DIY Parenting – Start a Family Reading Party!
Feb19

DIY Parenting – Start a Family Reading Party!

by Hannah Grieser | Spring 2017 FRESH FRIDAY-NIGHT FUN PIZZA, POPCORN, AND PAGE-TURNERS Reading as a family always sounds like a great idea. At least on paper. But in practice, many of us live as though reading is the kale salad of family activities—good for us, but a tough sell with kids (and some adults too). At the end of a long week of school and homework, how can a book possibly compete with movie night and the allure of a...

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Alumni Profile – Michael Fitts
Feb19

Alumni Profile – Michael Fitts

by Michael Fitts | Spring 2017 A Strategic Education Classical learning on the front lines   My classical Christian education started in the 4th grade at Ad Fontes Academy. As a sophomore—which can appropriately be translated as a wise fool—I decided life would be better at my local public school. That was an eye-opener. I was back at AFA by the second semester of my junior year. Ten days after I graduated in June of 2012, I left...

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Alumni Profile – Jeffery Faulkner
Feb19

Alumni Profile – Jeffery Faulkner

by Jeffrey Faulkner | Spring 2017 Standing on the Wall with Spenser and Augustine The warrior-poet As I stood in the hallway of Regents School of Austin, I heard my teachers crying. I was starting my first week of high school when the headmaster gathered the upper school together to explain there had been a series of terrorist attacks in the United States—in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania.   In the years that...

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Times and Seasons – Lent
Feb19

Times and Seasons – Lent

by Jennifer Kau | Spring 2017 Finding Freedom in Lent Five years ago, a young, rag-tag family of six emerged from a mid-week service smelling strongly of scented oil and looking like they’d been to some kind of wild concert. Smudged, black crosses marked all their brows, right down to the toddler, whose cross at this point was a huge black smear across her round, cheerful face. They walked to the car, quiet, except for the occasional...

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Set Apart – Great and Small
Feb19

Set Apart – Great and Small

Spring 2017 Deep Waters Ben and Emma Hopkins and Ethan Chaffee aren’t afraid of deep water or hard work. Last spring, the three high school rowers from Augustine Classical Academy, NY, entered the Stotesbury Cup in Philadelphia, PA, the largest scholastic rowing regatta in the world. For a small school, surviving the heats to advance to the semis is a big accomplishment.   Last May, however, Ethan (11th) and Ben (10th) stunned...

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