An “Embarrassment of Riches!”

By Reed Gabhart, Head of Goshen Campus

MS B soccer champs!

MS B soccer champs!

Some weeks it just seems like an embarrassment of riches are being heaped upon us at the Goshen Campus! This past week (and the week ahead) is one of those times. What is our embarrassment of riches? Let me count the ways…(Shakespeare would be proud):

1. Last Friday, our Middle School B soccer team won the Independent School League Championship over KCD by a nail-biting 3-2 count! The scene at morning meeting this Monday was pretty raucous as the kids showed off their trophy and celebrated their championship!

My School Color Run

My School Color Run

2. Saturday, the We Act Club hosted our first ever My School Color Run on the Goshen Campus to help raise the last of the funds needed for their multi-year project to build a school in Haiti. Please see the separate article on this great event elsewhere in the newsletter.

3. This week, our 6th graders were off on their annual week-long outdoor education trip to Pine Mountain Settlement School, and we received good reports from Shelly Jones on their adventures (she’s everywhere these days!). Instead of broiling in last week’s 90 degree temperatures, they were hiking and enjoying a very fall-like week in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. She sent back some entertaining pictures, and by all accounts, our kids had a memorable time while being excellent ambassadors for the school. 

6th grade trip to Pine Mountain Settlement School

6th grade trip to Pine Mountain Settlement School

4. And looking ahead to next week, Wednesday, October 5th shapes up to be an incredible day here! Not only is it the always-popular St. Francis Day, including the Blessing of the Pets, but our High School students are also coming down to join us and take part. We’re going to have our Two-Campus Field Day prior to St. Francis Day, where students of all ages are put into groups (complete with cute animal names), and engage in fun field day activities. I’m not sure which ages enjoy this the most, but it’s a day that really builds camaraderie and a sense of spirit from kids in Junior Kindergarten to High School seniors. Chef Matt Thomas will also have a cookout for both campuses preceding the activities, so it’s a jam-packed afternoon of celebrating so many of the things for which St. Francis stands.

Then we head off to a very well-deserved Fall Break after an action-packed first part of the school year. We are, indeed, “wealthy!”