The Veritas Victor
September 14, 2017
Big Smiles on the First Day of School
The 2017-18 school year began on September 5, 2017. We have started the new year with 128 students, including 33 new students. The annual matriculation ceremony was held on the first day. All new families formally enrolled in the school by signing the matriculation book, and rising upper school students received their jackets. Welcome to the Academy!
Exploring the Past
Mrs. Gale and Mrs. Smith's students had a blast last week learning about prehistoric times. The students explored dressing in animal skins, using stones for protection, eating raw foods, berries, seeds, and nuts, and they even had an archaeological dig. It was a fabulous Friday!
Family Histories
Our 1st and 2nd grade scholars completed a family history project last week. They spent some time interviewing one of their parents and writing a report on their findings. The students asked where the parents were born, their favorite memory, the names of their parents and siblings, and other particulars. The report on the right features one parent who is also a teacher at VCA and has an identical twin. Do you recognize this parent? Thank you to all the 1st/2nd grade parents for cooperating with your junior journalists.

House Inductions
Welcome to the newest members of the Veritas houses:
Tarsus - Preston F., Mary P., Madelynn D., Hailey M., Ellie B., Beau B., Hailey O., Cayden R., Devon B., Dallas B., and Henry C.
Washington - Morgan B., Marlin G., Ava R., Karlie F., Leah W., and Ben M.
Chesterton - Maurice D., Michelle D., Marie D., Alexander C., Evan W., Mya G., Avery S., and Ashton N.
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
October 7
Fire and Ice Formal

October 19 - 10am
Tea with the Headmaster

October 21
College Info Day - 3pm

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

Inaugural Fire & Ice Formal
The Academy will host its inaugural formal dance for 9th-12th grade students on October 7th. Students may purchase their tickets from the school office beginning next week.
Save the Date!
Our annual Dickens event will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. Details to follow in the next few weeks.
Extracurricular Activities
After school activities began in earnest this week. If you have not yet explored the extracurricular activities we have to offer, it may not be not too late to enroll. Our volleyball, cross-country, and tennis teams are well under way, but there may yet be room for new athletes. Cicero Club (speech/debate) meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 3:05. The Ben Franklin Society (engineering club) will have its first meeting on September 21st. Prof. Parlin is leading an evening book club for the upper school girls on the last Friday of each month. For more information about any of these activities, please call the office.