Teachers commented all week on how happy they are to be back in the classroom teaching again. Students told me me how much they love their new teachers and friends. The first two weeks of school do focus on setting expectations, but there was a lot of joy in the building. It is good to see our beloved school grow in size and stature.
On Monday mornings, I’ve been sharing how the quotes on the walls represent foundational aspects of our school. The three theological virtues and the four cardinal virtues are now displayed in each classroom. The theological virtues of “Faith, Hope, and Love” aim at serving God. The four cardinal virtues of “Prudence, Justice, Temperance and Fortitude” guide our actions. These seven virtues have been established for thousands of years as the most essential one, and we strive to learn more
Jackson Hole Classical Academy is proud of this year’s investment in Blackbaud. Blackbaud is a cloud-based software systems that makes it easy for schools to manage and convey information through redefining the way parents, students, and faculty interact online. JHCA has named its own Blackbaud system Owlnet after the school owl mascot.
JH Classical Academy offers Latin in K-9th grade. In Elementary grades, students learn conversational Latin and basic translation. In Middle School, students master traditional Latin grammar. Starting in 9th grade, students read un-adapted Latin texts.
Mrs. Kathleen Patrick brings an ideal combination of experience, personal warmth, and enthusiasm to the Kindergarten classroom. With a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Kentucky and a BA in Elementary Education from Asbury University, Mrs. Patrick earned certification in the states of Kentucky, Wisconsin and Texas. Her teaching career began in Wisconsin as a Kindergarten teacher, then in Texas as she homeschooling her own children, and most recently at Cross Oaks Elementary School in Texas where she worked as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher.
Kindergardener Bear Emlyn competed in Jackson Hole Rodeo's Pee Wee Bull Riding every Friday and Saturday this summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. In bull riding, the rider must stay on the bucking bull for 8 seconds, only holding on with one hand in order to receive a score. Bear faced bulls named Lights Out, Blanco, Big Tex, Dirty Toad, Spin City and his fiercest rival Sand Storm, whom he rode on the first night of the Finals Rodeo to win the night. Bear finished in the top three of his division, coming in third place and taking home a prized buckle!
The Academy’s own Miss Sarah Rock received 2nd place this past weekend in the Women's Division of the Jackson Hole Marathon with a time of 3 hours and 41 minutes. She also set a personal marathon record. In the Men’s and Women’s Overall, Miss Rock received 15th place. She has been an avid runner since high school and has been continuing to challenge herself independently after college since her arrival in Jackson. See more results or her finishing line moment here!
LATE one night this spring, Justin Snider, an assistant dean at Columbia University, was riding the uptown No. 2 in Manhattan when the train ground to a halt. After about 15 minutes — with little information about the delay and no cell service — everyone in the car was getting restless. Suddenly, inspiration struck. “I asked neighboring passengers if they wanted to hear some Shakespeare, and no one objected,” Mr. Snider told me.