Our 8th Graders headed to Washington DC today with chaperones Mrs. Birnie and Mr. Walter. Their comprehensive tour of our Nation’s Capital includes a tour of Mt. Vernon; visits to the Lincoln, Vietnam, FDR and US Marine Memorials; Evensong at National Cathedral, touring the Air & Space Museum; meeting Congress woman Liz Cheney; lunch at the National Gallery; a visit to Arlington National Cemetery; and a guest speaker from International Justice Mission over dinner. Please pray for safety, good weather, and wonderful fellowship as they enjoy this time together!
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.
This Monday, the 7th Grade Class had the incredible opportunity to study and contribute to the environment in Grand Teton National Park. The students spent the morning committed to field work with Miss Paul, observing and studying the very concepts they have been learning all year in Life Science, then deicated the afternoon to volunteer work.
The field work was mostly observation based. They applied this time to identifying plants and animals and investigating what parts of the park would be good for camping. Using their own excperience and their studies, the students were able to base these choices on the impact it would have on the biotic communities in that area.
After lunching in the park, the students spent the afternoon volunteering. They assisted park rangers in clearing paths and moving gravel to construction areas. They were finally driven out by the rainstorm and returned to school drenched but enhilarated.
JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The first grade class at the Jackson Hole Classical Academy got to spend a day outside the classroom doing what most tourists to Jackson Hole dream of getting accomplished in a week’s stay.