Lessons Learned When the Rubber Meets the Road

Lessons Learned When the Rubber Meets the Road

Today’s post is from 8th grade teacher Mr. William Barron. Student:  “Mr. Barron, may I ask a question?” Mr. Barron:  “Sure” Student:  “Why DO we do the 8th grade bike ride?”   As an educator, I love this type of question.  Asked simply and honestly, it reflects the desire of […]

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Today’s blog post is from CPLS parents Ron & Susan Cornwell. Their fourth child, and final CPLS student, Shelby, is graduating in May. We never thought we would see it. You know, the proverbial ‘light at the end of the tunnel’. Our oldest of four children entered Kindergarten 18 years […]

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Tackling Technology with Children

Tackling Technology with Children

Today’s post is from guest author and CPLS Guidance Counselor Melissa Gossard. Today’s post serves to reach out regarding the significant role screen time plays in our children’s’ lives.  Some days it feels like a blessing and other days it can be tough to sort through as a parent.  I’m […]

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Where Books Matter a Great Deal

Where Books Matter a Great Deal

Today’s post is from guest author and CPLS Librarian Rachel Duncan. National Reading Day was celebrated on January 23, 2018. If you survey the Cair Paravel Latin School literature lists, you’ll find that CPLS, more often than not, aligns with the “older” literature standards.  Often, educators are primarily concerned that […]

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Casting Love Across the Miles

Casting Love Across the Miles

Today’s post is by CPLS mom and guest author Rachelle Colombo. In the hallway between our family bedrooms hangs a hand-lettered quote from Mother Teresa. It reminds us, as only one who left an indelible mark on the world can, how exactly that is done. It reads, “I alone cannot […]

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Student Spotlight: Noah Long

Today’s blog post is from guest author and CPLS 8th grade student, Noah Long.        On June 8, 2017, I left the United States of America and flew to Zambia, Africa. For three weeks my team (Martha Elford, Will Eagleman, Saya Eagleman, Michele Eagleman, and I) worked with […]

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Alumna Spotlight- Samantha Mooneyham, Class of 2017

Alumna Spotlight- Samantha Mooneyham, Class of 2017

Samantha Mooneyham graduated from Cair Paravel Latin School in May of 2017.  Just before graduation she learned that she had been selected as one of six undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Sami spent her […]

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Fireworks Stands and Classical Education

Fireworks Stands and Classical Education

For a brief time each summer, striped canvas tents selling fireworks pop up on the Topeka landscape drawing buyers of all ages.  Carter Brian,13, rings up a sale behind the cash register inside one of these tents and mentions to a customer that if he buys another cone fountain, he can […]

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