Want to write an article for the Vox Latina, the publication of the Summit Latin program?  Yes, please, and thank you!

  • Then write an article for our newsletter! You can write about anything classically related, from about the Latin language itself, to art, to pizza movie nights and more! If you’re interested, please submit articles to your teacher or the Latin club editor (calderon_i@students.summitcds.org) by October 6. Thanks!

(academic, service, artistic) Sat Oct 12, 9 am – 5 pm:  ‘Fall Forum’ at Columbus Academy – it is a fun ‘mini-convention’ with a lecture by a college professor, an academic test, impromptu art, certamen, Ultimate frisbee & Capture the Flag, and more!  Bring $5 for pizza lunch and another $5 for the bus.

  • You must do the online sign up to guarantee a spot on the bus.
  • Here is a link to the required permission slip.
  • The bus will leave Summit at 6:45 am.
  • It will then leave Columbus Academy around 5 pm and arrive back at Summit around 7 pm.  I will have students text parents when we are about 40 minutes from school.
  • A check for $5, made out to Summit, can be handed to me as the student boards the bus.
  • (social) Fri Sept 13, 6-8:30:  Pizza-Movie night in the Latin rooms!  over 40 students attended!  Over 40 students enjoyed pizza & snacks and watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding – love those etymologies by the Dad!
  • (service) Sat Sept 14, 9-11 am:  Matthew 25 – sign up in the Latin rooms.  9 students in attendance, sorted children’s toys
  • (academic) Sept 21, 9-11ish am:  Moeller Open Certamen7 students participated:  Maliah Bricking, Jimmy Fraley, Wali Khan, Ethan Lam, Matthew Langerderfer, Ana Leyendecker, Kendall Richard.  Ethan (novice), Ana (intermediate), and Maliah were on teams that earned 3rd place, and Wali (intermediate) and Jimmy were on the 1st place teams.  Labor omnia vincit!
  • (academic) Sat Oct 5, 9-11ish am:  Miami University Certamen  Ryan Burns, Jimmy Fraley, and Kendall Richard competed in the Advanced Level and won 3rd place!  
  • (service) Sat Oct 5, 9-11 am:  Matthew 25 – sign up in the Latin rooms  Cancelled

Upcoming Events in the Latin Program

  • Service Event:  Sat May 11, 9-11 am, Matthew 25 – sign up in the Latin rooms!
  • Latin Awards Ceremony:  Fri May 17, 6:30-7:30, Kyte Theater 

Fri May 17, 6:30-7:30, Latin Awards Ceremony, Kyte Theater:

  • For 6th – 12th graders.
  • We will have refreshments & picture slide show at 6 PM, and the awards will begin at 6:30.  We will finish by 7:30.
  • The Latin students have once again earned a multitude of awards, and we hope that you & your family can celebrate their academic achievements with us.
  • the winners of various awards are listed below
  • the link to indicate you will be attending the ceremony – ONLY THE NAMES OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE ONLINE SIGN UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED!!!!!
  • the link to volunteer to bring refreshments

Results of the Fall 2018 Classical Etymology Exam!

  • (pasted from the OJCL website) Going to NJCL Convention? Want an extra $100 to help with the cost?  Here is the information to the 2019 OJCL Scholarshipto Nationals! Due 11:59 P.M. on April 5, 2019.
  • (pasted from the NJCL website): Do you have a student who is wondering how they will pay to attend convention? Or are you looking for a way to pay for the cost of convention and travel for yourself or for a chaperone? There are 3 convention awards that can help. The deadline to apply is March 31.  More information can be found here, and hereis a flyer for the packet awards that you can hang in your classroom.

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Event:  Sat April 6, 9-11ish am, Ursuline Certamen.  Sign up in the Latin rooms.
  • Service Event:  Sat April 6, 1:30-3:30:  Majorie P. Lee Retirement Home Easter Egg Hunt.
    • Space is limited to 8-10 students.  CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE SIGN UP.
    • WE NEED A PARENT VOLUNTEER TO HELP OUT – PLEASE EMAIL LARRY DEAN.
    • Families of the residents come with children for an Easter egg hunt.
    • Student volunteers will hide plastic eggs, give out prizes, keep refreshments properly stocked for afternoon in the courtyard, and cleanup at the end of the event.
    • 1 older, bigger student needed to wear the Easter Bunny costume – to hand out candy, interact with kids.
  • Academic:  Mon April 8 is the deadline for the Latin Honor Society application.  The requirements are:  90% above or above for the year; dedication and enthusiasm for the Latin language; and 4 Latin sponsored activities (service events count double).

Info about the 2019 OJCL Convention Fri March 8 – Sun March 10

Want to win $ at the convention talent show?  Sign up for OJCL’s Got Talent!  Audition is Fri night, actual performance is Sat night.  Performances can be singing, dancing, playing an instrument, stand-up comedy, anything that is entertaining.

NEED TO SIGN UP EARLY!!  2 breakout room games at convention, both are “Mythology Mayhem at the Museum.”  To sign-up, fill in a GoogleForm for either the earlier session or the later session. Please note that space is LIMITED to 24 students, so all who are interested should sign up ASAP.  Here is the description of the breakout game:

  • Where is your Greek Mythology professor? He was supposed to meet you in his office an hour ago. You have offered to help him deliver a very important artifact of Greek Mythology to the museum, but now it looks like mayhem is about to ensue! Your professor is scheduled to give a presentation about the artifact in front of a large crowd in just under an hour. Suddenly, your phone rings. He tells you that he’s suddenly grown ill! He needs you and your friends to help him unlock the box which contains the important artifact and deliver the artifact to the museum. He’s about to tell you all the combinations when his phone dies! Luckily, the last thing he said to you was that he wrote the combinations down somewhere hidden in the notes on his desk. Can you figure out the combinations, open the box, and help him present the artifact in time?

Pizza and ordering out at convention:

  • You can pre-order with Donatos before Fri. March 8 at 3 PM, using this number — 614.340.3333 and tell the operator you are with the OJCL Latin convention at the Crowne Plaza — the cost of a 1 topping pizza will be $9.00.  The delivery fee is $3.00.
  • After Friday at 3pm, and throughout the weekend, anyone interested in Donatos should call the Worthington High St. Store: 614.843.3333. They should share that they are at the OJCL convention with the OJCL.
  • You are welcome to order from other places, feel free to search around the area.  There is also a Panera nearby that will deliver large orders, but the fee is rather high. It is the Panera at Worthington Mall. 614.785.9600 – ask to connect with catering. The delivery fee for Panera is  $15 – $25, but if enough people order — the fee would be defrayed.

2018 NJCL article

2018 njcl official results with some of my notes

2018 Latin Awards Ceremony Booklet

2017-2018 Latin Club Service Events and List of Participants

Summit delegation at the 2018 NJCL Convention at Miami University (Oxford OH)

SUMMER 2018

Information about the NJCL Summer Convention, July 23-28, at Miami University (Oxford OH).

3 important links for students attending the NJCL Convention at Miami University:

  1. REQUIRED FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION – $20 spirit package – order online through the link – purchase ONLY the spirit package
  2. Summit Latin students attending the 2018 NJCL Convention
  3. Online sign up for the Summit bus to convention – click here for all the information – PLEASE EMAIL LARRY DEAN IF YOU ARE NOT TAKING THE BUS!

Latin in the Summer?  Ita Vero!  (Yes, please, and thank you!)

  • Larry Dean is again running a summer Latin program at Summit for 15 days, Mon June 11 – Fri June 29, 8:30-12:30.
  • It is intended for motivated students, regardless of their level of Latin – from beginners entering the 7th grade to advanced scholars who have graduated.
  • Students can sign up/show up anytime.
  • It is a great learning environment, with motivated students from throughout the Cincinnati area and sometimes even from other parts of OH – and they all have the same joy of learning and love of the classics.
  • Here is the link to the program description from the Summit Summer catalogue, p. 8 (https://issuu.com/summitcds/docs/summitsummer2018?e=1978877/57972613) and here in the link to the registration page (https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=174). Please call me at (513) 502-0108 if you have questions.

AWARDS/CONTESTS/PIX:  2018 OJCL CONVENTION

Summit Latin Wins Academic Per Capita and Overall Points at the 2018 Ohio Junior Classical League Convention – the third and final edition, without the typos and with the recognition for ‘chaperone of the decade’ Dr. Vicky Cusi Delamerced!

Official results of all schools and of Summit students at the 2018 OJCL Convention

Upload your convention pix to this google drive!!  Gratias!

Summit Scrapbook by Erin Devine! 

Summit entry in the Commercial Contest (about Hadrian’s Wall), edited by Joseph Delamerced.

Summit entry in the Music Video Contest (about the famous stand of Horatius at the bridge), edited by Davis DeFoor.

Summit entry in the Publication Contest, edited by Brigid Devine and Connie Nelson

Summit entry in the Video Contest (about a mythological character as a member of your club), edited by Connie Nelson

Connie Nelson made this 1 minute slideshow of pictures from convention!

AWARDS:  PAST YEARS

Summit Latin Awards Booklets:  2017 Awards Booklet 1st half  2017 Awards Booklet 2nd half

20162015, 2014, 2013 1st half, 2013 2nd half, 2012, 2011, 2010

End of the Year Activities, 2018

1. Mon May 21:  applications for next year’s Summit Latin Club Officers are due!

2. Tues May 22, 6:30-7:30, Latin Awards Ceremony, Kyte Theater:

  • For 6th – 12th graders.
  • We will have refreshments & picture slide show at 6 PM, and the awards will begin at 6:30.  We will finish around 7:30.
  • The Latin students have once again earned a multitude of awards, and we hope that you & your family can celebrate their academic achievements with us.
  • the winners of various awards are listed below
  • the link to indicate you will be attending the ceremony – ONLY THE NAMES OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE ONLINE SIGN UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED!!!!!
  • the link to volunteer to bring refreshments

INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2018 CONVENTION

NEW – BREAK OUT ROOM SIGN UP  If your students would like to sign up for the break out room sessions (think Locked in a Room with a Zombie but awesome Classically themed and no zombies) please direct them to these google forms. There are two sessions, both late on Sat night. A student may only do one. There is a limit to 32 students per session, the form will let them know if 32 have already signed up and they need to request the other session.

NEW – Pre-register your projects here.

OFFICIAL program for the 68th Convention of the Ohio Junior Classical League, made by Secretary Jason Suh!

Click here the list of students doing the Creative Arts (costume, Latin/sight recitation, dramatic interpretation, monologue, English oratory) and Certamen.

List of Summit students going to convention!

  • 45 total, 13 MSers and 32 USers
  • 3 are OJCL State Officers:  President Joseph Delamerced (senior), 1st Vice-President Caroline Klette (senior), and Parliamentarian Julia Dean (junior)

2018 OJCL Media Release and Conduct Form – required!  Turn the form into your Latin teacher.

2018 Summit Permission slip – required!  Turn the form into your Latin teacher.

PLEASE READ! 2018 Summit Convention Checklist

IMPORTANT: Here is the link to the form if your child needs to take medication while at convention.  The student must turn in this form with the medication in a plastic bag on Fri to Lisa Mays or one of the adult chaperones (Mrs. Delamerced or Mrs. Liao).

CONVENTION EVENT:  Want to win fabulous prizes and earn the praise & admiration of your peers? Participate in the annual talent show: OJCL’s Got Talent! – auditions are on Friday night, and the actual performance is on Saturday night. Yes, there are prizes!

Information about the State Convention in Columbus, Fri March 9 (leave after lunch) – Sun March 11 (arrive around 5 pm):

2018 State Convention in Feb – general information

2018 State Convention in Feb – How to earn the privilege to attend convention

  • Click here for a fun 1 minute video (by Joseph Delamerced) inviting students to attend convention.
  • Click here for a not-as-fun 6 minute video (by Larry Dean) explaining the requirements for convention (this is the 2016 version, but requirements are the same).

INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2017 CONVENTION

2017 Ohio Junior Classical League Convention Article about the Summit Country Day’s achievements at Convention!

For the 19th consecutive year, Summit Latin has students in positions of leadership on the OJCL Executive Board, the group that organizes the convention and all JCL activities.  There are 3 students presently on the Board:  junior Julia Dean is the Parliamentarian (Election Coordinator), senior Joseph Delamerced is the President (“Mr. President”), and senior Caroline Klette is the 1st Vice-President (Membership Coordinator).

Here are some videos to check out:

Article about the Moeller Open Certamen and the Fall Forum!

Summit Leadership at NJCL: Joseph, Julia, and Caroline

Click here to sign up online for the bus from Summit to the Fall Forum on Oct 7 at Columbus Academy

  • It will leave Summit at 6:45 am.
  • It will then leave Columbus Academy around 5 pm and arrive back at Summit around 7 pm.
  • A check for $10, made out to OJCL, can be handed to me as the student boards the bus.
  • thanks, Larry Dean 513-502-0108 dean_l@summitcds.org
Summit at NJCL!

2017 Summit Country Day Latin Club Constitution  This has a description of the various offices of the Summit Latin Club.

Application for Officer Position on the Summit Latin Club Board  The application is due Mon May 15!

2016-2017 Latin Club Events – dates, descriptions, list of students – to submit service hours to the MS/US, download document, use the Find function to boldface your name, print off and give to the proper MS/US teacher.

2015-2016 Latin Club Events – dates, descriptions, list of students – to submit service hours to the MS/US, download document, use the Find function to boldface your name, print off and give to the proper MS/US teacher.

Ecce: The winning Summit Delegation at the 2017 Convention! Euge!

2016-2017 INFORMATION

The Latin Awards Ceremony is Tues May 30, 6:30-7:30, in Kyte Theater.

  • For 6th – 12th graders.
  • We will have refreshments & picture slide show at 6 PM, and the awards will begin at 6:30.  We will finish around 7:30.
  • The Latin students have once again earned a multitude of awards, and we hope that you & your family can celebrate their academic achievements with us.
  • the list of award winners can be found both here and on the Portal, on Bulletin Board, in Downloads
  • the link to indicate you will be attending the ceremony – ONLY THE NAMES OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE ONLINE SIGN UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED!!!!!
  • the link to volunteer to bring refreshments

Info about the Cincinnati bus to/from Troy University:   Larry Dean (513-502-0108, dean_l@summitcds.org) is organizing a Cincinnati bus to/from Troy University (AL) for the 2017 NJCL Convention.  2 THINGS ARE REQUIRED:   SIGN UP GENIUS (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeae292-cincinnati) AND THE CHECK FOR $154.50.

  • NO SPOT IS RESERVED UNTIL I RECEIVE THE CHECK TO OJCL – teachers/adults ride for free
  • 56 seats are on the charter bus
  • The bus will leave Summit on Sun July 23 at 6 am.
  • After about 9 hours, we will visit Jasmine Hill in Montgomery AL (http://jasminehill.org/).  The cost is $6.  There will be a 1 hour guided tour and then about 1 hour to wander around.  We will then make the 1 hour trip to Troy University
  • The bus will leave Troy University on Sat July 29 at 9 am.
  • Cost:  send a check for $154.50 made out to ‘Ohio Junior Classical League’ to ‘3098 Losantiville Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213.’
  • You will need to sign up for the Pre-Convention Housing ($50) for Sun July 29 at Troy University.  This includes a Sun evening dinner.

Summit students on stage!

Summit Latin Club Banner!

2017 Ohio Junior Classical League Convention Article about the Summit Country Day’s achievements at Convention!

    • 450 students (and 125 teachers, adults, and college students) from 23 Ohio schools attended the state competition February 24-26 in Columbus. Summit sent a delegation of 39 students to compete.
    • Summit placed 1st in Overall Points, 1st in Overall Per Capita Points, and 2nd in Academic Per Capita Points. It was a team effort, with significant contributions from both the Middle and Upper School students!
  • The weekend offered a number of different competitions and activities: tests, performances, art projects, general assemblies, toga banquet, a Jeopardy!-style game called Certamen, a talent show, elections, service projects, and more. There is something for everyone, and this is why students continue to return year after year.

2017 OJCL Convention – PDF of the official results for Summit students

  • As a club, the Summit Latin Club earned several top awards.
  • All Certamen teams made the finals! The Intermediate and Advanced team finished in 3rd, and the Novice team won their finals round and became STATE CHAMPIONS!
  • There were several club projects submitted to Convention. The Club Banner, made by Eliot Schiaparelli, earned a Superior rating!
  • View the winning Club Video Contest (Why Is Latin Awesome?) by Connie Nelson.
  • View the Superior-rated Music Video (All I Want for Christmas Is Tu) by Joseph Delamerced.
  • View the Excellent-rated Publication (Vox Latina) by Brigid Devine and Eliot Schiaparelli.
  • View the Excellent-rated Commercial (Aqua-Sparkle) by Tullus Dean.

Pre-register your projects here.

  • Deadline is this Monday Feb 20 at 11:59 pm.
  • ID numbers for each student are here.
  • All art projects must be registered through the link above in order to be judged.
  • Please make sure your project is in the correct category.  Email me if you are uncertain.
  • If you did a Drawn or 3D poster for class (Iliad, Hero, or King), it is considered a Drawn or Constructed Chart.

2017 Convention Program! – with the full schedule and information about the Sat afternoon talks and food

2017 List of Summit students for OH Convention – 39 total, 10 MS and 29 US – 4 are State Officers:  2nd VP Joseph Delamerced, Parliamentarian Tullus Dean, Historian Caroline Klette, and South Gubernator Julia Dean.

2017 OJCL Media Release and Conduct Form – required!  Turn the form into your Latin teacher.

2017 Summit permission slip – required!  Turn the form into your Latin teacher.

PLEASE READ! 2017 Summit Convention Checklist – updated on Fri Feb 17!

2017 List of Summit students who are signed up for Creative Arts

IMPORTANT: Here is the link to the form if your child needs to take medication while at convention.  The student must turn in this form with the medication in a plastic bag on Fri to Lisa Mays or one of the adult chaperones (Mrs. Delamerced or Mrs. Schiaparelli):  http://www.summitcds.org/parents/documents/3Medication_Form-prescribed_meds_at_school.pdf.

2017 summit ojcl membership and id numbers.html – These IDs are necessary for registering for the Pre-Convention projects and Graphic Arts projects.

Encourage your child to tryout for ‘OJCL’s Got Talent!’ Here is the link to the online sign up (also on the convention page of the website):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGZvSnByWklRQ280N2xkazRyOXk2cXc6MA#gid=0

Here is the Vox Latina (Summit Latin Magazine), edited by Brigid Devine and Eliot Schiaparelli.

Announcements about the State Convention:

    • 7th grader Abby Almaguer won a half scholarship for the state convention from the Ohio Senior Classical League!  go abby go
  • For the 18th consecutive year, Summit Latin has students in positions of leadership on the OJCL Executive Board, the group that organizes the convention and all JCL activities.
      • There are 4 students presently on the Board:  sophomore Julia Dean is a Gubernator (Regional Service Activity Coordinator), senior Tullus Dean is the Parliamentarian (Election Coordinator), junior Joseph Delamerced is the 2nd Vice-President (Project and Service Activity Coordinator), and junior Caroline Klette is the Historian (Digital Scrapbook Editor).
    • 2 students will be running for office in this year’s election:  Joseph for the President and Caroline for the 1st Vice-President (Membership Coordinator).  Optimam Fortunam!

Here are some videos to check out:

2017 State Convention in Feb – general information

2017 State Convention in Feb – How to earn the privilege to attend convention

2016-2017 Latin Club Events – dates, descriptions, list of students

2015-2016 Latin Club Events – dates, descriptions, list of students– to submit service hours to the MS/US, download document, use the Find function to boldface your name, print off and give to the proper MS/US teacher.

Summit Latin Awards Booklets: 20162015, 2014, 2013 1st half, 2013 2nd half, 2012, 2011, 2010

Pix from 2016 convention – please upload your pix too!

Article about 2016 convention

Full results for 2016 convention

Old News…..

UPCOMING EVENTS IN SUMMIT LATIN PROGRAM

Results of the Sept 24 Moeller Certamen

  • (academic, service, artistic) Sat Oct 6, 9 am – 5 pm:  ‘Fall Forum’ at Columbus Academy – it is a fun ‘mini-convention’ with an interactive lecture, academic test, impromptu art, certamen, Ultimate frisbee & Capture the Flag, and more!  Bring $5 for pizza lunch and another $5 for the bus.
    • You must do the online sign up to guarantee a spot on the bus.
    • Here is a link to the required permission slip.
    • The bus will leave Summit at 6:45 am.
    • It will then leave Columbus Academy around 5 pm and arrive back at Summit around 7 pm.  I will have students text parents when we are about 40 minutes from school.
    • A check for $5, made out to Summit, can be handed to me as the student boards the bus.
    • OCC-OJCL FALL FORUM 2018 Schedule

Sat Oct 8, 9 – 11 am, Matthew 25:  Service Hours – sign up in Latin rooms

Sun Oct 16, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Sawyer Point:  Service Hours at the Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention – register here to join the ‘Magistra Rox’ team in honor of Andrea Weis: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=117473

Click here for the full information about the 2016-2017 Summit Latin program.

Summit Latin Awards Booklets: 20162015, 2014, 2013 1st half, 2013 2nd half, 2012, 2011, 2010

Pix from 2016 convention – please upload your pix too!

Article about 2016 convention

Full results for 2016 convention

The list of Summit students going to the summer NJCL Convention as of May 13 2016.  Be sure to sign up for the bus and the spirit package with the 2 state t-shirts here.

Latin in the Summer? At Summit?  Eugepae!!!

  • I am again running a summer Latin program here at Summit for 15 days, Mon June 13 – Fri July 1, 8:30-12:30.
  • It is intended for motivated students, regardless of their level of Latin – from beginners in the 6th grade to advanced scholars who have graduated. Students can sign up/show up anytime.  It is a great learning environment, with motivated students from throughout the Cincinnati area and even from other parts of OH – and they all have the same joy of learning and love of the classics.  Here is the link to the program from the Summit webpage:  http://www.summitcds.org/programs/academic-summer-school.cfm.  Please call me at 502-0108 if you have questions.
2016 State Champions (Novice Certamen): Matthew, Ryan, Connie, Kathryn
2016 State Champions (Novice Certamen): Matthew, Ryan, Connie, Kathryn

The Latin Awards Ceremony is Tues May 31, 6:30-7:30, in Kyte Theater.

  • For 6th – 12th graders.
  • We will have refreshments & picture slide show at 6 PM, and the awards will begin at 6:30.  We will finish around 7:30.
  • The Latin students have once again earned a multitude of awards, and we hope that you & your family can celebrate their academic achievements with us.
  • 2016 Latin AwardsYou can use the ‘find’ function on the word doc to find your child more easily.  The winners for a few competitions are NOT included.  A complete awards booklet will be available at the awards ceremony and will be emailed out when it is complete. 
  • the link to indicate you will be attending the ceremony
  • the link to volunteer to bring refreshments

NATIONAL CONVENTION: The State Latin Convention in Columbus was a great experience!  They performed well in all aspects of the competition and had a terrific time.  Many of them have expressed interest in the week-long National Latin Convention in the summer.  This event is for 7th graders to graduating seniors.  Below is some information about this event.  Please contact Larry Dean (502-0108) if you have questions.

  • The National Junior Classical League Convention is held every summer on a college campus.  Here is the link to the website on the convention: http://njcl.org/pages/convention-registration. This summer, it is Mon July 25 – Sat July 30 at Indiana University in Bloominton IN.  Students and teachers stay in the student dormitories (girls and boys in separate housing) and eat in the student dining halls.  All events are on the campus, within walking distance.  Much of the campus is completely devoted to the National Convention.
  • I will again organize bus for Summit students and other Cincinnati area Latin students (around $30). We will leave on the morning of Sun July 24. Students are not required to travel with the Summit group, but it is a bonding experience and a good time.  You will need to pay for ‘Pre-Convention Housing’ ($55) if you travel with the Summit group since we are arriving a day early.
  • About 1,600 Latin students from across the country – from rookie 7th graders to veteran seniors who have graduated – participate in the National Convention.  OH always has a large delegation of students, teachers, and parents, usually a little over 100.  Summit usually brings about 15-20 students.
  • I have attended the National Convention for the past 16 years.  All OH teachers (from schools like Indian Hill and Lakota East and McAuley and Moeller) chaperone and help the students – the ratio of students to chaperones at the convention is about 8 to 1.
  • The cost is $495 for registration, housing, and food. Here is the link to the online registration (it is at the very bottom of the page):  http://njcl.org/pages/convention-registration. You do this on your own; unlike State Convention, I do not sign up the students.  You will then be emailed a registration packet, which your child will need to bring to school to be signed by me.  The price for convention increases on April 30.
  • Activities at Convention:  academic tests, certamen, graphic arts, dramatic performances, team sports (volleyball, soccer, etc), swimming, track & field, chess tournament, dances, toga parade, Talent Show, Latin-related workshops and presentations, and much more!
  • Students are supervised, but there is a lot of freedom at the National Convention.  Students need to be responsible for their conduct and act in an appropriate manner.  It is a school function, and all the Summit rules of conduct apply to the week-long event.  We have never had a problem with student behavior in the past.  All students have enjoyed themselves at Convention.
Summit Novice Certamen - STATE CHAMPIONS!!
Summit Novice Certamen – STATE CHAMPIONS!!

INFORMATION FOR THE 2016 CONVENTION

PERMISSION SLIP REQUIRED BY THE OJCL

PERMISSION SLIP REQUIRED BY SUMMIT.

PLEASE READ: Check list of stuff to bring & info about convention

Abridged version of the Convention Schedule.

Official program, with complete schedule, edited by Summit Senior Dustin Argo, the OJCL Secretary.

**All graphic art projects must registered online.  The deadline is 11:59 pm this Mon Feb 15.  Just follow the directions.  All ID #’s are at the bottom of this webpage.  We recommend writing the ‘project description’ for each project on a word document first (which can be spellchecked); then, just paste it into the box.  Click here to register projects:  http://ojcl.org/students/graphic.php.  MAKE SURE THAT YOU REGISTER YOUR PROJECT IN THE PROPER CATEGORY OR IT WILL NOT BE JUDGED – contact Kim or me with questions.

IMPORTANT: Here is the link to the form if your child needs to take medication while at convention.  The student must turn in this form with the medication in a plastic bag on Fri to Kim or one of the adult chaperones:  http://www.summitcds.org/parents/documents/3Medication_Form-prescribed_meds_at_school.pdf.

Encourage your child to tryout for ‘OJCL’s Got Talent!’ Here is the link to the online sign up (also on the convention page of the website):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGZvSnByWklRQ280N2xkazRyOXk2cXc6MA#gid=0

Here are some videos to check out:

Here is the convention issue of the Vox Latina the Summit Latin Club newsletter, edited by Eliot Schiaparelli.

Who is going to the 2016 Convention?  Here is the list, with the ID # for each student.

  1. Alex Almaguer, 21583
  2. Dustin Argo, 19530
  3. Lucia Boadas, 22634
  4. Ryan Burns, 22650
  5. Matthew Casanas, 23439
  6. Patrick Casanas, 21385
  7. Hali Clark, 21593
  8. Julia Dean, 21570
  9. Tullus Dean, 20470
  10. Davis DeFoor, 21386
  11. Joseph Delamerced, 21398
  12. Elizabeth Fahrmeier, 23442
  13. Michael Hall, 22637
  14. Liv Hartman, 22666
  15. Caroline Klette, 21401
  16. Connie Nelson, 22658
  17. Hudson Nuss, 23435
  18. Eliot Schiaparelli, 20461
  19. James Speed, 21590
  20. Alisha Shabbir, 23447
  21. Kathryn Sullivan, 22645
  22. Sunanda Tamrakar, 21380
  23. Matthew Warden, 22663
  24. Michael Warden, 21406
  25. Maya Warren, 22673

What each student who is attending convention should be doing:

  • pick 2 tests to focus your study – There are 6 main areas of study:  Myth, Roman History, Latin Vocab, Derivatives, Roman Life, Grammar – see the bottom of the page for different materials for different tests – see your Latin teacher if you don’t know what to do
  • interested in a Creative Art?  The choices are Costume, Dramatic Interpretation, Latin Recitation, English Oratory, Monologue.  There are limited numbers for each category, so give your name to your Latin teacher if you are doing one of these contests.
  • want to win $ at the convention talent show?  Sign up for OJCL’s Got Talent!  Audition is Fri night, actual performance is Sat night.  Performances can be singing, dancing, playing an instrument, stand-up comedy, anything that is entertaining
  • talented at Graphic Arts?  There are over 40 different projects you can complete.  Come see your Latin teacher if you do not know which ones to do.

Basic info about convention:

  • Cost:  $260 to ‘Summit’ – due by Wed Jan 6 – includes registration, room, 3 meals (Sat lunch, Sat toga banquet, Sun lunch), convention t-shirt
  • When:  1 pm departure on Fri Feb 19 and a 5ish pm return on Sun Feb 21
  • Where:  DoubleTree by Hilton in Columbus/Worthington (http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-columbus-worthington-CMHWNDT/index.html).
  • Requirements:  each student must work to earn individual awards in academics and/or graphic arts and/or creative arts – at least 1 pre-convention project is required (due Tues Jan 12) – see below for more information on the ways to contribute to the Summit team

Letter with general information about the convention

Required work for all Summit students going to convention

Study Materials for Academic Tests and Certamen

Past Tests – take the test, check your answers, make flashcards for the ones you have missed

Myth – Transformations based on Ovid, summaries

Myth – Transformations based on Ovid, quizzes on the summaries

Literature – for the Purpose of Certamen by Chris Lapp

History – Outline with Important Dates & Events

Literature – authors and birthplaces map

Language – Latin words often confused

History – regions of Italy map

Hist/Cult – Civilization and History packet p 1-10

Hist/Cult – Steve Haag’s Roman Life

Hist/Cult – Johnston’s The Private Life of the Romans

History – Ty Moore’s 101 Historical Tidbits

Language – Grammar.Card

History – Julius Caesar & the Roman Army

Language – language skills, novice, by Dean

Hist/Cult – for novice & lower, by Dean

History – Capitoline geese by Livy, with notes from Dean

Myth – Homeric Hymn to Demeter, with notes from Dean

History – Rape of Sabines by Livy, with notes from Dean

History – Romulus by Livy, with notes from Dean

History – The Decemvir Appius Claudius & Verginia by Livy, with notes from Dean

History – The Founding of Rome by Livy, with notes from Dean

History – Interactive book created by Mrs. A about 10 Famous Roman Women

See you next year!!
See you next year!!