From your midtown campus principal, Rhonda Jones
Parents, I was truly blessed to greet your sweet students on Monday morning! The break was a wonderful time to re-set, but I missed school life and was eager to see students at Midtown Campus once again. What a good week on campus it’s been! We kicked off our inaugural pilot year of the J-Term experience with a Senior class. Seniors are currently in Savannah, GA with Father Carr, Josh Spears, Amy Allen engaging in hands on learning and rich community. More to come on J-Term (January Term). In short, this is a programmatic way for all Rhetoric students (in future) to ponder paths toward wisdom and knowledge while also experiencing the journey trenched in rich communal learning and unhurried wonder.
While Mr. Spears is co-leading J-Term, I have the pleasure to teach his 10th grade Theology class. What a privilege it has been! This week we are studying Redemption. As one can imagine after pondering scriptural passages on God’s divine redemptive plan and reading well scripted texts, my heart is full and bursting with shalom as I’ve considered – privately and with our 10th grade crew – God’s all-encompassing redemption story for His children. God’s redemptive plan is for everything…..all things under His purview. He has made a way through Christ’s sacrifice to redeem our relationship with him, with ourselves (the internal workings of our heart, soul, mind), with others, and with creation. This story begins in Genesis and culminates when we join Him in Heaven. The redemptive glory afforded to us in rich community plays a role in God’s plan. We were made to live in Shalom; to experience it in our hearts and in our relationships…..with God and others. I am forever grateful that Midtown rhythms include rich, formational discussions with students. They happen in Theology classes, but the true beauty lies in the fact that they occur throughout the day. They are present in lunch conversations, Math classes, and poetry readings! My heart is tethered to the mission of this school. Partnering with you to cultivate heart-shaping affections for God’s truth, goodness, and beauty is why I walk onto the Midtown Campus every morning with anticipatory gratitude! I expect rich conversations to ground, shape, and support our students as they grow into a deeper representation of who God birthed them to be. This semester is going to be so good…..and so much fun!
A Few Logistics
Enjoy the long weekend. No school on Monday!
Upcoming Calendar Events