Hello parents! School resumes today, Monday, March 10. Pick-up Once your child has been checked into Aftercare, the correct procedure for pick-up is as follows: Parents/Guardians must come in through the back of the school into the Cafeteria. Child/ren must be signed out by the adult picking them up. Once there, your child will be… Read more →
Orlando Junior Academy offers a quality After School Care program. Students will benefit from structured and supported study time; age appropriate activities and well supervised free time in a spiritual environment. Parents will benefit from our selection of payment options and peace of mind knowing that your child is receiving the same careful attention after… Read more →
For President’s Day and to honor our nation, the entire student body of Orlando Junior Academy recited the Gettysburg Address originally recited by Abraham Lincoln.
There are actually multiple known copies of the Gettysburg Address. According to AbrahamLincolnOnline.org, “There are five known copies of the speech in Lincoln’s handwriting, each with a slightly different text, and named for the people who first received them: Nicolay, Hay, Everett, Bancroft and Bliss. Two copies apparently were written before delivering the speech; the remaining ones were produced months later for soldier benefit events. Despite widely-circulated stories to the contrary, the president did not dash off a copy aboard a train to Gettysburg. Lincoln carefully prepared his major speeches in advance; his steady, even script in every manuscript is consistent with a firm writing surface, not the notoriously bumpy Civil War-era trains. Additional versions of the speech appeared in newspapers of the era, feeding modern-day confusion about the authoritative text.”
The most famous version, referred to as the Bliss copy, was signed and dated by Abraham Lincoln.
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
November 19, 1863
Let’s watch it together!
Chef Emeril Lagasse
OJA’s Edible Schoolyard
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Sarah Cahill
Gardener Brad Jones
Presentation will include:
ESY Town Hall for OJA Teachers, Students and Parents
Tour of ESY Partner Give-back Garden and Kitchen House Plans.
Sunday February 23rd, 2014 at 4pm
at the Florida Hospital Church.
2800 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32804