Noel Hotel

sleepover
Last night’s Noel hotel.

 

Chapin, you’ve earned every blessing bestowed on you. You continue to inspire us with your maturity, creativity, and compassion.

Make the most of your High School senior year.

Your friends who spent last night here are special in a way that’s challenging to understand in the present – only years from now, possibly decades, will their real specialness make sense.

You, however, have a gift for understanding this.

You watched mom and me demonstrate this phenomenon.

Like the early-blooming athletes or intellectuals at school, you are an early bloomer with seeing into the future.

 

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One step up from homelessness, but it’s still the HQ

cousins on the front porch
We only sat around the house the final 30 minutes.

 

The only part of our home i showed Randy was the office, so he could picture where i sit during most of our calls.

Why that matters is lost on me.

 

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Reaping what is sown

IB High School diploma
Reasons.

 

IB High School diploma
Reasons.

 

Reaping what is sown.

Irrefutable?

It certainly seems so.

Am i missing something?

 

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It was a great example of belonging to a tribe

2016 Florida Class 3A basketball Final
Tied 27-27 at halftime.

 

2016 Florida Class 3A basketball Final
Opponents up by two after three quarters. Each quarter is eight minutes long.

 

2016 Florida Class 3A basketball Final
Tied 50-50 with 4:22 left in the game.

 

2016 Florida Class 3A basketball Final
Less than 11 seconds left, the opponents plan unraveled.

 

One of the most exciting Basketball games i’ve ever been in the bleachers for.

The lead went back and forth repeatedly.

And at one point near the end, it looked like the other team would run away with the win.

For the 15-year old freshman, he witnessed an unprecedented display of school spirit and was there in person to be part of a first ever Boys High School State Championship win.

It was the fifth game we’ve attended, and there were more fans at last night’s final than the other four games combined.

It was moving.

 

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The value of enterprise and deep, emotional bonds

A photo story board into last night’s Middle School graduation. Important to note that these young men have had an extraordinarily intimate classroom experience, only 11 full-time students, with two high schoolers and former Owl room graduates as consistent occupants.

David’s Father passed away suddenly and High School became a challenge. Ms. Yelenosky opened the Owl room to him the whole year. David’s Mom works at the school and his two younger siblings also attend.

Daniel is going to be a Junior at Lake Highland Prep. Ms. Y hires him to spend the last three hours of the day as a classroom handy-man. His positive influence as a real-world high schooler helps the middle schoolers get a glimpse into their future. Priceless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The school, the teachers, the Montessori karma, the parental leadership…the perfect storm to develop young men into something remarkable.

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