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Mrs. Martin's preschool students are working hard stringing beads, practicing writing on their chalkboards, building patterns, and working together to build their first big puzzle.  
Mrs. McTeer's and Ms. Clark's prekindergarten class had another fun week of learning and play! Their theme this week was all about the intriguing continent of Africa. Our prekindergarten students enjoyed playing Alphabet Bingo, using the talking world globe, building a map of the world puzzle and so much more! The letter craft this week was G for giraffe and gum! Didn't their African necklaces & Africa silhouette craft turn out great!
Mrs. Rocco's kindergarten class has been learning about Mexico's music and made maracas!  They have also learned about Mexico's sports and animals. They were very excited to sing a worship song in Spanish at our Culture Fair celebration on Thursday and did a great job!
Mrs. Cokenour's kindergarten/first grade class is sending letters to kindergarten and first grade students at a school in Columbia, South America as part of the TfT FLEx project! They've been praying for them, their teacher, and their school. The students are excited to share the love of Jesus with kids their age who live on the continent they've been studying all about, South America! 
Mrs. Moore’s first graders have loved learning about South America! They created topographic maps using Play Doh, made Chilean rain sticks, created artwork out of peanut butter and jelly, just like a famous artist from Brazil and even measured out and decorated a 30 foot anaconda! They also loved discussing missionaries and thinking about how they would like to serve God in other areas of the world!
Australia is the country Mrs. Poe's class is discovering in their cultural study. It isn't just a country it is also a continent! Since you will find the Great Barrier Reef when you visit Australia, they have created the reef in their classroom. 
Mrs. Vaccaro’s second grade class has been studying the country of Russia for the cultural fair. They have learned that Russia is the largest country in the world. The class has had fun learning about some things that are unique to Russia like nesting dolls also known as matryoshka. Every student got to draw and design their own doll. 
Mrs. Biever’s 3rd grade is discovering how to be a light in the community to help advance the Kingdom through acts of kindness. They are working on a joint TfT project with Miss McKim's 8th graders to be a blessing to a 4-year old who has been diagnosed with leukemia and her family. 

Exploring simple physics in a STEM activity was enjoyed by Mrs. Dillard's fourth grade class. The students made catapults out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and spoons. Catapulting marshmallows outside was fun and tasty! Some of the marshmallows flew about 15 ft. in the air!

Elementary Art and STEM

For the month of January, we are taking a break from our traditional art lessons and are participating in our Culture Fair.  

Last week we traveled to Africa.  Africa makes up about a fifth of the world’s total land and 54 countries make the continent of Africa.  Africa has all types of climates including deserts, savannas, rain forests and mountains.  Africa is home to many types of animals and safaris are popular tourist attractions. 
Featured Grade:
4th Grade: We learned about chameleons this week.  Chameleon are a type of lizard.  Chameleons can display colorations of orange, red, yellow, green and blue.  They mostly live in Africa but are also found in Asia and southern Europe.
This week we traveled to Central America.  Central America is the southernmost region of North America, and it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.  In Central America and Mexico, Spanish is a popular language.  Mexico is boarded by the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.  It is one of the most visited countries in the world for tourism. 
Featured Grade:
5th Grade:  Molas are a textile art created by the indigenous Guna people from Panama in Central America. Molas are now woven in cotton or sewn into fabric as an appliqué, but originated as a way of body painting.  They typically feature bright colors and many still retain the traditional geometric patterns.

Watch for these projects to come home with your students at the end of January.
Miss Stinson's 5th grade class took a field trip to The Museum at Warm Springs and KWSO Radio Station.  Pictured are some replicas of Native American dwellings  that students made. They studied Africa for Culture Fair, had guest speakers from different African countries and made African drums for their project.  Bringing the learning full circle, their TfT FLEx exercise is partnering with missionaries to Uganda to help them raise money for food and prizes for kids they are working with. Topping off the week they celebrated with a "silly day."
Mrs. Loveday's 6th grade students researched an organ for science and interviewed for a job in the body as that organ. The class enjoyed interviewing each organ and asking follow-up questions!  
Mrs. Epley's photography elective took these great shots during their "buildings" assignment.
Literature & Composition 2 students are currently studying the Iliad by Homer.  This week the tenth grade students were introduced to Homeric Epithets through a Visual Museum. The students will use this knowledge to analyze the text and participate in a Socratic Seminar where they will discuss questions such as "Who is the greater hero, Achilles or Hector?" and "What makes a person heroic?" 
Winter Tales is this Saturday night at Ignite Faith
Central Christian's Fine Arts program continues their partnership with Shepherd's House as the High School students bring you "Winter Tales: One Night of One-Act Plays" Saturday, January 28th at 6:00pm. The show will feature both live plays, a filmed movie project, and skits highlighting themes of man's brokenness and our need for God's redemption. All proceeds from "Winter Tales" will go to further help the Redmond Cold Shelter. Suggested donation: $5 per person.

Calling all actors, dancers, and singers! Audition for our Spring Musical!

CCS Performing Arts invites 6-12 grade students, parents, teachers, and alumni to join our cast this Spring for our 4th Broadway Musical Disney’s Frozen May 4-6!

When and where are Auditions?

Auditions will be held at CCS  Wednesday, February 2 - Saturday, February 11. See attached Google Sheet for audition times and to sign up!


  1. Click the link to sign up electronically for an audition slot.
  2. Attend an Ensemble Audition on either February 1, 4, or 8. At Ensemble Auditions, you will rehearse a song and simple choreography in a group setting.
  3. Interested in a Principle Character or Solo/Duet? Sign up electronically for a solo audition slot. You will prepare a 1-minute solo song of your choice 
  4. Fill Out an audition packet when you come to your audition

For all questions please email Mr. Valenti at!

Show Synopsis:

FROZEN JR: (May 4-May 6)

This broadway musical is based off the Disney show and explores the consequences of living by fear--and the power of sacrificial love. Though Elsa shuts herself off from all in her palace of ice, it is Ana’s journey of laying down her life for her sister that thaws the frozen heart and brings healing to all. The broadway version also gives more prominence to the chorus and dancing ensemble, letting the whole cast enjoy performing song favorites like “Summer,” “Love is an Open Door,” and, of course, “Let it Go.”  Frozen Jr. is a delightful show for students and families to surely enjoy! Come make memories, grow in community, develop theatre skills, and have a great time by joining our cast of FROZEN Jr!

Principle cast only available to 6-12 students. 
Ensemble available to all who audition.

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Is your child missing a coat, lunchbox, water bottle, etc?  Have you checked the lost and found rack in the gym lobby?  It's full of items just waiting to be claimed!
Upcoming Events
January 27 
  • Boys high school basketball at home vs Lost River (Tiger Gear theme night) junior varsity at 5:00 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m.
January 28 
  • Boys high school basketball at home vs Crosspoint Christian (neon theme night) junior varsity at 1:30 p.m. and varsity at 3:00 p.m.
  • High school "One Night of One Act Plays" at 6:00 p.m. at Ignite Faith Church.
January 30 
  • Middle school girls basketball away at Sherman
January 31 
  • Middle school girls basketball away at Culver
January 31
  • Boys high school basketball away Crosspoint Christian
February 2
  • Boys high school basketball away Rogue Valley Adventist
  • Middle school girls basketball home vs Sisters at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
February 4 
  • Boys high school basketball at home vs North Lake/Paisley (Hawaiian theme and senior celebration) junior varsity at 2:30 p.m. and varsity at 4:00 p.m.
February 7 
  • Boys high school basketball away at Gilchrist
February 8 
  • Middle school girls basketball away at North Lake
February 9
  • Middle school girls basketball home vs Gilchrist at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.
February 10 
  • Boys high school basketball away at Prospect Charter
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