To New Beginnings

By the time you are reading this letter from me, we will be just a few short days away from moving into our new middle school.

It is finally happening - this dream is becoming reality! In the last weeks of construction when I toured the facility, the immense impact this building will have on our program, on our students, on our faculty and staff, and on our community, became even more obvious. The space is outstanding. It’s hard to put into words except to say, I truly have the best job in the world. I cannot wait to see how our school embraces this next step in our growth. The potential is endless.

I hope you will all join us for our grand opening of the middle school on December 1 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

RSVP here. Everyone is welcome for this open house event. Come anytime for a self-guided tour of the space, take your time exploring all the amazing rooms, and see for yourself what we’ve all been so patiently waiting for – it’s bound to be a very festive occasion.

With fall, and the changing season, comes the time when we publish our annual report. This annual report provides a snapshot of our financial health and tells the story of the remarkable generosity of our community of supporters. The 2021-22 year was a re-entry of sorts — a slow, steady return to normal. Like each year before, our friends and donors stepped forward to show their loyalty and fidelity to our mission: to ignite the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.

It is this meaningful commitment that propels us forward and makes our continued progress possible.

Within this issue there is a save the date for our spring auction, an update on our middle school science program, and another in-depth alumni profile to showcase how our graduates are tackling life and making change in the world. These profiles are a reminder of why HRS matters and why providing a program to support students with language-based learning differences is necessary.

I offer my heartfelt gratitude to the countless individuals, current parents, faculty and staff, alumni, grandparents, community members, friends, and colleagues who make it possible for HRS to flourish and prosper. Here’s to new beginnings!