Mathletes Club provides an opportunity for students to share their love of math with other students. Meetings are held every Friday (except Assembly Days) during lunch in the Mathnasium (Room 106). Each meeting will include collaborative activities, instruction and practice on problem-solving strategies, and team competitions. A special website is available to mathletes that includes challenging problems and resources for ongoing engagement. In addition, mathletes will enjoy fun and challenging regional competitions.
Chess, the “sport of kings,” is open to all Upper School students who wish to join the club. Students new to the game will learn basic moves and elementary tactics; advanced players will sharpen their skills competing against each other in meetings once or twice each month. New for 2010-2011 will be an Upper School Chess Tournament in the early spring to determine the best chess player in the school.
The Latin club gives students the opportunity to study Latin and Roman culture and master the language in a fun, engaging environment. Latin Club meets once a month to practice for Latin Certamen (which means competition) with the end goal of competing in several Certamen against other schools throughout the year.
The Newspaper Club produces a newsletter made specifically for the Upper School Students, highlighting events in the Logic and Rhetoric School schedules and also highlighting important world news. The Classical Times is a completely student run newsletter; students originate the ideas for articles and are also responsible for writing them. The Classical Times also accepts comics and poems from students outside of the general writing staff. The Newspaper Club is available to all Logic and Rhetoric School students who are interested in writing and helping to produce The Classical Times.
Named after the great politician, philanthropist, and abolitionist, William Wilberforce, the Wilberforce Society exists to promote and encourage the ideals of leadership and service to others among the Veritas student body. The society will help develop service initiatives and opportunities for Veritas students. Members will also be exposed to various leadership development and training opportunities. The Wilberforce Society will furthermore serve as a means to position and prepare our students for selection to the Veritas chapter of the National Beta Club (to be formalized once accredited).