Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving To All!

Dear SHS Parent/Guardian,

Over this past week we marked the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. While fitting and proper to do so, it overshadowed another anniversary of great significance. Tuesday, November 19 was the sesquicentennial of The Gettysburg Address. President Lincoln’s brilliant, magisterial 272 words ring across the last 150 years with a moral authority whose relevance continues to apply today.

The President also established this most American of holidays, a day of thanks, and perhaps the only national holiday that has resisted the dry rot of rampant consumerism. As we go forth to join family and friends---thank you---for your support of our schools and teachers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeff Maher