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Calendar

*Monday, October 23 – November Hot Lunch Money Due

*Monday, October 23 – High School Boys Basketball Practice, First Christian, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

*Monday, October 23 – High School Girls Basketball Practice, New Hope, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

*Tuesday, October 24 – CTP4 Standardized Testing for 3rd-9th Grade Students

*Tuesday, October 24 – Pizza Lunch

*Tuesday, October 24 – Butter Braids Delivered at Pick-Up

*Tuesday, October 24 – Homework Help, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

*Tuesday, October 24 – Junior High Boys Basketball Practice, First Christian Church, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

*Tuesday, October 24 – Jr High Girls Volleyball, North Street Church of Christ, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

*Wednesday, October 25 – CTP4 Standardized Testing for 3rd-9th Grade Students

*Wednesday, October 25 – Sacred Ensemble, 3:35-4:30 p.m.

*Wednesday, October 25 – TAPPS, 3:35-5:15 p.m.

*Wednesday, October 25 – Key Club Bake Sale at lunch and pickup

*Thursday, October 26 – CTP4 Standardized Testing for 3rd-9th Grade Students

*Thursday, October 26 – Family Soccer Night, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

*Friday, October 27 – Jimmy Johns for Lunch

*Friday, October 27 – Orchestra Rehearsal

*Friday, October 27 – Fall Gala, “Boots & Bling,” Piney Woods Country Club, 6:30 p.m.

*Saturday, October 28 – Golf Practice, Woodland Hills Golf Course, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

 

 

Announcements & Reminders

*Save the Date

*Friday, November 3 – 4-H Meeting, 7:00 a.m.

*Friday, November 10 – 2nd Quarter Progress Reports Emailed Out

*Friday, November 10 – 4-H Fall Festival

*Wednesday, November 15 – Favorite Historical Character Day

*Friday, November 17 – 5K, Noon Release for Thanksgiving Break

*Monday, November 20-Friday, November 24 – Thanksgiving Break

*Monday, December 4 – Christmas Program, Grace Bible Church, 6:30 p.m.

*Tuesday, December 12-Friday, December 15 – Semester Exams for Secondary Students

*Thursday, December 14 – 5th & 6th Grade Drama Parent Performance, GCPC, 6:30 p.m.

*Monday, December 18-Monday, January 1 – Christmas Break

 

*October Scripture Memory Passage: Isaiah 40:27-31

 

*CTP4 Testing

Our 3rd-9th grade students will take the CTP4 standardized test next week. Teachers will keep homework and studying to a minimum for these students so that they can get plenty of rest and be at their best during the school day. Please get lots of sleep and eat a good breakfast during testing. Students who are taking the tests should bring a snack and a good book to read in case they get finished early.

 

*4-H Club Fall Fest – Friday, November 10th

We are excited to announce that the Regents Academy 4-H Club will be throwing a school-wide Fall Fest on November 10th! The Fall Fest is being held in order to support our newly founded 4-H Club with much needed funds and also to serve as a Regents Academy 4-H kickoff event. Games and activities ranging from hayrides, apple bobbing, jumpy houses, chili cook-off, baking contests, face painting, live entertainment and so much more will be held at New Hope Church Friday, November 10th, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. You will even have the opportunity to dunk your favorite principal, Mr. Bryant! The entry fee will be the same as last year: $20 per family or $5 per individual. If you are interested in signing up for the chili cook-off and baking contest, please sign up on our contest sheet at the school or contact Secretary Kaden Harman at kadenharman14@gmail.com. There will be grand prizes for the top three chili cook-off winners! Don’t wait till it’s too late; we will be taking up contest registration sheets by November 2nd! Everyone is welcome to come; it is not subject to 4-H members alone! All proceeds go to the Regents Academy 4-H. Come join us for a fun-packed Friday evening, sharing in Christian fellowship and enjoying the cool weather! We hope this event will be a big boost for the RA 4-H Club, and we look forward to seeing you there! Please direct all questions, donations, volunteering, etc. to President Jake Hill at jakeshill00@gmail.com.

 

*Favorite Historical Character Day – Wednesday, November 15th

The Regents Library is sponsoring a school-wide special costume day — Favorite Historical Character Day on Wednesday, November 15th. That’s right! For one entire day, all students in KPrep through 12th grade will be celebrating history and biographies. It’s not too early to begin planning who you are going to be, but be sure to check with your teacher and get your character choice approved.  With Halloween approaching, it could be the right time to find a good costume for your favorite historical character.

 

*November Hot Lunches

November Pizza lunches only are $17.25 per student. November Friday lunches only are $11.50 per student. November Tuesday and Friday lunches are $28.75 per student. Lunch payments are due by Monday, October 23rd.

 

*Family Soccer Night

Please plan to join us next Thursday, October 26th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for Family Soccer Night. On this evening our junior high team will play our high school students, and parents will play the junior high and high school teams. This is a fun evening of competition, and there will be pizza provided for $3 a person. Junior High and High School players need to wear their uniforms. Parents should wear shin guards (available at the school) and tennis shoes or soccer cleats. All parents are invited to play!

 

From the Headmaster

He was called the gadfly of Athens for good reason, pestering 5th century Greeks with endless questions. Ultimately, the Athenians shut him up by giving him hemlock to drink, ostensibly for polluting the minds of Athenian youth. But his quest for wisdom remains and is embodied in anyone who admits ignorance in order to find truth.

 

Imagine Socrates having a conversation with a college student on the campus of a contemporary American university. Author Peter Kreeft envisions just this scenario in The Best Things in Life. Here we pick up in the middle of a conversation between Socrates and college student Peter Pragma (Pragma – get it?):

 

Socrates: What do you need money for?

Peter: Everything! Everything I want costs money.

Socrates: For instance?

Peter: Do you know how much it costs to raise a family nowadays?

Socrates: And what would you say is the largest expense in raising a family nowadays?

Peter: Probably sending the kids to college.

Socrates: I see. Let’s review what you have said. You are reading this book to study for your exam, so that you can pass it and your course, to graduate and get a degree, to get a good job, to make a lot of money, to raise a family and send your children to college.

Peter: Right.

Socrates: And why will they go to college?

Peter: Same reason I’m here. To get good jobs, of course.

Socrates: So they can send their children to college?

Peter: Yes.

Socrates: Have you ever heard the expression “arguing in a circle”?

Peter: No, I never took logic.

Socrates: Really? I never would have guessed it.

Peter: You’re teasing me.

Socrates: Really?

Peter: I’m a practical man. I don’t care about logic, just life.

Socrates: Then perhaps we should call what you are doing “living in a circle.” Have you ever asked yourself a terrifying question? What is the whole circle there for?

 

Kreeft, through the voice of Socrates, is exposing a great flaw of modern thinking about education: pragmatism. A pragmatic philosophy of education puts people on the hamster wheel of passing tests to pass classes to get degrees to get jobs to make money to have children who will start the vicious cycle all over again.

 

There is certainly a practical dimension to education. We need jobs that will pay bills, and our children need them also. But something we need more than jobs and money is an answer to Socrates’ question: “What is the whole circle there for?” And that is precisely what classical Christian education brings to the table.

 

The wealth of wisdom bequeathed to us from the Great Tradition and a robust Christian worldview show us the way. And when children are immersed in the wisdom and virtue and worldview-shaping influences of the Great Conversation, under the tutelage of godly teachers committed to Christian truth, then our children learn not just skills that will get them jobs and money but receive eternal gifts that surpass these things beyond measure.

 

“What is the whole circle there for?” We strive to take this question into account every day as we educate children at Regents Academy. We are glad to partner with you to do so.

 

Regents Academy | 200 NE Stallings Dr. | Nacogdoches, TX 75961 | regentsacademy.com | 936.559.7343 | 936.559.7344 fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Regents Academy | 200 NE Stallings Dr. | Nacogdoches, TX 75961 | regentsacademy.com | 936.559.7343 | 936.559.7344 fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regents Academy | 200 NE Stallings Dr. | Nacogdoches, TX 75961 | regentsacademy.com | 936.559.7343 | 936.559.7344 fax