BB 06-04-2021

 BRADFORD BULLETIN

VOLUME XIII, ISSUE 36

JUNE 4, 2021

 

FROM THE OFFICE

Today is the day!  The finish line for the most complicated year is being crossed….and we give all the glory to God!  He is the One who has sustained and protected us, and gave the wisdom needed to navigate the difficulties.  He is the One who calmed our fears and gave the grace to trust Him completely.   Praise Him with us!

UPCOMING

TONIGHT:  Graduation ceremony for our Senior Landon Fairchild.  7pm in the main campus auditorium

IN THE NEAR FUTURE:
  • Monday, June 28th:  noon to 6:30pm

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FROM THE TEACHER’S DESK

 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 

Lower School P.E. (Mr. Davis)

K – 5th

  • Due to end of the year activities, the students didn’t have P.E. this week.

Kindergarten (Mrs. Rivera & Mrs. McDorman)

This Week
  • Kindergarten’s final week has brought with it a sense of gratitude and joy as we reflect on God’s grace and mercy to us this year. We have memorized all the addition and most of the subtraction math facts, memorized the history timeline, studied over 30 paintings and their artists, learned 50+ phonograms, sung songs about body systems, recited over 32 Bible verses, and discussed and memorized the first 12 catechisms. We’ve mixed colors, molded clay, weaved pot holders, and learned several basics of drawing, such as the vanishing point, perspective, and the horizon line. We drew self portraits and symmetrical butterflies. We’ve studied God’s amazing creation all around us.  Students can read and write in cursive, spell over 70 words, and read books on topics like Charlemenge, the Civil War, and the Roman Empire. Your students have been a joy to teach! We are sending them off and hope they continue to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior! Remember to throw a book in your suitcase as you travel the world. Have a wonderful summer!
Memory Work:
  • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16) We are indeed very thankful for the many verses our young scholars have memorized this year. May they take root in their hearts and may they seek to live out the truths found in them.

 

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

This Week
  •  We have completed our final week of first grade! Our students have learned to do hard things and how to do hard things well. This week we completed a letter for our new second grade teachers telling them about ourselves and our expectations for the upcoming year. We competed in our very first Bible Bee and we were able to read our favorite readers to the 3rd  and 4th grade classes. It has been a joy to watch the students grow and achieve this year. We are so thankful for God’s blessings over us this year. 

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

This Week
  • Students finished up their final week in second grade! It has been a joy to watch students learn and grow this year, and we are all so thankful for the blessings the Lord has gifted to us this year. Students rounded out the year by putting together an End of Year Memory Book, and being awarded class superlatives! We enjoyed a time of fellowship and reflection on a fantastic year! 

 

3rd Grade (Mrs. Garner)

This Week
  • We have had a great time reviewing this week and remembering all the wonderful material learned this year.  Have a great summer!

4th Grade (Mrs. Burtram) 

This Week
  •  We have enjoyed a fabulous week to end our year.  It has been a blessing to be with your children facilitating their learning process all while discovering the Lord’s hand in all things.  Our week has been filled with our last math exam, centers, knock out games with Mr. Burtram, a wonderful Bible Bee, cleaning with ice cream and indoor field day.  I pray all of you have a lovely summer break and look forward to seeing you next year.
Memory Work:
  • Continue to pray through your scripture memory and add them to your summer journal.
Upcoming:
  • Summer Reading Program 

 

5th Grade (Ms. Vogus) 

This Week
  • We had a short and wonderful last week of school. We played review games and finished reading Treasure Island. We completed the Bible Bee, which was challenging but lots of fun. We ended off the week with field day. Congratulations on finishing 5th grade! I hope you all have a wonderful Summer! 
Upcoming:
  • Required Summer Reading

 

LOGIC & RHETORIC SCHOOL

Mr. Batten

Language Arts
  • We wrapped up the year with review and discussion. Well done this year!
History
  • We wrapped up the year with review and discussion. Well done this year!
Science
  • We wrapped up the year with review and discussion. Well done this year!
6th Logic
  • We wrapped up the year with review and discussion. Well done this year!
7th Logic
  • We wrapped up the year with review and discussion. Well done this year!
8th Logic
  • We wrapped up the year with review and discussion. Well done this year!
Upcoming:
  • Summer!

 

Mrs. Byrd

Physics
  • We ended the year with our Q4 project – building a simple DC motor and learning a bit about how motors and generators work.
Precalculus
  • The students used their matrix knowledge to solve a CSI style crime and decode the name of the perpetrator.
Geometry 
  • Our final project involved creating a MC Escher style tiling piece, using it to tile a sheet of paper, and then artistically envisioning designs within each tile.  There was a wonderful variety of designs and coloring schemes.

Dr. Byrd

10th Bible Survey
  • By God’s grace, we have covered each of the books of the Old and New Testament in the Bible Survey Class. Our last books to review were I and II Thessalonians and the book of Revelation. We were excited to think about the theme of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our Hope. His Coming again should influence all that we do.  
  • May the Lord give to each of the students a great love for the Word of God and devotion to God through the Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

Mr. Davis

6th – 10th P.E.
  • For the last week of P.E., the students played volleyball. 

 

Mrs. Fairchild

9th Grade Advanced Art:  The students finished strong.  I am amazed at all they learned.  It is wonderful to hear them speak knowledgeably about art and to carefully consider each piece of art.

 

Mrs. Frueh

7th Grade Science:
  • We spent our final week of 7th grade looking forward to 8th grade. The students had the opportunity to hear from a few 8th graders about upcoming projects that they look forward to tackling next year.
8th Grade Science:
  • What a wonderful year we’ve had in 8th grade! I’m so proud of all the students and their hard work. We had fun this week racing our self-propelled vehicles and looking forward to some interesting summer reading in preparation for 9th grade Biology.

 

Mr. Hamilton

9th Logic
  •  Really proud of how hard 9th grade worked in logic this year!
9th Historic Theology
  • We finished our year with a fun review this week. 
10th History
  • Really proud of 10th grade’s attitude the whole year. Great job, guys!
10th Literature
  • The students wrote some excellent academic papers to finish off our year. Proud of them.
11th Philosophy/Apologetics
  • Papers are in, final exam is over! Hopefully our students are better prepared to engage the lost with the gospel.
12th History
  • We finished our year with more excellent discussions of current events and how to engage the world as we know it.
12th Literature
  • Really proud of Landon’s excellent reading and thinking skills. Great year, Landon!

 

Mrs. Hamilton

Logic School Music
  • I am incredibly thankful that each one of the students worked hard to learn piano this year. Although for most students this was a new experience, each one of them persevered and improved wonderfully! The informal ensemble performance this week was a great success! I am greatly looking forward to next year, when our voices will (hopefully) no longer be silent, and we will also be able to add some woodwinds and other instruments to our piano lab. 
Music History Elective (Baroque to Modern)
  • We had an incredibly blessed year in this class. We have covered an immense amount of music, musicians, and composers. Above all, though, students have grown in their love, understanding, appreciation, and passion for great music, coupled with a marked development of musical language and analysis. I have been very privileged to teach this group of students and am greatly looking forward to offering this class once again next year. 

 

Ms. Hutchison

7th Grade Omnibus
  • History:  Great week for our 7th graders!!  We ended our school year with a Ben Hur movie day, complete with snacks, throws and blankets
  • Literature:  Copies of Perpetua’s prison diaries were sent home with your students.  The first summer reading book is Eagle of the NInth, and will be sent home with your student today.
9th Grade Biology
  • We finished up our Phylum/Class presentations and ended the school year with an epic Crocodile Hunter video.  The class voted on the Bird Dung Crab Spider as their class mascot for the 2020-2021 school year.:)

 

Dr. James

10th Chemistry
  • Congratulations to the class for completing a year of Chemistry.  Praise God that we were able to meet in person!
  • Have a great summer.

 

Miss Oldham

9th Grade Literature
  • We wrapped up The Great Gatsby with artwork and research presentations. 
9th Grade History
  • We wrapped up our discussion of World War 2 with a look at The Book Thief
11th Grade Literature
  • We wrapped up Medieval literature and history with A Knight’s Tale. 
11th Grade History
  • We wrapped up Medieval literature and history with A Knight’s Tale. 
10th Rhetoric I
  • We wrapped up a fun year of Rhetoric with one of my favorite rhetorical moments in history: King George VI’s wartime speech “In this grave hour” as portrayed by Colin Firth in The King’s Speech. 
12th Rhetoric II
  • Students wrapped up thesis last week, so we did not meet. 

 

Mrs. Palmer 

6th Art
  • We worked on some creative art prompts this week.
7th Art
  • We worked on some creative art prompts this week. 
8th Art
  • We worked on some creative art prompts this week. 
9th Spanish 
  • We reviewed a lot to round out our year! 
10th Spanish
  • We reviewed a lot to round out our year! 

 

Mr. Palmer

6th Math
  • Enjoy your summer! If you are interested in math camp/tutoring with Mr. Palmer in July, click here.
7th Pre-Algebra
  • Enjoy your summer! If you are interested in math camp/tutoring with Mr. Palmer in July, click here.
8th Algebra I
  • Enjoy your summer! If you are interested in math camp/tutoring with Mr. Palmer in July, click here.
10th Algebra II
  • Enjoy your summer! If you are interested in math camp/tutoring with Mr. Palmer in July, click here.
11th / 12th NT Greek
  • Enjoy your summer!

 

Miss Windes

8th Grade Omnibus
  • History: Students reviewed for and took our final history exam! We have covered many years, people, events and ways of life throughout this year! They have learned a lot. 
  • Literature: We have spent much time this week working on our little skit of Macbeth, which the students performed on Thursday. They did a great job, and I loved the initiative they took with putting together the script, set, music, and much of the costumes on their own! 
6th Grade LATIN
  • 6th graders took their final exam on Tuesday, including a massive vocabulary review!
7th Grade LATIN
  • 7th graders had a Latin fun day on Tuesday, where they did a scavenger hunt, translated a story, and wrote songs in Latin. 

 

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