I attended a Seattle Livewire event hosted by the Seattle Times last week. The event involved the superintendents of a couple of the state’s larger school districts, two legislators, a CEO of a larger business, the Dean of Education from a state university, and the 2013 national teacher of the year. All were there to discuss a vision for K-12 education in the State of Washington. There were about 300 of us in the audience that listened to a dialogue between the panelists that was facilitated by two of the Seattle Times education columnists.
I found the discussion to be fascinating as it weaved from problems to potential solutions for the problems to problems with the solutions. The discussion was interspersed with speeches,
By Tuvette McCroskey, SCS Parent & Board Member
One morning during my quiet time, I was struck with a thought: “Ten years ago I never would have dreamed that my kids would be attending a Christian private school!” I am an educator myself, having taught K-12 special education and was a middle school counselor for three years. I’m all about having a great education, so twelve years ago we chose a well-regarded public elementary school for my son Isaac, to begin kindergarten at.
Post By: Maria Meredith, SCS parent
As I consider what Shoreline Christian has meant to our family, community always comes to mind. A flashback to 2002 sets the stage for how the seeds of community were planted and how they continue to bear fruit. Read more >> about More Than Voices on the Phone
By: Joe Filbrun
Early in the process of bringing our son to Shoreline Christian, we learned that SCS is a “parent-run” school. Since we had been homeschooling our kids for 7 years at that point, we were already very committed to the concept, and, like most parents I know, took seriously our responsibility as parents to be the primary educators of our children. What we were missing, though, was a clear sense of how we might continue to fulfill that responsibility with our children at SCS.
Posted by Tuvette McCroskey, SCS Parent and PIP co-leader with Jen Colver
How does it feel to be known and loved?
I began attending PIP ten years ago when my oldest was 10 and my youngest was beginning kindergarten. I was looking for community and joining a prayer group seemed like a good place to start. I was a “young mom”, new to the school and was instantly in awe of the prayer leader, Chris Kredit, who had kids in HIGH SCHOOL! Read more >> about What Makes Parents In Prayer (PIP) Special
I wish we could bottle all the enthusiasm and excitement from the start of our school year so that I could release it in small doses later in the year. New clothes, new faces, new school supplies, and renewed attitudes all blend together to generate a liturgy of praise. This continues into the school picnic where the simplicity of sharing a grilled hotdog with old friends and new acquaintances becomes an opportunity to worship within the ecosystem that supports the Christian formation of our children.
I have kind of a funny story for you. Yesterday, a service representative came to switch out our postage meter machine in the office. He replaced it with the same model, but now it’s just a little bit fresher and cleaner. As the rep was showing us a faster way to print international postage, he flipped up a little plastic flap to reveal a keyboard. I gasped. After almost two years of working at the office, I still did not know that machine had a keyboard! Our rep laughed and then showed me another trick to unjam the machine should an envelope get stuck. Good thing I enjoy learning new things!
Welcome to the next segment of our “Top Things for Back-to-School” series; from here on out, the lists will be more focused in topic. Read more >> about Top Things High School Families Should Know About Back-to-School!
Over the coming weeks, we’re going to bring you a series of blog posts of the things you most need to know about coming back to school! The first in the series applies to ALL our amazing families. Read more >> about 10 Things All Families Should Know About Back to School!