A Time for Everything
The familiar words of Ecclesiastes come to mind, as I share the following news with you.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity
under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to
5 a time to scatter stones and a time
a time to embrace and a time to
refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give
a time to keep and a time to throw
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for
After 15 years of faith-filled service, Mrs. Baxter has decided that she will be retiring at the end of this school year. This news is unexpected and mixed with a lot of emotion. Mrs. Baxter has been instrumental in bringing "Love and Logic" to our school. Mrs. Baxter has also endeavored to help 5th graders understand how important it is to serve as a big buddy and an example to younger MCS students, as well as find out what it is like to be a buddy to the Seniors at New Hope Fellowship. Her attention to academic excellence, her organizational abilities, and her earnest and heartfelt love for God have blessed her students, their parents, and fellow staff members.
5th graders sometimes feel trapped between being a child and becoming more independent. The staff has often commented that having Mrs. Baxter teach 5th grade is pivotal.
She sincerely seeks to meet the needs of the whole student, especially the emotional piece. She is especially gifted in training students how to express themselves appropriately, how to problem-solve in their relationships, and how to take personal responsibility.
As a staff we will sincerely miss her sense of humor, her care for fellow staff members, and the way she opens each Chapel in prayer. We will miss her praying at staff devotions, as she begins prayer with "Good morning, great and wonderful heavenly Father." It is hard to say goodbye, Mrs. Baxter. We wish you all the joy and happiness you have brought to our school!