Magical Moments

By Glenda Speyer, Upper School Head

I know we all have some magical moments in our classrooms on any given day.

Yesterday morning was one of them! The entire middle school filled the beautiful sunlit third floor atrium in order to hear, and then vote for potential officers for the 2012-2013 Rashi Student Government. Though dressed for fun and filled with spirit, they listened respectfully to each other. I was so moved by the moment… it so exemplified all of our core values – ruach, kehillah, kavod, limud and tzedek (in what some of the candidates offered) – that I wrote this poem.

Picture this
Monday morning 8:15
This beautiful atrium is filled
With students decked in colors
Painted faces.
Colored hair
Spirit of every color abounds.

That is not all
At a table
Potential leaders
Hopeful leaders
Enthusiastic leaders
Of Student Government for 2012-2013
Present their case
All listen intently
Not a sound
Polite, poised and effective
What a wonderful moment!