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YMS Episode 17 — Transitions

May 29th, 2018

It's that time of year. One week we say goodbye to our seniors whom we've known and loved for seven years. The next week we're welcoming 11-year-olds and their nervous first-time parents. There's barely time to process it all.

In this episode, Steve and Mathew talk about the importance of transitions. For the incoming 6th graders, Mathew does a reverse Exodus, without the actual Red Sea swallowing any Egyptians. For the outgoing 12th graders, Steve does a Senior Banquet that is guaranteed to make parents (and him) cry. And of course, there's the important transition from middle to high school. How do we make a good impression on new students and families? How do we help our incoming freshmen to feel like they are welcome in a new setting? How do we handle all the emotions and the flurry of activity that go along with so many hellos and goodbyes?

It's Circle of Life we call Transition Season!