Only the Evergreens have been through every part of what Wesleyan has to offer. From the first day of Kindergarten running into your classroom to be welcomed by a warm hug from your teacher, to the fourth grade Easter Play that is never “too much,” middle school field days, high school dances and now, walking across the stage at graduation. Keep Reading
Every year, Director of Christian Life, Greg Lisson, introduces the new theme at the first All School Chapel of the year. This chapel is filled with many special traditions: senior Evergreens (students that have been at Wesleyan Kindergarten – 12th grade) walk down the kindergartens, the chapel band is mixed with students from different divisions and many loved ones come to welcome and celebrate in the new school year.
This year, the theme is Your Kingdom Come. Every month, one aspect of the theme will be broken down and focused on by the middle and high school chapel speakers. Topics such as grace, truth, beauty and justice will be filled to complete the phrase. Lisson began the year with Your Kingdom Come. Next month, the topic will be, Your Grace Come.
Lisson shares that the theme was inspired by the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:10. Jesus talks about how he his desire for earth is to have features from similar to ones in Heaven. Lisson said, “All kingdom values and virtues are given to us by God; it is our job to pass His message on to the people around us.”
Today is the last day of my 13 years at Wesleyan. Though sometimes it felt as if I had a never-ending string of tests and papers and homework, I can’t imagine graduating from anywhere else.
High school students reflect fondly on their time in lower school, whether it was at Wesleyan or some different school, and remember learning math with shaving cream on their desk, running around on the playground and crushing on your desk partner. Keep Reading