Friday I accidentally sent an assignment reminder to AP Research 2019. That shouldn't have happened, but I haven't been able to bring myself to archive y'all yet, 2019. There was a lot special about you, but perhaps none more important and hopeful than this: you invested for even more than 180 days last school year. You lived every moment of your high school career. You didn't disengage. You ran through the finish line more completely than any class I have ever seen before. You never pulled away and, because of that, I - unlike any other time in my career - just kinda wanted to keep you.
But I don't get to. Actually, I don't REALLY want to. I want you to go out there and be your awesome, involved and committed selves and change the world a bit. I know you will, and I can't wait to see it.
This is the annual list of advice tidbits I offer as you prepare for and jump into the next chapter.
Before I start, I understand that this is very college-centric. For those of you going to the military or work, many of the same ideas hold. Just adapt the scenario. Some of this is from years past. Some are things that you have inspired. Anyway, here goes:
Embrace this opportunity, 2019. You have really been difference makers for us. I expect no less in your future. Know that you have a building full of cheerleaders eager to see you take what you've learned and grow even more.
And I promise I'll archive your Remind classes........sometime.....