Encouraging report

Monday, November 29, 2010

I went to the clinic for blood work today. When the nurse called back with the results, we apparently have found the right amount of blood thinner, because the numbers were in the proper range for another month. As I get set to go back in a week for the more intensive 6 month check up, knowing that part of the equation is right, takes away some of the anxiety. I’m hoping for another encouraging report.

We have our own printing press on campus, and the folks up there do great work. I hadn’t stopped by there for a while, so I said hello to the folks and checked in on their work. All the Christmas letters are in the process of being mailed, and now the folks there are printing lots of the brochures that we use throughout the year: fliers giving an overview of the school, the Lakota Life information, an insert on our charitable annuity program.  I went downtown to our thrift store to meet our new part-time employee, who was chatting with customers and ringing up merchandise like a seasoned pro. We have many employees who do jobs not usually associated with a school that contribute to our overall effort and help us be successful.

I met with the two 7th grade girls who were chosen to go the St. Augustine Florida luncheon in January. They were both incredibly excited. Getting to see the ocean is high on their to-do list . Over the next few weeks, we’ll practice so they can overcome their nervousness and tell folks about their experience of St. Joseph’s.

 

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph’s Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

3 thoughts on “Encouraging report”

  1. I’ll be praying for a good report, thankful for the good one regarding the blood work.
    Keep up the good work. It is truly amazing thinking of all the people who are praying for you, how could it be anything but good.

  2. How neat to know that the materials I receive via “snail mail” come from the print shop at St. Joseph’s!

    While in St.Augustine I hope you and the girls get to visit the fort/castillo. I got to see it when I was about 10 and I still remember that trip to Florida vividly!

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