Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Just over two weeks ago, Spring Valley High School celebrated the graduation of our Seniors. We are proud of you and wish you only the best as you pursue your future dreams. To access all of the pictures from graduation, click here.

Here We Have an End and a Beginning

Here we have an end and a beginning,
A stop-time moment memory will frame,
Placed beside a christening or wedding,
Pieces of a whole one seeks in vain.
Yes, here we have a mind that looks both ways,
Glad to leave and sorry to be leaving,
Recognizing these were precious days,
A joyful liberation laced with grieving.
Does one ever listen to one's music
Underneath one's own incessant voice,
A quiet strain, though one ought never lose it,
That moves one to the fortune of one's choice?
In every moment there's a melody
One plays to mirror one's reality,
Needing both to mourn and to rejoice.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon