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The lessons in Mrs. McTeer's and Ms. Clark's prekindergarten are designed to nurture our preschool student's curiosity in literacy, math, science, art, sensory play, and more.  Learning their letters to build reading skills is an important part of their week.  To reinforce learning letters, they use letter crafts that incorporate the weekly letter.  This week they are on the letter "D" for Dinosaur, Duck and Dog! They also added some Valentine's Day touches with red, purple and pink heart decorations. 
Mrs. Rocco's kindergarten class made cards and sent letters to a school in Mexico as their FLEx activity for TfT! It was a blessing to reach out to show God's love to others they don't know! They also connected with some of our high school students to make "Eyes of God".  Preschool - high school on one campus provides so many opportunities for our students to be both mentored and mentors!
Mrs. Cokeour's kindergarten/1st grade class is studying science this quarter and are learning all about sorting and classifying! They've been using different classifications as they practice the rules that give us the criteria for sorting. Kindergarten gets to work with Mrs. Reese every morning as they dive deeper into their phonics and handwriting skills! First-grade is working hard on their special sounds and grammar rules as they take turns leading and being great helpers to Mrs. Cokenour!
Mrs. Moore’s class has been busy learning new skills, and having fun doing so! They practiced sequencing numbers, putting words in alphabetical order, and learned how to organize tens and ones! They have also been learning how to think like a scientist. They observed an object they see everyday…their hand! Then they practiced categorizing buttons into groups like a scientist would do! One fun riddle they learned this week was “How does a scientist freshen their breath?”…..”With an experience-mint!” 
Cole in Mrs. Vaccaro’s 2nd grade class received a Valentine card from a veteran. The veteran wrote a sweet message thanking Cole for the Veteran's Day letter he received from him in November. Our students sent out 213 letters to veterans and have received quite a few thank-you letters back.   

This school year, Mrs. Vaccaro’s class is focusing on being Jesus’ hands and feet. Sometimes we get to see how our kindness impacts people. Sometimes we don’t. We always know that by sharing Jesus’ love, kindness and grace we are responding to God’s call to love our neighbors as ourselves.

"God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds." (Genesis 1:21) The fourth grade class created aquariums for their reading center. The students love learning about God’s magnificent sea creatures. They will each give an oral report on a sea creature at the end of February.

Applied Imagination is a middle school elective where students collaborate with their classmates to solve S.T.E.M. challenges.  During this class our young engineers needed to build a bridge that could span two cups that were at least 14 cm apart using toothpicks and mini marshmallows.  We are excited to see the problems these students will continue to solve together both in school and beyond!
Miss Stinson's 5th grade class has completed some fun projects to enhance their learning over the last few weeks.  Pictured are their topographical salt dough maps and pastel banyan trees.
Mr. Epley's 7th grade science class recently completed Cell Analogy posters. Cooper shared his thoughts on how parts the school were like a cell.  We especially appreciated his thoughts on the Nucleus and the Ribosomes:  "The nucleus is like the principal of the school.  Mrs. Phillips would be the nucleus of the school because she is the person who instructs the rules and controls everything in the school that relates to the nucleus because it is the control center of the cell.  Ribosomes are like the teachers because they say what the Principal says for them to do and assemble what they are going to teach the students, like how the nucleus tells the ribosomes what to do."  Great analogy, Cooper!
Seniors enjoyed creating podcasts for Bible class. They worked together to create an episode of a podcast where they engaged with each other about topics from the course. Students were invited to join them as guests on their shows. They had great insights and interacted in their discussions with respect and honor and truly exemplified our Graduate Profile.
High School drama students shared an excellent night of theatrical story-telling during "Winter Tales: A Night of One Acts"  as a culmination of their semester-long elective. Their learning targets included learning acting skills for the stage and screen and exploring how theatre can point out our brokenness to point us towards Jesus. The one-act plays comically looked at envy, pride, and bullying, demonstrating how only Jesus can fulfill our heart and help us love even our enemy. This performance also served as a FLEx activity for theatre arts as "Winter Tales" partnered with Shepherd's House Ministries to provide funds for their winter cold shelter. Students and audience got to hear from Shepherd's House Redmond director Andrew Hoeksema -- and we rejoiced that we raised over $200 for the least of these! 
Mrs. Phillips shared an amazing story of kindness at elementary chapel this week.

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Upcoming Events
February 15
  • Middle school girls basketball away vs. Gilchrist.  Games are @ 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
February 17
  • Middle school girls basketball home vs. Culver.  Games are @ 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. (Last game of the season.  Thanks for our t-shirt sponsor is Redmond Veterinary Clinic).
February 18
  • High school Snowball Winter Dance at 6:30 p.m.
February 20 
  • No School - Presidents' Day
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