Since the School of Logic’s goal, along with all of Regents, is to inspire our students to love and practice that which is true, good and beautiful, our desire is that the School of Logic be a place of learning, laughter, community and joy.
Our athletic department theme for 2018-2019 is GRIT. While GRIT is not an original Greek or Hebrew term, there are other terms like steadfastness that mirror this concept of GRIT. There are several different definitions of GRIT, but my favorite is courage and resolve; strength of character.
Each 5th and 6th homeroom class used a pumpkin as a canvas to bring a favorite book character, historical event, or a unit of study from their Grammar years to life over the month of October. All K-4 students voted for their favorite creation in each grade. The two winning classes will be treated to a special off-campus lunch at Mighty Fine Burgers later this semester.
"Eclectic Brass Quintet," with players from the Austin Symphony, joined Regents Upper School Bands on October 24th for a one time concert. The concert, part of the Regents Fine Arts Concert Series, brought a packed house of enthusiastic kids and parents. A couple of 6th grade students, Logic and Rhetoric students rubbed shoulders with top notch professionals in a once in a lifetime opportunity. Knights Hall, in Rhetoric, served as the venue for the prestigious concert and the Quintet performance did not disappoint. Opening with the Regents Bands, the quintet played a total of two pieces with the students. "Condensed Concert," by Slechta, with 26 well known tunes all arranged into one piece, made for a wonderful close to a very memorable evening. Many congratulations to Mr. Cisneros, Band Director, for facilitating an amazing night for his students and the whole community.
On October 11th, Men's Lunch at Matt's El Rancho on South Lamar brought good food, fun and fellowship. 54 Dads gathered for just over an hour. Beck Brydon served as host, posing questions for Steve Benigno (dad of two Regents graduates and husband of SoR Head of School Liz Benigno) and Joseph Benigno (Steve and Liz's son, Regents '12 grad and A&M grad '16). Perspectives shared were very well received. Additional questions from the crowd made the time run-out all too quickly. Join the crowds next time at Men's Lunch at Matt's on December 6th- 11:45-1pm. $15 all inclusive. Stick it on your calendar now.
The School of Logic faculty and staff are extremely excited about the new SOL House System and its potential to give students a sense of community and responsibility while also providing a system to intentionally encourage and cultivate the formation of virtue within each student and the SOL as a whole.
There are moments in my life that cause me to ponder what is excellent . . . Drew Holcomb, a renowned musician and lead singer of Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, is a graduate of a Christian school. I heard him speak a few years ago that caused me to ponder excellence, when he stated . . .
Here is second video of three that covers the presentation Josh Simmons made to our faculty regarding Liberal Arts education. It is our hope and intent that our entire school community knows and understands our identity as a school. We see this as a valuable tool for you to view! This episode gives a brief history of Liberal Arts guided by pictures to discuss how these ideas developed and moved into the modern world where we inherit them today. Josh hopes to help us see ourself as part of this tradition.
During faculty training in August, Josh Simmons, our Associate Head of School of Rhetoric, did a masterful job of giving a macro-perspective of liberal arts education to our faculty team. We videoed the teaching and while it is not exceptional in quality, I believe it is a valuable tool for you to view and learn about some of our key underpinnings as a school. Watch here.
Community is a linchpin of reaching our fullest potential. I remember first arriving on the campus of Regents to interview for a position in the spring of 2012. The buzzword spoken the most was community. I was reminded of community last Satuday as I attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor
Join us on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 4:30PM – 7:00 PM for Regents Annual Fall Family Social. Make plans to attend a special evening as we welcome our new families to Regents! Come and enjoy food, activities, and a pep rally before heading over to the field to cheer on our Knights against Ft. Worth Trinity Valley at 7PM.
Dr. Peterson spoke at our convocation about how to be a regent at Regents. He spoke to the students and community about how to guard our words by having a student empty a toothpaste tube into a senior's hands. He then had the senior attempt to put the toothpaste back in the tube which of course can't be done to illustrate the importance to all who were listening.
It is my heart to serve, protect, and advance the mission of our school. In returning to the community of Regents, let me first say it is a unique and special place. Texas captured our hearts and became a place dear to our family. I am honored to rejoin this amazing community, and especially the group of faculty and staff serving children and partnering with families. Our family has already been blessed by the thoughtfulness and hospitality by many of you as we moved here from Tennessee last week.