Next Tuesday, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the Class of 2021 during St. Louis Park High School’s One Hundred Twenty-Second Commencement Exercise.
This is such a special occasion for students, families, staff, and our entire school community. Any time a cohort of students reaches this important milestone, it is a testament to our entire school community as getting students to this point requires a tremendous amount of collaboration between parents/guardians and staff, support, encouragement, high expectations, hard work, and love.
Some of the students who will be crossing the stage on Tuesday started in St. Louis Park Public Schools in Pre-K. I am thankful for all of the staff who have positively influenced these graduates along the way and for every parent/guardian who entrusts us with the education of their children.
From Pre-K to commencement, a journey filled with learning, friendships, success, failure, and growth. The end of the Class of 2021’s junior and senior years have been filled with obstacles, challenges, and a pandemic. This class did not allow the pandemic or the impact that it has had on the end of their junior and senior years blur their vision for the future. I am proud of the resilience this class has demonstrated.
As they enter the next stage in their lives, I pray that they continue to demonstrate the leadership, tenacity, and resilience that we have seen during their time in our schools. I also hope that they continue to interrupt systems and structures that diminish the humanity of others.
I recognize that we would not be able to honor this class without the support of all of you along the way. Thank you for always putting children first in St. Louis Park and for your continued commitment and support of St. Louis Park Public Schools.