The Veritas Victor
TRUTH                           BEAUTY                       GOODNESS
Important Dates
October 18 & 19
School Pictures

October 18
Dr. Larry Arnn,
President of Hillsdale College presentation,
The Founders, Churchill, and the Nature of Man
Smoot Theatre 7:30pm
Free event

December 9 & 10
Dickens Dinner
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


Chess Club Mondays at 3:05pm


Photography Club Tuesdays during lunch


Running Club Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6pm


Cicero Club Wednesdays at 3:05pm


Volleyball practice Tuesdays/Thursdays 



House Standings
Chesterton          1145
Tarsus                 1489
Washington        1365
Talented Tarsus
The students of House Tarsus had a little down time last week to enjoy each other's company and carve some festive pumpkins.

Cicero Club
Cicero Club members have all completed 3- minute impromptu speeches on topics ranging from bubble gum and watermelons to life on other planets and memorable movies.  The students' styles were quite varied. Some were humorous and others informative or persuasive. We even had some impersonations and accents in the mix! They have now begun their study of argumentation in preparation for Lincoln Douglas debates in November.  The Cicero Club is a member of the National Speech and Debate Association.
Composer of the Month
Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn is among the most celebrated classical composers whose influence on generations of musicians cannot be overstated. His most illustrious pupil was Ludwig van Beethoven. Noted for his musical imagination, he wrote 106 symphonies, 68 string quartets, 47 piano sonatas, and more than 200 other works.
Haydn's Symphony No. 92 G Major (Surprise)
Haydn's Symphony No. 92 G Major (Surprise)

"One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated."

-Thomas More
October 14, 2016
Plebeians at the Planetarium?
Our 5th and 6th grade plebeians may be "commoners" now, but they are destined for great things! This week they enjoyed a very special field trip to the Anderson Hancock Planetarium at Marietta College, courtesy of the Physics Department and Dr. Cavendish McKay. 
The students have been exploring the 
mystery and majesty of the universe, and Dr. McKay 
tailored his presentation to the topics they have been studying at school. Not only did they discuss our solar system, the zodiac symbols, the galaxy, black holes, and stars, but once inside the dark planetarium they recalled Gilgamesh's perilous journey through the Cedar Mountain from their literature unit and the history of the Babylonians and Egyptians from their history unit. Dr. McKay also gave the students a preview of an upcoming geology lesson on longitude and latitude which they'll tie to their reading of  Longitude  by Dava Sobel for literature class. Thank you, Dr. McKay!
Washington House Serving the Needy
Last Friday, 13 members of Washington House spent time after school volunteering at the Gospel Mission Food Pantry in Marietta. The Pantry was founded by Jeff and Candy Waite as a means to meet the needs of the community, both physically and spiritually. They consistently serve over 160 families - more than 400 people each week.
Our communit y is blessed to have the Gospel Mission in our midst, and our students are grateful for the opportunity to serve. 
Well done, Washington House!
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Hovercraft Finale

After significant designs and re-designs, engineering snafus, decorating disasters, and technical difficulties the students in Mrs. Rehl's class completed, tested, and launched their hovercrafts this week.  They worked very hard on these project.  The kids' perseverance and creativity made Mrs. Rehl very proud!

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Ben Rutherford
Headmaster, Veritas Classical Academy

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