Humanities Day 2017 - The following is the text of Mr. Anderson’s opening speech for Ridgeview’s annual Humanities Day, which took place this past Saturday.
What to Bring to Science Bowl - One gray morning, I rolled half-asleep out of a car and started towards Dakota Ridge High School. It was the first time I had participated in the state science bowl competition, but I already knew from the army of volunteers in matching t-shirts and the throngs of teams from all over Colorado that I was […]
Why the Senior Thesis Matters - Although most community members know that the senior thesis project is the pinnacle of the Ridgeview experience, some may not fully understand its significance. On the most basic level, the assignment reflects the completion of the Latin trivium, utilizing most directly the final stage: rhetoric. It requires the expression of ideas not simply memorized, but […]
The Beginning of the End - We seniors have officially hit the beginning of the end; our last semester of high school lies before us. Four more months of school, approximately only 80 more school days before we walk across a stage, get handed a diploma, shake Mr. Anderson’s hand, and toss our caps in the air. By the time we […]
2nd Quarter Awards - Welcome. I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful and restful Christmas break and is now settling back into a comfortable routine. In preparing for today’s assembly, I have spent a portion of my time thinking about our previous awards assembly in which I questioned what was meant by honor when we call these honors assemblies […]