* Head’s Note
What an incredible gathering our community enjoyed last Saturday! A big thank you to Lorna Brittan-Smith and Ben Smith for hosting, to Juliette Madan for organizing the silent auction, Supreet Bauer and other PA volunteers for all their logistical support, Megan Hammond who helped with the auction’s financials, the generous donors who contributed very creative and meaningful auction items, and for the many others who made the First Annual Silent Auction so successful. And of course, a sincere thank you to all those who attended the gathering or bid on auction items remotely. The support of the PA and Crossroads makes a huge difference for our school. While the official results of the auction will be coming later from the PA, on another level, we already know the event was incredibly successful for our community.
We all have heard the adage “It takes a village to raise a child,” and that philosophy can just as easily be applied to schools. Our village, which includes current and former parents, faculty and staff, neighbors and friends in the area, and many others, is so fortunate to have come together over the weekend to enjoy each other’s company and help support our children’s school. And with our collective efforts, enthusiasm, and creativity, the sky is the limit!
Thank you for all making Saturday’s event so successful and also for all you do for Crossroads during the other 364 days of the year!
Crossroads Academy Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration
On October 21, we warmly welcomed Crossroads community members to celebrate twenty-five years of Strong Minds, Kind Hearts!
In September 1991, Crossroads Academy opened its doors–dedicated to the proposition that little people can think big thoughts and have a lot of fun doing it. In its first years as a K-3 day school, Crossroads had 15 students and 5 teachers in the basement of a church. Today, the school’s K-8 program has over 130 students on its beautiful 140-acre campus. Crossroads Academy is a model school with nationally ranked and award-winning students and faculty.
Crossroads proudly celebrated twenty-five years of “Strong Minds and Kind Hearts” with an all-day series of events on our campus. The festivities took place throughout the day with students and faculty participating in community service projects, activities, and games. Then at 4:00 pm, the wider Crossroads community was invited to join us to continue the celebration with a school-wide parade and ringing of our school bell. Afterward, we moved to the gym for our main program, beginning with welcoming remarks and a keynote address by Crossroads founder Dr. Mary Beth Klee. We enjoyed the singing of our new school song “Strong Minds, Kind Hearts,” videotaped and congratulations presentations, and of course, birthday cake! Our celebration concluded with social time and refreshments hosted by the Crossroads Board of Trustees.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to make our school’s twenty-fifth birthday so memorable!
About Crossroads Academy
Crossroads Academy is a coeducational, independent day school in Lyme, NH, serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
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The school community celebrates twenty-five years of Strong Minds, Kind Hearts