Eyes are Opened We started meeting families that were homeschooling and we were quite intrigued. They invited us into their homes for us to see what their school day looked like. We were impressed with their well-mannered children and how joyful these families were. We could relate to their faith, morals and values. We really
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Time Flies It seems like just yesterday that my husband was trying to convince me to homeschool our children. I remember he was offering to change one of our rooms in our newly built house into a classroom. His enthusiasm was sweet, but definitely not reality, in my mind.  My idea of motherhood and family
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A False Dichotomy of Science and Faith Catholic parents often find themselves at a loss when it comes to science education. Society’s clear message is that one can either be reasonable or religious, but certainly not both. Our culture sets us up with an impossible choice between fidelity and rationality. Some Christians attempt to patch
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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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