VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY  
Taking young minds seriously

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


August 24, 2015
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IMPORTANT
DATES
August 27 - Orientation
7-8pm
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL and
Matriculation Ceremony
August 31, 2015
8:45 a.m.

ORIENTATION
Orientation is this Thursday from 7-8pm.
At orientation you will meet the teachers, drop off school supplies (if you wish), and sign up for volunteer jobs. You may turn in school forms and $5 for the homework planner as well.  We will also have VCA t-shirts for sale.
See you on Thursday!
Res  ipsa  what ?
Latin Bridge Class
is this week from Monday - Friday
10am - Noon
No cost

We strongly encourage all new 3rd-8th grade students to attend.

IT SKILLS?
Our school is hoping to identify a parent(s) or other volunteer who may assist us with IT issues at school.  If you or someone you know is able to help us in this area, please contact Mr. Rutherford.Thank you.
DID YOU KNOW?

August 24, 79AD
Mt. Vesuvius Erupts
The prosperous, decadent, and vibrant cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were completely destroyed by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius on this day in the year 79AD.  A 10-mile mushroom cloud of ash and pumice rained down upon the region for 18 hours as recorded by Pliny the Younger. Many fled but thousands died.  Pompeii and Herculaneum would not be rediscovered until the 18th century giving historians an incredible glimpse of the scale of the disaster. Mt. Vesuvius is the only active volcano on the European mainland.
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.
 
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Teacher Training Week
Our teachers were treated to wonderful training sessions last week conducted by Dr. Ken Calvert of Hillsdale College and Hillsdale Academy and Dr. Mindy Rutherford of Ohio University. 

Dr. Calver t met with our faculty and staff to plumb the depths of
our school's mission.  He led an in-depth discussion of the methodology and tools we use to promote classical learning in all aspects of what we do at school - whether it is the artwork in the halls, the language we use, the texts we select, or the music we teach.  He then held one-on-one sessions with our teachers and reviewed lesson planning with them. Dr. Calvert is the Headmaster at Hillsdale Academy and also a professor at Hillsdale College in Michigan.


Dr. Rutherford was our second presenter of the week.  The teachers benefited from her insights on classroom manage ment and instructional strategies.  They also explored with her best practices for differentiated learning.  Dr. Rutherford teaches Learning, Human Growth and Development in the education department at Ohio University.

Both o f these presenters met with our staff last year as well.  We are grateful that they were willing to give of their time to join us again thi s year.  
Matriculation Ceremony
Our Matriculation Ceremony will be held on Monday, August 31 at 8:45 am and will conclude by 9:30 am. Parents and grandparents are invited to attend. We will gather in the gym.   
The first day of school is not merely the beginning of a new school year. It is the day we commit our very best efforts to our studies, to the pursuit of truth, and to our growth in virtue. Thus, on Matriculation Day students, parents, and teachers matriculate in the mission of our school.    
Our ceremony will begin with an invocation, a flag ceremony, and the singing of the national anthem.  New students and parents will sign their names in the Matriculation Book, and then all will recite the Academy Oath.   
We look forward to seeing you there.  
After School Program Reminders

GERMAN LANGUAGE
Open to students in grades 4-8.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, First quarter (Sept. 8 - Oct. 30)
To register, please email info@veritasmarietta.com

DRAWING WHAT YOU SEE (Art)
Open to students in grades 5-8.
Limit of 15 students.  First come, first served.
Mondays & Wednesdays, all year, beginning September 9.
To register, please email info@veritasmarietta.com

PIANO
Please contact Miss Sorensen directly at sorensen@veritasmarietta.com .  

RUNNING CLUB
Open to VCA students in grades 1-8, all year, weather permitting.
Every Friday
To register, please email info@veritasmarietta.com
Summer Volunteering
Thank you to everyone who has joined us for our summer work  parties.  We are ready to go!
Even Mr. Rutherford did not escape unscathed!
 
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,
Ben Rutherford, Headmaster
School Office (740) 885-2033
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