From your midtown campus principal, Rhonda Jones

Parents, this has been an exciting week at Midtown! Basketball season started and both teams won, which was a fun way to kickoff the season. We hosted South Campus 8th graders on Thursday. Everyone involved had a great day. Teachers were elated as they shared stories about the students they met and welcomed in their classes. Rhetoric students joyfully talked about our school culture and took time to get to know South students as they hosted them at lunch and spent time hanging out with them in the gym during an elective hour. I watched these interactions and once again recognized how our 4 portraits of a graduate truly take shape in the lives of our Rhetoric students. They are keenly aware of what it means to care for their neighbor, and this is exactly what they did as they welcomed South students into our school community. You have many reasons to be proud of your children! They are thoughtful, generous teenagers who bring me a lot of joy.

Upcoming Lyceum Guest Speakers

1) November – Academy Father, James Wickersham will lead a discussion on the Reformation from a Catholic perspective.

2) November – Academy Father, Reverend Ben Janssen will lead a discussion on the Reformation from a Protestant perspective.

Rising to Rhetoric

TUESDAY North Campus 8th graders will visit the Rhetoric Campus. Off campus lunch will happen as usual. There will be a View Event the evening of the 17th for parents who desire to learn more about the Rhetoric School. This will be a virtual event for 8th grade parents.

Upcoming Calendar Events

  • Mondays Chapel, formal uniform
  • Tuesdays Off Campus Lunch Day, Hildegard may wear jeans & spirit wear tops all year
  • Thursdays Lyceum days or Spirit days, monthly


  • November 17 North Rising to Rhetoric day
  • November 17 Rhetoric View Event for 8th grade parents
  • November 19 Rhetoric Spirit day
  • November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break
  • December 3 Spirit Day & Hanging of The Green. Students wear jeans & ugly Christmas sweaters!
  • December 11/12 Rhetoric Drama Presentation: Jane Eyre
  • December 17 Rhetoric Christmas Feast
  • December 18 Last day of school, half day with 11:55am dismissal
  • January 11 Classes resume, 2nd semester begins