As this is our last Eagle of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for allowing us the privilege of partnering with you in the education of your children. We have had a year where we have needed to “Stand United,” as we supported each other through times of great joy but also times of great sorrow.

Last night we ended the year with the lovely celebration of the hard work of the Class of 2018. Adib Zin Alabedin, the class valedictorian, and Ahmad Ibrahim, the salutatorian, did a wonderful job in delivering their speeches. Ms. Emilia Baldovska, science teacher and senior advisor, was chosen by the senior class to be the graduation speaker. She encouraged the graduates to find their purpose in life. I closed out the evening by reminding us all that life is short, and that we should live each day as if it were our last. We are given 86.400 seconds a day to use for God’s glory. Let’s “redeem the time,” taking advantage of every breath, for each and every one is a gift from God.

Looking ahead to next year, please mark your calendars for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 22. There will be an orientation for students entering grade six on Tuesday, August 21, as well. If you are not returning to ICSV next year, we say a reluctant “goodbye,” for this is one aspect of living in an international community that is really hard to do. We trust that your time here was special and that you will remember it fondly. You will be missed.

Thank you again for your support of ICSV. This has been a great year!

Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon C. Brobst, Ed.D.
Director