I’ve been spending the past few days trying to figure out how to accept that summer is entering its descent toward the start of the school year. It seems as though time is flying by at a rapid pace, and we are doing what we can to savor the moments. I saw some seniors on campus yesterday for the College Essay Writing Workshop and remembered vividly when they were entering as Ninth Grade students. I paused to reflect on how fast time has gone by, but also on how we have all grown in different ways. The summer months are a great time to explore our passions with greater frequency, or try new endeavors that could eventually become hobbies. But ultimately, the summer is a good time for self-improvement. I have spent a great deal of time this summer reflecting on my areas of strength, my areas for growth, and new areas that I want to explore. In addition, I have given a great deal of thought to our upcoming school year and my hopes for each of us.