28 Mar A Word From Mr. Satterly—March 28, 2019
Dear WA Community,
We began this week looking forward to several opportunities to gather as a community. It is rare that in a span of a few days we would celebrate an inaugural home game of a new school sport, revel in the consecutive championships of another, and give an account of our service as an institution in a public forum. But, that we did. As I stand on the concluding side of this lineup, I marvel at God’s blessings on WA.
On Monday night, we watched Chase Lalonde walk to center field for the ceremonial ball drop of our first lacrosse home game. After spending nearly a month in the hospital recovering from a spinal injury, he joined his team on the field for this momentous occasion. Perhaps the jubilant spirit of the evening charged our team. After that, they left victorious with their first home win, 6–1. Above all, the team and I attended the press conference discharging Chase from Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
Tuesday night’s setting was equally optimistic at the State of the School address. Despite the deluge of rain, we gathered to review the school’s own report card. I gave an account to our community with a brief survey on how we are ensuring the state of our school remains strong. We see God’s faithfulness to us in providing not one, but two upper school principals for the next school year. He supplied the resources we require to enhance our learning space for lower school with a Collaboratory. He equipped a faculty team with wisdom and discernment to implement and amend the middle school schedule and our directed studies program. Although He did not provide the pontoon boat necessary to cross 56th Street to view the Media Center, the crowd enjoyed the fellowship time as well.
Finally, yesterday, we savored the three-peat with the Men’s Basketball Team. Thank you to all who joined us, and thanks to everyone who wanted to celebrate their success with a t-shirt. It’s not every day that a proclamation is made in your honor. We were delighted Commissioner Lamar Fisher bestowed the recognition of our team to Broward County. The team relentlessly pursued excellence. God blessed their pursuit, marked with discipline and diligence. And when they harvested the fruit of their labor with another state championship, we can’t help but rejoice with them.
With all of this in view, we give God all the glory.
Joel T. Satterly