Our great storytelling God, unfolds the next chapter for Rockbridge Academy. We are finally home-owners! Pictured here are the Indian Creek and Rockbridge Academy chairpersons, heads of school, and financial adminstrators at the signing ceremony, as Rockbridge Academy purchases the campus at Evergreen Road.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019: It was a great day! It was a truly historic day. This day marked the completion of the closing on the Evergreen property, making Rockbridge Academy and its community the proud and grateful owners of our own school building and campus.
After months of planning, negotiations, fund raising, and due diligence, a three-day closing process came to a successful conclusion. As a result, the Lord has provided a campus of approximately 18 acres and 80,000 square feet of space allowing Rockbridge Academy a place to flourish, with an even greater promise to impact the lives of children, families, the church, and the greater culture in the years to come.
Rockbridge Academy is extremely blessed to be able to move so quickly into a turn-key campus at reasonable cost, and we are thankful for the unique opportunity to partner with Indian Creek School to ultimately land both institutions on their own respective campuses. Already, we have been enjoying a thriving and mutually encouraging relationship with Indian Creek, working together to hammer out the details of a co-location agreement as Indian Creek leases back part of the Evergreen Campus until their building campaign is complete. With this in mind, we would like to publicly thank Rick Branson, ICS head of school, Linda Dennison, ICS deputy-head and CFO, Diana Ortiz, ICS director of operations, and Lynn Sullivan, board chair, for their tireless labor with us over the many months leading up to today. We look forward to a flourishing relationship as we share the facility over the next couple years.
Jen and Horace Trovato (both Rockbridge class of 2007) share their story of entering into foster care. Read more about their journey and how it has grown their faith, broadened their hearts, and invited their children into God's redemptive story of foster care. "We wanted to fill a need here in our community and we believe that life is valuable at every stage. So we saw a need in foster care with the children and their biological families and we hoped we could be able to provide some consistency and love." To read the full story, click here or on the image.
Nicole Ault, Rockbridge Academy Class of 2015, has recently been published in the Wall Street Journal. She is currently a senior at Hillsdale College, majoring in economics and minoring in journalism. During summer internships, she has written more than 40 articles for The Washington Times (6 making it to the front page) and more than 20 for Industry Dive. She has also written for World Magazine. In her recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece, she cautions broad labels that disparage an entire generation and makes a call for all to see the pragmatic potential in her peers. As she states, "Hold us to a higher standard, and help us meet it." If you subscribe to the WSJ, you can read her article in entirety by clicking on the image above.
“Predestination embraceth the great and the little, and reacheth unto all things; the question is, wherefore pray? Might it not as logically be asked wherefore breathe, eat, move, or do anything? We have an answer which satisfies us, namely, that our prayers are in the predestination, and that God has as much ordained his people’s prayers as anything else, and when we pray we are producing links in the chain of ordained facts.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In the Gospels, Jesus tells a parable of a fruitless tree, whose frustrated owner wants it cut down. A gardener intercedes and asked for time to tend the roots, for he knew that healthy roots were the principle means by which fruit would come.
Click on the image to read the article in full from The Rockbridge Reporter.
"The toughest challenge we have is helping students see the need to 'bend the knee' to truth—truth that has the same hold on every human from every background and from every level of society, from the most powerful to the most powerless. Without that understanding, education becomes little more than a tool of Darwinian power positioning to help you get more stuff by being smarter than the next guy; then you die. With that understanding of truth, however, the student will own her responsibility to God to turn her education to something larger than herself and to pursue something far more significant than a grade. "
Click on the picture to read the full What's Up Magazine article about Mr. Head.