The Winter Solstice and A New Year
December 21, 2019
Dear Families of the Concord and Concord-Carlisle Schools,
As we move into the vacation, I reflect on the metaphors and meanings associated with the winter solstice and the upcoming new year. We often complain about the many hours of darkness and short days. That said, there is often a slower pace and an expansion of the comforts of home that correlates to the extended hours we spend inside with family and friends. Although the year’s end is the time we talk about resolutions, the new year is also an opportunity for reflection and anticipation of what is to come.
In 2020, we will provide updates as to Social-Emotional Learning, cultural competency, innovative teaching, Ninth Grade Academy, expansion of the electric bus fleet, and the design of a new middle school. All of these projects are outcomes of community discussions and goals set with the support of families and students.
Enjoy the Winter Solstice! Happy New Year!
Dr. Laurie Hunter, Superintendent