James Nance

I am enjoying my twenty-fifth year of teaching at Logos School. I moved my young family to Idaho in 1989 after working for five years at the Boeing Company as a mechanical engineer. I could never have anticipated the rich blessing that Logos has been to me and my family.

I teach Logic, Calculus, Physics, Rhetoric, and Doctrine. I appreciate the wise and godly leadership of the Logos administrators, the sweet fellowship among the teaching staff, and the daily interactions with my students. Every day I am delighted with how joyful, diligent, respectful, and thankful my students are for the education they are receiving.

God has richly blessed Logos School in so many ways, and I pray that He would continue to do so, to the benefit of hundreds of families and to His own glory.

Logos School Graduate 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.

Autumn Pratt

“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

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #32

 

General

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

 

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family, friends, and prospective families this Friday, May 2nd.  The morning will open with a continental breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  See the attached schedule of events.

 

The Music Man: Auditions for the 2014 Logos Varsity Drama production “The Music Man” are this Saturday, May 3, from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the auditorium. See Mr. Garfield for details.

 

 

Elementary

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stanford Achievement Tests on the week of May 5th. Please avoid scheduling appointments at this time if at all possible.

 

 

Secondary

Finals Schedule: Please see the attachment for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #31

General

Summer Camps: We are excited to offer camps in basketball, volleyball, football, mountain biking, art, sewing, photography, and more this summer. The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

Summer Tutor: This summer Miss Danae Larsen is offering tutoring services. Her specialty is Latin, but other subjects can be arranged. She is currently the junior high Latin teacher at Logos and a Latin tutor at New Saint Andrews College. For more information, please email Danae Larsen at dlarsen@logosschool.com.

 

Grandparents’ Day: We have a super day planned for grandparents, parents, family, friends, and prospective families next Friday, May 2nd.  The morning will open with a continental breakfast for grandparents in the auditorium followed by class plays and presentations throughout the morning and early afternoon.  Click here for more information.

 

 

Elementary

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stanford Achievement Tests on the week of May 5th. Please avoid scheduling appointments at this time if at all possible.

 

Elementary Hires Complete:

I am pleased to announce that we have filled our fourth grade opening for next year. Miss Kelsey Clemens is a graduate of New Saint Andrews College and has been teaching 4th grade for the past four years at The River Academy, a sister classical Christian school in Wenatchee, WA.

 

With Miss Courtney moving to full-time 2nd grade next year, we have hired Miss Maggie Church to teach her Latin classes. Maggie is a graduate of Logos (2008) and New Saint Andrews College. Please join us in thanking the Lord for providing these excellent teachers!

 

Secondary

Renweb: Since we are five weeks away from final exams, this is a great time to log into Renweb and see how your child is doing in each of his or her classes.

 

Finals Schedule: Click here for the secondary finals schedule.

 

Cheers,

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #30

 

General

Summer Camps: We are excited to offer camps in basketball, volleyball, football, mountain biking, art, sewing, photography, and more this summer. The 2014 Summer Camp brochures can be found on the school website under Life at Logos.

 

No School Friday/Monday: In celebration of Easter, we will not have school this Friday or next Monday. Have a great time with your families.

 

Fight’n Knight Day: This Wednesday the secondary students will be heading out to do their service projects as part of Knights’ Festival. The elementary is welcome to join them in wearing their fighting knight shirts and nice jeans to school on Wednesday. Since we have Friday off, there is no dress uniform day this week.

 

Elementary

5th Grade Teachers: I am very grateful to report that Jim Becker has graciously agreed to teach part-time in the elementary next year. He will be the morning 5th grade teacher and Jonathan Erber has been hired to teach in the afternoons.

 

Free Elementary Movie: The Secondary Student Council would like to invite all the elementary families and teachers to a free movie!  Hosted by the Nuart Theater, we will be showing Swiss Family Robinson, Monday, April 21st (no school) at 1:00 pm, free of charge.  Come join us for a family fun, action-packed afternoon!

 

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stafford Achievement Tests on the week of May 5th. Please avoid scheduling appointments at this time if at all possible.

 

Secondary

Knights’ Festival: Please see the school website for details on Knights’ Fest. It is an incredible week of singing, basketball, volleyball, archery, chess, workshops (the theme is art this year), dancing, sword fighting, dessert competitions, special guest speakers, art contests, service projects, feasting, and more!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #29

 

General

Summer Camps: We are excited to offer camps in basketball, volleyball, football, mountain biking, art, sewing, photography, and more this summer. The 2014 Summer Camp brochures will be coming home with elementary students this Wednesday, but I have attached a copy of the brochure to this email as well.

 

Elementary

Elementary Staffing for 2014-15: There will be some upgrades next year in the lower elementary that I want you all to be aware of. Mrs. Kirsten Miller will be moving from full-time 1st grade teacher to half-time second grade teacher with Mrs. Kimmell (Mrs. Kimmell in the morning and Mrs. Miller in the afternoon). Mrs. Micaela Blum will be teaching 1st grade full-time, and Miss Chantelle Courtney will be teaching 2nd grade full-time. We are very thankful to have these excellent teachers back next year!

 

SATs: The 1st-6th graders will be taking the Stafford Achievement Tests on the week of March 5th. Please avoid scheduling appointments at this time if at all possible.

 

Secondary

Knights’ Festival: Please see the school website for details on Knights’ Fest. It will take place Monday through Thursday next week. It is an incredible week of singing, basketball, volleyball, archery, chess, workshops (the theme is art this year), dancing, sword fighting, dessert competitions, special guest speakers, art contests, service projects, feasting, and more!

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #28

 General

Uniforms: Just a few reminders for the spring: Now that the weather is nice, elementary students are welcome to wear shorts to school. Boots are no longer necessary or appropriate in the elementary or secondary, and please save sandals for non-school activities.

 

Elementary

Classroom Play: This Friday morning the 2nd graders (Blum & Courtney) will be performing on stage. The show will open at 8:35 with a recitation by Mr. Becker’s 5th grade class. All are welcome to attend.

 

Logos Recitations: It has been our privilege to host the LR program for the past few years. We have enjoyed the contact with our homeschooled brothers and sisters on Friday mornings and the program has grown under the able leadership of Mrs. Gail Erb. With the school board’s blessing, the recitations program will be moving to Bridge Bible Fellowship next year and reorganizing under the title White Horse Hall. This will provide space for them to expand as they seek to serve the homeschooling families in our community.

 

Secondary

11th Grade MBA in  a Day: Juniors should show up at EMSI at 8:40 this Thursday in their regular school uniform or something nicer. Students are welcome to park in the EMSI parking lot which is behind the building to the west.

 

EMSI will be hosting the Logos Junior class for a full school day on April 3, 2014 for what we are calling “Logos MBA in a Day”. Using our operations at EMSI as an example, we are going to introduce the students to all of the functions that are required to run a business and the various occupations that are involved in each. For instance, a session on product development will explain how businesses create products and introduce students to various vocations in this area such as computer programming, design, and manufacturing. A session on finance will introduce students to all of the ways a business must collect, report, pay taxes on, and distribute money and the various jobs such as accounting, bookkeeping, and tax law that are available in this area. The day will consist of a number of short sessions on topics such as this.

 

The goal of the day is to give the students a better understanding of the business world and, more importantly, to start them thinking about the gifts, interests, and aptitudes they are gifted with and how they might use those to find a vocation they are passionate about. Rod Olps, EMSI’s human resources director, will spend the last section of the day discussing how students should think about their calling, furthering their education, and making key decisions at this stage in life as they grow in Christ and in maturity.

 

This event will be hosted at the EMSI office (409 S Jackson) and EMSI will be providing lunch for the students as part of the event.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling

LOGOS SCHOOL UPDATE – 2013/14 – #27

 

General

The Logos Spring Ball is this Friday, March 28 (hosted by the 8th grade class) Elementary dancing starts at 6pm and lasts until 7:15. There will be a short dance practice for everyone from 7:15-7:45. The secondary Grand March starts at 7:45 and we’ll dance until 10pm.  $5 per individual or a maximum rate of $25 per family. Ball Dress Code:

  • Gents: Dress shirts, ties & slacks.
  • Ladies: Knee-length dresses or skirts; No strapless tops, halter tops, or spaghetti straps; Modest neckline
  • Shoes: Clean athletic shoes on the floor only. No dress shoes or high heels.

 

Elementary

Mrs. Merkle’s Kindergarten Conferences: Mrs. Merkle is in Spokane taking care of her mom who is in the hospital. Since she is out of town, we will need to postpone parent/teacher conferences for her class until next week. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. All other elementary conferences will take place as scheduled.

 

Secondary

11th Grade MBA in  a Day: EMSI will be hosting the Logos Junior class for a full school day on April 3, 2014 for what we are calling “Logos MBA in a Day”. Using our operations at EMSI as an example, we are going to introduce the students to all of the functions that are required to run a business and the various occupations that are involved in each. For instance, a session on product development will explain how businesses create products and introduce students to various vocations in this area such as computer programming, design, and manufacturing. A session on finance will introduce students to all of the ways a business must collect, report, pay taxes on, and distribute money and the various jobs such as accounting, bookkeeping, and tax law that are available in this area. The day will consist of a number of short sessions on topics such as this.

 

The goal of the day is to give the students a better understanding of the business world and, more importantly, to start them thinking about the gifts, interests, and aptitudes they are gifted with and how they might use those to find a vocation they are passionate about. Rod Olps, EMSI’s human resources director, will spend the last section of the day discussing how students should think about their calling, furthering their education, and making key decisions at this stage in life as they grow in Christ and in maturity.

 

This event will be hosted at the EMSI office (409 S Jackson) and EMSI will be providing lunch for the students as part of the event.

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt Whitling