School News – 11/16/2022

School News – 11/16/2022

 

 

Our Heroes

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11th to honor and appreciate all who have served in the United States military.

At Classical Charter Schools of America and The Roger Bacon Academy, we are honored to have 15 Veterans on our staff. Not only have they bravely answered the call to duty and defended our liberty, but they have continued to dedicate their lives to others by serving as educators.

To our courageous Veterans, we are infinitely grateful for your service and sacrifice. Thank you for your valor, for protecting us, for defending our rights, and now, for your dedication to our students.

CCS-America Veterans

History of Veterans Day

 

 

A Classical Custom, Cursive 

At The Roger Bacon Academy family of charter schools, we begin teaching cursive in first grade. Students learn a letter a day and carefully practice creating their cursive letters with a slant. Cursive instruction continues into the second and third grades where students build their cursive practice by connecting letters into words and writing sentences. In fourth grade, all work must be completed in cursive, except math. Students are expected to use a slant and neatly write; while teachers are expected to take off points for messy handwriting, uncrossed t’s, and undotted i’s.

Cursive is part of The Roger Bacon Academy’s curriculum for many reasons. Research proves that learning cursive develops better readers and increases memory by connecting letters in words. All of America’s founding documents, such as the Declaration of Independence, are written in cursive. If one cannot read cursive, one is condemned to rely on a translation.

Cursive has become a lost art in most other schools, but it is found in our schools each day.

Click on the links below for more important information on cursive!

Cursive Research 

Founding Documents

 

Alumni Spotlight

Meet alumna Shelby Mathis! Ms. Mathis graduated from Classical Charter Schools of Leland in 2012 and is working as a Chiropractic Assistant before going to graduate school for Athletic Training. Learn more about Ms. Mathis here

School News – 11/2/2022

School News – 11/2/2022

Beware: Terrifying Tales being Taught

“…Ichabod was horror-struck, on perceiving that he was headless!-but his horror was still increased, on observing that the head, which should have rested on his shoulders, was carried before him on the pommel of the saddle;” -Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Each Halloween we pause our regularly read novels in middle school to jump into some spooky, hair-raising, mysterious, and classical short stories. English teachers also get into the antics! Seventh-grade English teacher, Erin Brangan stated, “It has been spooky identifying suspense and foreshadowing while we read! We even had a dramatic read where students read in spooky voices, and we listened to suspenseful music!! It has been a frightful fun time!” Students read Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and W.W. Jacob’s The Monkey’s Paw, three frightening classics! In sixth-grade, students learn the history of Halloween which began during the Middle Ages, the period studied in sixth-grade history. Sixth-grade students also read the poem Annabel Lee by Poe. The students and teachers have lots of fun with the stories, yet at the same time the students are afforded the opportunity of being exposed to great literature from legendary authors. Click below for a frightfully, fun time!

The Poe Museum and Tell Tale Heart A Reading of Jacobs’ The Monkey’s Paw

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Uniform Case Goes to Supreme Court

Charter Day School, Inc., which operates the four Classical Charter Schools of America, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to “review and reverse” a recent appeals court ruling holding the school uniform policy unlawful. Charter Day’s petition argues that the appeals court decision was wrong, because CDS is a private non-profit corporation—as required by N.C.’s 1996 Charter School Act—not a “state actor,” and therefore free to set its own policies. CDS’s petition stresses that far more is at stake than the parent-designed school-uniform policy, requiring girls to wear skirts, jumpers or skorts. As “state actors,” charter schools could be bound by the same top-down rules, regulations and mistaken curriculum choices that have crippled many district school systems, as recent national test scores showed.

The Future of US Charter Schools Rests With the Supreme Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headmaster Spotlight

October was National Principals Month! Meet CCS-Whiteville’s Headmaster, Mrs. Ivey. Check out the “Headmaster Spotlight” Playlist to see all of Classical Charter Schools of America’s leaders!

Meet Mrs. Ivey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students of the Month

Character education is an important part of the CCS-America curriculum. Each month, students are recognized for displaying a specific character trait that they are not only learning and practicing, but also recite daily in our Pledge. October’s character trait was Determination. Students who are determined overcome obstacles to reach their goals. Determination is seen in the Pledge as “I Pledge to keep myself healthy in body, mind, and spirit.” Students apply these words to their everyday lives by dedicating themselves to seeing tasks through, no matter how difficult it may get. Congratulations to all of these students who demonstrated exemplary determination. Check them out on the links below!

CCS-Leland

CCS-Whiteville & Middle School

CCS-Wilmington **************

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School News – 10/19/2022

School News – 10/19/2022

Headmaster Spotlight

It is National Principals Month! Meet the Headmaster and Assistant Headmaster at CCS-Leland, the Headmaster at CCS-Wilmington, and CCS-America’s Lead Administrator at the link below!

Link to YouTube Playlist

Stay tuned for the next Newsletter to meet the rest of our amazing Administrative team!

   

 

 

CCS-Southport Students Look Forward to New Auditorium

The Southport auditorium is three months away from completion! Students recently had the opportunity to learn about the construction process, ask questions, and share what they are most excited about. The Roger Bacon Academy’s Project Manager, Ashley Lindbert, reviewed the construction process and the additional steps necessary to complete the auditorium. This allowed students to get close up and learn about what they have seen transpire from afar. Seventh-grade student, Chapel Crabtree stated, “I’m excited about everything in the building! Everything in it is about fun and exercise, which I’m very fond of.” Hunter Williams, also a seventh-grade student, added, “I am excited about the stage because I love performing and dancing! We haven’t had the chance to do a lot of that yet so this auditorium brings all new opportunities for us!”

Photos 

 

 

 

 

Charter Champion

The Roger Bacon Academy sends thanks to Senator Bill Rabon for being a strong supporter of charter schools! Senator Rabon was part of the groundbreaking for Classical Charter Schools of Southport in 2015, has spoken at graduations, and recognized the then 6-time National Champion RBA Cheerleading Squads at the State Capital in 2016. He recently won a most deserved Charter Champion Award and continues to be an important part of Classical Charter Schools of America!  

 

 

 

School News – 10/5/2022

School News – 10/5/2022

 

Welcome Back!

Thank you all for a wonderful first Quarter! We are looking forward to a fun and busy Quarter two, full of learning and activities! Here are the highlights to look forward to:

 

October is also National Principals month! We are so thankful for our Headmasters and Assistant Headmasters. Be on the lookout for Headmaster Spotlights on Facebook to learn more about our spectacular school leaders!

   

 

 

 

 

A Pledge for Life

Students of Classical Charter Schools of America recite the Pledge daily after the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge is not only for school but is a Pledge for life! It encapsulates the true meaning of what a life well-lived should represent. Classical education centers on wisdom and virtue and these tenets are at the heart of the Pledge. One portion of the Pledge encourages us all to think for ourselves and not rely solely on experts or “popular opinion and custom,” something that is of the utmost importance in a world filled with conflicting information and free-for-all journalism.  The third verse of the Pledge captures the meaning of virtue. Students pledge to have faith and hope, as well as charity toward their neighbor. Students also pledge to be just and prudent. They pledge to have fortitude and temperance.  We should all aspire to the principles ascribed in the Pledge. Following it will lead us to a better society where truth and goodness prevail.  Please click on the link below to read the Pledge in its entirety.

The School Pledge

 

 

 

 

Students of the Month

Character education is an important part of the CCS-America curriculum. Each month, students are recognized for displaying a specific character trait that they are not only learning and practicing, but also recite daily in our Pledge. September’s character trait was Loyalty. Students who are loyal show commitment, even in difficult times. Loyalty is seen in the Pledge as “I Pledge to be obedient and loyal to those in authority.” Students apply these words to their everyday lives by keeping their commitments, helping those in need, and caring about others. Congratulations to all of these students who demonstrated exemplary loyalty. Check them out on the links below!

CCS-Leland

CCS-Whiteville

CCS-Wilmington

 

 

 

 

 

 

School News – 9/21/2022

School News – 9/21/2022

Shakespearean Shenanigans

CCS-America celebrated its annual Shakespeare Week with a variety of activities. Celebrations included a performance by a court jester from No Sleeves Magic, an informational presentation from Cape Fear Raptor Center on falconry, ballet lessons, archery demonstrations, and more! Students in K-5 read grade-level-adapted Shakespearean plays and made crafts corresponding with their play. Students in grades 6-8 read several famous Shakespearean plays in their entirety: Julius Caesar (6th), Macbeth (7th), and The Tempest (8th). Some middle school classes prepared a Shakespeare Showcase featuring different aspects of life during the 1600s and gave presentations to elementary classrooms. All students and staff learned and celebrated the life of the greatest writer in the history of the English language, William Shakespeare! Learn more about the life of William Shakespeare below.

The Life of William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

Alumni Spotlight

Meet Abigail Bowen from Classical Charter Schools of Whiteville’s graduating class of 2015. Ms. Bowen has returned to CCS-Whiteville as an employee! Learn more about Ms. Bowen here!

 

 

 

We the People of the United States of America

The true power in our nation’s government resides in the first three words of the Constitution, “We the People”. Students of CCS-America observed Constitution Day on September 16, commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Students celebrated by participating in a parade and learning about the importance of the Constitution through different activities: Escape Rooms, videos, books, crafts, and more. Each student received an American flag (made in the USA) to wave while marching in the parade to patriotic music. All campuses were visited by the Father of the Constitution, James Madison! James Madison gave a speech and then joined the students on the parade route. At CCS-America we hope ALL American citizens know and value the US Constitution. Click on the links below to read the Constitution and learn more about the Father of the Constitution, James Madison.

The Constitution of the United States of America

James Madison 

 

 

 

 

School News – 9/7/2022

School News – 9/7/2022

Archery: On Target for Life

Did you know that CCS-America offers our students the opportunity to shoot target archery in school? Since 2010, our schools have competed in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP), which has put bows in the hands of over 18 million students nationwide! Target archery improves students’ educational performance by enhancing their focus and concentration, leading to noticeable improvements in attention and behavior. Many NASP schools also find that their archery programs build confidence and self-esteem, and help students become more connected with their school. In the 12 years we have participated, we have captured eight state championships, two second place finishes, and countless CCS-America students have been recognized as top shooter in their grade, and even top in the state! Stay tuned for more CCS-America archery information throughout the year!

NASP

  

 

 

 

Students of the Month

Character education is an important part of the CCS-America curriculum. Each month, students are recognized for displaying a specific character trait that they are not only learning and practicing, but also recite daily in our Pledge. August’s character trait was Responsibility. Students who are responsible take ownership of their thoughts, words, and actions. Responsibility is seen in the Pledge as “I Pledge to keep myself healthy in body, mind, and spirit.” Students apply these words to their everyday lives by taking care of themselves, doing their best, and fulfilling their duties. Congratulations to all of these students who demonstrated exemplary responsibility. Check them out on the links below!

CCS-Leland

CCS-Southport

CCS-Whiteville

CCS-Wilmington

 

 

Staff Spotlight

Meet CCS-Leland 8th Grade Teacher, Ms. Katy Bannerman!