The Providence Lamp-Post, Feb. 26

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Hoodie Order

Oh, how we want to be able to place this order, but we need to sell 10 more hoodies to meet the minimum! Are you on the fence about purchasing a hoodie? Now would be a very good time to make that purchase! Please order today!

What’s Brewing? — March 1st

We have our next “What’s Brewing with Mr. Billman?” this Thursday, March 1 at 8:20 a.m. in the gym. In part, I’d like to discuss how we as a school can support your family in discipleship. Hope you can join us for coffee and discussion.

GRAMMAR SCHOOL NEWS

South Side Snack

PreK-4th grade students and families, meet us at the South entrance after school on March 8th from 2:55-3:30pm for a treat and some friend time. Let’s celebrate our break together!

5th-12th graders will get their treats the following day during house lunch.

Speech Meet

Thank you for your efforts to prepare your children for Speech Meet. This is the one opportunity during the year when each child chooses and presents a different piece other than his peers. While this may seem like just another “thing” to memorize, classroom time becomes an enriching literary experience as each student is able to enjoy hearing a wide variety of quality selections. As students learn to express the themes and messages of these passages, they are taking next steps in growth in rhetoric.

Uniform Collection Box

Willing to donate a uniform article of clothing? We’ll have a in the main office, 240, for uniform donations. In early summer, these uniforms will be given to a Christian school in Guatemala.

SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWS

6th-8th Spelling Bee

Plan to meet us in room 247 on March 6th at 3:45pm.  We’ll review rules, have a practice round and then start spelling. Supporters and fans are welcome.

Coming Soon

MARCH

1 –  “What’s Brewing?” with Mr. Billman (8:20 a.m. in the gym)

     Speech Meet for those who advance from classrooms

6  – 6th-8th grade Spelling Bee (3:45 pm in room 247)

8 – South Side Snack: Lower school Treats on the Quad (3:00 p.m.)

8 and 9 – Senior Thesis presentations

12-16 – Spring Break

22 – Thursday Fun Lunch: Thursday Picnic outside, weather permitting   

         Dress: Providence T-shirt and Jeans

30 – Good Friday holiday (No school assignments)

 

PPS

2018 Presentation of Senior Theses

506 North Main Street, Belton, Texas

First Baptist Church building, Room #254

 

Thursday March 8, 2018

4:00-6:15 pm

 

Erika Hall

“Let’s Talk About It: How Language Influences Our Understanding of God’s Word”

Examining current linguistic theory, Erika’s thesis explores the implications of meaning lost in translation between languages, specifically relating to scriptural translations and the inherent dangers therein. She suggests ways that hermeneutics can offer students the foundation to interpret scripture accurately.

McKinley Kasberg

“A Rhetorical Nightmare: A Little Bird Telling Us To Correct Presidential and Contemporary Communication”

McKinley discusses changing formats of mass communication, specifically how Presidents employ rhetorical strategies to communicate with and influence the public. She examines how the shift to social media has altered presidential rhetoric, and how Classically-trained students can learn to distinguish truth from fallacy.

Maddie Bowers

“Learn to Discern: The Lost Beauty of Socioeconomic Diversity in Classical Education”

Maddie rethinks the implications of socioeconomic diversity on American Classical schools.

Arguing that diversity is demonstrative of God’s beauty, goodness, and truth, she presents

a case for how Providence can take steps to promote diversity.

Whit Palmer

“Putting the Wild Back in Your Child: Improving Education through Outdoor Experience”

Whit’s thesis investigates the decrease in time spent outdoors by today’s children. Since children spend a large percentage of their time at school, Whit proposes incorporating outdoor activities during school and using school as a platform to inspire children to experience nature for themselves.

 

Friday March 9, 2018

4:00-5:30 pm

 

4:00 – Kris Einboden

“Auschwitz: The Ignored, Forgotten, and Overlooked”

Kris’ thesis evaluates the U.S. government’s disacknowledgement of Hitler’s notorious death camp, arguing that knowledge of the Holocaust should have prompted a different military response. He proposes a modification of government retaliation to genocide and how we, as individuals, can help.

4:30 – John Fasolino

“There’s No Time For a Break: Can Resistance Training Slow the Loss of Bone Mineral Density and Prevent Osteoporosis?”

John’s thesis examines the effect of resistance training on Bone Mineral Density in adolescents aged 13-18 years old. His research demonstrates that early training habits impact later loss of BMD and can potentially prevent osteoporosis. He proposes solutions to improve adolescent health, increasing longevity and quality of life.

5:00 – Taylor Eastes

“Finding a Cure: Possible Change for Group Purchasing Organizations”

Taylor’s thesis identifies business practices that block pharmaceutical competition and keep drug prices high, specifically the GMO organizations acting as middlemen between hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. He proposes solutions to assist in lowering the prices of American medications.

 

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