Ho spent the summer in Paris trying to lock in the agreement, but the French government was purposely evasive, as it was conspiring to undermine Vietnamese independence. Ho was nevertheless well received in the French media. A French reporter who met him noted his “engaging manner and extraordinary gift for making contact,” which “at once brought a warm and direct exchange of views and gave a startlingly fresh ring to commonplace words.”  Ho returned to Vietnam in October and appealed to the Vietnamese people for patience. The French, however, showed their hand on November 22, 1946. Using a dispute over control of customs in Haiphong as a pretext, French warships bombarded the unprotected port city, killing at least 6,000 and wounding some 25,000. On December 19, Ho issued a call for “nationwide resistance”:
Given that Thérèse’s mission was to bring souls to Jesus, how was she to accomplish this as a nun enclosed in a small convent in France? Her spirituality was so pure, and yet without the sheen of zealotry, and so unforced and outgoing, that it attracted attention from her fellow nuns. But how was her message of the “little way” to escape the walls of her convent? Newman wrote many books, but Thérèse only one. The Story of a Soul was the answer to her dilemma, for by this means, she, and her spiritual doctrine, would become known to the world. 5 It is noteworthy that her book came about without her intending it, for each of its separate parts were written at the explicit request or direction of her superiors at the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. Thus, the structure, as well as the appearance of the book, may be seen as providentially arranged.
The Extended Learning Program (ELP) offers educational opportunities for students in grades kindergarten (K) through eighth grade who show high academic abilities. One component of ELP is a K through 6 magnet program. The assessment department is now accepting applications for possible placement into the 2018-2019 school year. (Kindergarten through Sixth Grade). Applications for assessment must be turned between December 6, 2017 and January 26, 2018. Please call the ELP department 801-578-8573 or see our ELP teacher, Mrs. Johnson, for more information.