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There are still spaces available for our 2022 Washington D.C. trip.
Visit our tour website to enroll: https://www.efexploreamerica.com/tour-website/2448561PS
or call Explore America at 888-333-9756.
Please help support our travelers going on the trip through our upcoming fundraisers!
On the day of Parent Teacher Conferences, Thursday, November 4th, we will be having a fundraiser through Panda Express more information on the fundraiser can be found at this link: https://community.pandaexpress.com/fundraiser/events/promotions/c3c23c68-d89c-df4f-bbce-b02979b53895/en/landing.
We are also starting another Butter Braid fundraiser. You can find our group's online store here: https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/01ff91cd-32ac-41a3-ba79-30c6aa12ad1c
Core Virtue of the Month:
This month we will be focusing on the virtue of STEWARDSHIP. Stewardship is caring well for the gifts given us – our life, our world, our talents, and those entrusted to our care.
For many children this celebration is a natural and welcomed exercise—a time to reflect on what they like best about their lives. All too many children, however, grow up in homes or neighborhoods where goodness is not easily visible. To that end, literature can be an important vehicle of hope—an opportunity for us to lift their hearts and thoughts to much of what is positive in the world.
We gain literary inspiration from real-life stewards, and many stewards of the earth and the environment are spotlighted below. But children should also be encouraged to reflect on personal stewardship: do I care well for my body? my brothers and sisters? my toys? the home my parents have created for us? our classroom? my classmates? the playground equipment I use? the parks I visit? "If you take care of the small things," Emily Dickinson reminded us, "the big things will take care of themselves."
This month, demonstrate gratitude in your classroom and help your students recognize that they are stewards over many good things in their lives. Learning to have a grateful heart and be a good steward are skills that can change attitudes, behaviors and can foster great internal strength. If nothing else, they are stewards of themselves. They can determine their own actions. In the words of William Ernst Henley, "I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul."
I am a Colorado native; having lived in the Denver Metro region my entire life. I graduated from Bishop Machebeuf High School in 2010. I earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014. I have been teaching at Vanguard Classical School since 2015 and have taught a wide variety of social studies classes. This year I am teaching both AP U.S. Government and Politics and AP U.S. History. I am also the sponsor for the Washington D.C. trip. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Erika, my daughter, Cana, and my sons, Benedict and Philip.Email