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  • The Making of JazzMan: Sophomore Luke Jackson

    By Sara Kennedy on November 9, 2017

    No one was more surprised than sophomore Luke Jackson when he won a national gold medal award – the only one issued in Virginia to a freshman in the category of “Drawing and Illustration” – in the national Scholastic Art and Writing contest last year. Luke’s “JazzMan” scratch art was the work of three of class periods with art...

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  • An Education about Your Education: On Christian Community

    By Sara Kennedy on November 7, 2017

    November 2, 2017 Dear Upper School Parents, Today we began what will be a two-year series of Upper School assemblies designed to help students understand their own educations here at Veritas. The Portrait of the Graduate is the content for these assemblies, as it captures the promises that we have made to you about our aims for your children....

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  • Cultivating the Tender Hearts of Image Bearers

    By Sara Kennedy on October 17, 2017

    Cultivating the Tender Hearts of Image Bearers: A Conversation between a Father and Daughter, Dean of Students Steve Byrd and Second Grade Teacher Katie Earman Katie: Children are image bearers of God. Every interaction flows from this reality – my students have infinite, mind-boggling value and significance. They are creative because God is creative. They can bring order from...

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  • Qualitative Over Quantitative: Grading in the Lower School

    By Sara Kennedy on September 11, 2017

    Qualitative Over Quantitative: Grading in the Lower School By Robyn Burlew, Dean of Academics Examining our practices in light of our mission is an on-going endeavor. Administrators and faculty make it our habit to ask, “In what ways can our classrooms be more Christian?” and “What are we doing that was birthed by Progressive education rather than by the...

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  • Faculty Charge to Graduates, Veritas School 2017

    By Sara Kennedy on June 4, 2017

    By Joshua Gibbs, Upper School Humanities Graduates, in the next year, you will finally lay hold of the freedom and control over your own lives which you have known was coming to you for quite awhile. As children, adults told you how to dress, where to sit, when to sleep. Now you will leave home, and you will decide...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Nathan Brewer

    By Sara Kennedy on May 26, 2017

    The “Portrait of an Alum” blog series gives a glimpse of life after graduation, with a particular emphasis on our students’ readiness for the transition to college and how their affections and outlook have been shaped through their experiences, teachers and Christian community at Veritas. For this profile, Director of Communications Sara Kennedy interviewed 2015 graduate Nathan Brewer, a...

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  • Evergreen Cemetery Restoration Project: A Student Photo Essay

    By Sara Kennedy on February 15, 2017

    Established in the late 1890’s, Evergreen Cemetery was one of four adjacent final resting places for Richmond’s African American community at the turn of the century. “It was laid out by the Evergreen Cemetery Association on a high ridge overlooking the valley formed by Stony Run and Gillies Creek; it was planned to be the African American equivalent of...

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  • An Advent Homily: The Upside-Downedness of God

    By Sara Kennedy on December 19, 2016

    An Advent Homily: The Upside-Downedness of God Remarks delivered by Humanities Teacher Rick Trumbo at the Upper School Christmas Assembly December 14th One of the great themes in biblical religion is that God is constantly turning the world upside down, reversing the order of what we ordinarily expect. Even pagan Greek and Roman religion had a glimmer of this...

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