* Head’s Note
As I walk around Crossroads, I see many examples of this month’s Core Virtue: generosity. We are fortunate to be part of a community where people often share what they have without the expectation of a reward or the return of a favor. For teachers, this may take the form of helping others with classroom projects, covering responsibilities for colleagues, and assisting our common work in serving students. Students demonstrate their generosity through caring for their friends, completing service projects, and going above what is asked of them to help others in a variety of instances around the school.
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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