Goodbye and Good Luck, Seniors!

Greetings Windells Families and Friends,

Thank you for an awesome year! I could not have asked for a better experience as a first year Headmaster. We offer a unique opportunity for young adults that sets them apart from the rest of the crowd. I believe our students are gaining the tools and learning life lessons that will carry them through their college years and beyond.

I am sure you are all happy to have your student athletes back home. We really do become family, and that’s one of the things that makes Windells experience unique. For those coming back for camp to be ambassadors, interns, or campers, I look forward to watching the kids buzz around with about 100 of their best friends each camp session!

I’d like to give a special shout-out to Timberline Lodge for providing us with the most beautiful venue in the world for our commencement ceremony. We are fortunate to be able to have our ceremony at The Raven’s Nest room, gazing out at the mountain. Windells Academy students have a special relationship with Mt. Hood and Timberline. Being able to peer directly outside the window and glance at the mountain is spectacular! For those who attended, thank you so much! Parents and family members, your support is imperative for the success of our students. Props go out to those students who added
authentic meaning to the ceremony. Student speeches made by Emma Nesson and Jared Cummings were terrific, as was the slide show by Luke Blovad. Photographs can be found on our Facebook page if you haven’t seen them.

Everyone at Windells needs to take credit for the great work accomplished this year. I am appreciative of the teamwork between coaches, students, life coaches, parents, Maia, and the kitchen staff. Our numbers for next year are up and we are looking forward to increased student enrollment. With that said, we are continuously reflecting to improve our offerings.

Looking towards next year, arrival date will be September 6, 2018 and orientation on September 7, 2018. Spring break is being added in March, so our students will be well rested for Nationals, and we are extending the school year until May 4th, 2019. This will allow students to wind down after Nationals and complete their studies without being rushed.

Enjoy your summer and please, feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Sincerely yours,

Ann Scott, Headmaster

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