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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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The Value of Civility As the year progresses and classmates get to know each other, discussions become more free-flowing, relaxed, and casual. This is a good thing! As shyness melts away, students begin to engage more readily in conversation and debate, exchanging ideas, opinions and knowledge in class and on forums. This kind of interaction
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The End is Near! We are almost there! The school year is coming to an end and summer break is in sight! Our homeschool family definitely takes a summer break from school, especially since our kids are older now. When our family was younger and we were still having babies, we would school year-round to
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Photo by Liam McKay 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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