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Updates for "Why Do We?"

Why is the Griffin our Mascot?

  • Posted May 15, 2012
  • Bill Leach, Founding Board Member and RCS Parent
  • Why Do We?
Why is the Griffin our Mascot?

The Griffin has a colorful and ancient history as an icon and symbol- a mythical creature with the face, beak, talons and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. In its body, the griffin is blessed with the speed, flight, and penetrating vision of the eagle and the strength, courage, and majesty of the lion.

In symbolism, the griffin combines the qualities of both the lion and the eagle. It is the king of birds and lord of the air united with the king of beasts and lord...

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Why Do We Study Grammar?

Why Do We Study Grammar?

Webster’s defines grammar as “the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed.”   Grammar is examining how the ordering of our words conveys meaning.  When a child learns to speak his first words and to put those words together, he is using grammatical rules.  In school we are asking children to examine the rules which they to some degree have already internalized.  For example, they use nouns with great effectiveness; we are simply teaching them to identify...

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Why We Use Handbells at RCS

Why We Use Handbells at RCS

The English Handbell is an instrument like no other - while each handbell is rung by an individual, our total instrument consists of 37 bells and requires a "team effort" and lots of supporting equipment to produce cohesive music. Why do we use this unusual instrument in music classes at RCS?

Handbells provide an instant, tactile experience in music literacy. The students feel the rhythms, say the rhythms, see the rhythms, practice the rhythms and PLAY the rhythms - first...

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Why do we have Uniforms?

Why do we have Uniforms?

The uniform policy that we have at Redeemer has been put in place for a couple key reasons. First of all, our students represent our school to the community. When they interact with others outside the school, their appearance reinforces our vision of excellence. Another important reason for us to have a uniform policy is that it protects our students from the distractions that a less formal dress code can bring about. We want our students and teachers to be able to give...

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Why do we Study Latin?

Why do we Study Latin?

As a Latin teacher, this question is posed to me on almost a weekly basis.  “Miss Fowler, this is a dead language.  Why do we have to learn this stuff?”  The younger classes are very content with the novelty of learning a new language and practicing little games, songs and rhymes in Latin.  However, as our students grow and develop more discerning minds, this becomes a valid question.  Why do we spend so much time studying a language that no one really speaks anymore?  Since...

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