Read Mr. Dunham’s post (and if you have 23 minutes, watch the video of 7th grade Humanities teacher Libby Kueneke’s excellent presentation on the Civil Rights Movement) on why it’s good – particularly in a state and town almost 90% Caucasian – to reflect on and respond to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960s.
Thanks to recent donor generosity, we’ve crossed the following items off our Wish List:
- Comb binding machine: $400
- Atrium furniture: $700
- 3 oscillating floor heaters: $105
- Stage risers: $824
- 2 bottle filling stations: $3,136
Look for these items to show up at Petra in February and see what else is left to go!
Secondary students may request second semester electives this week. Click here for our quick two-page tutorial on how to request electives online. (NOTE: Keep in mind that some electives – Computer Science II, New Student Latin, and Speech & Debate are year-long offerings.)
JV Boys Basketball @ Yellowstone ChristianStarts: Sat, Jan 21 @ 12:00 pmEnds: Sat, Jan 21 @ 1:30 pmLocation: 3212 1st Ave S, Billings, MT 59101, USA
Third Quarter StartsStarts: Mon, Jan 23 @ 12:00 amEnds: Mon, Jan 23 @ 11:59 pm
JV boys bball practiceStarts: Mon, Jan 23 @ 3:45 pmEnds: Mon, Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm
5th-8th boys bball practiceStarts: Mon, Jan 23 @ 3:45 pmEnds: Mon, Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm
Play RehearsalStarts: Mon, Jan 23 @ 4:00 pmEnds: Mon, Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm
Q2 Grades DueStarts: Tue, Jan 24 @ 12:00 amEnds: Tue, Jan 24 @ 11:59 pm
Moms in PrayerStarts: Tue, Jan 24 @ 8:35 amEnds: Tue, Jan 24 @ 9:35 amLocation: Cafeteria
Petra moms are invited to participate as part of Moms in Prayer on Tuesdays from 8:35-9:35 in the Petra cafeteria. Each week, moms come together and uphold students, teachers, staff, and school matters in prayer in a time that is Scripture-centered and edifying (confidentiality is upheld). Join each week or come when you can! For information, contact Syd Nettik at email@example.com or 579-3233.
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Since today is MLK Day, it seems good – particularly in a state and town almost 90% Caucasian – to pause to reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960s. While a federal holiday, MLK Day does not seem all that big a deal here in Montana. True, […]
Late last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with a Petra alumna on the tail end of her Christmas break home from college. Rachel and I talked for well over an hour, and I enjoyed learning more about her years at Petra (which were before mine), as well as her current studies at […]
Probably each of us has a favorite hero or heroine in the Old Testament. Were we to have a show of hands, I wouldn’t be surprised to see at least a few votes cast in favor of King David. Most everyone who reads the two books of Samuel finds something to admire in the son […]
(This is Part 2 of Miss Owens’ post on Charles Dickens. Click here to read Part 1.) Poverty, and the disgraceful workhouses, were societal ills about which Dickens cared strongly. It was a problem that had affected him personally, and quite powerfully. When he was about 11 years old, his father became deeply indebted; though […]