The Classical School Newsletter, Week of 12/3

Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:

December 8 – The Art of Diversity Engagement by Ana Lowry
December 11, 14-15 – No Campus Classes (Assignments at home)
December 16-18 – TCS Self-Study Days
Dec 21-Jan 1 – Christmas Break
January 4 – TCS Self-Study Day
January 5 – Back to School
January 11 – Re-enrollment Begins


A Message from Sarah Donovan, Principal of Extended Educational Programs
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! A time of love, joy, and traditions. One family tradition celebrated in my home was Charlie Brown’s Christmas. I find that in the hustle, bustle of the holiday season, Linus’s scripture reading from Luke 2 anchors me to the true ‘meaning of the season’. I share it with all of you, our TEEP families, as a reminder of the Nativity of Christmas.
Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!

Linus: Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please?

Linus: “And there were in the same country Shepards abiding in
the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the
angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone
round about them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said
unto them, ‘fear not, for behold, I bring you tidings of great
joy which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in
the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this
shall be a sign unto you. Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes lying in the manger.’ And suddenly, there was
with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and
saying, ‘glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good
will toward men.’”

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

-Sarah Donovan




Tracy Grant
This is Tracy’s third year at TCS. She teaches Pre-Calculus and Calculus for the High School. She appreciates that at TCS she is surrounded by people who truly love kids and want to make an impact on their lives. She also loves the Thanksgiving Feast each year, but she especially enjoyed this year’s Feast.

Tracy was a collegiate swimmer, and she loves to work out. She’s been married to her husband Russell for twenty-two years. They have four children.


Amy Talley’s Art Spotlighted in Somerset Studio Magazine


Our talented art teacher, Amy Talley, has been spotlighted in the Somerset Studio Magazine. Congratulations Mrs. Talley!


A Huge Shout-out for the Thanksgiving Feast!



We want to thank all the parents and staff who helped make the Thanksgiving Feast so amazing.


Two Judgments- A Devotional by PJ Wehry
“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.” We often see the action and might of the Lord mirrored in His Creation. The Lord paints the sky each evening, and many follow suit by spreading their own colors on canvas. Justice is like this too. Our judgment is flawed, but we still seek the truth. The Lord sees it all, and He will bring his perfect judgment in the end. Today you will have to make a choice between the easy choice and the right choice. Remember that our actions are under judgment by our earthly authorities and by our heavenly one.