From your Midtown Campus Principal, Rhonda Jones
Parents, our first 3 days have provided opportunity to learn about Rhetoric life and afforded moments to dwell well together! Since parents were not a part of our Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, you’ll find a charge I shared with students written below. These words serve as a prayer I have offered for your students. It’s a prayer I know teachers work toward daily as they guide students through rich curriculum and create strong learning communities in classes. As we journey through this year together, know my desire is to see students grow in their discernment of truth, commitment to love, and contentment in who God made them to be! Join me in prayer to this end. Welcome to the start of what I hope is a wonderful year at the Rhetoric School!!
Plato is noted as saying “strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school and the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and a fool”. As you embark upon this school year it is my prayer that your hearts will be inflamed with God’s truth, goodness, and beauty. That you will claim God’s truth even in the face of contrast with society’s version of this virtue. May deep call to deep at the roar of the waterfalls. May breakers and waves wash over you as you are wooed and called by God’s love. For Plato also said, “love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness for our desire to be complete.” My prayer is that you will grow deeper in love with God as you cling to His truths and find completion in Him.
A Few Logistics
Upcoming Calendar Events
Mondays Chapel, formal uniform
Tuesdays Lyceum, we will often have a guest speaker and Spirit Days monthly
Thursdays Off Campus Lunch Day; Teresa wears jeans & Academy Spirit tops all year!
Athletics No athletic events will be depicted below. Please refer to the BAND app or school website
August 20 First Spirit Day, no special lunch. We will have coffee & breakfast treats instead
Sept 6 NO SCHOOL; Labor Day
Sept 10 D&R Night to Unite, 4-8pm
Sept 13 Midtown Individual Picture Day, formal uniform
Sept 14 SPIRIT DAY & House Kickball Tournament begins!!!!!!
Sept 21 Kickball Tournament at lunch
Sept 28 Kickball Tournament at lunch