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The Adesso Archives

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, for the past year and a half, I have been immersed in the archives project. What a treat it’s been! When I first pitched the idea to former Head of School Jim Leonard, I was concerned with bringing order to the space where we had been dumping materials for the last 14 years. As I go about organizing and preserving these materials, I’m finding great joy in the many gems I’ve uncovered.

Click here to view one of the first surveys of the Canyon Road property. Praise the work Jeannie Kithil has done with Prep’s athletic history and see one of her many Parkatoons. Check out a few pages from the Christmas book given to the General by his Middle School students. Let’s not forget VLE and dressing up as a favorite author. Maybe you’re interested in seeing a final exam from one of Bob Kurth’s Humanities classes and revel in the fact you once knew this material. Celebrate our first maintenance man Andres Martinez. Does anyone remember Steve Machen’s Spanish class producing their very own fotonovelas? Who can forget the joy of the girls’ state soccer championship in 2005 with coach Rennae Ross at the helm? And so many more.

When we were first thinking of the value and purpose of the Prep Archives, we saw it as an opportunity to collect and tell Prep’s many stories like threads all woven together. I’d say we make quite a colorful tapestry.

Just as important, I am truly impressed with the hard work that went into making a go of this school when so many others have failed. We have much to be proud of. Please know how grateful I am for your contribution to the archives to make it a reality. I am honored to have my name associated with it. Prep is indeed in my heart and in my soul.

With gratitude,

Jan Adesso