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To make sure everyone is on the same page for Lessons and Carols, I am pausing my normal Nuntius style to highlight the FAQ for our 2020 Lessons and Carols at South. The South Campus LESSONS & CAROLS will be held WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 10:00 AM...
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“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ~ C.S. Lewis Thanks for reaching out to me to let me know you read Hemingway. Several came to me and said they were reading Hemingway last week. Look at us, our own...
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“You should only read what is truly good or frankly bad.” - Miss Stein - A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway Join me, friends, as we spend the time until Christmas talking about authors from our canon. Many of these authors will be personal favorites of mine, but they are also all included in your standard...
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“We are to form, them, the perfect orator, who cannot exist unless he is above all a good man. We require in him, therefore, not only a consummate ability in speaking, but also every excellence of mind.” - Quintilian, institution oratoria What is rhetoric? As a subject we may think of it like the public...
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Today I am pausing my normal South Campus Serials to let you know, after much prayer and consideration, our dear friend Nola Moseley has decided to resign her position as the Office Manager for the South Campus.  Nola is going to be tutoring her grandchildren for the remainder of this year. She is sad to...
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Dialectic Stage. The argumentative, I know better, expressive stage that consists of our 11 - 15 year old students. Often any question you ask, gets a snappy, “No” in return. Your children enter into the Dialectic Stage formally upon entering 6th grade at The Academy but often they have been transitioning to this stage for...
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“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the best men of past centuries.” - René Descartes One of my favorite parts of flying is when the pilot comes over the PA system and lets you know that we have reached our cruising altitude and tells you which direction we are going...
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By this point in the year you know that there are three stages in our school – Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric. You have heard these words at your interview, at the school, and generally in life but what do they really mean? Over the next few weeks we will talk about the individual beauty of...
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“I don’t cook for guides. I cook for customers.” – Gordon Ramsay What is the importance of knowing who you work for? Who do I work for? At the school’s Leadership Training on Wednesday we talked a lot about cooking and quite a bit about budgets. The question came up, ‘Who owns the school? Who...
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In logic classes, we teach students that it’s better to define things for what they are rather than for what they are not. We do this partly because it easier to describe what something is not. Today I will give a defense for and definition of beauty. Let’s start with what kind of beauty we...
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