VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
Taking young minds seriously

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


November 11, 2014
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IMPORTANT
DATES
November 20
Musical presentation
by Barb Hintz on 
the harp

December 13
Dickens Dinner

December 16
2pm Caroling at 
nursing home
Thank you to all the
VETERANS 
who joined us 
for lunch today.







LATIN LINGO
"Semper Fidelis "

Semper fidelis - Meaning "always faithful," it has served as the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps since 1883 and as the slogan for many families, cities, and organizations since the 16th century.

Winston Churchill
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."
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.
 

Veterans Day

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1818, an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919 Armistice Day was observed for the first time.  That year, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory." In 1926, Congress declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving and that the people of the United States should "observe the day in schools and churches with appropriate ceremonies."

Armistice Day was originally intended to honor the veterans of WWI. In 1954, veterans services organizations asked Congress to change the name from "Armistice" to "Veterans" Day in order to honor all American veterans wherever and whenever they had served.

At Veritas we were proud to observe Veterans Day with a school celebration.  Fifteen veterans joined us for a flag raising ceremony and the Pledge of Allegiance. The students then sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee" for our guests.  Our veterans had lunch with us while members of the American Legion Post 64 gave a short presentation on flag etiquette.  We were especially honored to have with us 95-year-old Pete Coury, a WWII veteran who served in the Atlantic theater.

Thank you to all of our veterans and their families for securing for us the blessings of this great country.

Martinstag 

Our German class celebrated the feast of St. Martin of Tours this week.  Mr. Dschida hosted a traditional German feast complete with handmade spaetzle, pork roast, and rotkohl.  The students made their own lanterns and then had a procession outside singing German songs.

November 11 marks the memorial of St. Martin, a humble bishop from the 4th century.  Before becoming a bishop, he was a Roman soldier.  One cold day, Martin came upon a beggar outside the gates of his garrison.  Moved to compassion, the young tribune slashed his cloak in two with his sword and gave half to the freezing beggar. That night, Martin had a vision of Christ wearing the cloak, and when he awoke he immediately went to be baptized.

St. Martin's feast day is celebrated throughout Europe but most especially in France. Germany, and eastern Europe.
Inaugural Dickens Dinner
December 13
6-8 pm
$50 per person/$80 couple/
12 & under $25
 
Featuring a Victorian feast, traditional Christmas carols, and student performances of selections from Charles Dickens' timeless classic.
 

One of our two annual fundraisers, the Dickens Dinner showcases the talents and achievements of our students. Come enjoy an evening of music and tasty Victorian fare as we witness the Spirits of Christmas transform Ebenezer Scrooge from greedy to gracious.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Click here to learn more.

The Ishtar Gate 
 
Miss Andrew's classroom must now be entered through the Ishtar Gate!  The original gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon.  It was constructed in 575 B.C. by order of King Nebuchadnezzar. It was once one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  The gate was excavated in the early 20th century and reconstructed using original bricks.
Veritas Ishtar Gate replica, c. 2014.
Reconstructed gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

The 1st and 2nd graders have also been busy exploring the interplay between art and science.

These are the students' impressionist perspectives on autumn colors depicting how phloem and xylem work within a tree.
Accepting Transfers and New Applicants for 2015-2016 

Veritas is accepting transfer students. Tuition for transfer students will be pro-rated.  Please call the office for more information.

We have begun receiving inquiries about enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year.  We are now accepting applications for 2015-2016. Applications are available on our website.

We are not yet accepting applications for 2016-2017, but we encourage you to come for a tour of the school this year in preparation for applying in the fall of 2015.

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