Taking young minds seriously

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

November 20, 2014
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November 26-28
Thanksgiving break

December 13
Dickens Dinner

December 16
2pm Caroling at 
nursing home


Erratum (pl. errata) is a correction of a published text.


In our last newsletter, the article about Veterans Day incorrectly cited the year "1818" as the year of the Armistice. The correct year was 1918.

Harp Presentation
On Thursday, our students were treated to a presentation on the harp by local harpist, Barb Hintz. They learned about the history of the instrument, how it is played, and the variations in the sounds it can make.  Thank you, Ms. Hintz, for sharing this beautiful instrument with our school.

November 26 for Christmas delivery
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis

"Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again."
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Inaugural Dickens Dinner
December 13
6-8 pm
We are SOLD OUT!

Any unpaid tickets will be available for purchase on December 2.  If you would like to be on our waiting list, please contact us.


Our students have been working diligently on the music and play. You will be treated to classic Christmas carols, such as "What Child is This," "The Holly and the Ivy," "Lo How a Rose Ere Blooming," "Adeste Fideles," "Good King Wenceslas," and others. As for the menu, our Victorian feast is being catered by The House of Wines, so it is sure to be fabulous. 




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Bryan & Caroline Waller

Ellem Law Office

Naresh & Melissa Nayak/Fred & Linda Dailey

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Charles Dickens Sponsors

Andy & Jade Thompson

Bill & Prudence Fields

Jim & Cathie Neuhart/Jim & Bonnie Arnold


Christmas Goose Sponsors

Harold & Jan Cranston

Special Thanks

Joe Wesel      Event Designs       Ash-Hanson

Little Black Dress Events     Passiflora     

Composer of the Month: Hector Berlioz (1803-69)

In his own time Hector Berlioz was something of an outsider, as far as the French musical establishment was concerned. Nevertheless he remains the outstanding figure in French Romantic music, typical of the mid-1800s, particularly in his literary interests. 


At first a medical student, he eventually entered the Paris Conservatoire. He encountered some difficulty in his subsequent career, as he strove for a hearing of his music. He earned his living in part as a critic and writer. His M�moires remain a fascinating, if prejudiced, account of musical life in Paris in his time.


Berlioz was greatly influenced by classical literature, especially Shakespeare, from which he drew tremendous inspiration.  His remarkable gift for orchestration resulted in sounds never before heard from a symphony orchestra. Greatly criticized during his lifetime for his orchestral extravagance, the brilliance and overwhelming effect of such instrumental excerpts as the Rakoczy March from the dramatic cantata The Damnation of Faust and the Royal Hunt and Storm from Berlioz' immense grand opera Les Troyens, have earned Berlioz lasting fame as a composer who was definitely ahead of his time. 

To hear Berlioz' most celebrated and most criticized work, Symphonie Fantastique, click here.

A Busy Week in the 3rd & 4th Grades

Mrs. Rehl's third and fourth graders have completed their unit on the Pilgrims and Plymouth Plantation.  They have studied the Mayflower Compact in its entirety and engaged in a discussion about whether they would have had the courage and faith to sacrifice all they had to travel across the sea to worship in freedom.  

In conjunction with their study of the New Amsterdam settlement (now New York), the students worked on their Rembrandt 
shaded portraits and listened to music from the Netherlands during the period of the Dutch settlement.  They are now learning about Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer whose most famous painting is Girl with a Pearl Earring. Both Rembrandt and Vermeer lived during the same time period as the settlement of the New Netherland territory.

This week the students are again in Jamestown. The Jamestown colony almost failed until John Rolfe introduced tobacco as a commercial crop in Virginia.  Rolfe is also known for his marriage to Pocahontas, bringing a much-needed period of peace between the colonists and the Indians.  

The students have started reading excerpts from "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis.  They will read the book in its entirety later this year.  They are simultaneously studying the life of  C.S. Lewis.

In Mathematics, they continue to master their multiplication facts and are moving on to mixed factions, perimeter, area, long subtraction, and measurements. In Science, the third and fourth graders have been learning about the difference between living and non-living things and how to capture information on a chart or table. They will continue to learn about plants and their remarkable life cycle over the next week.

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.
Kevin & Khadine Ritter (740) 629-7467
Austin & Wendy Rehl (740) 710-9045
Naresh & Melissa Nayak (740) 516-1784