VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
Taking young minds seriously

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


October 3, 2014
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IMPORTANT
DATES
October 6
Andes Manta 
musical performance

October 16-17
Parent-Teacher Conferences 
NO SCHOOL

October 23
Ribbon Cutting &
Open House
5:30-7pm

October 27
Cookies & Canvas
7-8:30pm

October 31
All Hallow's Eve
Halloween party
Andes Manta
This MONDAY
 from 2-3:10 pm
our students will be treated to a musical performance by Andes Manta.

Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend the performance.

 
LECTURE
SERIES

Natural Law:
The Foundation of a Civilized Society

presented by 
Ben Rutherford

November 6, 2014
7pm - 8pm

Cookies & Canvas
October 27
7-8:30pm
$30/adult & child (pair)

Our Cookies & Canvas event this semester features 19th century French painter, George Seurat.

Join us for a fun evening learning about Seurat's famous pointillism technique, and then try your hand at painting like Seurat. Take your finished canvas home to display proudly.  We'll provide the paints and canvas. Please bring some cookies to share.

"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."

-Winston Churchill
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.
 


Latin Lingo
 
You've heard them. You've seen them.  Perhaps you have even proclaimed them, but do you know the meaning and origin of these Latin phrases?

1. Caveat emptor - "Let the buyer beware." In early Roman law, buyers were admonished with this phrase to scrutinize goods before purchasing them because sellers had few obligations. We still use this warning today.
2. E pluribus unum - "Out of many, one" was our first national motto. At the time of the American Revolution, the phrase appeared on the cover of a popular periodical, A Gentleman's Magazine, which collected articles from "many" sources into "one magazine." A variant of the phrase appeared in a poem by Virgil describing the blending of colors into one in the preparation of moretum, an herb and cheese spread. 
3. Carpe diem - This popular phrase literally means "seize the day." Its origin is not from "Dead Poets Society" but from the Roman lyric poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus, more commonly known as Horace.

More phrases to come in future editions!

Students at Veritas Classical Academy begin their Latin studies in the 1st grade.  Thus far, our younger scholars have been learning a variety of vocabulary terms and greetings while our older students have been studying the intricacies of Latin grammar.  Good job, Miss Andrews!
Why Open a New School?

Our website's "Ab Initio" page explains why our school's founders made the decision to open a classical school in Marietta.  As members of this community involved in civic organizations, churches, and local businesses we felt a keen sense of obligation not only to provide a good education for our own children but for all children in this community. The Mid-Ohio Valley is an incredibly beautiful place, rich in history, with a burgeoning economy, a vibrant community life, good medical care, and wonderful people. Yet, one of the greatest difficulties in attracting newcomers and employees to our area is our struggling schools.

Recently, the State of Ohio Department of Education published its 2013-2014 Report Card for all Ohio Schools.  The results for Marietta City Schools were very discouraging.

Having a variety of good educational options not only compels all local schools to improve through competition, it also provides a much needed choice for our community.  If we are to market our valley as a desirable place to live, good schools must be part of that equation. 

The road to opening Veritas was humbling yet rewarding.  We are hopeful that our school's success will extend far beyond our campus. Veritas graduates will take their love of knowledge, learning, and virtue with them wherever they go to lead fruitful lives.  Thank you for being part of our inaugural year and helping Veritas improve our community.
The Veritas Olympics

In gym class this week, our students completed the first series of three events in the Veritas Olympics.  After an initial practice round early in the week, on Thursday the students gave their best efforts in the softball throw, the broad jump, and the one-legged sprint. While not exactly traditional Greek Olympic events, our athletes nonetheless relished the competition, physical exertion, and comradery of true Olympians.  They will engage in new Olympic events in the next two weeks.

Did You Know?
The Olympic motto is the hendiatris Citius, Altius, Fortius, Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger." The motto was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic games.  Upon its adoption, Coubertin stated, "These three words represent a program of moral beauty.  The aesthetics of sport are intangible."
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