BB 03-04-2022



MARCH 04, 2022



Just one more week until spring break!


  • Sweaters are optional in 4th quarter.
  • If you haven’t brought in the required Extra Supplies (Softsoap and Clorox wipes), please do so!  We will need them to get through the end of the year.


We are thankful the Lord sustained us through the sicknesses of winter and that students will finish strong next week. The 3rd quarter offers more challenging math concepts, writing projects, reading materials, and even new recorder skills.  Students continued to elongate their focusing skills and hone excellent work practices in order to reap the rewards of their efforts.  Many thanks to teachers and parents for your diligence as you work alongside our Archers!



    • Mon, 3/7:  Spring XC Training
    • Thurs, 3/10:  Spring XC Training 
  • Fri, 3/11:
    • Reading Day
    • End of 3rd Quarter
    • Report cards released on EDUCATE



  • SPRING BREAK:  3/14 – 3/18
  • Thurs, 3/31:  Running Club for 2nd – 3rd grade commences
  • Fri, 4/1:  Quo Vadis?  A special event for 5th graders to see “Where are we going?”  They will get a sneak peak of life at Upper School.  More details to come.
  • Tues, 4/12:  Fine Arts Evening
  • Fri, 4/15:  Good Friday (no school)
  • Mon, 4/18:  Easter Monday (no school)
  • Tues, 4/19 – Sat, 4/23:  Senior trip to Grand Canyon
  • Thurs, 5/5:  Career Night
  • Thurs, 5/12:  Bradford Games
  • Fri, 5/13:  Teacher workday, no school
  • Week of May 23rd:  Standardized testing, as well as Senior Theses
  • Thurs, 5/26:  Last day of TK; Patriotic Program (3rd – 5th)
  • Mon, 5/30:  Memorial Day, no school
  • Wed, 6/1:  Junior / Senior Gala
  • Fri, 6/3:  Last day of school;  Graduation






Transitional Kindergarten (Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Grubb)

  • This week TK students learned about the story of the prodigal son.  We have learned Christ is the great and perfect reconciler.  We are thankful for the grace, mercy, and hope that can be found in Him! 
  • This month’s Bible verse: Acts 20:35 – “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Theme Adventure
  •  March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday!  TK came to school dressed as their favorite character from any Dr. Seuss book.  The day was filled with Dr. Seuss themed activities and lessons.  
  • TK students practiced matching upper case letters to lower case letters.  
  • Students were challenged with identifying connections between two books.  
  • Students reviewed compound words
  • Vocabulary words:  Take off, land, bumpy, smooth, airplane 
  •  This week TK students learned to count on by using 2 dice.  
  • They have begun writing addition number sentences.   
Arts and Sciences
  • TK students were able to create green oobleck just like what is found in the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
  • Students created colorful Dr. Seuss hats using markers and coloring pencils. 
  • TK continued to practice color by number sheets. 


Lower School P.E. (Mr. Davis)

K – 5th

This week the students stretched, ran laps, and then played a game called fire and ice.


Lower School Music (Mrs. Bennington)

  • This week in music, Kindergarten through  Second Grade students continued to demonstrate their understanding of tempo with a variety of song selections.  Third grade students started their recorder test on “Merrily We Roll Along”. Third grade students will finish their tests this Tuesday. Fourth and Fifth grade students did a great job on their recorder test on “Go Tell Aunt Rhodie”. Fourth and fifth grade students also did a great job incorporating two-part harmony on the last hymn for the quarter. 


Kindergarten (Mrs. Lopes and Mrs. Rivera)

This Week
  • It was an exciting week in kindergarten as we added counting nickels to our math skills. Students had already mastered counting to 100 by 5’s and counting tally mark bundles, so they were ready for the challenge of counting nickels.  We also ventured outside for art; we used watercolor paints to copy some of the prophets depicted by Michelangelo on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. In science, we are continuing our study of mammals; we are learning the five characteristics all mammals share, as well as creating a book with different facts about certain mammals. 
Memory Work:
  • Proverbs 14:34 and review all verses


1st Grade (Mrs. Morgan & Mr. Law)

This Week
  •  Our bright first grade students have been doing more work with subtracting two digit numbers and remembering to “borrow” from the left if they need more numbers to make things work out. In phonics, we have been reading a pleasant story about a boy on a hunt with his father called “Howard Saves a Hound”. In grammar, we have been doing more practice with writing complete sentences and alphabetization. We are getting close to finishing our class book, “The Mouse and the Motorcycle”, which has been very exciting. In science, we have taken a closer look at our March Bird of the Month, the eastern bluebird. Finally, in history, we are making progress on our George Washington presentations.
Memory Work:  
  • Review all Bible verses
  • Dr. Seuss Day – March 11th


2nd Grade (Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Batten)

This Week
  • Second grade has had a busy week this week getting back into our normal weekly curriculum after the fun of Mummification Day. Students have been stretched to learn the two rules of subject-verb agreements, and are working hard to get the rules memorized! They have also been introduced to three different division facts this week that we will continue next week. In math, we have added in working with arrays to figure out multiplication number sentences, as well as adding in how to find an area of a rectangle. These are topics that students will continue to build upon in years to come, so it is so nice to see the groundwork being laid for them! In reading, we have taken a small break from our classroom novels to give students time to work on their independent reading skills. We are getting ready for Reading Day and making sure that students have read a chapter book on their own, completed a book report, and have their character chosen. In History, we are learning all about the Exodus! Ask your child if they know what the work exodus means. It has been neat to watch students get so invested in the story of Moses trying to free God’s chosen people, the Israelites, from Egyptian slavery. 
Memory Work: 
  • Hebrews 11:13-16 (this week and next week) 
  • 3/9 – Math Fact Assessment
  • 3/9 – Grammar Chapter 10 Assessment
  • 3/10 – Math Fact Assessment
  • 3/10 – Math Written Assessment
  • 3/10 – Spelling Test L-3
  • 3/10 – Ten Commandments Test
  • 3/11 – READING DAY! Come dressed as your chosen book character


3rd Grade (Mrs. McDorman and Mrs. Meredith)

This Week
  • This week, students learned that by 146 B.C. Rome had risen to a world power. Greek culture and influence had spread throughout the known world, thus allowing commonalities in culture, religion, and government. Relying heavily on Greek innovations, the Romans built upon these advancements and continued to spread their rule over surrounding areas. During the three Punic Wars, the Romans destroyed its biggest rival, Carthage, allowing them to become a superpower and expand their empire into Northern Africa. Students are beginning to learn about the culture in which Christ lived while he walked on the earth. In math, students began identifying the liquid capacity of common containers, working with negative numbers, as well as adding and subtracting decimal fractions. 
Memory Work:
  • Psalm 19:14
  • Reading Day 3/11



4th Grade (Mrs. Burtram) 

This Week
  •  We spent the majority of our week learning long division in math and learning how to take our time with our homework.  The students did a remarkable job working together, asking questions, and working on their own.  We had time to work on our Libellas books this week in Latin and the students really enjoyed getting to translate stories and events they have learned about in History.  We made volcano models in  science and enjoyed our erupting volcanoes outside!  We ended the week learning about Wycliff and Huss in History and their love and passion for Sola Scriptura.
Memory Work:
  • Third Quarter Verse Review 
  • Please send a stamped envelope to school and an address for a friendly letter we are sending from school
  • Reading Day is Friday, March 11th- students may bring a small stuffed animal and beach towel.
  • Movie Day starring The Lion Witch and Wardrobe on Thursday, March 10th- students may bring an additional special snack if they would like.
  • Spring Break: March 14-18


5th Grade (Mrs. Erdt) 

This Week
  • We had a wonderful week learning about General Washington and the Continental Army. Students were proud to learn more about the patriots who fought for their county. A project went home this week to make a poster for the Sons of the American Revolution poster contest. In addition to being a class grade, they can earn prizes for their posters.  In math we had a fun lesson learning about probability and data collection. Did you know that 36% of the students in 5th grade call basketball their favorite sport? Soccer was tied at 36%! In grammar we learned about pronouns and antecedents. In science we continued to learn about how God made our Earth perfect for us. In art, we are working on drawing using 1 point perspective. 
Memory Work:
  • Philippians 2: 1-11 REVIEW 
  • Gettysburg Address- ALL
  • We will have Reading Day next Friday, March 11th. Students are not to bring in books from home. They may bring an extra snack, blanket, etc. Tests will be on THURSDAY: History, Spelling, Grammar, Latin. No math test next week. 
  • Spring Break March 14-18.




Mrs. Byrd

  • After concluding our study of periodic motion, we’re learning more about sound waves this week.  Temperature, density of medium, and velocity of the source or observer are all factors that affect properties of sound waves.  Next we will consider light waves.
  • This week we’re taking a brief diversion from trigonometry to do a unit on sequences and series.  These counting mechanisms connect to computer science and also prepare for various concepts in calculus.
  • We’ve finished our study of differential equations and are now learning to use integrals to compute area and volume.  Presently, we’re beginning with a basic cross section perpendicular to the x-axis and simple curves. 

Dr. Byrd

10th Bible Survey
  • This week we continued to study the post-exilic books of the Old Testament. We finished the book of Zechariah and are presently in the book of Esther. Today especially, we discussed the sovereignty of God and providence.
  • Students are finished up their book report project due Mar 8, 2022


Mr. Davis

6th -10th PE
  • This week the students played basketball in the Mebane gym. 10th grade had a wonderful game of 5 on 5, with a final score of 180 to 170…that’s right 180 to 170. Ask your student about the scoring!


Mrs. Fairchild

9th Grade Advanced Art
  • We are continuing to work on oil paintings and copying the great masters.  Our students will complete this major project next Tuesday.

Mrs. Frueh

6th Grade Science:
  • The students are gearing up to work on a large research project that will encompass both language arts and science, as they will be researching the life and work of a famous scientist. We started the research process this week.
6th Grade Math:
  • This week, the students learned to calculate the volume of rectangular prisms and that volume is always expressed using cubic units. They also reviewed for and took their final test of the quarter.
7th Grade Science:
  • After learning about the harsh conditions on the other terrestrial planets, we are now learning about the Goldilocks Conditions that make planet Earth habitable. Not only is Earth habitable, but it is intricately and uniquely designed to be inhabited by man. Ask your child to list a few of the many ways that Earth meets these Goldilocks Conditions. “For this is what the Lord says – God is the Creator of the heavens. He formed the earth and made it. He established it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited – ‘I am Yahweh, and there is no other.’” Isaiah 45:18 
7th Grade Pre-Algebra:
  • We took a big step this week in learning to write our own algebraic phrases and sentences. At first, this new skill felt overwhelming, but the students persevered and are mastering these algebra skills quickly. 
8th Grade Science: 
  • We wrapped up our unit on fluid dynamics this week with a study of the principles of flight. The students should now be able to explain why powered flight is possible using the four flight forces: lift, weight, thrust, and drag. We will take a test on this unit next Tuesday.
8th Grade Algebra I: 
  • We learned the exciting new skill this week of factoring trinomials. While this was a challenging new concept to learn, the students quickly discovered the tricks of the trade necessary to master this fundamental algebra skill.
9th Grade Biology:
  • We took a quiz this week on the central dogma of molecular biology: DNA transcription and translation. We also started to look at the process of cell replication through mitosis.


Mr. Hamilton

9th Theology
  • As we come to the close of quarter three, we are working on our final projects, which center on the Protestant Reformation.
9th Literature
  • Our final unit of the quarter deals with Lincoln’s complicated views on race and related issues, and we moved on from that to a celebration of the accomplishments of black Americans in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
9th History
  • Our final projects of the year are focused on the rise of nationalism in Europe in the 19th century.
10th Literature
  • We are presently enjoying Macdonald’s Phantastes, an early work of fantasy fiction that greatly influenced C.S. Lewis.
10th History
  • Our final unit of the quarter deals with the rise and accomplishments of Hellenistic Greece.
11th Philosophy/Apologetics
  • In apologetics we have just wrapped up our overview of the ontological argument and are about to embark on an investigation of the cosmological argument. We are also wrapping up our final papers on different world views and religions.


Mrs. Hamilton

6th Music
  • Students were excited to begin learning their solo piano pieces! Their ensemble pieces are very close to being ready. 
  • In music history, we continued learning about the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 
7th Music 
  • Students worked hard on moving forward in their ensemble pieces. It is wonderful to hear how they are coming together! Be on the lookout for a preview for our recital. 
  • It was wonderful to read the students’ answers to their independent Chopin listening using colorful musical language and terminology. 
8th Music 
  • We have had wonderful choral rehearsals with our high-school choral group.
  • In piano, students are moving forward in their ensemble pieces. It is wonderful to hear their progress. Be on the lookout for a preview for our recital. 
Music History Elective (Baroque to Modern)
  • After wrapping up our study of Tchaikovsky, students reviewed and prepared for the quarter final.


Miss Howell

6th Language Arts
  • Around the World in 80 Days has taken us all the way through Asia, and we now embark upon a journey across the Pacific. We’ve had the opportunity to discuss the caste system of India, the British occupation of Hong Kong and Japan, and a great deal of new vocabulary!
6th History
  • This week we covered the basics of World War I, including the reshuffling of borders and countries that occurred. We will finish our study on Monday and take the test on Tuesday of next week. One common question revolved around the causes of The Great War- if that’s something you know a lot about, I’m sure your 6th grader would enjoy going deeper into that topic. 
7th Grade Omnibus
  • We’re beginning to get into the Hellinistic world where Alexander the Great will feature heavily. We’re turning to Plutarch for the description of some of the most famous Greek and Roman figures. Plutarch not only records the major events and significance of their lives, but compares them with one another as well. In so doing, he compares and contrast the values of Greek and Roman culture. This discussion will be useful as we transition to our study of the Roman Empire after Alexander and the Hellenists. 
7th Logic
  • Teams of two have chosen presentation topics and have been working on those this week. Presentations will be next Wednesday and Thursday. Their goal is to persuade us of their chosen position, and to sneak a fallacy past their audience!
8th Logic
  • In the classic style of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the 8th graders will face off next week on Thursday. The two teams have been working this week to prepare their arguments and organize their research for rebuttals. They voted to debate the position that “Homework does more harm than good.” 


Dr. James

10th Chemistry
  • This week we will continue our discussion of solids, liquids, and solutions. 
  • Next week the students will take their last test of Q3, which is just a regular test over the most recent material.  Due to missed classes from inclement weather, we are not having a cumulative final exam this quarter. 


Mr. Lopes

12th Systematic Theology
  • We began our study on the treasured protestant Doctrine of Justification.


Miss Oldham

12th Grade Literature
  • We are still working through Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, but will be finishing up our visit to Yoknapatawpha County.
12th Grade History
  • We began our look at the Cold War and the Korean War. Students also have projects due next week that they have been diligently working on. 
11th Grade Literature
  • We began our journey into Fairyland with Spenser’s The Faerie Queene
11th Grade History
  • Students have projects due next week that they have been diligently working on. 
10th Rhetoric I
  • Students began to give their speech on the benefits of having and being a good friend. 
12th Rhetoric II
  • Theses are due next week! This is the final countdown to final defenses. Please make sure you received the calendar invite and let me know if you have not. 


Mrs. Palmer 

6th Art
  • Students worked on pen and ink stippling this week.  The goal was to obtain various forms using just stippling with a pen.  We also talked about the elements of art and principles of design.
7th Art
  • Students worked on finishing up their Homer inspired watercolor paintings.  They have been working with the right water to paint ratio and their paintings are coming along nicely!
8th Art
  • Students worked on finishing their Lord of the Rings oil pastel drawings. 
9th Spanish 
  • Students worked on new vocabulary.  We also learned six new irregular “yo” form verbs and their conjugations.  We practiced with these verbs as well as reviewed past vocabulary.
10th Spanish
  • Students took a quiz on preterite and imperfect.  We worked through some new vocabulary.  We also talked about the formation of adverbs and how to use them. 

Mr. Palmer

9th Geometry
  • This week we worked more with formal proofs with triangles and parallelograms.
9th Logic
  • This week we learned how to use “reductio ad absurdum” to prove the validity of an argument.
10th Algebra II
  • This week we continued working with algebraic simplifications as well as product and power rules with variables.
11th / 12th NT Greek
  • This week we prepared for a large quiz that will be on Tuesday.
11th/12th Geography
  • This week we learned about countries in central and eastern Europe.


Miss Windes

8th Grade Omnibus
  • History: In history, the students finished their research presentations, worked on research for their writing projects, and reviewed the timeline and map for their quizzes next week. 
  • Literature: We have started A Midsummer Night’s Dream this week! The students are enjoying acting out the play as we go, also discussing the themes of order v. chaos, the setting of the city v. the enchanted forest, and the different types of love we see in the play. 
  • Composition: Students are fully immersed in their research papers, spending time in the research and notetaking stage in preparation for beginning the writing stage next week! 
6th Grade Latin
  • We continue to prepare for next week’s National Latin Exam, reviewing mythology, geography, and history alongside Latin grammar. The students took and reviewed a practice exam this week. 
7th Grade Latin
  • We continue to prepare for next week’s National Latin Exam, reviewing mythology, geography, and history alongside Latin grammar. The students took and reviewed a practice exam this week. 
8th Grade Latin
  • We continue to prepare for next week’s National Latin Exam, reviewing mythology, geography, and history alongside Latin grammar. The students took and reviewed a practice exam this week. 
6th Grade Logic
  • In logic this week the students learned about the post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy in relation to statistics. They also gave persuasive speeches with a fallacy hidden inside.