b'M E S S AG EF R O M T H EB OA R DC H A I RI t would be far too easy and super- you to be part of this journey.ficial to simply describe this pastOver several meetings and work-year as difficult and disruptive. shops, our Board and Executive Team However, even in a time of incredible un- have worked to outline our Focus on the certainty, we all committed to the impor- Future.This is our effort to execute on tance of our Orme School, our missionour Strategic Plan with those key actions together, and why this time was so im- that will allow us to move from goal set-portant.With the incredible persever- ting to results.Three very important ac-ance of our students, parents, faculty,tions are now set that apply to both staff, and Board, we accomplished ourshort- and long-term interests.goals together.We chose to make our year remarkable. Campus PlanOne determinant I am confident de- Define a process and outline content for scribes Orme is resiliency.Our entirea campus plan that will support the history and decades of personal storiesmost positive trajectory for the School are all about our perseverance individu- Mission and Values.ally and as a school.Rather than simply react, we chose this time to lead.OurSustainability Planyear began with a completely new modelOrme School shall be the premiere sec-for internal and external leadership andondary school in the nation for sustain- move will require.We hope you will join responsibility, all within the framework ofability studies. with us, be our partners, and continue to our Strategic Plan.Our faculty pivoteddevelop this essential Orme story.and delivered both in-person and digitalFiscal Plan One more note.I have appreciated classes.Campus life was not degraded;Provide a long-term funding sourcehearing from and meeting alums and it was a time of new exploration andaligned to key projects, to achieve focusfriends who I have known and even events inside and outside our structures. priorities and sustain The Orme Schoolmore that I had only heard their names.Rather than being alone, we becamefor the next century. It has helped inform important deci-even more of a family. sions.I would look forward to hearing All this was possible through con- We hope you are as intrigued and excit- from you.necting our common goals and expecta- ed for the challenges, opportunities, and tions.We were able to make decisionsrisks ahead.It wont be easy.We areMorris A. Stein, FAIAthat were forward thinking.When con- committed to the hard work this next bigChair, Board of Trusteesfronted with challenges, we chose to build for growth.We took confident ac-tions, often doubling-down our commit- B O A R D O F T R U S T E E Sment.We knew our Orme family, includ-ing our many alums and donors, wouldEXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Secretaryexpect nothing less than our commit- Chair of the Board Ms. Pamela Hilton Cerchie 77ment to values that have guided OrmeMr. Morris A. Stein Mesa, AZlife for 92 years: Excellence, TraditionPhoenix, AZand Character.Turns out, when the go- TRUSTEESing gets tough, those values remain. 1st Vice Chair Mrs. Kathleen Doyle Kirchner 75As we begin a new year, we are en- Ms. Britta L. Bloomberg 73 Phoenix, AZcouraged as much as ever.We areSt. Louis Park, MNgrateful for all the support and commit- Dr. Thomas Mace 65ment we continue to receive from ourTreasurer Menasha, WIentire Orme family.We continue to be- Mr. A. Kent Kuster 59La Canada, CA Mr. Neil Rifenbarklieve in moving from panic to an era ofGlendale, AZgrowth.Now more than ever, we need 46'