Spelling Bee: The 1st – 6th graders will be competing in the in-school spelling bee February 3.  Lists and rules are posted on the website under Academics/Elementary Program/Spelling Bee.


Rhetoric Speech Meet (10th-12th Grade): The meet will take place February 21. More details are available on the school website.

Knights’ Festival: Knights’ Festival is an annual three-day secondary school celebration. It will take place this Wednesday through Friday, January 29-31. This year’s theme is Music. Major events include plenary speakers, workshops, competitions (baking, art, volleyball, basketball, archery, chess…), and a feast in which the students provide entertainment (poetry, hymns, skits, movies…).

Elementary Friendship Talk

Over the past few weeks I have been visiting the elementary classes (2nd-6th grades) to discuss friendship. This years’ conversation focused on two passages:

Faithful are the wounds of a friend…-Proverbs 27:6

Love covers a multitude of sins…-I Peter 4:8

We discussed examples that fall into each category, the fact that love motivates both responses in different situations, and that wisdom is required in order for us to be good friends to each other. The simple message is the second greatest commandment, “love your neighbor as yourself.” As always, please feel free to follow up on these conversations at home and let me know if you have ideas for what could be covered in the future.


Matt Whitling

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