* Head’s Note
A colleague at my previous school once described a moment in his class when everything came together and his students understood complex concepts. When I asked him what made that class special, he simply said, “It flowed”. Though I wasn’t there at the time, I know what he meant. Over the decade that I was a classroom teacher in independent schools, I always cherished those moments–they reaffirmed my beliefs in teaching and the decision to work in schools.
Much of the current literature on happiness describes a flow state as one of the most deeply satisfying ones humans experience. When we are so immersed in an activity that all other concerns melt away, we gain important insights, make connections between what we do and what we care about, and may even lose track of the passage of time. It is not surprising that research also links flow to a greater expertise with your subject matter.
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.
The school community celebrates twenty-five years of Strong Minds, Kind Hearts
Founder Mary Beth Klee’s speech celebrating Crossroads twenty-fifth anniversary
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