Congratulations to our spelling bee winners who wowed us with their spelling skills!
Ridgeview Classical Schools publishes a number of works in the forms of weekly newsletters, a blog from the Principal, an Arts journal, and more. Scroll down to learn more about the wide variety of pieces produced by the Ridgeview community.
Nuntius, January 5, 2015
Nuntius, January 12, 2015
Nuntius, January 19, 2015
Nuntius, January 26, 2015
Nuntius, February 2, 2015
Nuntius, February 9, 2015
Nuntius, February 17, 2015
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Nuntius, March 3, 2015
Nuntius, March 9, 2015
Nuntius, March 23, 2015
Nuntius, March 30, 2015
Nuntius, April 7, 2015
Nuntius, April 14, 2015
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Nuntius, April 27, 2015
Nuntius, May 4, 2015
Nuntius, May 11, 2015
Nuntius, May 18, 2015
Ridgeview's Business Directory: Spring, 2016 Edition
This is a NEW Ridgeview project ... if you would like to have your business listed in the Fall, 2017 Edition, please contact Mrs. Kresl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on the link below to download.Ridgeview Business Directory, Spring 2016
January 2017 Update:
The contest for January is Poetry! Poems of any style or length can be submitted to your teacher, the Front Office, or emailed to email@example.com. Deadline for the Poetry contest is Tuesday January 31st at midnight.
Just a reminder that Veritas accepts submissions of all types at all times, not just during contest months. So keep submitting your stories, poems, art work and photography!
The Veritas staff is in the process of judging the photography from the December contest. Contest winners will be announced as soon as possible. Thank you to all who submitted photos!
Veritas is Ridgeview's own journal of student literature and art. It showcases the poetry, short stories, essays, art, and photography of K-12 students. We will be publishing the fourteenth edition of the journal this year. Veritas is published entirely by students in grades 7-12, is full color, and is bound on a professional glue-binding machine at the school. We are always looking for submissions - see the monthly contest guide below. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to get involved? Lean more about the 2016-17 Monthly Contests!
Welcome parents and students, faculty and staff, friends, neighbors, and all others who are joining us today to celebrate the achievements of these thirty-four students.
For many of us, a graduation ceremony seems like a single moment in time, but it is in fact a cumulative moment as it has been thirteen years in the making for the young men and women seated behind me. While a student's experience of these years is important, a parent experiences moments such as these in a way that no one without a child can fully appreciate [...]
...For all of these reasons, Ridgeview has been both a shelter and a trial. It has been a shelter from the ravages of cultural decay and moral relativism, but only by granting to each student the ability to examine self-critically how he has come to know what he believes to be good, true, or beautiful. Every falsity revealed has meant the death of a once-revered truth...
...If they believe in God, they shall know why; if they value their friends, it shall not be by happenstance or desperation or loneliness, but through consideration and compassion; if they love their country, it shall be with a knowledge of its history, in spite of its defects, and for a love of its animating ideals. They will come to know that the self-examined life is never easy, that instead, it shall often be an uncomfortable venture since it means picking away at our prejudices and stretching the outer limits of our worlds...
...You teach us to feel--not just know--that the good and beautiful is precious, that the integrity of our souls is worth fighting for, and that truth and morality aren't mere abstract concepts or principles; you teach us that we can think about the truth of the golden rule indefinitely, but that treating others as we want to be treated only becomes a reality in the world when we have learned to feel the truth of the golden rule in our hearts....
...We are here today, then, not just because of our own efforts, although there were plenty
of efforts necessary to get us here and I honor every little one of those, but we are here
today because our mysterious fates were kind enough to plant all of us by the Ridgeview
...All of these graduates have lived in a rich world that now helps them to define who they are in comparison with the best of their tradition. This comparison gives us standards of judgment and manner that can guide our lives....
...We can all be linked to our intellectual, spiritual, and biological ancestors through this "unbroken chain of events flowing one out of another." This image of our connection with our ancestors is a very beautiful and a precious one. I have seen the chains quiver between our students and their past....
...These 39 young men and women have inherited something that they are now responsible for: a culture, a civilization even. These Ridgeview graduates are now ambassadors and curators who protect and speak on behalf of this inheritance. But they are not protecting and advocating for something that is dead and gone; they are not conserving old relics that have to be enshrined, worshiped, and never touched. No, these students have studied and cared for the past in order to have a better present and a better future....
...There is an order in the world. There is truth. There is beauty. Otherwise, how could we believe in anything; how could we be loyal to anything; how could we do anything that would not be senseless or ironic, to include our education? Pius Aeneas would be foolish Aeneas to fight for a fiction. Our pietas—our duty, our devotion, our love—is to find out what place in that order, whether big or small, we are to occupy and to cultivate that place in an effort to make the world a little more beautiful, a little saner, a little more just....
...A true teacher needs something more from his students than their fees and he has more to give them than a simple service or a product. As Plato understood, the life and breath of education differ considerably from mere commercial exchange. Rather, teaching, like parenting, must begin and end in love. And in a way, there is nothing more humbling than love, than the realization that you have a fundamental need for and your happiness depends on another human being....
While I am sure these young men and women will experience no small measure of success and fortune, and may even find fame, and will definitely continue to climb the steep intellectual mountains of the eternal Ridgeview, the pursuit in life I hope and expect them to embrace the most fully is that of excellence, for in excellence they will find the surest and most direct route to happiness....
...What kept them in this new school without too many amenities, this small school with so few students, this hard school requiring so much work? What kept these students here these four years; what changed in them; what brought others here to join them; and what now distinguishes them from those students across the nation who are merely moving across the stage and picking up a piece of paper, who are merely graduating?...
...Your assignment, former students of Ridgeview, is to go into the world in your various capacities and callings and to slay the dragon, if not of the "thou shalts," at least of ignorance and vice and disorder. You must find some small corner of the earth to call your own and in that place do deeds both noble and beautiful, make something out of nothing....
The RCS Board of Directors generally meet on the second Thursday afternoon of each month at 5:00pm at the school (Room #300), unless otherwise posted. The meetings are open to the public (excluding executive sessions), and include planned times for community comments (comments must be submitted in advance in writing). The agenda will be posted at the main entrance to both buildings as well as near the school office at least 24 hours before the meeting. If you would like to submit a request to add an item to the agenda, please contact the Board President. For past board meeting minutes, select the appropriate year below. (Please note that minutes are not published until they have been voted on/approved at the next meeting.)
- 2016 Approved Minutes
- 2015 Approved Minutes
- 2014 Approved Minutes
- 2013 Approved Minutes
- 2012 Approved Minutes
- 2011 Approved Minutes
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