VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
Taking young minds seriously

P.O. Box 982
115 Victory Place
Marietta, Ohio 45750
(740) 885-2033


January 7, 2015
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IMPORTANT
DATES
January 26
Medieval & Renaissance Musical Performance
7-8pm

February 2, 10, 16
Admissions Open House

February 15
Planetarium Visit
BASKETBALL

In December of 1891, Dr. James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at what is now known as the YMCA, was looking for an activity to keep his students active on a rainy day. He nailed a peach basket to a 10-foot elevated track and wrote the basic rules for a new game: basketball.

For the next several weeks, our students will learn how to play basketball, its rules, strategy, and drills under the guidance of Coach Ray Ritter. 

Coach Ritter spent two decades as the Boys Varsity Basketball coach and another decade as the Girls Varsity coach at Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. He had a career winning percentage of over .700 and received numerous league and county coach of the year awards.  Coach Ritter has also coached college-bound athletes in international competition in Puerto Rico, Australia, and Germany.

Mr. Dschida's Class
Our mad scientists in the 5th and 6th grades will be learning about sublimation this week. Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from a solid to a gaseous form without first passing through an intermediate liquid stage. Mr. Dschida will use dry ice to demonstrate the process.

The class' new book this month for English composition and literature is Black Ships before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff. This book offers the students an opportunity to study the virtues of courage and honor. It is not only an example of beautiful language, it is also a good introduction to The Iliad by Homer.





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Welcome to Veritas Classical Academy! Our mission is to develop the academic potential and personal character of each student through an academically rich educational experience.
 
  

HAPPY NEW YEAR 

and thank you for helping us make our first semester

very special and a grand success.

God Bless Us, Every One!

Our inaugural Dickens Dinner was a smashing success. Thank you to the many parents and family members, corporate and individual sponsors, volunteers, teachers, and staff who helped make our first big fundraiser such a wonderful event.   

Every student in the school participated in the program as a caroler, an actor, or behind the scenes helper. The students were surprised at their own ability to learn so many lines and song verses (even verses in Latin and German!)  Many remarked after the performance that they wished for an encore presentation.  Well done, students!


What is a hurdy-gurdy and how do you play it?
 
YOU ARE INVITED

An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Music and Instruments

 

January 26, 2015

7-8pm

Free and open to the public


In this hour-long program, Columbus musicians Ron and Janice Cook will introduce the audience to a variety of music from the 12th through 16th centuries. Among the selections will be songs and a story from the Middle Ages, and, from the Renaissance, examples of the French chanson, the English canzonet, the Spanish recercada and the English country dance. 

 

The instruments they will use include medieval and Renaissance harps, bass viola da gamba, rebec, recorders, crumhorns, hurdy-gurdy, and pipe and tabor. 

 

Ron and Janice Cook own some of Columbus' finest cultural treasures, a thoughtfully acquired and carefully maintained collection of medieval and Renaissance instruments which they and their friends have been playing in a musical ensemble called The Early Interval since 1976.  Ron and Janice have performed all over Ohio, and we are pleased to offer you this special performance.

Admissions Open House

Do you know someone who is interested in enrolling at Veritas? Invite them to attend one of our Admissions Open House evenings to learn more about classical education, tour the school, review our curriculum, and ask questions about Veritas.  We will host three sessions.

February 2
February 10
February 16
7-8pm
Veritas, 115 Victory Place, Marietta, Ohio

We are accepting applications for 2015-2016. Applications are available on our website.  Current school families do not need to reapply. We will send out enrollment forms later this month.
Growing a Garden and the Art of the Pen

Mrs. Rehl's 3rd and 4th graders are getting a leg up on springtime by working on a class greenhouse.  They are building light huts for growing vascular plants in preparation for a school garden.

This semester, these students will also begin learning Spencerian 
penmanship. Handwriting is becoming a lost art as more schools eliminate cursive in their curricula. Elegant handwriting was once a much-prized attribute. Click on the video below to learn why penmanship is still important and relevant. 

Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century | Jake Weidmann | TEDxMileHigh
Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century | Jake Weidmann | TEDxMileHigh
Thank you again for your interest in our school.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a private meeting.
 
Sincerely,
Kevin & Khadine Ritter (740) 629-7467
Austin & Wendy Rehl (740) 710-9045
Naresh & Melissa Nayak (740) 516-1784