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“We are a ‘tale of two cities’, just as the history of the world is a tale of two cities. There is the lofty city of man, which is society based on pride and self-promotion and therefore is a place of exhaustion and oppression. There is also the strong city... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Notes in the Margin
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“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21, NIV “His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor His delight in the legs of a man; the LORD delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.” Psalm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Notes in the Margin
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When I was younger, my mother would say that I have known my whole life what I wanted to be when I grew up. In fact, one time when my mom was in the grocery store, the local high school football coach saw me, a stockily-built 2 1/2 year old... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Notes in the Margin
“Life is a service not a performance; it is receiving His grace and showing our gratitude by giving back to our brother.” A few years back, after months of prayerful discussion, Providence adapted this vision statement, or “tag-line,” for our school. It is: “Equipping students. Following Christ. Changing the world.”... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Notes in the Margin
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One recent morning, while standing out front opening doors and greeting the grammar children getting out of their cars, I opened the door for a boy who was navigating his book bag and lunchbox through the door of the car while at the same time trying to get a large... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Notes in the Margin
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Wisdom is not Happiness {written by Emory Latta, Head of School} To capture a glimpse of the goal through the picture that Scripture paints for us in the Word is fundamental to our understanding of what it means to “Get wisdom.” Proverbs 4:5-6 states: “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Notes in the Margin
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“Get Wisdom” - the Pathway to: Equipping Students. Following Christ. Changing the World. {written by Emory Latta} As we travel the road of teaching classically (not simply from the perspective of classical, but by teaching classically), a number of challenges present themselves. The language of classical education, and especially that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
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Spirited Service: A discussion and a guideline to fervently serving God through cheering and supporting PCS athletic teams and events in a God-honoring fashion. (Post by Emory Latta) Biblical foundation: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21, (NIV) “In his heart a man plans... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
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{by Emory Latta} Any school, Christian or secular, that only celebrates the smartest of its pupils or primarily boasts of the post-secondary professional school triumphs of former students, has missed the mission of teaching truth to its students and instilling in them to be true, not only to themselves, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
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{by Emory Latta} Recent discussions among our staff involved the subject of excellence. We all know what excellence in any area or field looks like, and it can likely most easily be defined when it is absent (like a negative experience in a bad restaurant). In schools, it is sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
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{Written by Emory Latta, Head of School} So, why this discussion of these things at this juncture? Because as we have discussed and dissected the purposes of an accreditation instrument, it is important that we keep in mind the purposes for accreditation and what it is meant to provide. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
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{Written by Emory Latta, Head of School} "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23 "As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart." Proverbs 27:19 Scripture teaches, and as a school we believe, that a person’s actions are controlled more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
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Tim Elmore recently wrote on his blog site: “You can’t have it both ways: discipline can’t be a “category.” People can’t live two lives and expect to be trusted. As parents, our role is to help our kids learn self-discipline and this lesson is often taught long and slow, not quick and fast like the current culture we live in. Read more of Emory Latta's thoughts on healthy Christian parenting. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
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{written by Emory Latta, Head of School} Attached is a link to an article from the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). This article is from ACCS’ Fall 2016 journal, The Classical Difference. Our goal as a classical Christian school is to speak truth to the educational landscape that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
{written by Emory Latta} Our Needs Since this is the first year, House has a number of start-up, one-time items that are needed in order to give each of the eight houses posted significance and presence. House is a BIG deal! We will make a statement of commitment and presence... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
{written by Emory Latta} For the past ten years, Providence Night, PCS’s only school-wide fundraiser, has served the needs of the school in a number of ways, fortifying project tasks to ensure completion and resources for areas of the school that have needs, that are special projects or that generally... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at Notes in the Margin
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