On Thursday, the Upper School held a special assembly in the commons to recognize Richard Cook's upcoming retirement. Everett Ward ’18 spoke of his experiences with Mr. Cook as a history teacher and golf coach. Afterward, Mr. Thompson presented him with a framed print that included signatures from every student in the Upper School. To further honor the legacy that Mr. Cook created for himself, the Upper School presented him with a box of Hershey's bars and Lays potato chips (Mr. Cook's daily snack). To make the deal even sweeter, Mr. Cook will get unlimited chips and chocolate bars from the Snack Shack on days that he subs.
When we visited Mrs. Farley and her students, they were knee-deep in fabric markers, designing their Hobbit T-shirts (below), a favorite tradition among many of her students. Adding these extra layers of creativity and dedication to a subject is what makes her so special to her students and as Ms. Sandy Patterson put it in her remarks, "Another teacher might step into her job, but LeeAnn will never be replaced."