VERITAS CLASSICAL ACADEMY 
Taking young minds seriously

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


January 30, 2015
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IMPORTANT
DATES
February 2, 10, 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 Snake
by Karla Kuskin

A snake slipped through the thin green grass

A silver snake

I watched it pass.

It moved like a ribbon

Silent as snow.

I think it smiled

As it passed my toe.


Beautifully recited by Evan Waller, PreK
The Rehl Report
The Taj Mahal, one of the world's most recognizable buildings, featured prominently in last week's history lesson in Mrs. Rehl's class. The students learned about the great Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, who built the palace in memory of his third wife. Construction began in 1632 and continued for another 20 years with more than 20,000 workers from India, Persia, Europe, and the Ottoman Empire at work on this architectural wonder.
The building is adorned with beautiful
pietra dura designs which are similar to mosaics. In conjunction with the Taj Mahal lesson, the students created their own mosaics from eggshells.

This week, the class has been studying the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV and his altogether different palace at Versailles.

In other news, the 3rd graders have been working on liquid measurements and long division while the 4th graders are mastering decimal places and fractions.  Mrs. Rehl's class has also begun studying the skeletal system. Do you know all the bones in the body?

The class has begun their Spencerian lessons in earnest.  They are fascinated by the form and beauty of the script, and they are taking the task very seriously.

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!
So you think you know a lot about classical education or about what is going on at Veritas?  We are always in search of knowledge for its own sake, so throughout the month of February, you are invited to play in our virtual scavenger hunt on the Veritas Facebook page. Answer questions related to our curriculum, teachers, school activities, and the things that inspire us to be a great academic institution. 
Don't forget to Like us on Facebook and invite others to join the hunt!
So That's a Crumhorn!


The study of any civilization must, by necessity, include the study of its arts.  It is through the arts that the soul of a people, its traditions, histories, sufferings, triumphs, and passions are best revealed. Storytelling (oral and written), paintings, music, and many other forms of expression are the keys with which we unlock the people. places, and events that populate the story of the world.

This week nearly 100 guests were treated to a beautiful program of medieval and Renaissance music. Our guests, Ron and Janice Cook, shared with us the history of some of the most unique instruments ever to visit the Mid-Ohio Valley. The music was pure and beautiful, and the connections made between the instruments, songs, and the people who created each taught us a valuable lesson about appreciating our heritage.
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 one of our Admissions Open House evenings to learn more about classical education, tour the school, review our curriculum, and ask questions about Veritas.  We will host three sessions.
 
February 2
February 10
February 16
7-8pm
Veritas, 115 Victory Place, Marietta, Ohio

We are accepting applications for 2015-2016. Applications are available on our website. 
    Picasso
Our PreK/K students are becoming well-rounded artists.  They have now studied a variety of famous artists and styles.  The newest addition to their portfolio are the works of Pablo Picasso, renowned Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer.

  

In honor of Ben Franklin's recent birthday, the preK/K students learned about some of Franklin's famous inventions. They then hosted their very own inventors' summit.  Each student brought a creation. We had a painting, a fairy garden, an airplane, a handmade book, a locker, and a souped up automobile. Good job, future inventors!

The PreK/K class recently housed some pet crickets. The students observed them in a terrarium, learned to care for them, studied their anatomy, and even wrote stories about them.  In math, the class has started skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, adding two-digit numbers, and practicing their doubles plus one facts. These students are very busy indeed!     
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