One final request

I hope you and your family are doing well. Each year I put together a video for our students which shows each of them growing up from the baby picture you provided earlier this year through their Kindergarten through 6th-grade pictures. Students have an opportunity to save this video as a keepsake from their time in elementary school.

Typically I take an “end of 6th grade” photo of each student, however, that wasn’t possible this year. As I completed the video this weekend, I realized how much the “end of 6th grade” photo adds to the video. 

Therefore, if it is possible for you to provide me with a photo of your son or daughter showing them right now, I would greatly appreciate it and will include it in the video. You can email the picture to

As an alternative, I can also take the student’s picture myself on Thursday during the pick-up window at Eshleman.  I can only take individual photos at this time.

If you choose this option, we will still need to remain socially distant since schools are closed.  Weather permitting, we could take the picture in front of the sign board which has been changed to reflect the graduating class of 2026.  In order to be timely, we ask that you would park in the lower lot and only your student walk to the sign board.  I will take the photo and send your child back to the car.  We will leave the sign board up for a few weeks, to allow you to come back to get photos–or arrange with classmates, as you see fit–to get additional memory photos.  We appreciate your understanding of the restrictions placed on us at this time.

Again, I only ask in an effort to make the “growing up” video as memorable as possible for our students. Thank you for your time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.