Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Governor and Kitty Dukakis visit Cushing

Our Leadership Team were as excited as our students.
This week we were treated to a real thrill as history came to life for us in Hanover. Governor Michael Dukakis, who served as governor for 12 years, visited classrooms and work sites, delighting students and staff with stories of Massachusetts and national issues and politics. It was a timely visit since our students are studying Massachusetts. They even joined in classroom activities in the Challenger classroom. While we were all excited to meet someone who contributed so much to our state and our country, we were equally impressed with Kitty's work in Kenya  and for sharing with staff her battle with depression and her advocacy on behalf of others. Her book, Shock: The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy, is a moving account of her battle and healing.  We wish them both happiness and thank them for spending a rainy afternoon with us. Enjoy the pictures:
The Governor is about to help our students with a map of MA by filling in Brookline
We believe!!