Congratulations to the sophomores inducted into the Regents Academy chapter of the National Honor Society.
Pictured below (left to right): Anabelle Terrell, Elise Landrum, Faculty Adviser Roy Bradley, Kaden Harman, Jess Hill.
“The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility” (Proverbs 15:33).
A few penetrating and insightful quotes from Neil Postman (1931-2003) relating to education:
At its best, schooling can be about how to make a life, which is quite different from how to make a living.
When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.
There was a time when educators became famous for providing reasons for learning; now they become famous for inventing a method.
Thomas Jefferson. . . knew what schools were for–to ensure that citizens would know when and how to protect their liberty. . . It would not have come easily to the mind of such a man, as it does to political leaders today, that the young should be taught to read exclusively for the purpose of increasing their economic productivity.
Free human dialogue, wandering wherever the agility of the mind allows, lies at the heart of education. If teachers do not have the time, the incentive, or the wit to produce that; if students are too demoralized, bored, or distracted to muster the attention their teachers need of them, then THAT is the educational problem which has to be solved. . . That problem . . . is metaphysical in nature, not technical.
[A great] reason for schooling: to provide our youth with the knowledge and will to participate in the great experiment; to teach them how to argue, and to help them discover what questions are worth arguing about.
The KPrep and kindergarten classes celebrated the 50th day of school in style.
Didn’t we just have an election? The kindergarten class sponsored another election in early November: peppermints or smarties?
Pictured below are Regents senior Sarah Grace Alders with kindergartener Arianna Lathan.
Wonder if it was a shocking outcome?
Thank you, Lisa Porter, Rekay Maness, and Corley Jobe, for a wonderful book fair!
And thank you, Regents family, for raising more than $1,000 for the library. Great job! Now, go enjoy those books …
A quote by C.S. Lewis, from Mere Christianity:
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and help others do the same.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.