Happy Pi Day!
South Campus is a buzz right now with all kinds of Pi Day celebrations. Poems have been written, pies and projects prepared, and plenty of students all sugared up. I sit here, wearing my neon green pi shirt, reflecting on why I love what we do at The Academy. Our Dialectic Students could not wait to come today to celebrate an irrational mathematical symbol that has been trying to be nailed down since Archimedes roamed the earth! I love that we look back at history and bring it to the forefront for students. We want them to remember, and to love, the work of the men and women that have gone before them. But not only that, our Grammar Students were totally enamored for the projects and loved seeing the “big kids” projects. What a blessing!
This year our South Campus staff read A Handbook for Something They Will Not Forget by Joshua Gibbs. In this book, Gibbs makes a great case for the intentional remembering of past events. He uses the Gettysburg Address as the pefect example. Many of us have “memorized” Lincoln’s address at some point or another but to what end? Gibbs argues –
If the Address is worth memorizing, is it worth saying every day in class for two months? If not, why not?… What is the point of memorizing a thing if not to say it? If the teacher wants his classroom to be about the world, he must use class time to show students how to live. If the teacher wants students to speak Lincoln’s word outside the classroom, they must speak Lincoln’s words inside the classroom.
This is what we are aiming for. Your children’s teachers are efforting every day to assist you in shaping your children’s affections. We want your children to know certain things and to know them deeply. To drink deeply from the wells of men and women that have gone before us, sucking all the good out of every word they said. To what end? For the good of man and the glory of Jesus Christ. So friends, I bid you a Happy Pi Day! May your weekend be full of mathematics, pizza, and joy.
With 90% of our current students already enrolled for next year, join me in praying for the Lord’s hand of favor to be upon us as we look to grow our campus. If you have any enrollment questions, feel free to reach out to Lindy Beswick at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the first time in a while, we will have waitlists at South Campus. If you are holding out until later, I suggest starting soon to guarantee your spot!
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