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Traditions Are Important

By Mrs. Isabel O’Driscoll, Student Services

Traditions are so important in community life, and the pancake breakfast is one of the favorite traditions at Geneva! I’ve done a little research, and it seems that the pancake breakfast started as a student government event for Shrove Tuesday, and everyone loved it so much that for the past twelve years there is at least one day a year when the students arrive to a pancake breakfast! The administration puts on their aprons and flips pancakes for the students and faculty.

In the early days when it all started, the administrators lined the hallways and served the students as they arrived, but

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State Champs … Third Time’s A Charm

By Ryleigh Wallace, Class of 2020

Yearbook managing editor & Geneva Gazette staff writer

“Third time’s a charm” says Coach Hollie Benjumea concerning the Lady Knight’s volleyball victory at the State Championship in Fort Myers on Thursday. While the team had traveled two years previously to the Championship only to come home with the title State-Runner Up, their hardwork and dedication has finally paid off; between their defensive plays, dedicated spirit, and supportive attitude, the team received a new title, State Champions, making Geneva School history.

Emmalise Dunnavan said, “[Throughout the game] Maggie did a great

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Generosity is Everywhere

Our God is a generous God. From life and breath to music and sunsets, he has given us gifts that sustain us and make life beautiful. James tells us, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” Our response to this gracious God and Father is to be people who give of ourselves out of our abundance, especially since we know how sweet it is to receive in abundance from our creator.  

As The Geneva School prepares for Friday’s annual SALT Serveathon, we can see evidence of generosity from students, parents, and the local community. In less than two and a half weeks, students in all grades have raised almost $110,000 in donati

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Knights Errant

By Robert Ingram, Headmaster

 

We are the Geneva Knights. Let’s be the Geneva Knights Errant. Last spring I listened to the Audible recording for 12 hours of The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights, by Sir James Knowles. It was fascinating to realize how each of the legends began with the expectation and excitement that the knights would commit themselves to seasons, and even years, of seeking adventure wherever it may be found in service to the king and codes of heraldic chivalry. More often than not, adventures found them.

Over the summer I listened to the 11 book series of Horatio Hornblower and the adventures he encoun

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Thank You Note From a Newcomer

By Grace Herzog (11)

 

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

 

We can probably all agree that changing schools in eleventh grade isn’t typically a wise move.  But then again, we all know Geneva is not a typical school. Here we are, only a few weeks into the year, and thanks to you I couldn’t feel more like a Genevian. Seeing how each of you so beautifully pursues Christ’s call to welcome the stranger reveals God’s goodness throughout this school – the “far, far better things” that I had so hoped for. You, my classmates, have shown me I am valuable both in you

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Looking Back At 2017-2018

Dear Geneva community,

It is with immense gratitude that I write this. The generous sharing of your time, financial gifts, and talents over the last year provided exponential blessings for our students, teachers, staff, families, and our greater community.

We have much for which to be thankful. And we look forward with great anticipation to see how God will again use our community for His glory. Enjoy this short look-back video of the 2017-2018 school year.

Although this short video captures only a thin slice of the full expression of our school, it leaves me even more grateful to be part of The Geneva School community. Best wishes f

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And the Cannoli Was Amazing

As our trip comes to a close, there is much to reflect on. The weather was near perfection, ranging from 50-72 degrees with no rain. We had great favor regarding the T (subway). Most of the time, as we were arriving to the platform, a train would pull right up! Every meal had a unique feel, from lobster rolls at the hostel to choosing a local ethnic experience.

Our students got very good at traveling on mass transit. We walked a sum of 32 miles, so our legs are strong (some a little sore), plus we could justify eating all the yummy food. Our kids get along…surprisingly well. Many relationships were deepened and horizons expan

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Faith Expressed Through History and Art

Boston is an amazing place to explore Christianity through history and art. We began our third day with the Harvard Museum of Natural History where we found way more than just bones of creatures from long ago. This museum has one of a kind specimens (think deer the size of a bunny), a skeleton of a water dinosaur longer than seven of our students lying head to toe, cases and cases of glass replicas of plants created to help researchers study plant life, and much, much more. These exhibits prompted questions by our students (Mr. Clark was our guide through these muddy waters) about evolution theories and other important topics.

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Light In The Darkness

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it.”

John 1:5

Our day started at the Ford Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated. Both the students and chaperones were surprised by how much they enjoyed their time there. We had a highly knowledgeable and entertaining park ranger who treated us to retelling the story and aftermath of Lincoln’s death in a way that felt like a performance, highlighting the history, drama, and surprising details of how Lincoln’s death effected all those involved. The ranger finished by encouraging our students to be lights of their generation, shining i

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Morning Colors, So Many Questions and Andy Grammer

Not much beats a beautiful morning ferry ride to a private tour of the USS Constitution. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect when the tour guide told us to cover our ears. Turns out, we were in for an unexpected privilege…we had arrived in time for the 8 am morning “Colors”. The canon was shot, (photo  anthems played and servicemen honored. Silence ensued until we got the “All Clear”.

All of our tour guides have been educational and entertaining. Also very patient. We have so many questions! Our crew has an amazing ability to pick up on an interesting fact and explore it to the limits of the tour guide’s either knowle

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The Geneva School
The Geneva School
January 18, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Junior Day Holiday

    Date: January 18, 2021 - January 18, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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January 19, 2021
  • Schedule B

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Math Anchor Charts

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
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  • 11th Gr - Physics Dual Class Science Trip

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am- 3:45 pm
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  • MS Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Circle

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Home Game vs. Forrest Lake Academy * Senior Night

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Circle

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Home Game vs. Forrest Lake Academy * senior night

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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January 20, 2021
  • US Schedule C

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Rhetoric Retreat

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • K4 & K Group Assessments

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2021
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
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  • 6th Gr - Math Anchor Charts

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
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  • Dialectic Chapel

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2021
    Time: 9:35 am- 10:20 am
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January 21, 2021
  • Rhetoric Retreat

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • US Schedule D

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • K4 & K Group Assessments

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
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  • LSC Tasty Thursday by Nurse Alwinson

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 9:15 am- 11:45 am
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  • Prospective Parent Event (K4-6th Grade)

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
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  • MS Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Faith

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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January 22, 2021
  • Rhetoric Retreat

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • US Schedule E

    Date: January 22, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Blue Spring State Park

    Date: January 22, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Loqui Lunch

    Date: January 22, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 11:00 am- 11:25 am
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January 18, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Junior Day Holiday

    Date: January 18, 2021 - January 18, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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January 19, 2021
  • Schedule B

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Math Anchor Charts

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
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  • 11th Gr - Physics Dual Class Science Trip

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am- 3:45 pm
    See more details

  • MS Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Circle

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 4:30 pm- 6:00 pm
    See more details

  • Girls Varsity Soccer Home Game vs. Forrest Lake Academy * Senior Night

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm
    See more details

  • Varsity Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Circle

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Home Game vs. Forrest Lake Academy * senior night

    Date: January 19, 2021 - January 19, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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January 20, 2021
  • US Schedule C

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • Rhetoric Retreat

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • K4 & K Group Assessments

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2021
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
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  • 6th Gr - Math Anchor Charts

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2021
    Time: 8:30 am- 10:30 am
    See more details

  • Dialectic Chapel

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 20, 2021
    Time: 9:35 am- 10:20 am
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January 21, 2021
  • Rhetoric Retreat

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • US Schedule D

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • K4 & K Group Assessments

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
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  • LSC Tasty Thursday by Nurse Alwinson

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 9:15 am- 11:45 am
    See more details

  • Prospective Parent Event (K4-6th Grade)

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am
    See more details

  • MS Boys Basketball Away Game vs. Faith

    Date: January 21, 2021 - January 21, 2021
    Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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January 22, 2021
  • Rhetoric Retreat

    Date: January 20, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • US Schedule E

    Date: January 22, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • 1st Gr - Blue Spring State Park

    Date: January 22, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm
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  • 6th Gr - Loqui Lunch

    Date: January 22, 2021 - January 22, 2021
    Time: 11:00 am- 11:25 am
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