Logos School in the News!

The following article, written by Sunny Browning, appeared in the Moscow/Pullman Daily News on May 14, 2014.

Autumn Pratt, a freshman at the University of Idaho, has spent most of her life on the Palouse. But this summer she will be spending a month of her vacation overseas in northeast England at an archaeological project studying the northern edges of the Roman Empire.

Pratt, a mechanical engineering student, will be one of seven American students attending the Fulbright Summer Institute at Durham University in Durham. She was selected for a full-ride scholarship for her good grades and her extracurricular and community activities.

“In my sophomore and junior years I should probably do engineering internships, but as a freshman there wasn’t really much I could do, so it seemed like a good summer to do something enjoyable,” Pratt said.

She is set to leave just after the Fourth of July and head to the United Kingdom – her first experience traveling internationally.

Pratt has grown up in the Moscow area, being home-schooled throughout elementary and attending Logos High School.

Her essay application outlined her involvement with cross-country, track, basketball, drama and knowledge bowl at Logos. She was also a camp counselor and is a member of the UI engineering scholars club.

She said she has always enjoyed reading and writing, two things she will be doing while in England.

“When we studied (British literature) at Logos we went into a little history about when the Romans were there, and I thought that was pretty cool,” Pratt said. “We talked about the really old history of England so it appealed to me when I looked into (Durham). And I get to do some hands-on stuff, so I am excited.”

The program, “The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages,” will give students a chance to participate in an archaeological dig and explore the city’s history and culture from Hadrian’s Wall of Roman times to the medieval founding of modern Durham and into the Renaissance.

She will receive university credit for her time spent abroad.

Pratt will stay at Durham University throughout, and all expenses of the trip will be paid for by the program.

“I have read about England a lot because it comes up in school,” Pratt said. “It will be a completely different experience to actually go there myself.”

Pratt is interested in a career engineering prosthetics, something she read about in the National Geographic magazine many years ago that has stuck with her all this time.

She is interested in how different each prosthetic must be.

“It is always very individualized,” she said. “It would be nice to use the technology to help somebody so much.”

She said the Fulbright program has been keeping in touch with her via email, sending her some suggested reading materials and practical information about packing and pre-departure preparation.

“I really don’t know what to expect yet,” Pratt said. “I was starting to get nervous, but God always takes care of me.”

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #34

General

Summer Camps: The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

Fight’n Knight Day: In order to encourage our Lacrosse team in their last home game of the season, and our track team as they head to state, this Friday students are welcome to wear their Fight’n Knight shirts and nice jeans to school.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Please see the school website for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Boarding Opportunity: The following student has been accepted to Logos and is looking for a boarding situation for 2014-15. It is not uncommon for international students to pay upwards of $9,000 per nine months for room and board. A number of local families are charging ~$6,000 for the school year which is comparatively a good deal.

 

Edison Li, 10th Grade

“Hi my name is Edison Li. I am from China. I will go to 10th grade of Logos school to learn. I grew up with my mother and father. I usually help my mom do housework and I’m willing to do some housework with you. I think my English is not very good, but I’m outgoing and I am looking forward to practicing my English with your family, and I think my English will improve quickly. I like playing basketball and I like watching NBA games; OKC is my favorite team. I like to eat potato and vegetables. I think bread is also nice. I’m looking for a family who would welcome me as part of their family.” If you are interested in hosting Edison, please contact: Glen Galindo 509-432-1921 gggalindo@migrantstudents.org

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #33

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #33

 

General

Summer Camps: The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

Ball: This Friday evening the seniors will be hosting the last ball of the year. Elementary students are welcome from 6-8 PM and secondary from 8-10 PM. Ball attire:

Gentlemen: dress shirt, slacks, tie, and clean athletic shoes.

Ladies: knee length dress or skirt with modest neckline and clean athletic shoes. No strapless tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps.

 

Elementary

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stanford Achievement Tests this week. Please avoid scheduling appointments if at all possible.

 

Additional Preschool Opening: Both preschool classes are full for next year and we are continuing to receive applications from interested families. At this point it looks likely that we will be opening up an afternoon M/W/F preschool class. If you are interested in applying for this teaching position, please send me a resume.

 

Elementary Classrooms: As we work on maintaining continuity between our double classes, it has become clear that the closer the rooms are to each other, the easier it is for teachers and students to work together. Toward this end, next year, both 4th grade classes will be next to each other in the portables, and both 3rd grade classes will be side by side in the main building. We are excited to be able to make this structural change to enhance the quality of our double classes.

 

Elementary Class Selection: Please stay tuned for details on how to provide input regarding which class your child will be in next year. Mr. Garfield will be sending out details soon.

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Please see the school website for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Valedictorian and Salutatorian: We are pleased to announce that Stuart Evans and Trevor Morse have been selected to represent our senior class at commencement as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Congratulations, gentlemen!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling