The South Campus Serials – 9.3.21

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 

  • Ambrose: For Milan
  • Benedict: For Nursia
  • Francis: For Assisi
  • Irenaeus: For Lyon 
  • Jerome: For Antioch

House Motto – Call and Response

  • Where there is faith, there is freedom
  • That in all things God may be glorified
  • Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. 
  • The Glory of God is a man fully alive 
  • Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price. 

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.

  • In addition to our all-school Christmas and Resurrection Feasts, each house has a feast throughout the year on a Friday during lunch (these Fridays are selected as the closest Friday to that Saint’s actual Feast Day).

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.

  • View Events are the monthly tours we offer to anyone who is interested in learning more about the school.

September 27-30 – Testing Week            

September 28 – Chapel.  Formal Day.