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The History Timeline

It’s endearing and amazing to see five-year olds reciting the Timeline, but the magic of this learning tool doesn’t fully reveal itself until our students become our graduates. If you’re new to New Covenant, you might not know about this piece of our curr ...

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Turning 30: Four Keys to a Superior Education

Exactly 30 years ago this month, 16 students had enrolled in the newest school in Central Virginia. It was called New Covenant, and for that first month the children were busy with lots of field trips because the curriculum that had been ordered late in t ...

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Why We Like Gardens

It is very good to be back together in school. As students returned I was excited that Jessica Simpkins and other volunteers were able to tend the Gryphon Garden over the summer months. They had hoped the students could return to enjoy harvesting a few th ...

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Fear is Not the Companion of Caution

The military flyover at a football game makes us stand tall, and leaves us awestruck as kickoff approaches. Not so when I was a kid. Growing up in the early sixties, I was younger than ten when the Vietnam War began. I lived a few miles from Michael Mc ...

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A Guide for Devotion in Lent and Holy Week

For those of you who want direction for your private devotion, reflection, quiet time, or whatever you may call it, here is a guide for each of the weeks in Lent through Holy Week. If you've ever wondered what Lent and Holy Week is about, it is a period o ...

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Poetry, The Arts and The Imagination

Our imaginations should be nourished as an instrument by which we know reality. While C.S. Lewis espoused many thought-provoking ideas, this lesson is a difficult, perhaps impossible one for us to understand, yet it is extremely pertinent for our technolo ...

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STEM, STEAM, and STREAM? You Don’t Have to Choose

Let me just say it and get it out of the way:  there’s nothing wrong with STEM.  Science, technology, engineering and math are all good pursuits.  President Obama put out the call in his 2011 State of the Union Address, igniting a movement to teach studen ...

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Happiness: An Ancient Pursuit

We all want to be happy. Though we might try to hide this fact, or perhaps feel guilty of the desire, a good portion of our energies are dedicated to the pursuit of happiness. Those of us that are a little shy about it need only to look to the Declaration ...

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Three Ingredients For Success In School

I have watched hundreds of young people walk the halls of New Covenant from kindergarten to graduation. They move on to the next chapter of their lives ready, I hope, to succeed at their next endeavor. Listening to Dr. Tamara Long, our guest last week at ...