It’s Time to Take a Break Before 2016 Rolls In

Eagle Rock’s 67th graduating class (ER 67) walked off stage with their diplomas at the end of the week before last, signaling the unofficial beginning of our winter trimester break. Students departed campus for break the next day, and the following week, staff wrapped up their final meetings and work for the trimester.

This is always a welcome break — and a most deserved break — for both students and many staff, giving us an opportunity to recharge our batteries before ER 68 commences in January of 2016. Some of us, however, are working here on campus while students are gone, as our schedules are not as directly connected to the flow of the academic trimesters. For the most part though, campus is a lot quieter, allowing for images such as the one below to be captured while no one’s around:


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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the staff, students and instructors here at the Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Whatever it is that you’re up to this holiday season, we hope you’re safe and surrounded by people and things you love and adore.

As you might have imagined, we’ve sent our students and everyone else home for the trimester/holiday break. Our offices are officially closed through the 4th of January — staff will begin to arrive back on campus on Monday, January 5. If you do try to reach one of us by phone, it’s likely your call won’t be returned until the first week of January. For that reason, it might be better to connect with us by email (some staff and instructors check email during breaks).

Since this trimester’s break coincides with major gift giving and gift-receiving holidays, it feels timely to note that the best gifts cannot be found packaged up in a box and sealed with ribbon or a bow. The laughter and the tears we experience as educators, along with all of the insightful and rewarding one-on-one and group conversations — especially the ones with students — that we’re blessed to be a part of… those are some of the best and enduring gifts we give and receive. Here’s to more of that occurring for you and us well into 2015 and beyond.

Happy Holidays!