As we approach the end of academy, I wanted to post a reminder about our last two days.
The play performance will take place on Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 pm in Blackwell Auditorium, where the opening ceremony was held. Following the play, there will be a reception and a display of some of the projects the students have been creating from 3-4 pm in Birdsong Cafe in Brock Commons. Students and staff will be leaving promptly at 4 to prepare for the final banquet. We ask that no parents come to the dorms at this time.
Check-out begins on Sunday, July 17 at 8:30 am in Andrews Hall and needs to be completed by 10:00 am. After all belongings have been removed from the room, a staff member must inspect the room and sign-off on it before you can turn in your fob.
We are providing a continental breakfast for students in the dorm that morning. If you want to bring additional food for your family to enjoy together in the dorm after check-out, feel free. Students should not leave Andrews until it is time for us to proceed together as an academy to the closing ceremony. At 10:20, families should vacate the dorm and go to Blackwell Auditorium to await the closing ceremony.
Finally, students may not have cell phones in the dorm during check-out or prior to the closing ceremony. Please remember that this is a dismissal offense even in the last hour of the program.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
GLA Director MMXVI
This blog will document the MMXVI session of the Virginia Governor's Latin Academy. After elections are held, the aediles will be responsible for its upkeep.
Download these and use them to help with packing:
GLA Clothing Checklist
GLA Essentials Checklist
GLA School Supplies & Optional Checklist
Again, these are not required and I would only get one from each category, if any.
a. Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency
b. Cassell's Concise Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
c. Collins Latin Concise Dictionary
a. Homeric Greek: A Book for Beginners
b. Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon Abridged
c. Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary
Daily Life Books
a. Everyday Life in Ancient Rome
b. Peoples of the Roman World
c. A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome
d. Daily Life in the Roman City
You will need Roman clothing for several of our activities. You might not always have much time between these events, so you might want to bring more than one outfit.
An Overview I & II
Simple Tunica, Stola, and Palla Patterns
Legio XX's Civilian Clothing
Another Simple Dress Pattern
Simple Tunic and Toga Patterns
Legio XX's Military Clothing
Officers of the Academy
Consules: Mitch and Graham
Censores: Liz and Blake
Praetores: Bryant and Elizabeth Ne
Aediles: Kathryn and Anshu
Tribunes: Kirby Ann and Will
Quaestores: Analise and Ben G