VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
Taking young minds seriously

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


September 20, 2014
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Picture Day is September 23
Reminder that individual and class pictures will be taken on Tuesday.  The photos will be included in our inaugural yearbook. 
IMPORTANT
DATES
September 23
School Pictures

October 6
Andes Manta 
musical performance

October 23
Ribbon Cutting &
Open House
5:30-7pm
Andes Manta
On October 6, from 2-3:10 pm
our students will be treated to a musical performance by Andes Manta.

The group is composed of four brothers who together perform the vibrant music of the Andes of South America on traditional instruments.

Parents and grandparents are welcome to attend the performance.



CHALLENGE
Can you locate the Andes mountain range on a map?
LECTURE
SERIES

If you missed this week's lecture on the Constitution click on the link below to watch it.
Birth of the Constitution -  Kevin Ritter
Birth of the Constitution - Kevin Ritter


NEXT LECTURE:

Natural Law:
The Foundation of a Civilized Society

presented by 
Ben Rutherford

November 6, 2014
7pm - 8pm

The Tudors and Beyond

Perhaps your 3rd or 4th grader has been teaching you a bit about British history recently.  Indeed, these students have been busy sorting through the intrigues and complexities of 16th century England, wrapping up this week with Guy (Guido) Fawkes' attempt to blow up the British Parliament in 1605.  History holds amazing drama just waiting to be discovered.  As Rudyard Kipling once said, "If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."

 

Mrs. Rehl's Math Challenge

 

Mrs. Rehl has challenged her students to complete 100 addition and subtraction problems accurately in under 3 minutes.  She recently raced her students and completed the task in 1 minute 15 seconds.  The students are anxious to beat her, so they might ask for extra practice at home! 

 
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

Ode on a Grecian Urn
John Keats
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.
 


1st & 2nd Graders Tackle State Capitals & More
 
It's time to dust off your old atlas.  1st and 2nd graders are learning about the states and their capitals in geography class.  They are also studying the other side of the globe as they discover the pyramids, Sargon and the Akkadians, Abraham, and Joseph in Egypt. And speaking of Egypt, you might ask your child about King Cluck, the chicken they are mummifying.

Miss Andrews' students continued to practice their math facts by adding sums of money, dividing squares into equal parts, and identifying odd and even numbers.

The Courage of Sarah Noble is the basis for several continuing lessons. The students are using the novel to practice their spelling, learn about summarizing stories in complete sentences, and understand the virtue of courage.  

This week's read aloud discussions were from The Boxcar Children, Try, Try Again, The Stars in the Sky, and Saint George and the Dragon.  Robert Louis Stevenson continues to be a favorite with this class.  This week, they learned the poem, "My Shadow."  We hope you enjoy it as much as our first and second graders:

My Shadow

BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow-
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there's none of him at all.

He hasn't got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he's a coward you can see;
I'd think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

Cretaceous Creature Living in our Library

The Veritas library is now home to a "tyrant lizard," aka tyrannosaurus (from the ancient Greek tyrannos meaning "tyrant" and saurus meaning "lizard.")   Our very own tyrannosaurus rex ("rex" meaning "king" in Latin) arrived at his new home courtesy of the Cantwell family.

Come explore our library, visit T-Rex, and check out our treasury of books.
Special Guest Teaches Students About Birds

Mr. Thompson ponders a question asked by one of our students
Last Friday, our academy
gathered to hear a guest speaker. Andy Thompson, Publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, visited our school and spent an hour regaling students and teachers with insights about our feathered friends. Several of our classes have been studying bird species and creating bird books, so this was a special treat. Thank you, Mr. Thompson!
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