Let’s Go Exploring

By Millicent Hanson

Last week, Connie Clay shared childhood memories of outdoor adventures and made a strong case for encouraging our children to explore nature in her blog “Second Nature”. This week, Millicent Hanson provides us with a list of local family-friendly hiking trails and historical sites. Let’s go exploring.

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Second Nature

Connie Clay

When I was a young girl, my family lived in a small northern Iowa town, of around 350 residents. When you grow up in a small town, you feel like you and your neighbors are almost like family. You know everybody and most of what they are up to each day. The homes in my hometown were well cared for. Whenever my sisters and I went on bike rides through town, we admired the beautiful houses and yards with colorful flower gardens. It all seemed a lot bigger back then.

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Retirement and Farewell Open House

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”—Flavia Weedn

Genesis Classical Academy cordially invites all friends of GCA to a retirement/farewell open house for Ms. Lois Willmert, Mrs. Annette Jenkins, Mrs. MaryJean Miller, and Ms. Ali Wilkinson.  The open house will be held on Monday, May 20th from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at Genesis Classical Academy in Dikkers Hall, 211 6th St NW, Winnebago, MN.

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Paying it Forward – Foster Parenting

by Tamara Dicks

35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[f] you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:35 -40

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Eighty-Eight Keys and a Million Dreams – 2019 Spring Fling Recap

by Judy Ness

“A Good Time was Had By All” is the title of a book of poetry by English author Stevie Smith (published in 1937), but this description could just as easily apply to the guests who attended Genesis Classical Academy Spring Fling, held on April 6th, 2019 at the Winnebago school gymnasium.

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Getting Our Kids Involved

by Jamie Bonnema

The sun is shining. The weather is warm. The disappearing snow confirms the season that is upon us. It is spring cleaning time, and we are ready to accomplish more. That feeling soon turns into some kind of strange super-hero strength, and we intend to face our mental list as soon as possible, everything at once, and we will slow down for no one!

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The 4th “C”

By Judy Ness

At Genesis Classical Academy, we speak often about “the 3 C’s” – Christ, Character, and Classical education. These three elements are the pillars upon which the school is built, and are the lens through which every challenge or opportunity is viewed, and every decision is made.

Lately, however, I have been thinking about another “C” – one that is rarely named, but never-the-less is an essential part of Genesis Classical Academy.

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Seek Him First

by Tamara Dicks

Having a plan seems to be the hallmark of millennial parents. Calendars, schedules, and to-do lists run the day. Having a plan is a good thing, yet balancing the plan with life is a little tricky. Making connections with your children while being ruled by the schedule is even trickier.  

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New Teacher on the Block

by Becky Krause

I am the new teacher on the block at Genesis (GCA), yet not a newbie by any standards to education. I retired last year from teaching, after having taught in several districts since my career began in 1980. I have educated children ages birth to 18, in special education, Title I, and early childhood.  

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88 Keys and a Million Dreams

by Judy Ness

Have you heard?  There’s going to be a party – and YOU are invited!

Genesis Classical Academy will be hosting the 2019 Spring Fling fundraiser on Saturday, April 6th from 5 – 10 pm, at the Winnebago School Auditorium (132 1st Ave SE, Winnebago). The event includes a baked chicken breast dinner, live entertainment, a silent and live auction, and a raffle.

The theme of this year’s event is “88 Keys and a Million Dreams”.  But what, exactly, does that mean?

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