Last Friday was a special day on the Goshen Campus as Lake|Flato architect Danny Davy flew in from Texas to see firsthand the progress on the Main Amp and theater project. He started his day attending our Middle School Morning Meeting and gave a cool presentation showing what it means to be an architect. He talked about the creative side of his profession, but also how math is integral to what he needs to know. (It’s always great for kids to get an answer to the question “Why do we need to know this?”)
That afternoon, a group of donors, school administrators, project personnel, and local media donned their hard hats and took a tour of the construction project to see the progress that’s been made (and of course, the Wyvern and Buffalo Construction buffalo mascots were on hand to lend some “pomp to the circumstance!”). It was awesome to see the full size of the stage and be able to visualize it in its new configuration. This has certainly been a challenging year in many ways on the Goshen Campus, with the heart of our school inaccessible, but seeing what is only a few short months away from reaching fruition gave us all a spring in our step! Our students, faculty, and community are in for a real gem, and we all can’t wait until next year!
As part of helping to make this dream a reality, each of our grades is taking on a fundraising project to support the Main Amp and Theater building. Our students will learn firsthand that philanthropy takes all of us. Each class will have a shiny plaque on one of new theater seats as acknowledgment of their hard work and support.
Also this week, Lower School Director Jen Griffith and our JK and K students took a field trip to BeeHive Homes, an assisted living facility just down the road in Goshen. Led by our wonderful music teacher Faith Murphy, the students entertained residents with such favorites as “Skidamarink,” “Down By The Bay,” and “Love Can Build A Bridge.” The students and residents had some time to get to know each other after the performance. BeeHive residents all received “Leprechaun catchers” (a version of suncatchers made by the children especially for St. Patrick’s Day). In return, the students were given treats, including a “gold” coin (plastic, though they wished the coins were real!) and a special pencil. It was a wonderful opportunity for our little ones to interact with our local community and provide them with an afternoon of entertainment!