A note from the Administration
A note from our assistant Principal – Rief Gilg,
I had the chance this weekend to take in some truly incredible performances by a group of incredible people.
Saturday I stopped by the DeKalb Invitational, the largest show choir invite in this part of the country. I was flabbergasted by the sheer logistics of putting such an event on; organizing everything, getting competent people to fill roles, etc. A huge note of appreciation to those who planned, and implemented, the day.
And then there were the performances. I can neither sing nor dance, so the fact that we have so many students who can do both simultaneously is so impressive! The old coach in me was most impressed by how well our students do fundamental things, and build off those elements to take their routines to new heights. It was so cool to watch, and such an honor to be a part of a school that has people with this level of dedication and talent!
On Sunday, I got to go to downtown Ft. Wayne to watch some of our art students receive recognition for work they have done. Like Saturday night, I was struck with a sense of awe being surrounded by people who possess such talent! I was so proud of our students, and like with our show choir students, I was terrific to recognize I am a part of a school with people of such focus and ability.
I have always found that those who practice the arts get short changed in the following way. Many people see performances or pieces of artwork and feel as if the performer or artist is just blessed with incredible talent. While these students without a doubt have tremendous abilities, seeing or watching the finished product doesn’t give credit to the tremendous work and dedication these people put into their discipline. The hours of practice, the learning from mistakes, the climbing back up when you fall down.
So with that in mind, I want to thank these students and sponsors; thank you, certainly, for sharing your talents with us. We are all better because you are gracious enough to do so! But thank you also for your dedication, your focus; thank you for getting up before the sun and putting in 20+ hour days. Thank you for having the courage to put a creation of your mind on paper, or in clay, or in photography for others to see. Thank you for your dedication to your crafts!
It’s great to be a Baron!
Have a terrific Tuesday!