Just as the school’s Mission is ‘incarnated’ within our message, so to is our Mission alive in our annual symbol and theme. The image of the child reaching toward the star with the theme “From Vision to Reality” permeates the Annual Report for 2010-2011.
And although inspiring, that symbol and theme for 2011 was replaced with that of beautiful butterfly with the caption “Trust Your Source: Listen, Believe and Emerge” for 2012. In 2013, the symbol was that of Phoenix with the theme “Rise Above: Let Go • Break Through.” This year our reflective statement is: Stand! Out-Together-Strong with our symbol of the Star.
Each year the Mission of the school finds the best way to incarnate its message. The Madeleine empowers those who have been at the school the longest and who have experienced the Mission the deepest to be the ones to help create and fashion the symbol and theme—the students. As the class of 2014 entered into their final year, the class shared how they needed to grow and what they hoped to take with them as graduates. The symbol and theme they generated reminds them of, this, their yearlong journey.
The graduating class then offers their symbol and theme to the whole educational community as point of reflection and this becomes their parting gift to the student body, the families and the staff. As a result of this innovative approach, the cover the Annual Report is a direct result of the graduating class. The same process will be done for our class of 2015 whose symbol and theme have yet to be realized.