Our advisory will have their end-of-year party on Friday, May 31. This is an opportunity for us to say "so long" to our 8th graders. If you'd like to bring in anything to help the celebration, please let me know. We will share in the festivities with Mr. Raveia's group. Thank you!!
Patron Saint: St. Matthew
Motto: Scientia Potentia Est
This is a Latin phrase meaning, "For also knowledge itself is power," which in modern times is often paraphrased as "knowledge is power."
The phrase implies that with knowledge or education one's potential or abilities in life will certainly increase. It is also used as a justification for a reluctance to share information as some form of advantage can be gained through the use or manipulation of knowledge. It is possible that Bacon was paraphrasing Proverbs 24:5: "A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength." Another possible meaning for this phrase can be found in philosophical idealism - if the world exists solely as the content of consciousness, then knowledge itself can be used to directly manipulate the content of reality.