Alumni Spotlight: Clara Smith

Alumni Spotlight: Clara Smith

Today’s post is written by guest blogger and CPLS Alumna Clara Smith. Clara is currently a senior at Missouri State University, studying vocal performance and vocal music education. She is the President of the Choral Studies Department at MSU and plans to pursue a masters and doctorate in choral conducting […]

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Memories of Apples, Flannel and Tired Feet

Memories of Apples, Flannel and Tired Feet

Today’s blog post is by guest author, and CPLS junior, Emma Nasseri On Saturday night, CPLS high school students rolled up their flannel shirt sleeves and dusted off their cowboy boots to kick off the fall season with a square dance. At Western Night, every high school student has the chance to […]

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Isley

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. William Isley

If you’re looking for an educated, well-traveled, and interesting person to have a cup of coffee with, look no further than CPLS Humanities and History teacher, Dr. William Isley. He received bachelor’s degrees in history and literature from Butler University and came to Christ in his sophomore year there. Dr. […]

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A Sense of Belonging

A Sense of Belonging

Today’s post is by guest blogger and CPLS junior Emma Nasseri        For two days at the beginning of every school year, the CPLS high school students pile into minivans and drive to Living Water Ranch for a retreat. The seniors, after a summer of preparation for their […]

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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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