The mission of Jackson Hole Classical Academy is to cultivate within its students the wisdom and virtue necessary to discover their God-given potential and contribute to a flourishing and free society.
We concluded our month focused on the cardinal virtue of Justice with a thoughtful reflection by 9th Grader Lily Lonneker. Completely on her own, Lily researched the legal and moral definitions of justice and combined them to create a compass of how to treat others: to help the needy, to love our enemies, and to live justly. Three of our 9th Graders have thus far shared reflections with the entire student body. What an encouragement it is to see our young adults articulate important insights with poise and confidence! Please encourage potential 8th & 9th Grade students to join our JH Classical Academy students for an Open House with mini-lessons from our teachers this Tuesday, March 6thfrom 8-10:30 AM. Our students are eager to learn alongside more friends!
In Earth Science, our eighth grade students banded together to give a comprehensive tour of the objects in the night sky. The students created a planetarium-like experience by selecting pictures of celestial objects to hang from the walls and ceiling of the classroom.
Students from the 3rd through 9th grades have had teh opportunity to showcase some of their art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in a collaborative effort with the museum and local educators. Mrs. Birnie and Miss McWhorter submitted selections from the student art work from their classes and an opening was held to recognize and view the pieces on March 9th.
On Wednesday, February 28th, the sixth graders were able to visit Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to learn about the physics of the tram. Students in the sixth grade physical science class are learning about work, power, friction, and machines. They now know how motion occurs, how to calculate work, power and mechanical advantage, and how to illustrate force diagrams.