February 2018 Newsletter
New Year’s Day has always been my favorite holiday. It is an opportunity to begin again, a chance to reflect on the past year, a time to look forward to new goals, and a chance to look forward to another birthday, another summer (and, for me, another baseball season!).
At Classical, I imagine this New Year is particularly special for the senior class. Indeed, for the past four years they have identified as the “Class of 2018”. Now the year that has been the subject of their rallying call during homecoming pep rallies and the year that has been the end goal in many mental countdowns to graduation is finally here.
2018 is a special year for the Classical community at large as well, as our beloved Purple alma mater celebrates a milestone of its own and turns 175 years old.
For 175 years, Classical has served as a cornerstone in the city of Providence and as a leader in education throughout the state of Rhode Island. Among our alumni are teachers and athletes, entrepreneurs and writers, artists and public servants, parents and executives, judges and philanthropists, and much, much more. All together, Classical High School has produced thousands of alumni who each contribute to our city, our state, and our country in their own way.
As chair of the Public Relations committee, it is my job to share the accomplishments of our alumni with the rest of the world. To that end, the PR committee has spent the past several months developing and implementing a new social media strategy to help us share information and build community among the hundreds and thousands of alumni who are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
In addition to sharing posts and alumni updates through social media, we are also sharing the word about new and improved Classical Alumni networking events. These events provide alumni from all classes the opportunity to meet, network, and learn from one another.
Whether it means grabbing a bite on a Providence rooftop, getting a drink on the water in Narragansett or coming together for the Homecoming football game on campus, the PR committee is helping to build community among our alumni in a way that supports our students and, most importantly, supports our goal to Keep Classical Strong.
For the remainder of 2018, we will be celebrating 175 years of Classical Pride and we invite you to join us in the celebration. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn and, if you’d like to learn more about the PR committee and join our next meeting, here is a link to join our committee.
We hope to see you throughout 2018 at our various celebrations of the 175th anniversary of our Classical purple!