Welcome Back!

hs-panelBy Suzanne Gorman, Head of Downtown Campus

Welcome back and happy 2017! Hope everyone had a wonderful break.

On Tuesday, January 3rd, the faculty and staff returned from our holiday break a day early to work on our ISACS Self-Study, a comprehensive look at every aspect of the school that forms the basis for the accreditation visit we’ll have next fall. And we got to welcome our new Receptionist, Ashley Vega! At the Front Desk, our Receptionist is at the activity hub for students, parents, faculty and staff, so I know everyone will get to know her soon. Ashley grew up in Seymour, IN and has just moved to Louisville. She has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, and is an artist working with 3-D mini sculptures. Her experience spans working with youth and working in an administrative assistant capacity, so we knew she would be a great fit for us. She’s working with Danielle for the next week until we say goodbye to Danielle next Friday.

On Wednesday, the first day back, we got right back into the groove with the 11th and 12th graders by spending lunch and flex periods hearing from a panel of recent SFS graduates about their transitions to college. Many thanks to Anthony Perry ’13, Kinsey Morrison ’14, Gray Thurstone ’14, and Lucia Burton ’15 for talking with our students. I hope the 11th and 12th graders got as much out of it as I did; our alums did an extraordinary job sharing their experiences – the easy ones and the more challenging – and giving really solid advice about navigating the upcoming transitions.

Second semester – here we go!