From your South Campus Principal, Grant Bickell
Each day our entire school gathers, in three different locations, to pause and pray. We pause to remember why we are here. For the glory of Jesus Christ and the good of man. There are moments of call and response, scripture reading, singing, and prayer all joined together with the saints that have gone before us and with those praying the same or similar things around the world with us. Why do we begin this way? C.S. Lewis in his Letters to Malcolm may just say it best, “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”
When I first got into classical ed, I must admit, this freaked me out. I mean, praying rote prayers was basically sin, right? Maybe you didn’t glean that from growing up, but I most certainly did. To pray the prayers of someone else was pointless. Heck, even the Lord’s Prayer was meant to be a guide and not meant to be prayed consistently. Over the last few years of praying them daily, I have come to learn what a blessing they really are. Why? Because it gives an opportunity to each of us to practice our reliance on God.
Below you will find some of our prayer resources as well as our house calls and responses for your use as you join us. Several families are sticking around for Matins and Evensong, and I wanted to resource you well!
Matins – https://bit.ly/3n4ro1Q
Evensong – https://bit.ly/3yKSLAA
House Cheer – Call and Response
House Motto – Call and Response
Please check our most up to date calendar at https://theacademyok.org/event-calendar-widget/
September 6 – LABOR DAY – NO SCHOOL.
September 8 – Benedict Spirit Day – August House Points Winner
September 10 – Night to Unite – Dialectic and Rhetoric night off campus to build culture.
September 13 – Staff Meeting after school
September 14 – Chapel. Formal Day.
September 15 – Bake Sale – Benedict House.
September 17 – Jerome House Feast. Noon-1:00 in the Chapel.
September 17 – Dialectic Cross Country and Volleyball Spirit Day
September 17 – Junior Classical League (JCL) after school
September 20 – Chapel. Formal Day.
September 20 – Sixth Grade Check-in.
September 22 – View Event 9:00 a.m.
September 27-30 – Testing Week
September 28 – Chapel. Formal Day.