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.
The following blog post was originally a devotional presentation by Mr. Adam Haulter at the Senior Breakfast the morning of graduation.
“Let your light shine” is the theme for your senior year. It’s easy for me to be cynical about that theme from the get-go--Another great thing to sing about and paint pictures of in the elementary. How do I know what that even means as we see light being blotted out in so many corners of our human experience? There are refugees, and there are hungry people, and there are mass shootings, and there are viral outbreaks, and on and on. When I hear or read about these happenings I feel overwhelmed. What difference do I make?
Students and Parents,
While so much of our focus seems to be invested in wrapping up the school year, there is quite of work already being done to get the 16-17 school year off to a good start. Part of this involves making a couple of changes.
Post by: Diane Van Ornum, SCS Art Teacher
I met Tanita Horton at church several months ago. She had prayed for the Lord to send people to enrich the lives of "her kids”, as she is the office administrator at Campbell Hill Elementary School in Skyway. I approached her and told her that perhaps I could bring 8 students in my advisor group to do some art workshops with several of her classes, much like we had done for Service Days several years ago at Lockwood Elementary in Kenmore, which also had no art program.
For four weeks in April Mr. B held his PE classes outdoors. No, it’s not part of a new outdoor curriculum. Actually, it was because we were given an opportunity to completely refurbish the gym floor. Since the gym was built back in the late ‘70s, the gym has been closed for a week once or twice a year for a gentle refinish. This year, thanks to a generous donation, we were able to accomplish a complete overhaul.
Post by: Char DeKoekkoek, Director of Elementary Education and SCS Parent
My husband and I have seven fantastic children.
Years ago we were asked if we would like to host an international student for a month during the summer. “Sure,” I said, “what’s one more?” "One more" started out as a college student from France, named Boris, who lived with us for a month while he did an internship at a nearby business. Another "one more" was Mario from China, and Sachie from Japan, and Eric from Korea, and Lilli from Ecuador.
Huge Thank You!
We want to thank Wolter Korf, Tuvette McCroskey, and Alisha Steich for their service to the school and community. Their contributions to the board will be missed next year!
School Board Math
Historically, the School Board has been composed of 8-10 members--parents, past parents, alumni, grandparents, and/or friends of SCS. This school year we had 9 members serving. Three of those members have completed their three-year term--one will be up for re-election--and one member is stepping off the board for personal reasons. This means that we have up to 5 open spots on the board to fill for the 2016-2017 school year. Below are the nominees for you to consider. Voting will take place at the Society Meeting on May 16 @ 7:30 pm. Read more >> about 2016 School Board Nominees