What’s New for the 2015-2016 School Year
Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.- 2 Corinthians 9:6
Those who sow in tears will reap with cries of joy. – Psalms 126:5
I remember when I was in high school it seemed like every time I turned around someone in my family or at my church wanted to talk to me about the future. “Where do you want to go to college?” “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Maybe this is happening to our students. Sometimes those questions can be overwhelming. I have told our students to keep in mind (and in their hearts) that the decisions they make today will impact the choices they have tomorrow. The verse above explains just that. The sacrifices our students make today- to study, attend office hours, persevere in times of struggle- will always, ALWAYS pay off. As we embark on a new school year, let us take heed to the scripture found in 2 Corinthians and Psalms and have faith that God will honor our service, passion, and sacrifice.
Dr. Odom Lucas
Verbum Dei High School
What’s New in 2015/2016
Verbum Dei Writing Lab
The VDHS Writing Lab, open Monday through Thursday from dismissal to 3:45 P.M. in Room 103, is an as-needed resource available to all Verbum Dei gentlemen regardless of grade level. All students are welcome to work on writing assignments and papers for any course in a focused, productive environment. VDHS laptops and personal electronic devices may be utilized in the classroom for word processing and research assignments only. English teacher Mr. Stradley is available during this time for assistance with revision, editing, research, and formatting and citation. Individualized assistance may be limited depending on the number of students requiring assistance on any given day, but all students should expect to have an opportunity to interact with the teacher on a one-on-one basis when working in the Writing Lab. No reservations are required; however, as the Writing Lab is available on a first come, first served basis, it is important that students begin long-term assignments early to avoid a last minute rush and to avoid encountering a full Writing Lab.
We are offering a total of 5 AP courses for the 2015-2016 school year. New courses are noted in bold italic.
AP US History AP English Literature
Instructor: Jesse Jovel Instructor: Ken Favell
AP Calculus AP Government
Instructor: George Chahrouri Instructor: Maria McDonald
AP Spanish Language
Instructor: Max Olmedo