Learning Servant Leadership

Summer Service Commissioning

A week before final exams, about 50 students at TMI Episcopal are invited to come up front during daily chapel to be recognized for summer plans that involve community service–volunteering as a camp counselor, in an animal shelter, at a food bank, on church mission trips and in many other settings.

“We are all gathered here as members of the TMI family, bound together by our common identity as servant leaders,” says The Rev. Nathan Bostian, the school’s chaplain, “to go forth from here to serve others in our communities, and around the world.” The students receive blessings on their work, from Father Nate and through the responsorial prayers of the rest of the student body and faculty.
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Community Reads brings students, faculty, and staff together

The TMI community might be apart for the summer, but it’s coming together in a new way. The end of the school year and beginning of summer vacation marked the start of TMI’s new Upper School Community Reads program that is designed to build community through a set of shared experiences.

Lynn Lada reads How Dare the Sun Rise
Lynn Lada reading the Jones Library copy of How Dare the Sun Rise outside Coates Hall.
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Students lead awareness rally

Acting as true Servant Leaders, the TMI Student Council led a powerful awareness rally in remembrance of the Columbine High School shooting 19 years ago today, to bring the community together to share the messages of unity and love.

Students challenged the community to ask themselves what they can do every day to make a difference; start change in the communities you are a part of, then we can change the world. Honor the lives lost to school violence by making a difference in the lives of others; welcome and make new friends, brighten someone’s day, and show kindness through your actions.

Using music, prayer, poetry, and sharing their own personal stories, students embraced and echoed the message and theme this school year that “We belong to each other” from Romans 12:5-6.