Gray Matters (June 2019)
Looking Back on our 50th Year
What a wonderful school year this has been! For me, now finishing my 22nd year at Capitol Hill Day School, it has been a true privilege to be a part of this community during this special 50th anniversary year. In my experience, anniversaries are important moments to look back, but also a time to look forward. During just this recent school year, it is gratifying to recognize the many ways we have added to the Capitol Hill Day School storyline. The photos accompanying this post illustrate a few of the events that were particularly meaningful to me.
Current families will enjoy reliving the 2018-2019 school year through the yearbook, produced by 7th and 8th Graders. And, hot off the press, Capitol Hill Day School’s commemorative book, 50 Years: 1968-2018, beautifully depicts the history of the School in photos and stories, and will be available for purchase soon!
As I said at the Anniversary Celebration on May 4, Capitol Hill Day School is a wonderful place because of the intentionality, creativity, love, passion, and collaboration that goes into bringing the sum of its parts together. As a result of this math, our School has an important place in this community, and our mission and philosophy are as relevant today as they were at our founding in 1968. Capitol Hill Day School is without question a special teaching and learning environment.
During its first 50 years, Capitol Hill Day School has been capably and lovingly stewarded. As we look forward to the next chapters of our School’s narrative, it is our turn to continue to nurture and support the School’s growth. I am eagerly anticipating year 51, and many more after that!