May 2, 2019
by Dr. Bill Hudson, Head of School
Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the school year thus far. Sam King, a sixth grader, was the head of school for the day. Sam helped our leadership team make an important decision, advocated for an extra jeans day for faculty and staff, and helped me select light fixtures for our new cafeteria. It’s safe to say it was a special day for Sam … and for me!
While I watched Sam soak in all of these new experiences, I was thinking about the very important milestone we had on the horizon for Together, We Dream: The Campaign for MPA. As you probably know, we set a very ambitious goal to make sure Sam and all of our MPA students, staff, and community members could enjoy a new library as soon as possible, in addition to the new commons, cafeteria, and kitchen they will find when they return to school in the fall.
It’s difficult for me to adequately describe how happy it makes me to be able to tell you that together, we did it. Thanks to your generosity, kindness, and dedication to the future of our beloved school, we can begin library construction this summer. This campaign represents our shared dreams for the future of our school. Thank you for your part in making this dream closer to a reality.
I look forward to sharing construction updates and the progress toward the final two priorities of Together, We Dream. After seeing the incredible generosity toward our first milestone, I am confident the $5 million goal will be reached to fund the endowment and renovated outdoor track. Together, we are well on our way to ensuring all of these priorities can be achieved.
On behalf of the Together, We Dream campaign committee members, students, faculty, and staff, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.