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RCS Students Earn Seven Awards at the 2018 Regional Science Fair
Congratulations to the six students who represented Redeemer Classical School at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair held on March 6th at James Madison University. Josie Brumfield, Madeleine Dunaway, Jeremiah Esteban, Josiah Leach, Henry Matter, and Virginia Velker were the top finishers at our school science fair, and went on to compete against students from schools throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
Our students came home with seven awards!
Josie Brumfield won...Read more
2018 Virginia National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist
Nathan Dunaway, a sixth grader, has qualified as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2018 Virginia National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018.
This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which is now in its 30th year. Fourth- through eighth-grade students competed in School Bees throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took a qualifying test, which they...Read more
New Rules for VA529 Funds
- Posted Feb 28, 2018
An added benefit: 529 funds can now be used for K-12 tuition
On December 22, 2017, a wide-ranging tax reform bill (H.R. 1) was signed into law, bringing new flexibility and utility to 529 accounts.
Your 529 plan can now be used to fund tuition costs for private and religious K-12 education, up to $10,000 per child per year.
Because K-12 tuition is now a qualified higher education expense, some states may offer a deduction from individual state income taxes (Virginia, for...Read more
Mr./Ms. Olympus Contest and The Vergil Award
Mr./Ms. Olympus Contest
On February 14, the RCS hosted the Mr./Ms. Olympus Contest. Hearing that Zeus is retiring to a serene Mediterranean island, 18 Greek gods and goddesses (who looked quite a bit like our 6th and 7th students) competed to become Supreme Ruler of Olympus. Apollo (aka Jeremiah Esteban) won the competition, followed by Metis (Kaitlin Newkirk). Hephaestus (Nathan Dunaway) and Bacchus (Silas King) tied for third place.
Eighth grade students...
2018 RCS Science Fair
The RCS Science Fair was held Thursday, February 1st and Friday, February 2nd. It was great to see all of the fun projects completed by each of our classes. We are so grateful to our four judges, who are members of the scientific community, for coming out to the school on Thursday to hear 7th and 8th grade students present their projects. These students have worked very hard over the past year researching a question, testing their hypothesis, and analyzing the results. The...Read more