May the road rise up to meet you…
It is graduation time, and one of our very own teachers is graduating! After 24 years at St. John School Mrs. Tsagalakis, our primary and middle school music teacher, is moving on to give more time to her church ministry. The first line of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – “If music be the food of life, play on!” – reminds me of Mrs. Tsagalakis. Her music brings us spiritual nourishment and joy. She taught us not only to sing but to love God and each other through music. Our hearts rise at Mass as we sing the theme songs she writes every year. She has given so many students the opportunity to shine through music. Mrs. Tsagalakis will be missed, but her lessons and songs will be with us. We wish her the very best.
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Congratulations, Eighth Graders! Tomorrow is your last day at St. John School. On Sunday, we will gather to celebrate your graduation from St. John and commencement to high school. We are so proud of each and every one of you. You lived out the St. John mission with courage and humility. You persisted, adapted, and flexed through an unprecedented middle school experience. And throughout, Eagles, you cared – for each other, for the community, for your neighbors. May God bless you. You will soon be our newest alumni!
Congratulations, families of graduates! Your partnership with each teacher along the journey has led to this moment. Thank you for your support of the entire community.
Happy Graduation, Eighth Graders!