And so the anticipation is rising, each passing moment of this final day of summer vacation becomes a perpetual reminder of what tomorrow holds. The first day of school is always filled with an indescribable mixture of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, happiness, sorrow, earnestness, apprehensiveness, hope, and doubt all cloud the hearts and minds of students and teachers alike. And then, before we all exhale, the day concludes.
It is a reminder of how quickly the school year passes, which compels us to approach each day with a high level of determination. Because if we fail to act, if we fail to show charity towards our neighbor-student by giving him some advice or direction, if we fail to fulfill our duty to lead the students in prayer at the beginning and end of each day, and if we fail to imitate the model of our Savior, we will feel unsatisfied, unhappy.
We strongly encourage the students to eat healthy, and most importantly to get a good night's rest. Our bodies - and especially yours - require at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night in order to be active the following day.
Students, don't worry if you are overwhelmed. We teachers are as well. But we share our confidence in the Lord with you, and entrust the upcoming school year to His loving will - FOR YOU!