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First the Fall of Alexandria, and Now Fidget Spinners

5/8/2017

In the ongoing series of events which constitute The End of Western Civilization®, mankind’s latest dare for the Almighty to have done with us is nowhere as brazen as smart phones or reality television, though it still needs to be stamped out post-haste. Now joining the ranks of bottle flipping and dabbing, fidget spinners are officially a 2016-2017 school year hot annoying trend.

https://www.circeinstitute.org/blog/first-fall-alexandria-and-now-fidget-spinners

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Harry Carothers and Olga Keith Wiess scholarship at Rice University

4/12/2017

PCS Class of 2016 graduate Michael McDowell was recently named recipient of the Harry Carothers and Olga Keith Wiess scholarship at Rice University. This generous $25,000 scholarship is presented to one new student a year in recognition of scholarship, leadership, and outstanding service to the college and university and is selected by the College Masters at Wiess. As a freshman at Rice, Michael serves as a New Student Representative on the Student Association, is being trained as a small group leader, is doing research on educational inequality in Houston, and is employed as a tour guide at the University. Michael will also serve  as a leader at O-Week, Rice’s new student orientation and is currently starting a mock trial team on the Rice campus. Over the summer Michael will serve as a missions intern with Faithbridge Church. Congratulations go out to Michael for ...

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Acceptance to Brown University

4/10/2017

Senior Abby Wells recently received an acceptance to Brown University in Providence, RI. Brown University is part of the prestigious “Ivy League” that includes 8 highly selective colleges in the Northeastern part of the US. This is the first Ivy League acceptance for a PCS student. Congratulations goes out to Abby Wells!

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Houston Rotary Club Camp Enterprise

4/10/2017

PCS Junior students Jeffrey Hauck, Joshua Overcash, Colin Post, and Emily Sartor recently attended Houston Rotary Club Camp Enterprise at Camp Allen in Navasota. Students took part in a business simulation while learning valuable information on business and leadership from professionals from all over Texas. Colin Post was awarded the “Service Above Self” award for outstanding leadership along with a $3000 scholarship from the Houston Rotary Club for his participation and leadership. Colin spoke at the Houston Rotary Club on April 6th about his experience at Camp Enterprise. Congratulations to Colin and the other PCS students!

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Paladin Middle School Golf

4/4/2017

Providence Classical School Golf Team won 2nd place overall at the HAPS District Championship Tournament! Garrett Hardisty won 3rd place overall for boys and Berkley Smith was 4th place for girls. Also on the team was Tad Latawiec, Stephen Russell, Sam Grigsby, Keller Davis, and Aydan Graham! Way to go Paladins!

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PCS Varsity Tennis

4/4/2017

Providence Classical School varsity tennis won the District Championship and sent everyone that competed to state! Marie Schubert, District Girls Singles Champ, MaryLiz Overcash and Zoe Martin, District Girls Doubles Champs. Also competing and advancing to state are Connor Johnson and Mary Frances Schorlemer, as Singles Players and Nikki Stevenson and Lauren Ross, as Girls Doubles Team. State is next week April 12-13.

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State Mock Trial Competition

3/21/2017

The PCS Mock Trial team won Eighth Place and received the prestigious Judy Yarbro Team Professionalism Award at the State High School Mock Trial Competition which took place March 3-4 in Dallas. The Professionalism Award is given to the team that receives the most votes from other schools in the competition. It is a recognition from other schools for competitive performance, good sportsmanship, collegiality, and professional demeanor. This is the second year in a row that PCS has placed in the top ten mock trial teams at State. The team won three of their four rounds of the competition, narrowing losing in Round 4 to the team that won 1st place this year. The members of the team are student-attorneys Mary Liz Overcash, Taylor Wright, Jeffrey Hauck, and Joshua Overcash; witnesses Danu Smith, Abby Wells, Martin Grimley, Sarah Overcash, and Colin Post; timekeeper Emma ...

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Mock Trial

2/8/2017

The PCS Mock Trial team competed in the Houston Regional Mock Trial Competition on Saturday, February 4. Their performance at that competition was strong enough to qualify them for the State Mock Trial Competition in Dallas the first weekend in March. The members of the team are student-attorneys Mary Liz Overcash, Taylor Wright, Jeffrey Hauck, and Joshua Overcash; witnesses Danu Smith, Abby Wells, Martin Grimley, Sarah Overcash, and Colin Post (winner of the Best Witness award at the regional competition); timekeeper Emma Wilson; and courtroom artist Natalie Sytsma.

In a mock trial competition, students receive a fictional legal case with witness statements for both sides of the case. The students portraying witnesses learn the complicated details of their fact statements and create characters based on those statements. At the competition, they try to portray their own side of the case in the best possible light ...

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Science Olympiad

2/8/2017

Providence Classical School may be new to Science Olympiad but a positive experience at our first Invitational Tournament has the community excited about the future. Science Olympiad is in year 33 as a national organization committed to providing students with an opportunity to compete in a variety of events related to some aspect of science. Events like “Crime Busters”, “Disease Detectives”, or “Roller Coaster” along with many similar ones are great for grabbing the attention of most 7th-12th graders.

Anthony Middle School in Cy Fair school district hosted our first competition along with 34 other teams made up of public, charter, private and home school students. While the final tally showed our two middle school teams finishing in the middle of the pack, the details reveal much better results in about half the events we competed in. In addition, we were competing ...

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Providence Ranks #11 in Houston Private Schools

1/23/2017

Niche.com recently ranked private high schools all around Texas, taking into account SAT/ACT scores, college enrollment rates, culture and diversity benchmarks, student-teacher ratios and parent surveys. Nearly 100 private high schools across Texas made the cut, including 26 from Houston:

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