We all have heavy hearts about missing graduation.  I enjoy it tremendously–watching the students I know cross the stage, meeting the parents, telling them what a good job they did, and seeing the mist of a tear in some of their eyes.  You are emerging at this transitional time into a cold, scary world with the implications of economic upheaval just beginning to emerge.  Know that all of your teachers know that too and would do anything to help you weather the storm successfully.  Please keep our e-mail addresses handy.