By Sonya McCormick I am writing this note, on behalf of my husband and our family, as a sign of gratitude to the Kolbe Academy staff for planning and executing a remarkable first-ever live commencement for the Class of 2018. When our family embarked on this school-at-home journey, anticipating a bona fide commencement was not
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  A Long Time Ago at a Graduation Far, Far Away… It seems like only yesterday, I was attending my own high school graduation. A small crowd of friends and family members had gathered for the ceremony in the auditorium of my dad’s Baptist church, which featured only two graduates–myself, and a girl who had
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A Hairy Situation In 9th grade I needed a haircut. I had been informed by my mother that the current “situation” atop my head was unacceptable and, unless I was planning on registering it as a national forest, I would need to get it trimmed. Unfortunately, the month was October, and I knew if I
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An Attitude of Gratitude Thank you Mr. Buyarski for that introduction. I am absolutely honored to be standing here today and speaking to you, the Class of 2018. I’m usually much better at winging things like this, essays, speeches…my entire high school career, so writing this in advance was somewhat of a struggle. Needless to
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They Came from Near and Far for Kolbe’s Graduation Kolbe Academy celebrated its senior class of 2018 with a live graduation ceremony this past Saturday. Along with their friends and families, eighteen students convened for the occasion at Georgia Tech’s Catholic Center in the heart of downtown Atlanta with five additional graduates attending virtually. Some
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Devotion to the Holy Face I often like to listen to sermons online while I do housework or whatnot; it’s amazing how much one can learn from holy priests! About two weeks before Lent, I stumbled upon a sermon about Christ’s request for devotion to His Holy Face. We are all familiar with devotion to the Sacred Heart,
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  From the Kolbe Archives, by Willa Ryan From September 17, 2004 Literature, the Heart of the Curriculum Literature is key to a Catholic classical education. In Kolbe’s reading courses, in the grade school years, children are expected to read at least several books in addition to the main reading selections, and to write several
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Photo by Pepi Stojanovski on unsplash.com By Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS Katherine O’Brien, MA CCPS is a Catholic homeschooling mother of six who has homeschooled since 1998.  She is the founder of Celtic College Consultants and has served college bound teens all across the US since 2004.  Students in her recent classes were offered over
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Education as a Voyage The act of education is the undertaking of a guided voyage towards mastery. The guide is an original pathfinder who serves as a model for imitation. He guides our actions via the instrument of desire. We desire what he has or, more precisely, what he is. For example, if our model
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