Last Day Bittersweet for Class of 2016

By Suzanne Bizot Gorman, Head of the Downtown CampusSeniors 2016

Today is the last day of school for our Class of 2016!  It is so emotional for all of us to begin this two-week process of celebrating their high school years and saying goodbye.  We commemorated their last Morning Meeting; celebrated our athletes headed off to play in college (bowler Aliya March and soccer players Michael and Chris Malpartida); and now (well, after Prom ends tonight!) bid them farewell till next Friday’s Awards Day and Senior Luncheon festivities.  

At the same time we’re starting the process of saying goodbye to the Class of 2016, we’re saying hello to the 47 students in the Class of 2020!  Our largest incoming freshman class ever came to Registration on Wednesday night. We can’t wait to welcome them in August!

Wednesday night also brought our annual Student Art Show and Senior Project Showcase, which was absolutely superb.  The Senior Project Showcase evidenced hours of research, writing and more on the part of our seniors, and was a fitting almost-conclusion to their time at St. Francis.  The art classes’ photography, films, paintings, drawings, and sculpture reflected talent and hard work, and the music class’s full-length rendition of David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars set the mood for the evening.  

We are headed to celebrate Prom tonight at the Frazier History Museum, and then onto the last week of classes!