Letters from Levin

Jonathan Levin

Principal

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May 28th, 2019
Inquirer/Reflective

The Clinton School
An IB World School

DEAR PARENT/GUARDIAN OF A CLINTONIAN,

The weather has been absolutely incredible, and I hope you’ve been able to get out and enjoy this Memorial Day Weekend. Kara headed to Tucson for her godson’s high school graduation, and I don’t want to get too cocky since it’s only Monday afternoon, but I believe the boys and I may have survived five days with each other.

Although there was no lacrosse action, the NCAA championships were on tv. Congrats to UVA! The boys have also re-discovered tennis, so the Levin Open has been held all weekend, and to no one’s surprise, I’m a shoe-in for third place.

Memorial Day starts everyone thinking about summer. And the end of the year will come up quickly. I always think of a line from Pablo Neruda. Andan días iguales persiguiéndose. Days, all one kind, go chasing each other. It’s with that in mind, as we rush through June, that I have a bunch of reminders.

One, before we left I sent out progress reports. The last day to get late work in is this Friday. Please ask them to attend office hours, speak with their teachers, and ensure that they are completing the assignments that will have maximum impact on their grades.

On Friday, lest Principals actually step away from things for a few days, the budget was released. It’s a solid, if not spectacular document. There are many things that are funded, and large items that we would have to forgo without your support. Building a stronger Clinton would not be possible without you, and I’m thrilled with the success of the auction, and all you have done to help this year.

This week we have National Honor Society Induction, National Junior Honor Society Induction, and the middle grades musical. The musical is a highlight of life at Clinton, and I hope you can join us for a performance.

I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention Alex Rosado. Alex won the Stonewall Scholarship, the first LGBTQ high school scholarship from a Major League Baseball team, awarded in partnership with the Yankees. I had the distinct pleasure of supporting Alex at Stonewall last week, and it was a highlight of my eight years at Clinton. We have many amazing students at Clinton, who win many awards, but this was an incredible achievement by Alex, and a huge win for a student from our inaugural class.

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/new-york-yankees-announce-lgbt-scholarship-recipients-historic-stonewall-inn-n1009056

Here’s to a great four day week.

Warmly,

Jon

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