Why You Came Home Late For Dinner
Dr. Grauer says, "I look pretty beat up, but the photographer makes it look okay." From Wickininnis Beach, British Columbia
The old French word for heart is cor, upon which we derive the English language word courage.
Sometimes you are not getting the funding, or no one will listen, or you are not listening well enough yourself. Sometimes everything is taking too long, and you are going down this road, deeper, farther, and then you are not even sure where the end is or if you will come out of it at all. Those times might feel terribly fearful, or painful. They may feel lonely, and maybe solitude is even what you are looking for then. It could be you are not connecting to a person at those times, you are connecting with some force, consciousness, or value you know is universal, crossing some boundary you were unaware of.
You don't need to hope for better, hope is not a fix. You don't need to fear any negatives, fear will not help either except what it has to teach you. Stay in the work. You are not lost, you are finding your way.
"Do good work" is our mantra. We have learned a lot about leadership and developed many useful principles, but none more valuable than this, and none that have been more of a mantra to me through good times and hard. This has been a fine mission statement for me and many others close to me, all the mission I've ever needed.
Construction is underway on The Grauer School's final building, which required much perseverance by our Grauer community to accomplish
Doing good work means putting your heart into it, which is courage. We are learning by discovery, open, committed, persevering, self-motivated irrespective of reward. If the work is worth doing, if it is the right thing to do, it is worth doing no matter how it is turning out. You are "in it," and you know it, and there is not going to be an end—not really.
If it is the right thing to do, you might lose all sense of time while you are doing it. You may be home late for dinner.
Grauer's Summer School program continues to provide educational and entertaining classes for our students. This week's programs include Spanish Boot Camp, where the students are participating in a week-long intensive course in the fundamentals of Spanish.
The Grauer School's Middle School Coops & Chickens Club has 4 chickens on campus. The chickens are about 6 months old now, and they just started laying eggs in June!
Summer School officially kicked off on June 25, and it's a busy week around the Grauer campus!
Congratulations to all of The Grauer School's 12th Grade "Class of 2018" graduates and to all of our 8th Grade graduates! The 8th and 12th grade students received their diplomas in ceremonies on Friday, June 8, cheered on by their family and friends.
The last week of school from June 4 to June 7 was Finals Week. In addition to traditional academic finals for all of Grauer's core subjects, there were also many fun and challenging year-end experiences in other classes.
Congratulations to all of the Grauer Visual Arts and Photography students whose work won prizes at the San Diego County Fair! We're expecially excited for our students who won the prestigious "Best in Class" green ribbons for their artwork.
Congratulations to Ethan D. '23 for performing with his 6-cello ensemble at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York City on Memorial Day. They were invited to perform at this venue after winning 2nd place in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition.
Congratulations to 8th grader Joshua B. '22 for being selected as our Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Student of the Year! We couldn't be more proud to have him representing The Grauer School.
Congratulations to the Theatre Arts Department on their showcase of Feiffer's People on Thursday, May 31. The student directors and actors successfully produced all their hard work, and it was a great end to a very successful theatrical year!
Congratulations to two Grauer student groups who raised an impressive amount of money this year to help others in need around the world! These students demonstrated the importance of Compassion, one of The Grauer School's core values, through their fundraising efforts.