Sydney Alberda has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2016-2017 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. Sydney is characterized by the faculty as someone “who is such a joy to have in class, respectful and gentle in her participation and interactions around school. Sydney has an attitude of quiet appreciation and gratitude for those who impact her life. She worked extremely hard after her concussion to understand concepts and assimilate material. She is willing to delve outside of her comfort zone and challenges herself to make a difference.” Read more >> about Student of the Quarter - Spring 2017
Posted by Sue Visser, Kindergarten Teacher
The First Graders, Kindergartners, and Second graders are making a difference, and have been doing so for the last ten to twelve years. Several times during the school year, we visit a place called Full Life Center, a daycare facility for the elderly, stroke patients, and physical and developmentally disabled. They contacted our school to see if we would be interested in visiting their facility several times per year.
Six SCS art students, Sydney Alberda, Grace Seyoum, Olivia Eisses, Anna Rietkerk, Noelle Alberda and Sarah Owen submitted art to the 7th Congressional District Art Competition sponsored by Representative Pramila Jayapal on May 1st. The Awards Reception announcing the three place winners was held on Monday evening, May 8th, at the Seattle Repertory Theater.
Congratulations to senior art student, Sarah Owen, for receiving First Place
Elise Aydelott has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2016-2017 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. Elise is characterized by the faculty as someone who “has become less focused on the grade and more on becoming a healthy learner. She has come to grips with her anxiety and has learned to flourish in spite of it. She readily helps those around her and walks and talks her faith.” Read more >> about Student of the Quarter: Elise Aydelott
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
Posted by Erika Bakker, 2nd Grade Teacher
As I help students develop their writing skills, I often have them play with the question, “What if?”. The children usually ask the question on their own. It comes naturally. I help them linger there for a while. “What if?” is the gateway to all sorts of fun. We go on long and silly tangents, making long lists of wild possibilities.
Several months ago, the second graders enjoyed hearing the story called “The Littles” by John Peterson. In the story, a family of very small people live in the walls of a house. The Little family watches the Bigg family, borrowing small things, feasting on leftover crumbs and often helping to solve Bigg problems – all without being seen.
My family enjoys what we call The Newspaper Meal. It is comprised of Dungeness crab, Penn Cove mussels, and a fillet of wild caught Northwest salmon that has been on my smoker or grill. The table is covered with newspaper and a large pot sits in the middle to collect shells. It is a rather lengthy meal as we enjoy all the flavors that God has blessed us with in the Puget Sound. When the meal is done, water is added to the pot to make fish stock and the newspaper is rolled up to clean the table. While I have had the same food in a variety of situations and places, it never tastes the same. It is missing the spices that family, friends, memories, and the time we spend together add to a meal. Read more >> about Newspaper Meal
Last week I attended a webinar hosted by Christian School International on the topic of student recruitment. The two administrators from Christian school’s similar to our size shared ideas and stressed the importance of community involvement. I was encouraged because the things they shared we’ve been doing for the last couple of years.
Here are a few of those things we can keep doing as a community. Read more >> about Student Recruitment: A Community Effort
Posted by Jeremy Barrie, SCS Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach
As I reflect on my second season as coach of the Girls' basketball team, I can’t help but feel I am the luckiest coach in the world. Why or how, with two wins in two seasons, could a coach say that? Simply put, our team's culture. Our culture is something we fight to build on a daily basis. For us it’s about growth and showing constant improvement, where mistakes are expected because we value heart and maximum effort above perfect play. We hold each other accountable both on and off the court. Read more >> about SCS Basketball Coach: Luckiest Coach in the World
There is a time for every purpose under heaven
I probably spend more of my time preparing for the 2017 - 18 school year these days than I do keeping this year on track. We are in the middle of re-enrollment for next year, we are looking at improvements we can make to our facilities over the summer, we are considering some program changes that would require curriculum adjustments, we are in the middle of determining staffing needs for next year, and sports schedules are being generated. With so many things in the works, I want to update you on a couple of the changes. Read more >> about A Time for Everything