Posted by Kaelyn Bullock, High School Social Studies
Kelly Lee has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2016-2017 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. Kelly is characterized by the faculty as someone who “is reserved but cuts a big swath. Kelly is a tireless learner who does her best to make a positive impact on the school by stepping out of her comfort zone and rallying other students around learning in math and science.” Read more >> about Student of the Quarter: Kelly Lee
Posted by Andrea DeYoung, SCS Board Vice President
While January marks the start of a new calendar year, it is right in the middle of our fiscal year at Shoreline Christian. And that means budget season. We have talked to you before about our budget process, at Society Meetings and in blog posts, but it’s a topic that benefits from revisiting from time to time.
Our school is a bit different--I know you know this, but humor me.
Posted by Eileen Faber, 1st grade teacher
I’m not only certified to teach First Grade, I have a K-12 English teaching endorsement. This summer when I renewed my certificate for the 6th time, I once again was told that I could take Joel Bratt’s job.
Language and words have always been important to me. I was the editor of the school paper in high school. I’ve always liked to write. Transformational grammar was my favorite college course. I have to make sure my texts have the correct punctuation or I just don’t feel good about sending them. We don’t write a lot in first grade, but we use lots of spoken language. I hope that my first graders leave my classroom remembering many things that I have taught them: (Some of these are grammatically related; some are just my first grade bits of wisdom to live by.) Read more >> about I am Grateful
Posted by Bev Koops, 5th grade teacher
Two years ago we had an elementary chapel about the need of people in Kenya to get water, especially clean water. Boni Piper had come back from Kenya after helping build bases for water tanks, and she shared with us how much getting clean water drastically improved their lives. Some of the kids were moved to help raise money for those tanks. Two of the current 7th graders are still raising money for WEI, the organization that helps with this. Now Agnes, a lady from Kenya who had received a tank several years ago, was in Seattle to give a speech.
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,
Post by Tom Rietkerk, SCS School Board President from the 2016 Presidential Report
Posted by: Aimee Ray, Preschool and Childcare Director
I firmly believe people are designed to be in community, and school is such a practical and automatic place to find it. But, meaningful connectedness doesn’t just happen, even if you are surrounded by the same community day after day. Building community takes time, intentionality, and giving of yourself to serve others; and often gives back in the form of connectedness and support from people when we need it the most. Read more >> about Knitting Community Together