“Raising Sturdy Kids,” Great Conversation Series Lecture, October 20

“When you allow your children to struggle, you set them free.”

This is the message Keith McCurdy wants parents to hear. After three decades in the field of mental health, McCurdy has noticed that efforts to build self-esteem and minimize conflict are not increasing our kids’ happiness, but are actually decreasing their capacity for the joy that comes from developing resilience, maturity and perserverance. Sturdier kids, he says, become sturdier adults.

Please join us for this Great Conversation Series lecture with Keith McCurdy, followed by a dessert reception. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. No RSVP is required.

National Merit Scholarship Corporation Recognizes Seven CCS Seniors

Covenant Classical School National Merit Students 2017

Seven Covenant Classical School Students Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

Headmaster Eric Cook, of Covenant Classical School in Fort Worth, Texas, is proud to announce that the CCS Class of 2018 has seven students who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. tate Smith has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist and Lauren Ashley, Thomas Burgess, Nate Fredricks, Izzy Jones, Zach McLemore and Bryce Watt have been named as Commended Students.

“While these students have been commended on the basis of a singular PSAT/NMSQT score, this achievement also reflects broader academic success at Covenant and so we celebrate not only their commendation but also the time, effort, and thoughtfulness they have consistently devoted to their courses,” said Andrew Elizalde, CCS Academic Dean.

Some 16,000 students have been designated as Semifinalists and will continue in the competition for the National Merit Scholarships. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Pictured, left to right: Zach McLemore, Thomas Burgess, Lauren Ashley, Tate Smith, Nate Fredricks, Bryce Watt, Izzy Jones

“Of Mice and Men,” Great Conversation Series Seminar

Great Conversation Series Seminar: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck  

Experience Classical Christian Education firsthand in a seminar on a favorite work in our literature and theatre curriculum. Led by Theatre Director, Kate Hicks and Literature Teacher, Glenn Hoshauer, this seminar will explore the American classic Of Mice and Men by Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck.  The seminar will discuss Steinbeck’s play (with references to his novella).

  • Why do authors tell a story on a stage versus on paper?
  • What is the American Dream?
  • How is friendship a necessary component of the human condition?
  • What is Hope, and its relationship to human flourishing?

Join us Monday evenings, 7-9 p.m., from September 25-October 16, as we enjoy Of Mice and Men. Attendance, books, cookies/coffee, and childcare (by reservation) are compliments of CCS. Registration is limited to 25 participants. For more information and to R.S.V.P., please sfredricks@covenantfw.org or call 817-820-0884.

For Whom: Parents, faculty, and anyone interested in this author, these questions, or anyone wishing to delve more deeply into theatre and literature!

Cost: Free!

When: 4 consecutive Monday nights from 7:00 – 9:00pm: 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, and 10/16.

Where: CCS Campus:  The Auditorium and Room A105 in the Upper School Building

2017 Summer Reading List Available

Cavaliers love to read!

Each summer students at CCS are required to participate in the summer reading program.  The purpose of the program is to augment the curriculum, expose students to quality literature, and cultivate a love of reading.  All students are required to complete their respective reading assignment.

Download: CCS Summer 2017 Reading Assignments and Recommended Reading Lists

 

 

An Afternoon of Shakespeare

Thou art cordially invited to attend An Afternoon of Shakespeare on Saturday, the twelvth of November in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen at Three o’ clock in the afternoon.  Thou shouldst make thine passage to 1701 Wind Star Way and enter into the courtyard area.  If thou choosest to attend then thou shalt observe the production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, penned by William Shakespeare and happily presented by Covenant Classical School’s Theatre Arts apprenticed thespians.

Thou wilt find a portion of the courtyard designated for seating on thine own blanket, or at thine own choice, thou mayest bring a lawn chair to sit upon a bit farther back from the actors’ play area.

Shouldst thou wish to enjoy consumption of a beverage or to partake in a feast while thou observist the festivities then please bring thine own repast to consume for thine own pleasure.

It will give the company of actors great pleasure to see you in attendance.

If it shouldst be raining on our performance day please proceed with thine own seating which thou hast brought and enter into our domicile at the top of the hill wherein lies our indoor theatrical stage.