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Geneva School of Boerne is continually seeking ways to actively involve the parents, siblings, and grandparents of students in the programs and activities of the school.

The Parents' Corner includes links to the school's weekly communications (such as iFYI and WAGs) as well as order forms (lunch, Booster Club items, etc.) and schedules.

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Almost Outta Here

Ask our seniors if they are ready for their Geneva education to be over and you will likely get a strong affirmative.  At present, each is in the final stages of preparing for their Senior Thesis Presentation to be given the first two weeks of May.  The old saying “save the best for last” could be modified to “save the hardest for last” when it comes to graduating from Geneva.

Mary Katherine McNabb (Class of 2014) won last year’s GK Chesterton Award

Starting on Monday, May 4, our seniors will present their theses in the Lyceum (Senior Thesis Schedule).  The Senior Thesis is the most important academic activity on our campus.  It represents the capstone of a Geneva School education.  Each thesis is years in the forming and requires many hours of preparation through research, writing, memorization and presentation.  Our seniors will tell you that it is not easy. And yet, in the near future (perhaps this fall after they have settled into college), many if not all of the members of the Class of 2015 will attest to the benefits that come from the experience.  We conduct the Senior Thesis in order to move our students toward realization of our Portrait of a Graduate.

At each thesis presentation, seniors will use the art of rhetoric in order to persuade the audience to accept her or his proposition on a topic of their choosing.  They will do so through the rhetorical modes of persuasion – logos (the truthfulness of what is being said), pathos (the emotional importance of what is being said), and ethos (the confidence that can be placed in the speaker).  After a 20 minute memorized speech, the senior then spends another 20 minutes defending their thesis before a panel of three judges each of whom is conversant in the topic.

Please join me in encouraging and supporting our seniors as they complete the final task in their Geneva education.  While the school community is invited to attend the presentations, please note that some topics may not be suitable for young children.

Brad Ryden

 

 

 

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