CLASSICAL SCHOLARS @

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

15 MCDOWELL ROAD

MILLS RIVER, NC 28759

 

828-674-1359

ELIZA HARDIN (DIRECTOR)

  • Wix Facebook page
  • Wix Twitter page
  • Wix Google+ page

© 2019 Website design by ADVANCE Websites and Presentations

© 2023 by Nature Org. Proudly created with Wix.com

------------------------------------     FOREIGN LANGUAGES     ------------------------------------


LATIN

First Form: 6th-8th grade.  

Instructor:  Rebekah Byrd. 

Textbook: First Form Latin, Memoria Press by Cheryl Lowe, student text (~$15), workbook (~$15).  Answer key supplied by the teacher.  Additional supplements: D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (~$15) and Famous Men of Rome ($10).  

 

This course is an introduction to Latin and covers all 5 declensions, touches on 2 conjugations, exposes the student to a good amount of vocabulary, along with a bit of Roman history, culture, and mythology.  We will memorize two Latin prayers over the course of the year: The Lord's Prayer and the Table Blessing. One and a half hours weekly study outside of class.  Please direct questions to Rebekah at erbyrd@gmail.com.  

 

BEGINNING SPANISH

7th-8th graders

Instructor:  Janet Wilde  

This introduction will build a foundation upon which students can develop an interest and understanding of Spanish, giving them relevant tools to guide them into further language study. We will explore real-life vocabulary and language skills through oral, listening, reading, and written practice. Students will learn basic Spanish conversation, writing, and phonics through a combination of speaking activities, songs, games, and traditional methods. Materials needed: regular composition notebook, pencils, glue stick, scissors.  Please direct questions to Janet at janetjeremy@morrisbb.net.

------------------------------------     SCIENCES     ------------------------------------ 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE  

8th graders and advanced 7th graders 

Instructor: Eliza Hardin

Lab supply fee is $20

 

This is a 21st Century introductory chemistry and physics course designed to spark interest while building a firm foundation for advanced science courses. Designed specifically to prepare students for High School Biology and other sciences. Topics include measurement of matter, atoms, the Periodic Table, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonds and reactions, acids and bases, Newton’s laws, work and simple machines, gases and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and light. This course will combine online learning with hands-on learning. Access to a computer is preferred, however not required.

Participation in our Science Fair is required if you did not participate in previous years. 

Please direct questions to Eliza at thehardinfive@gmail.com

EARTH SCIENCE

6th - 8th graders

Instructor:  Virginia Cooter

Students will need a three-ring notebook with pockets, pencils, and paper. Lab supply fee is $20.

Topics include energy resources, minerals, rocks and rock cycle, plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes, climate, astronomy, and if time permits topographic maps. Class time will begin with background information where students will take notes and/or complete graphic organizers about the topic followed by experiments and group activities to reinforce concepts. Participation in our science fair is required if you have not done so in previous years which will necessitate work outside of class. Homework will be approximately 30 minutes per week.   Please direct questions to Virginia at cooterv@hotmail.com

 

S.T.E.A.M.

6th - 8th graders

Instructor:  Virginia Cooter

Students will need a three-ring notebook with pockets, pencils, and paper. Lab supply fee is $20.   

STEAM integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  Students will be engaged in a wide variety of activities from building and testing their models to doing labs that verify concepts (i.e. the atmosphere is 21% oxygen).  

Participation in our science fair is required if you have not done so in previous years which will necessitate work outside of class. Homework will be approximately 20 minutes per week.

Please direct questions to Virginia at cooterv@hotmail.com

LIFE SCIENCE

6th-8th graders

Instructor:  Sarah Bell  

There is a one- time $20 lab fee.

This course provides a survey of all life.  Topics include cellular biology, genetics, taxonomy, botany, zoology, ecology, and human anatomy/physiology. Students will learn through experiments, lectures, discussions, dissections, and various hands-on activities.  Participation in our Science Fair is required if you did not participate in previous years.

Please direct questions to Sarah at sarahellenbell40@gmail.com

 

------------------------------------    WRITING    ------------------------------------

WRITING I

6th-7th graders

Girls and Boys (two separate classes):  

Instructor:  Eliza Hardin

Using five classic works of literature as a reference, students will learn to plan, write and revise. Skills covered will include reading for comprehension, quoting from sources, introduction to outlining, improving writing, recognizing setting, plot, theme and characterization, proofreading, poetry and oral recitation, art projects related to the literature, and writing a short story.  Students will complete multiple writing assignments. Each student will need a three ring binder, access to word processing and internet and required books.  30-45 minutes of homework per week plus assigned reading.  Please direct questions to Eliza at thehardinfive@gmail.com

 

WRITING II  

7th-8th graders

Girls and Boys (two separate classes)

Instructor:  Eliza Hardin.  

Using five classic works of literature as a reference, and The Lively Art of Writing, students will learn to plan, write and revise. Skills covered will include reading for comprehension and annotation, quoting from sources, citing sources, writing a thesis statement, improving writing, and developing style and voice.  Students will complete multiple writing assignments, will answer document based questions, and will practice taking notes from written and oral information.  This class will also include poetry recitation.  Each student will need a three ring binder, access to word processing and internet and required paperbacks.  30-60 minutes of homework per week plus assigned reading.  Please direct questions to Eliza at thehardinfive@gmail.com 

WRITING III / AMERICAN HISTORY 

8th graders and up

Instructor:  Eliza Hardin

  

Through the use of a combination of American Literature short stories and classics, primary sources, and historical reference books, students will study American History, U.S. presidents, American poets and artists, and U.S. geography.   It is my desire that students will see and understand how the works of great writers helps to tell us the story of our great country.   Students will learn to take notes from lectures, outline chapters, and write document based essays, as well as a literary analysis essay, persuasive essay, and a research paper.   Skills covered will include reading for comprehension and annotation, quoting from sources, citing sources, writing a thesis statement, improving writing, and developing style and voice.  This is a rigorous course with 1-2 hours of homework a week, at least 2 large projects, and an extensive parallel reading list.  Please direct questions to Eliza at thehardinfive@gmail.com

------------------------------------     HISTORY     ------------------------------------

American History/Writing III - please see class description in Language Arts category.

ANCIENT HISTORY

6th-8th graders

Instructor:  Sarah Bell

Ancient History will cover the earliest people; the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans.  We will witness the rise and fall of empires, explore daily life and customs, and meet some of the most famous people of the time. Hands-on activities, primary sources, timelines, engaging literature, and lively discussions will help us see patterns, make connections and organize information as we travel back in time. Geography will be incorporated throughout the course as we explore new regions and land formations.  Please direct questions to Sarah at sarahellenbell40@gmail.com

 

MIDDLE AGES 

7th-8th graders

Instructor:  Sarah Bell

We will have many adventures on our journey through the Middle Ages as we travel with Augustine as he brings Christianity to Britain, cheer on Charlemagne as he is crowned as the Holy Roman Emperor, raid with the Vikings, trade with Marco Polo on the Silk Road, journey with pilgrims on the way to Canterbury, hide out with Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, fight with knights on the Crusade, endure the Black plague, and sail with Columbus and other explorers around the world.  Hands-on activities, primary sources, timelines, engaging literature, and lively discussions will help us see patterns, make connections and organize information as we tackle this action packed time in history. Geography will be incorporated throughout the course as we explore new regions and land formations.  Please direct questions to Sarah at sarahellenbell40@gmail.com

 

MYSTERY OF HISTORY IV 

6th-8th graders

Instructor: Sarah Bell

Covering the period of 1708 to modern times, it is the last book in the Mystery of History series.  We will dive into the wars, ideas, and people who have shaped our modern world; from the American and French Revolutions; to the ideas of Marx, the Abolitionists, and Suffragists; to the World Wars and the Great Depression; to the hopes and dreams of Martin Luther King Jr.  Hands-on activities, primary sources, timelines, engaging literature, and lively discussions will help us see patterns, make connections and organize information as we tackle this difficult and inspiring time in history. Geography will be incorporated throughout the course as we explore new regions and land formations.  It is not necessary to have taken previous MOH classes.  Please direct questions to Sarah at sarahellenbell40@gmail.com

MOCK TRIAL

7th-8th grader

Instructor:  Anjie Grady.  

Fall semester only.  Team is limited to 10 students. Students will prepare a case for trial in a court room competition to be held the first or second week of December in Hendersonville.  All students will have an important and active role as either attorney or witness or both.  Each student must have a nice suit by competition date and be available to possibly compete in a regional contest in mid December.  

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY COMPETITION

7th-8th graders

Instructor/Coach:  To be determined

Spring semester only.  Please email Eliza Hardin if you are interested in this experience for your child as the amount of students will be limited.  Also, consider viewing the sample videos on our Student Showcase page and check out the national website at nhd.org.  (thehardinfive@gmail.com)

 

     ------------------------------------     LANGUAGE ARTS     ------------------------------------

 

GRAMMAR I / VOCABULARY

6th-7th graders

Instructor:  Michelle Wright

A comprehensive two-semester study with a sequential and systematic method of instruction using the following curriculum: Jr. Analytical Grammar (Book 1)/Mechanics (Book 2) and Framing Your Thoughts (a multisensory approach).  We will concentrate on the eight parts of speech, five sentence patterns, and parts of a sentence in the first semester using book 1 (~20) and second semester we will focus on the mechanics of grammar using book 2 (~20). This engaging and interactive class will provide your student with a sound understanding of necessary language concepts including grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure which can be applied to their writing.  Students will also complete Vocabulary Cartoons (~12).  Please direct questions to Michelle at 828-606-2212 or michellencsu@hotmail.com

Note: Students enrolled in Writing I Boys or Girls AND in Grammar I, will use Vocabulary book in both

classes.

GRAMMAR II / VOCABULARY

7th-8th graders

Instructor Michelle Wright

As a prerequisite, students should have a good understanding of the eight parts of speech and their functions as well as sentence structure and basic punctuation in order to take this class.  We will begin the first part of the semester reviewing all parts of speech and parts of the sentence and then move quickly into phrases and clauses ending the year with comma rules. We will be using the Analytical Grammar (~50) curriculum, which teaches English grammar, punctuation, and usage in a logical and systematic method that is not only extremely effective, but makes learning grammar fun. Students will also complete Vocabulary Cartoons SAT Word Power (~11).  

Please direct questions to Michelle at 828-606-2212 or michellencsu@hotmail.com.

 

     ------------------------------------     LOGIC     ------------------------------------

INFORMAL LOGIC

6th-8th graders

Instructor: Ethan Brown

This class will introduce the student to the concepts of logical thinking, and will focus primarily upon the thinking mistakes that are called logical fallacies. The class is designed to be up-beat and fun, with humor used as a learning tool. The class will introduce the concepts of formal logic briefly, but the bulk of the class materials will focus on informal logic. The successful student will leave the class better prepared to evaluate his or her own thinking and the arguments of others for flaws, and better prepared to protect themselves from manipulation and deception.  Please direct questions to Ethan Brown at hvlminister@gmail.com. 


FORMAL LOGIC

8th-9th graders - 7th by permission from instructor

Instructor: Ethan Brown

The ability to clearly and decisively make a point is tragically rare in our culture, and a young person who is able to do so stands out from his or her peers. The ability to set forward a series of thoughts that leads to a conclusion in a way that the listener or reader can follow will help a student in all academic disciplines. A person trained in logic will be better prepared to form thought clearly, which results in being better equipped to write, speak, think and plan across a broad range of topics. This class is an introduction to formal logic. It will focus upon the three acts of the mind in the formation of logical arguments: 1) understanding, 2) judgement, and 3) reasoning. The act of understanding will focus on the use of clearly defined terms, so that the one making an argument knows what he or she is talking about. The act of judgement is the evaluation of statements for their truth values. The act of reasoning is the ability to understand how truths interact together to form valid arguments. The successful student will leave the class with a strengthened ability to think and reason clearly, and with skills to perceive bad arguments and how to refute them. In the course of the study, we will also explore some of the works of the ancient philosopher Socrates as described in some of the dialogues of Plato. [Logic I is suggested, though not required for participation in Logic II this year] .

Please direct questions to Ethan Brown at hvlminister@gmail.com. 

 

------------------------------------     ART     ------------------------------------

 

ART I  

6th-9th graders

Instructor:  Janet Leazenby

 

Students will create interesting art in all kinds of mediums. Two-three weeks will be dedicated to each project for a total of 8-10 finished works of art.

Materials included.  Please direct questions to Janet at janleazenby@yahoo.com. 

GRAPHIC DESIGN 

6th-10th graders

Instructor:  Ashley Brown

Students will eventually need to bring a laptop with web-access to class.

Combining words and images is a useful skill for all students, whether the need is for printed or digital material. Making an effective, aesthetically pleasing arrangement is necessary for good visual communication. We will focus on this goal through classroom assignments and projects intended to foster a good sense of visual design. As we move into the Spring semester, students will apply those skills to developing a theme for a yearbook, planning content, organizing information and gathering images to become a keepsake book for Classical Scholars. No special software will be necessary - we will work entirely from free, web-based programs.  Please direct questions to Ashley at ashmckbrown@hotmail.com

------------------------------------     DRAMA / MUSIC     ------------------------------------

 

SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION

6th-12th graders

Instructor/director:   Rebekah Byrd

Cost is $250 for the 20 week class.

Production will be a comedy, As You Like it (Or Love in a Forest).  Class is offered on Thursdays (Fall semester only and partial Winter)  The class will consist of two separate casts practicing together.   Each cast will give 2-3 performances.  Extra rehearsals are required.  Production will occur in late January/ early February (TBA asap).  Cast will meet in mid August for casting and scripts. Please direct questions to Rebekah at erbyrd@gmail.com. 

SHOW CHOIR

6th-12th graders (by audition)

Instructor:  Anjie Grady

Costume fee of $75-$100 and students must purchase character (girls) or jazz shoes (boys).

A Spring semester class only.  Show Choir will present a spring concert with a buffet dinner.  Hoping for 5 boys and 5 girls. Participation requires singing and dancing.  Cardio homework may be assigned to help with this requirement.  

Audition details:  Sing 12 measures of any song you like acapella.  A basic dance combination will be taught to make sure everyone knows how to move.  No experience required, just looking for potential, basic skills, enthusiasm and teach ability. Please register to hold a place and auditions will be held in June and a make-up day at the end of July.   Note:  The instructor, Anjie Grady, competed nationally in high school and college, performing with a traveling show choir.  Please direct questions to Anjie at gradybunchmom@gmail.com

 

------------------------------------     LIFE SKILLS     ------------------------------------

LIFE SKILLS 

6th-8th graders

Instructor:  Sarah Bell

There is a $20 supply fee that will cover the cost of a planner and food.

This class will focus on the skills middle-schoolers need now and in the future.  Students will learn how to use a planner to organize their assignments and their time and they will learn different study/test taking strategies.  Other life skills will include cooking and sewing skills; basic etiquette such as carrying on a conversation, answering the telephone, and thank you notes; household skills such as doing the laundry, ironing, grocery shopping, and fire safety.  There will be an economics component that will include budgeting, calculating unit rate, and checking accounts.  Finally, we will explore and dream about different career paths.  Please direct questions to Sarah at sarahellenbell40@gmail.com. 

 

------------------------------------     ROBOTICS     ------------------------------------

INTRODUCTION TO LEGO ROBOTICS

6th-8th graders

Instructor:  Marcia Torres

Understanding that children in the United States are behind many other countries in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, I aim, through this class, to give the students a basic introduction to robotics and enough familiarity with the process that they will be comfortable taking these types of classes in high school and beyond.  We will explore both the hardware needed to perform tasks, as well as learn basic programming techniques.  Students will be paired up in class to build and program their robot to perform various tasks.  Challenges will increase in difficulty as the year progresses. Robotic equipment will not be sent home with the student. Please direct questions to Marcia at johnandmarciatorres@yahoo.com. 

 

ROBOTICS COMPETITION TEAM

7th and 8th graders

Coaches:   Marcia Torres/Eliza Hardin

Cost is $375 for this 21 week class.  

Students must have completed the Introduction to Lego Robotics class.  This is a rigorous program to prepare for the First Lego League Regional Competition in December.  Students will receive a challenge and then program robots to perform to meet the requirements.  A research project will also be assigned and presented by the team.  If our team qualifies for State competition in early February, second semester will be dedicated to that preparation.  If not, second semester will practice skills needed for another year of competition.  Limit:  10 students. Please direct questions to Marcia at johnandmarciatorres@yahoo.com.   

 

------------------------------------     PHYSICAL EDUCATION     ------------------------------------

 

 

Plyometric/5K/Strength Training (Fall semester)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

6th-8th graders  

Instructor:  Melinda Fibraio 

The ultimate goal of Physical Education is to facilitate students in improving their quality of life through promotion of life-long, health-enhancing physical activity.  Want to be able to run faster, jump higher, have more coordination, greater endurance and strength??  Then this is the class for you!

Plyometric and strength training improves many measures of fitness that are important to sports like soccer, basketball and volleyball. They are also fun and functional! This kind of training sets up for making a lifelong habit of strength training and good fitness. Culmination of the fall semester will involve our class completing a 5K together for those interested.  Also every fourth Wednesday of the month will be a “yoga” class.  (Spring semester activities TBA)  

Please direct questions to Melinda at fibraiom@gmail.com

Take me to the

CLASS SUPPLIES 

page

Take me to the

CLASS SCHEDULE

page