Tag Archives: high school graduation

A Season for Every Time

Senior Graduation is a two-day affair at my school.  Both celebrations are held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Michigan Avenue.  It is the largest Catholic church in the Americas, and, on Easter Sunday’s … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never: What to Do When the Scary Part Comes

Seniors at my school are done for the year.  I have never taught a seniors-only class before, and this year I had four.  Today, when I climbed the stairs to my classroom and passed the hallway where they usually gathered … Continue reading

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The Bringing Up and the Letting Go

I am a fervent traditionalist in most matters excluding race, gender, and human potential; I think it’s the Capricorn in me.   I favor rooted things and try to anchor myself using nature’s rhythm as a guide.  I especially appreciate … Continue reading

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Remember When We Were Friends

At first, I thought it was just me until a colleague shared a similar intuition.  All year long, I could sense something in the air at school, something unsettled.  Transitions are, of course, the hallmark of adolescence, and I quickly … Continue reading

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