It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's exam time and final semester projects time. It's time for Christmas carols, decorating, and shopping galore. It's winter break time for us as a school; time for our students, and faculty and staff alike, to spend more time with family and loved ones. And, it's time to give! As a school, we want to acknowledge those who have given and readily give so much to our work on a daily basis, our faculty and staff who continuously go above and beyond to ensure our students experience an environment of love, acceptance, and affirmation. We want to acknowledge our parents, who give us the trust of caring and providing a living and learning environment for their children. And, we want to recognize our students, young people in the vibrancy of adolescence, willing to take risks, explore and challenge, but deeply supportive of each other and appreciative of the gifts we fight to provide them daily.
It's the most wonderful time of the year because it is a season of giving. Our work would not be possible without a donor community that gives consistently! This is the power that has sustained our impactful work for more than a century and remains a sustaining source today. The generosity and investments of our donor community is powering advancements in technological capacity for every student, new student-driven, student co-designed campus housing, and a soon to be erected solar field as a part of our farming enterprise. The support we receive ultimately yields success for every student (and faculty and staff member) who shares the immense privilege of calling our campus "home." Last year, 96% of our graduating class was admitted to a college, university, or other post-secondary training and educational institution.
So, during this season of giving, we embody a spirit of gratitude, and say thank you! On behalf of all of the students, faculty, staff, board, administration, and alumni of The Piney Woods School, we thank you, one and all!
Merry Christmas, and may God shine upon you and bring you His prosperity in the New Year!