Hey, Archmere! I have a blog. Don’t judge me.
But I wanted to tell you…39 students, 7 teachers, and I spent a full week at St. Norbert College last week attending a leadership seminar designed just for our students. We had a terrific time. Not only did the students decide on a project to initiate at Archmere for the 2013-14 school year, they participated in a challenging ropes course–walking on a highwire, leaping off a telephone pole to grab a rubber chicken–and felt good about it. It’s hard to explain, but so exciting….to watch. From the safety of the ground. They worked on an organic farm owned and run by the Oneida Nation, and they worked in a food pantry for people in need. And in every instance, these kids demonstrated the very best of what Archmere has to offer. Not to mention some mad texting and smartphone skills. In all respects, they were leaders.
In the evenings, we attended a Timber Rattlers baseball game, drove go-carts (stay away from Madison Love!), played miniature golf (while Dr. Christy chased birds on Hole 12), toured Lambeau Field, and rode Elvis’s favorite roller coaster. Some of us twice. Others five times. We ate deep-fried cheese curds, too. Far too many.
St. Norbert College, our higher education relative (both Archmere and SNC were founded by Abbot Pennings), hosted us for seven days and six nights on their beautiful campus (more of our students should take a look), fed us far too well, and generally made us feel like Archmere does: welcome at all times.
I’ll be adding pix as soon as I can do it right, but I’m saving most of them for an iMovie the students seem to think I’ll be creating for an assembly in the fall. They should be careful what they wish for: I write my own text.
Check back soon for the pix…and keep visiting now and then for more posts on all manner of school stuff I’m involved in.
Thanks, all. (Sorry for all the hyperlinks. Who knew they were so easy to create?)