Being over Secondary academics has its perks. I get to let my inner nerd out in public, masquerading as “learning about different subjects.” I get to have great conversations with amazing teachers and students about a wide range of topics. I also get to try to guide students past some of the mistakes I made in school, living vicariously through their successes and empathizing with errors that I made [redacted] years ago. One of the main questions I get asked is something along the lines of “My student wants to take Class A, B, and/or C. Do you think they can do it?”
The answer is resoundingly simple and definite: YES. Absolutely. Completely.
I believe in your students fully, and to the ends of the earth. We all do. If you are admitted to Logos Prep, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you can be successful. What we need is a change in the mindset, from “Can I do it?” to “I can do it!” Our students are ridiculously talented, blessed by God with a multitude of abilities and skills. They can do anything and everything they want to do, and we get the privilege of helping them realize that.
What I encourage this week, as we head into finals, is that we take on the mindset of God when it comes to the challenges before us. God didn’t look at a broken world and say “Yeah, I can’t do anything with that…” He said, “I can do this. By whatever means necessary, I can do this.” And, hallelujah, He did!
Students: When you feel at your wits’ end, you can do this!
Parents: When you’re frustrated or feeling at a loss, you can do this!
Teachers: As you grade one…more…paper, you can do this!
It’s an honor to nerd out with you all, and I look forward to celebrating your successes, as well as the Christmas season!
“The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.’” Luke 2:10-11
Secondary Education Principal
Logos Preparatory Academy
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