We are always grateful for our parents who find unique ways to invest in our students. This morning, Mr. Matty Crescenzo, founder of Valet Health and father of two students in our upper school, shared his testimony and encouraged both students and staff to find their identity in Christ alone, not in their own accomplishments. Thanks, Matty, for the powerful reminder of how God transforms his people!
Mrs. Nichol’s 2nd grade class recently integrated science, math, and Bible in a hands-on fashion when studying Noah’s ark in the Book of Genesis. Here’s a snapshot of the class measuring the length and width of the ark!
This morning, Rev. Karl Griswold-Kuhn from Christ Episcopal Church blessed our students and staff with a brief exposition of Romans 8 during Cantabile. Though our experiences often make it difficult to believe that God loves us, God’s Word and the ministry of His Holy Spirit assure us that nothing can separate us from the love of his Son, Jesus Christ. Thank you, Rev. Karl, for the encouraging word!
One way to arouse the imaginations of children is to get them outdoors. Another way is to require them to sketch something outdoors. Here’s Mrs. Lasater’s 9th grade students drawing the front of our school building.
What better way to bring Homer to life than to build Trojan horses! Upon learning about the Trojan War in ancient Greek history, our third graders built their own Trojan horses. They did a great job! What they are learning now will come full circle when they read Homer’s account of the event in The Iliad in 10th grade Omnibus.
Here’s a candid shot of 1st grade and grammar school principal, Mr. Vermillion, being “surprised by wonder” during recess as good ol’ Texas fire ants devoured a dead bug. The enchantment of education is by no means limited to the classroom!
Socratic discussion and debate are some of the hallmarks of our rhetoric school’s pedagogy, requiring students to wrestle with challenging topics in conversation with one another. Recently, our 9th graders in Mrs. Lawrence’s Modernity I class had to debate free will and election as described in the Westminster Confession of Faith. With a mixture of denominations represented, the assignment made for a really lively and fruitful discussion, as students reflected on the nature and character of God.
“A map is the greatest of all epic poems. Its lines and colors show the realization of great dreams” (Gilbert H. Grosvenor). Here are our 8th graders reading topographic maps in Ms. Burklin’s earth science class.
Classical education is about understanding the How and the Why about things, not just the What. After reading through the Book of Deuteronomy in Modernity II, Mr. Modar spent a period with his seniors to study and discuss the Sabbath and other Jewish feasts presented in the book. Through eating good food, imbibing unique drinks, and enjoying some fellowship, our seniors were able to appreciate the significance of the Sabbath and some of the traditions that accompanied it throughout history.
Regents was pleased to have Calvary Baptist Church’s associate pastor, Charles Rikard, share a devotion with our students during Cantabile this morning. Thank you, Mr. Rikard (and CBC), for shepherding our students’ hearts this morning!