George Washington Letter For Sale
Plant Blindness: Why Scientists Who Know Nature Are Becoming an Endangered Species
An original letter written by George Washington addressing controversy surrounding the newly adopted Constitution is now for sale after decades in a private collection. This revealing letter provides a window into our nation’s history and highlight’s our first president’s esteem for the role of Providence in the successful founding of the country.
From The Raab Collection: https://www.raabcollection.com/presidential-autographs/washington-god-constitution
New Jersey becomes second state to require schools to teach LGBT and disability-inclusive material
Contemporary Science education in our country has shifted from teaching what nature is to how it can be used for practical or commercial purposes. This dangerous trend not only leaves students woefully undereducated about scientific foundations, it also robs them of the pure joy that comes from a deep investigation of the complex and mysterious natural world around them.
From Memoria Press: https://www.memoriapress.com/articles/plant-blindness-why-scientists-who-know-nature-are-becoming-an-endangered-species/
Living the Arts in Catholic Education
NJ recently became the second state in the U.S. to require public schools to teach children about the sexual orientations of people who have made "political, economic, and social contributions." Does sexualizing the curriculum for even very young children genuinely enhance learning or does it distract students from the important accomplishments of historical figures?
From CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/01/us/new-jersey-lgbt-disability-curriculum-trnd/index.html
Worth Every Mile: Why This Sussex County Family is Happy to Commute to OLMC
Students benefit from daily opportunities to exercise creativity and from connecting to rich artistic traditions. At OLMC, even our early elementary students learn not only to perform on stage, but inspired by the stories they read they write the scripts as well.
From Ethika Politika: https://ethikapolitika.org/2019/02/01/living-the-arts-in-catholic-education
Celebrating a Culture of Beauty: A Parent’s Experience of the OLMC Difference
As soon as I stepped into OLMC, I felt it. The power of God in a community that holds Him as its absolute center. It’s difficult to convey in words that feeling when you just know deep down that this is where you are called to be. In my heart, I felt that this was a place where my children would be loved and empowered to always hold Christ at the center of their lives. Community drives a culture, and I am enamored with the one brought to life at OLMC…
How to Beat the Winter Blues: Lessons from Scripture & C. S. Lewis
Many people involved with children’s music seem to think that only “upbeat,” contemporary-sounding selections will be of any interest to the kids (and possibly to the audiences). Any significant musical education seems to be much less important than just getting the kids to sing at a high volume to some rockin’ tunes. I believe such an approach shortchanges children…
A Commitment to Catholic Education Vindicated: Looking Back on the OLMC Experience
February can be a difficult and even depressing month: The excitement of Christmas and New Year’s is decidedly past, while the promise of spring seems very far away…And yet the cheerful glow of warmer days abides within the walls of OLMC. It is in keeping with that passage from the Song of Songs that the Church in Her wisdom places in the lectionary during the winter season…
Striving For Excellence: Grades Tell Only Part of the Story
We remember when we first started looking at Catholic grammar schools some twelve years ago that certain friends, acquaintances, and even family members did not hide their confusion (and sometimes even disdain) at our decision to take the parochial route…
With the experience now (almost) behind us, the gift of hindsight allows us to look back and answer those challenging questions with a deeper understanding of what makes OLMC different…
…But if our students were to achieve these impressive accomplishments, yet were steeped in anxiety over them, we believe we would have failed them. It is our vocation as educators to create conditions for their happiness right now, even during midterm exams…