VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
Taking young minds seriously

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


February 13, 2015
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IMPORTANT
DATES
February 16
Admissions Open House
7-8pm

February 16
Planetarium Visit
7pm Siblings welcomed

February 24
7pm Declaration of Independence Talk

February 27
Winter Trip to Wisp

February 26-27
No School







The Story of 
St. Valentine

The origin of the holiday for the expression of love really isn't romantic, at least not in the traditional sense.


 

Valentine was a Roman priest during Emperor Claudius' reign and persecution of the early Christians, around 260 A.D. Claudius issued an edict that prohibited the marriage of young people on the theory that unmarried soldiers fought better than married soldiers. The edict was directed at Christians because they understood monogamous marriage as a sacrament while polygamy was quite popular in the non-Christian community.


 

Valentine continued to encourage couples to marry within the Christian church, and he secretly married them. He was eventually caught and sentenced to death for performing marriage ceremonies.


 

The story goes that the last words he wrote were in a note to a friend which he signed, "from your Valentine."

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.
 
The Game is Afoot!
The Veritas Virtual Scavenger Hunt is in full swing.  Throughout the month of February, we will post a new clue each day on the  Veritas Facebook pageEach of the clues highlights some aspect of our school and classical education.  

Don't forget to Like us on Facebook and invite others to join the hunt!
Little House in the Big Woods

"Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs. The great, dark trees of the Big Woods stood all around the house, and beyond them were other trees. As far as a man could go to the north in a day, or a week, or a whole month, there was nothing but woods."

With this evocative opening, Laura Ingalls Wilder takes you on a six-book adventure in the Little House series as she shares her childhood memories of life in the Big Woods near Pepin, Wisconsin in the late 19th century.

 
Our 2nd graders have embarked on this journey with Laura as she gathers the harvest and prepares for the harsh winter months. This week, our students made butter just as Laura did in the story, and they drew pictures depicting scenes from the book.  Not only do these stories employ beautiful language to tell a wonderful tale, they also teach our students about hard work and its fruits, life as an early American homesteader, and the importance of family.
Now Enrolling for 2015-16
Now Enrolling for 2015-16

Admissions Open House

 

Do you know someone who is interested in enrolling at Veritas?Invite them to attend the Admissions Open House to learn more about classical education, tour the school, review our curriculum, and ask questions about Veritas.  
 
February 16
7-8pm
Veritas, 115 Victory Place, Marietta, Ohio

We are accepting applications for 2015-2016. Applications are available on our website. 
First and Second Grade News

Miss Andrews' class has had a busy week.  Take a look at their class schedule for this week.  Click here.

This week in Science class, the 1st and 2nd graders studied magnets and magnetism. They learned to navigate with magnetic fields using a compass and the effects of Eddy currents and Lenz's Law. They also studied the change in a magnet's behavior when it is dropped through a copper pipe. Here's a hint: Magnets aren't attracted to copper, but when they come together they can appear to defy gravity!  Ask your children about their discovery.
George Washington Carver

The preK/K class had a guest speaker this week. Retired Prof. Bob Cordell from Ohio University spoke to the children about George Washington Carver. Carver was a prominent American scientist, botanist, and inventor. Born into slavery at the Moses Carver farm near Diamond, Missouri around 1864, Carver, his sister, and mother were kidnapped and taken to Arkansas when George was only one week old. Moses Carver was able to recover George, and after the Civil War he and his wife raised him as their own son.  Carver went on to become the first Black student at Iowa State Agricultural College where he studied botany.  He then became a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute where he developed hundreds of products including plastics, paints, dyes, and even a kind of gasoline.  Carver achieved international fame advising such figures as President Theodore Roosevelt and Mahatma Gandhi on matters of agriculture and nutrition. 

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."
-George Washington Carver
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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