Taking young minds seriously

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

September 3, 2015
Quick Links

September 5 - 
Labor Day Parade
in downtown Marietta

September 5 - 
Blue & Gray Days
Battle Reenactment 2pm
St. Marys, WV

September 7 -
Labor Day- No School

September 19 - 
Apple Picking  @ Hidden Hills Orchard

Great Job!
Hats off to Isabella Freimann who ran in last weekend's 15th Annual Broughton Cross Country Invitational. Isabella placed 87th in a field of 137 students from 13 schools.  Her time was good enough to score points for the team in the overall ranking. 
Thank you to everyone who signed up to work lunch/recess duty.  We really appreciate it.

Appleseed Project
The Appleseed Project is coming to our area. Attend a boot camp to learn or enhance marksmanship skills, learn how to properly and safely use a rifle, and listen to fascinating lectures about the American Revolution. There will be an Appleseed event in Newark, Ohio October 17-18.  Learn more at  Appleseed Project .
Composer of the Month
Giuseppe Verdi
The Grand March from the opera Aida, set in ancient Egypt
The Grand March from the opera Aida, set in ancient Egypt
Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 in Le Roncole, Italy. He would become the greatest composer of Italian opera and one of the two most famous of the 19th century, along with Richard Wagner. The quintessential composer, much of his music is recognizable even to those who do not enjoy opera.  He was greatly inspired by the works of Shakespeare and wrote several operas based on The Bard's plays including, Macbeth, Falstaff, and Othello.
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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First Day of School
Students, parents, grandparents, and teachers arrived en masse on Monday for our 2015 Matriculation Ceremony and opening day. We opened our ceremony with the American Legion Color Guard, followed by the National Anthem which was sung by one of our students, Elanor Wilcox.  After the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation, Mr. Rutherford welcomed us to a new school year.  New families signed their names into the matriculation book, and the 7th and 8th graders received their jackets. After that, it was off to class for a great first day!

Our very first student recitation of the year was given on Wednesday by Maggie Morris, 4th grade.  She recited Emily Dickinson's Indian Summer.
These are the days when birds come back,
A very few, a bird or two,
To take a backward look.

These are the days when skies put on
The old, old sophistries of June, --
A blue and gold mistake.

Oh, fraud that cannot cheat the bee,
Almost thy plausibility
Induces my belief,

Till ranks of seeds their witness bear,
And softly through the altered air
Hurries a timid leaf!

Oh, sacrament of summer days,
Oh, last communion in the haze,
Permit a child to join,

Thy sacred emblems to partake,
Thy consecrated bread to break,
Taste thine immortal wine!

All of our students (and sometimes our teachers!) will give recitations before the entire student body several times throughout the year.  The recitations serve as an opportunity for the student to study and memorize a beautiful piece of poetry, a passage from literature, a famous speech, or a dramatic work; gain confidence speaking before a large audience; practice diction and volume; and develop poise.
After School Programs Begin Next Week

Please remember that our after school programs begin next week as follows:

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:45-5pm

Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:45-5pm

By appointment

Fridays, 3:20-4pm

There is still time to register, please email
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.
Ben Rutherford, Headmaster
School Office (740) 885-2033
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