April 2018

Dear Parents of the Class of 2018,

I once gave a talk and said that the work of a school is the opposite of the farmer’s calendar:  we plant in the fall and see harvest in the spring.  For Taft and for you, May 27 is the day when we see all of our work come to fruition.  And so Commencement is my favorite day and tradition— it’s a celebration of achievement, of course, but even more of growth.  I look forward to seeing you.

We will post details of Commencement on our website.  You are invited to a reception and Dinner Dance, held in McCullough Field House, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 26.  And, prior to that Collegium Musicum, the Jazz Band, and the Chamber Ensemble will have their final concert in Bingham Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

One last note:  Pam and I are in the unfortunate position of wanting to be in two places at the same time, as our older son graduates from Brown University on the same day as our Taft graduation.  I am still trying to figure out the logistics and travel so that I can be here to celebrate these great seniors, but it is possible I will not be able to be present the entire time.  I suspect you understand my conflicted feelings!

I am so proud of this class—a group of singularly talented, passionate, and caring young men and women—and I look forward to sharing the day with you.  Like you, I suspect, I will feel joy and sadness in equal and abundant measure.   


William R. MacMullen '78