The Veritas Victor
September 1, 2017
School Begins After Labor Day, but What is the History Behind this Tradition?
The first public school in the U.S., Boston Latin School, opened its doors on April 23, 1635. However, farmers needed children to work the fields during the spring and summer months, and in urban areas with unairconditioned schoolhouses, the sweltering summer heat discouraged families from sending their children to school until the fall.  Read more
Introducing Dr. Bonnie Martinez
We are pleased to welcome Bonnie Martinez, PhD to our adjunct faculty . Prof. Martinez will teach chemistry to our upper school students.

Prof. Martinez earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Marietta College and her doctorate in organic chemistry from Lehigh University. "We are very excited to introduce a Chemistry course into our high school curriculum, and to have an instructor of the caliber of Dr. Martinez is a privilege for our students," commented Headmaster Ben Rutherford. Martinez also teaches several chemistry courses at Marietta College.

When asked why she enjoys teaching chemistry, Prof. Martinez said she loves to see the "light turn on" when a student understands a new concept. "There is nothing better than to see the joy and enthusiasm on their faces when they are conducting an experiment and investigating a question that they want to further understand," she stated. She is also keenly aware that the sciences help us understand God's creation. "As a scientist, I am in awe of the difference between a living and a non-living system. Despite mankind's incredible scientific and technological advances, no one has been able to create life. Without God's hand, we would not be," she concluded.

Prof. Martinez has two adult children and one daughter in high school. She lives in Marietta and enjoys hiking and gardening. Prof. Martinez will be conducting both chemistry lectures and labs at VCA. Please help us welcome to our school family, Dr. Bonnie Martinez.
Orientation Night a Success
It was a packed house at Veritas last evening as families gathered in the gymnasium for announcements before heading to their classrooms to meet their teachers and put away school supplies. Last evening we welcomed more than 30 new students to our school community. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday for the Matriculation Ceremony and as we present jackets to the new upper school students.
How to Contribute to our Mission
There are many ways to contribute to Veritas, the foremost of which are your earnest prayers. Also, we are always in need of volunteers to supervise lunch, recess, field trips, and special activities and events. Finally, your financial support is humbly welcomed. To make a financial donation, simply click on the Donate button or email us to discuss options . Become a Hoplite Helper today!
Important Dates
September 5
First day of school

Meeting Reminders
House lunches every Wednesday

House Meetings:
Tarsus, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 7:45am 

Washington, 2nd & 4th Mondays at 3:05pm

Chesterton, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:45am

Congratulations to our Tennis Team
The Veritas Victors tennis team scored a team win last night against Williamstown. They have been practicing in earnest for almost a month and are feeling pretty good about their progress. "We were pretty bad last year," explains 8th grader, Hannah Lovejoy, "but this year, we're looking pretty good!" Well done!