Every once in a while, something happens that makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Today was one of those days as I watched our spring musical, “Into the Woods,” performed outdoors to a socially distanced audience. The weather was perfect and there was such delight in the masked faces of the performers that you could tell they were so happy to be having fun. You can see it clearly in the photo album of this afternoon's performance.
We are well into the third trimester and things continue to go well. The recent expansion on outside gatherings and the relaxed attendance restrictions for graduations give us hope that we can have many of our traditional spring events. In addition, the decrease in positivity rates in the Roanoke Valley and the increasing percentage of those vaccinated provide optimism that next year will begin normally.
We just completed testing 591 students, faculty, and staff and received the results within 24 hours. We had two students and one staff member test positive. The students, one in eighth grade and one in tenth grade, have both been notified and contact tracing has taken place. The positive students will isolate for 14 days.
Christian J. Proctor, PhD
Dr. Proctor is the ninth Head of School at North Cross and has served as such since 2011. He has more than 30 years of experience in education. He has served as headmaster at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina, St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie, Louisiana, Grace Episcopal School in Monroe, Louisiana, and as Interim Headmaster at Wesley Academy in Houston, Texas. In each location, Dr. Proctor’s tenure was marked by creativity, innovation, and school growth.