News Of the Week
*Saturday, November 3 – JH Golf Club, Woodland Hills Golf Club, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
*Monday, November 5 – Key Club Meeting, 3:30-3:55 p.m.
*Monday, November 5 – HS Girls Basketball Practice, New Hope Church, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
*Monday, November 5 – HS Boys Basketball Practice, First Baptist Church, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 6 – Ladies’ Sacred Ensemble Rehearsal, 7:10 a.m.
*Tuesday, November 6 – Pizza Lunch for those who purchased
*Tuesday, November 6 – Spelling Club, 3:35-5:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 6 – Yearbook Meeting, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 6 – JH Girls Basketball Practice, Boys & Girls Club, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 6 – JH Boys Basketball Practice, Boys & Girls Club, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, November 6 – Regents Academy Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
*Wednesday, November 7 – 11th & 12th Grade field trip to the Renaissance Festival
*Wednesday, November 7 – TAPPS Meeting, 3:45-5:15 p.m.
*Wednesday, November 7 – 4-H Clover Kids, 3:45-4:45 p.m.
*Thursday, November 8 – Men’s Sacred Ensemble Rehearsal, 7:10 a.m.
*Thursday, November 8 – HS Girls Basketball Practice, New Hope Church, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
*Thursday, November 8 – HS Boys Basketball Practice, First Baptist Church, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
*Thursday, November 8 – JH Girls Basketball Practice, Boys & Girls Club, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
*Thursday, November 8 – JH Boys Basketball Practice, Boys & Girls Club, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
*Thursday, November 8 – College Night, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
*Friday, November 9 – Regents 5K, 10:00 a.m., 3rd-12th grades should wear athletic wear to school
*Friday, November 9 – Taco Bueno for those who purchased
*Friday, November 9 – Orchestra, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
*Friday, November 9 – Family Movie Night, 5:30 p.m.
*Friday, November 9 – HS Away Girls Basketball Game, Brookland
*Friday, November 9 – HS Away Boys Basketball Game, Brookland
*Saturday, November 10 – JH Golf Club, Woodland Hills Golf Club, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Announcements & Reminders
*Save the Date
*Monday, November 12 – Veterans Day Ceremony, 8:30 a.m.
*Friday, November 16 – Second Quarter Progress Reports Emailed Out
*Friday, November 16 – Noon Release for Thanksgiving Break
*Monday, November 26 – Return after Thanksgiving Break
*Tuesday, November 27 – School Spelling Bee
*Monday, December 3 – Christmas Program, Grace Bible Church, 6:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, December 11 – 5th & 6th Grade Drama Parent Presentation, GCPC, 6:30 p.m.
*Friday, December 14 – Noon Release for Christmas Break
*Wednesday, January 2 – Classes Resume from the Christmas Break
*November Scripture Memory Passages: 2 Timothy 2:1-7
It’s that time again. Tuition is due by the 1st of every month and late after the 10th of every month. If you have not yet paid your November tuition, please visit the school office or pay online using E-Funds. Directions for signing up with E-Funds can be found at regentsacademy.com under the Resources tab.
*Operation Christmas Child – Boxes Due by Thursday, November 15th
Our school family is blessed and we want to bless others! This year we are partnering once again with Samaritan’s Purse in Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child demonstrates God’s love to hurting children in a tangible way by delivering gift-filled shoeboxes and the Good News of Jesus Christ. To learn more about this program, visit the website at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/. The school is providing shoeboxes this year (boxes will come home next week) and families will fill them. Shoeboxes are due back to the school office by Thursday, November 15th. We are asking you to include a $9 donation per box or go online and pay the donation at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/follow-your-box/ and you can discover the destination of your box. Thank you for helping us bless others!
*Family Movie Night – Friday, November 9th
We hope you will join us for Family Movie Night on Friday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. on the Regents Academy field! We hope to show Incredibles 2. Please bring a picnic blanket to sit on and if it is cold; blankets to bundle up in. The movie is FREE! The Key Club will sell hot dogs, nachos, candy, hot chocolate, and bottled water. Everyone is welcome and please feel free to invite friends. This promises to be a wonderful evening! We hope to see you there!
*Regents 5K – Friday, November 9th
The Regents Academy 5K is next Friday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m. Students in grades 3-12 will participate. Students should wear athletic wear to school (t-shirt, appropriate length short, running shoes). Students are encouraged to bring a clean t-shirt to change into after the race. Parents are invited to watch or participate (run or walk).
*Honoring Veterans at Regents Academy
Once again this year, the Regents 6th graders will lead the way to honor veterans. All veterans who are part of the Regents family (teachers, parents, grandparents, family members) are invited to join us on Monday, November 12, at 8:30 a.m. in front of the school (weather permitting). Please join us if you are able – we want to thank God for our great nation and for your service!
*Save the Date – An Evening of Music & Recitation
The Regents Academy Christmas program will be an Evening of Music and Recitation with student musical performances and poetry recitations. This program will be Monday, December 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Bible Church which is located at 2305 Raguet Street. There will be a reception to follow in the foyer of the church. All are invited!
From the Headmaster
This school year Regents Academy began a new upper school tradition – the House System. The purpose of the House System is to promote a culture of joy, discipleship, and respect among the Logic and Rhetoric School students. Virtue, as an aim, is always the end-goal of the House System, as it is the aim of genuine education. Our hope is that the House System will support strong camaraderie, spiritual growth, unity, and mutual helpfulness among our students.
Logic and Rhetoric students have been divided into four houses: Jerusalem, Rome, Oxford, and Kampala. Each house is led by two seniors working together as House Stewards, with a faculty member as a house sponsor. I am happy to report that good things are going on with our House System! Here are just a few of them:
- The houses are developing their own identities, not unlike sports teams or clubs. Each house is developing a crest, a Latin slogan, a mascot, house colors, etc.
- The House Stewards are doing a marvelous job of leading their peers. One of the major purposes of the House System has always been to foster leadership among the students. That is happening as these fine young men and women are showing real leadership.
- The Houses meet most Fridays for Bible study, praise and worship, prayer, and planning. The House Stewards and other upper classmen lead these meetings, which gives them the opportunity to disciple those younger than themselves.
- The students have been told that everyone needs a “Paul,” someone to learn from, and a “Timothy,” someone to encourage. Houses are beginning to pair students up so that they can pray for and encourage each other.
- Houses can earn points that go toward a yearlong house competition, which is contributing to camaraderie, healthy competition, and accountability.
- House Stewards have begun to periodically choose Gentlemen of Honor and Ladies of Virtue, members of their houses who have shown excellence and service in conspicuous ways. It is beautiful to see godly behavior and selfless service, not foolishness or bullying behavior, rewarded by the students.
- Houses are identifying service projects around the school. House members will come together to serve their school later this fall.
- Students are having fun. A few weeks back the students gathered on the field during lunch to have a House “Peg” tournament (Peg is a game the students love to play). Competition and fun ensued!
We are very thankful for our Logic and Rhetoric School teachers and for Mr. Ben Alexander, who work so hard and are giving the House System a lot of momentum. Lord willing, we will see even more good things come from our new House System in the days ahead!
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