Notes from the North Campus – 2.6.21

From your north campus principal, Ann Taylor

It has been a good week at north campus and the adventure of learning and exploring has continued. It was nice to get outside for chapel and matins some this week as weather permitted. We have our dialectic basketball teams competing in the state meet. The dialectic athletes wore their game uniforms, and the dialectic student body had a special “spirit day” built into the week on Thursday as they start their pursuit of a championship. Grammar was equally busy with their various preparations for the coming weeks including speech meet next week. We continue to encourage you to monitor your student(s) health carefully with daily temperature checks prior to arriving on campus and watching for symptoms of illness to hold them at home to wait until the child is symptom free for 24 hours. Our nurse, Mrs. Barrier, is available via email for questions or to report any testing (for flu, strep, and/or covid) at kbarrier@theacademyok.org.

Speech Meet

First round for first through fifth graders will be Monday (February 8) or Tuesday (February 9) presenting in their classrooms with another same grade level teacher instead of their core teacher providing feedback and scoring their speech. All students will wear formal uniforms on their presentation day. Two students from each class will move forward to the finals on Wednesday (February 10). IF your Mozart student is selected for the finals, you will need to bring them to campus in formal uniform to the chapel at 8:15 for first/second grade round OR 9:45 for the third through fifth grade round. Parents of finalist may attend (2 per student) and spread out in the chapel. We have judges from the staff as well as one of our seniors from the Rhetoric campus. Please let me know if you have any questions. This is a great experience and growth time for all students in preparation for the upper school program.

Calendar events for this coming week:

February 8 Chapel – formal uniform

February 8-9 Speech Meet @ South and North formal uniform for all participating in grammar

February 10 Speech Meet Finals @ South and North formal uniform for all participating in finals

February 10 North Spirit Day (Speech meet finalist may bring a change of clothes this day to change into after their speech meet finals presentation)

February 11 North VIEW event 9-10

February 12 JCL meeting after school 3:45-4:45 all grades


I have been exploring some information on studying for spelling tests – I know a really hot discussion topic – due to some struggles that have risen. I do not recommend but encourage you to look at these resources as possible assistance for your grammar student to make efficient use of time and energy in studying for spelling:

Have a wonderful weekend. Mid-winter break is almost upon us. Delight in the grace of our Lord as we move towards the season of Lent.

Keep safe and healthy!!


Calendar events for the remainder of Second Semester:

modifications, changes, or cancelation due to COVID protocol at the time are possible)

  • February 15-16 Mid-Winter Break NO SCHOOL
  • February 18 Spirit Day
  • February 19 Rhetoric Academy Awards
  • February 22-23 Donuts with Dad
  • February 22 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • February 26 Dialectic Spirit Day
  • February 27 Dialectic Dance @ Midtown 7-9 pm
  • March 1 Scholarship Application Deadline
  • March 1-5 North Drama Tech Week
  • March 2 JCL Leaders meeting at lunch
  • March 3 North House Leaders Meeting at lunch
  • March 5 Knitting & Crocheting
  • March 5-6 Dialectic Drama Production
  • March 8 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • March 9 Griffin Madness at Midtown gym 6-8
  • March 10 4Trad A & 4Bach Living History Museum in the gym
  • March 10 Spirit Day
  • March 11 4Trad B & 4Mozart Living History Museum in the gym
  • March 11 North VIEW event 9-10
  • March 11 Giving Society Spring Reception
  • March 11 Capstone at Midtown campus 6-9pm
  • March 12 End of 3rd Quarter
  • March 12 Pi Day Celebration Dialectic Spirit Day
  • March 12 JCL meeting 6th grade only
  • March 15-19 Spring Break NO SCHOOL
  • March 23 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • March 24 2Bach Charlotte’s Web Breakfast
  • March 24 Kindergarten Trad and Bach Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
  • March 25 Kindergarten Mozart Alice in Wonderland Tea Party
  • March 25 2Mozart Charlotte’s Web Breakfast
  • March 25 Spirit Day
  • March 26 Dialectic Spirit Day
  • March 26 3rd grade Renaissance Festival in the gym
  • March 26-27 JCL State Convention (7 and 8th grades only)
  • March 27 Admissions Blitz at Midtown
  • March 29 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • March 29 Etiquette Class at Midtown campus 4-6
  • March 30 Experimental Science Fair (6th & 7th only)
  • March 31 1st TradA & Bach Passover Festival
  • March 31 Stations of the Cross instead of Matins
  • April 1 Stations of the Cross instead of Matins
  • April 1 1st TradB & Mozart Passover Festival
  • April 2 Good Friday NO SCHOOL
  • April 5 North House Leaders Meeting at lunch
  • April 5 or 6 Staff meeting options
  • April 6 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • April 6 JCL Leadership meeting at lunch
  • April 7 North and South Resurrection Feasts (formal uniform) –
  • April 8-9 Lyceum Project
  • April 9 Knitting & Crocheting Club 3:45-4:45
  • April 12 North Chapel (formal uniform)
  • April 12-13 Bake Sale at Lunch
  • April 12-16 Tech week for South Campus Drama Production
  • April 14 Spirit Day
  • April 15 Enrollment Contract Deadline
  • April 15 North VIEW event 9-10
  • April 16 2nd Grade Antiquities Feast and Greek Olympics in the gym
  • April 16 JCL meeting – Fifth graders are invited 3:45-4:45
  • April 16-17 South Drama Performance 7pm South campus
  • April 20 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • April 20 Giving Society Vision Event 11:30-12:30 Midtown
  • April 21 PK Bach Nursery Rhyme Festival
  • April 22 PK Mozart Nursery Rhyme Festival
  • April 22 North Oral Pres and Dialectic Choir Night 6-7
  • April 23 3rd Medieval Field Trip* (location TBD – dates might change)
  • April 23 Kindergarten Oklahoma Day Celebration
  • April 23 Dialectic Spirit Day
  • April 23 4th grade Boathouse field trip
  • April 23 PK Trad Nursery Rhyme Festival
  • April 23 South Oral Pres and Dialectic Choir Night
  • April 24 Rhetoric Spring Formal
  • April 26 North Chapel (formal uniform)
  • April 28 Griffin Games 12:00 to 3:00 at All Souls Church
  • April 29 North Spirit Day
  • April 30 Spring In-Service dismissal at 11:35 for Students NO LUNCH
  • May 3-7 Tech Week for Rhetoric Drama
  • May 3 North House Leaders Meeting at lunch
  • May 3 or 4 North Staff Meeting options
  • May 4 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • May 4 JCL Leadership Meeting during lunch
  • May 5 Bach Recitation/Grandparents’ Day program in gym at 1:30
  • PK3 Bach Recitation/Grandparents’ Day in chapel at 10:45
  • May 6 Mozart Recitation/Grandparents’ Day program in the gym at 1:30
  • PK3 Mozart Recitation/Grandparents’ Day in chapel at 10:45
  • May 7 Traditional Grammar Recitation/Grandparents’ Day program in the gym at 1:30
  • May 7 JCL meeting 3:45-4:45
  • May 7 Rhetoric Drama Production 7pm Midtown campus
  • May 10 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • May 10-11 Bake Sale at lunch
  • May 12 Spirit Day
  • May 13 Schola Cantorum All District Choir 6-7 pm at Midtown
  • May 14 Dialectic Spirit Day (8th grade send-off) during lunch
  • May 18 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • May 20 Spirit Day
  • May 21 Kindergarten Trad field trip to Gathering Place*
  • May 21 Graduation at Midtown 7-9 pm
  • May 24 Chapel (formal uniform)
  • May 25 Last day of school for Mozart cohort
  • May 26 Dialectic & Rhetoric Finals
  • May 26 Last day of school for Bach, Traditional Grammar, and Dialectic
  • May 26-27 Teacher Workdays and check out

May 27 Grades due into FACTS


May 31 Memorial Day – school offices closed