from elementary, to high school and to college.  While not what any of us desired or wanted, we are now in online learning for the immediate future and we are all in this together, as a greater community. Here at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, we are fortunate to perhaps stand above the majority due to the enduring values of our Catholic Tradition and excellence in education. Our faith carries us through and helps to point the way to future days of brightness and continued love.

I want to assure you that I am doing everything possible to move your children’s education forward and maintaining that excellence that has been a trademark of STA for decades. I am honored to be your President and I am resolute in my total commitment to you and to the entire School community. In short, there is nowhere else that I would want to be!

Our first week has seen our students move to their own online learning, guided by our prepared Online Task Force and faculty leaders, and supported by best efforts in cocurricular plans led by our Campus Minister and Director of School Counseling. The entire staff remains engaged in promoting safety, our culture, and our connectedness. Our communication plan tells us that frequent, transparent and up-to date information be provided as timely as possible, which we will continue to do. As we know changing events, so will you.

During this time, I have been able to see the many strengths of the community and the School. And I see some things that I would have liked for us to do better as well. I would be interested in your thoughts on these two competitors, strengths and weaknesses, so that we can continue our always forward commitment and mission.  I encourage you to write directly to me at dsoller@stalux.org.

I will bring this President’s Corner to an end with the timeless prayer that I used at last week’s Faculty and Staff meeting…

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 

Peace be with you.

 

Dan

Dan S. Soller

President