Summers seem to fly by faster every year and June always turns to September in a flash. It’s usually quiet on campus without hundreds of students in our classrooms and athletes active on our fields.
There are varying opinions on when the summer is halfway over or in the second half. Some folks joke that summer is half over after the Fourth of July. That’s a bit extreme. Others insist that once the calendar turns to August, you might as well consider the summer over and get the backpacks ready.
If you want an exact answer to that question as it relates to Wardlaw+Hartridge, that pivotal day is today – Monday, July 25. It has been exactly 45 days since the Class of 2022 graduated at our 139th Commencement Ceremony and it will be another 45 days until our 140th Convocation begins the 2022-2023 school year. Yes, we have arrived at the precise midpoint of the W+H summer of 2022.
Now that we are officially in the second half of the summer, it’s time to look ahead. Two new administrators began work in July – W+H veteran Mike Romeo is our new Director of Athletics and newcomer Alayne Birnhak has joined us as the Associate Director of College Counseling. We will also welcome new teachers in the fall and eventually appoint a new Head of School during the upcoming school year. We look forward to sharing bios of all new W+H faculty and staff later this summer.
Fall athletes will begin preseason workouts in the middle of August and our faculty and staff will be back on campus in the last week of August to prepare for our 140th year. New students and their families will participate in orientation activities prior to our opening day on Thursday, September 8. In just over six weeks, everyone will be back on campus to begin the 2022-2023 academic year.
Here's to a safe and restful second half of the summer!