The 2009–2010 school year has been especially eventful at Presbyterian Day School. This year has seen the opening of the Norma T. Wilson Early Childhood Center. Boys are being challenged to overcome new obstacles in the Lifetime Fitness Center. It is hard to believe that so much of what was thought up, discussed, and churned around during meetings months and years ago, has actually come to fruition.
PDS continues to be richly blessed. While, yes, the new physical space is beyond incredible, it’s the people I work with each day who continue to amaze and inspire me. Teachers new, experienced, and somewhere in the middle, who relentlessly recreate the way they teach, and administrators, who continuously explore new ways to make our school a better place, all share one common goal – they love the process of teaching boys.
On a sadder note, in the last few months, PDS has lost three family members. You can find a tribute to two long-time former teachers on page 30. Additionally, one of our more recent family members — LaKelia Grimes — died in a car wreck in December.
We hope this issue will give you an appreciation of the deep and heartfelt commitment we share as a PDS community and the importance of mentoring, supporting, and nurturing boys.