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  • Cultivating Conversation: Socratic Circles

    By on December 4, 2016

    Written by Upper School Humanities Teacher Emily Burlew How is it that Gilgamesh, a ruthless ruler, can grow attached to Enkidu so much so that his response to Enkidu’s death is an extended and painful lament? What can we as readers of Daniel Defoe learn from his depictions of Robinson Crusoe’s perseverance? In Othello, why does Shakespeare portray Iago...

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  • On Conversation

    By on October 25, 2016

    On Conversation My grandfather was a quiet man. I knew his history mostly through stories from my mother—his time in the Navy, his time raising hogs, his post-retirement career as a mailman. But I knew his nature from my time with him, silent though it was. I watched him in the garden, heard him humming along to the radio...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Kelly Norfleet

    By Sara Kennedy on August 3, 2016

    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 portrait, Director of Communications Sara Kennedy interviewed Class of 2015 graduate Kelly...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Koleman Nix

    By Sara Kennedy on June 23, 2016

    Photo: James, Kim and Koleman Nix.  Koleman is the son of Veritas’ Head of School, Keith Nix. 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...

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  • God, Food and Human Flourishing

    By on March 29, 2016

    By Joshua Gibbs & Dr. Jim Watkins, Upper School Humanities For a moment, ponder how much of your day revolves around food. We rise, we eat. But we do not right away. First, we decide what we will eat. Then we prepare what we will eat. Then we eat. Then we clean the plates and cups. Then we put...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: Chris O’Kuinghttons

    By Sara Kennedy on February 24, 2016

    Photo Credit: Alan Norfleet, Veritas Spring Fling Sing, 2014 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 portrait, Director of...

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  • Swoops and Swirls: Cursive in Kindergarten

    By on February 3, 2016

       In our latest post, Veritas Lower School Principal Hal Waller shares an exciting new initiative: cursive in kindergarten! If you happened to pop your head into a Kindergarten classroom this year, you might have seen students standing and swinging their arms in long “swoops” through the air, like giant propellers. The students weren’t preparing for takeoff—at least not...

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  • Portrait of an Alum: McKenzie Francis

    By Sara Kennedy on December 15, 2015

    Photo: McKenzie, preparing to film in Mongolia 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. 2011 was a big year for Veritas....

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