Message from the Principal, Dr. Lisa Redmon
Welcome to St. Edward School, one of the most diverse schools in the Nashville Diocese that is rich in Catholic tradition and home of the Saints! In addition to providing a rigorous education for all learners, St. Edward is also committed to providing students from many different cultures a safe and caring environment where they have the opportunity to pray together, break bread together, and play together. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about St. Edward and to take a tour of our great school.
Sincerely in Christ,
Lisa Redmon, Ph.D.
Greetings St. Edward Community:
We are quickly approaching the end of our first semester, and I want to take this time to thank all of you for your continued support this year. Change is not always easy, but I do believe that the St. Edward community has shown that our family is strong. As I have said before many times, St. Edward is not special because of one or two people; it is special because we are a close-knit community, a family that stands together through good times and bad. The sustainability of our beloved community is not only a priority for this generation, but also for the future generations to come…our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren… As we make difficult decisions, we are mindful of the impact it will have on our community, long after we are gone. We are diligently trying to preserve all of the great things that make St. Edward the wonderful Catholic school that it is, while at the same time, everyone is doing his/her part to be as efficient as possible to keep cost down (so that we continue to be affordable to our families). Every family has its bumps in the road from time to time, but at the end of the day, we support one another and are proud to be a part of this wonderful community.
We began the year with our Back to School Bash, and what a fun night it was for all! In the pouring rain, we gathered under the Pavilion and enjoyed eating grilled hot dogs shoulder to shoulder with not only our old friends, but also with our new families by our side! This August we welcomed three-year-olds into our pre-Kindergarten program, and they have transitioned beautifully into our school. Grandparents Day had some challenges, but we have taken good notes to make it better next year as we all want to continue this special tradition at St. Edward. Our sixth graders went to Falls Creek Falls and spent a week with no electronics, and with all of the great activities and bonding with classmates, I feel certain that cell phones and computers were never missed. Students were able to make new friends and to strengthen old friendships. There is no doubt in my mind that every sixth grader will leave with fond memories and stories to share about the fun they had with their classmates at Falls Creek Falls. Of course, none of this would be possible without parents and teachers volunteering their time and talents to make it happen. The fourth graders cooked a fantastic Thanksgiving Feast, and many classes have been busy working on their social justice projects this month. Thanks to some great volunteers, moms had their muffins, and the dads had their donuts. Our Open Houses have been great, and many prospective families are hearing about the countless things going on here at St. Edward that make us the right choice for their families. Whether it is collecting diapers or dry beans, the message at St. Edward is do something to help others because it is the right thing to do.