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The Academy of Classical Christian Studies

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Have you heard the phrase, “It’s a heart issue”? This is an interesting phrase as we look at tuning the souls of our children in harmonizing the life of the mind with the life of the body. In athletics there are several cliches like “He has a lot of heart,” or “Our hearts just weren’t...
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Parents, The Rhetoric Kickball House Tournament is beginning! If your student asks to pack athletic pants or shorts to change into at lunch on Tuesday Sept. 14th – the answer is YES! If your student asks you to purchase face paint in their House color – the answer is YES - or “fun idea….awesome that...
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What a blessing of a week this has been. So many things up in the air, so many balls to juggle and yet God is good. He has not changed once even in my struggle to get everything done. He is our bringer of rest. Our praise may only be lifted to one place and...
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Why are you happy today? My friend Jon, an immigration attorney, starts his daily team meetings with this question. He knows the value of attention to what is true, good, and beautiful in a world that makes it easy to forget. Today I posed this question to our staff at Prelude, our morning staff prayer...
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When my oldest son, who is now a senior, was in 6th grade, he attended the Night and Day Retreat (now known as Night to Unite). The group was so small that all the Dialectic and Rhetoric students met together for dinner and games at a church in midtown Oklahoma City. They ran around playing...
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It has been an interesting week as we continue to grow and build our programs.  We’ve had wins and we’ve had losses.  We’ve had to cancel tournaments and meets.  But we’ve also marveled at our growing student body and the support they’re giving at games.  Who would have thought 3 years ago that we’d have...
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Parents, we had a busy week at Midtown. Students seem to be learning schedules and enjoying Electives. Our Drama department released the 2021-22 play season, which was a big event for students. We had our first late start day on Friday. Future dates are below. I will send out reminder texts on Tuesday and Thursday...
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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...
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I have a confession to make. Ready yourself. Deep breath…it's time to get this off my chest. Sometimes we quote from books that I have not actually read. Wow that feels good to finally say. Shoot, sometimes we will even name-drop book titles that I have no intention of reading. I know, I know…deplorable. But there it is, my character...
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The Children’s Catechism that Academy students memorize poses the question: What is the chief end of man? To which this answer is given: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” The foundational truth found in this catechism is the repeated teaching of the Word of God: “For from him and through...
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