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Central Christian School Theme Verse 2022-23

We are excited to share with you that Central Christian just completed the self-study process for accreditation renewal with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and we will be hosting the visiting accreditation team next week Sunday-Wednesday (February 28-March 1). The visiting team's purpose is to verify the self-study and to identify action steps for the school to develop over the next six years. This is the school's fourth accreditation cycle. Central Christian's first accreditation was received in the spring of 2004.

The upcoming accreditation visit is special because Central Christian was one of seventeen schools chosen to pilot the latest accreditation protocol called, INSPIRE. If you took the Flourishing School Culture Survey last school year, your voice added to the school's story. 

If you are on campus next week and see a visitor with a purple lanyard, please welcome them and let them know we are thankful for their service to our school community. 

We are so proud of our preschool students' achievements this year. Not only are they working hard on their letters and beginning reading skills but they are also learning how to deal with difficult emotions, how to listen intently, solve problems, and work together to complete tasks.  There is nothing more exciting than seeing their eyes literally light up after completing a piece of art! Not only are the children thrilled to show off their hard work on display, but they also look forward to showing their parents what they have learned. 

This week they are reviewing the Six Days of Creation! On Day 5 of Creation, God created B for Birds!
This week's favorite activities:

  • Letter B for Bird and Bunny crafts
  • What Floats Your Boat science project
  • Music and movement fun
Mrs. Cokeour's kindergarten/1st grade class has been having a blast diving into number writing and math centers that reinforce the math lessons covered in class! They're exploring similarities and differences between geometric figures, patterns, number bonds, addition, and subtraction.
Mrs. Moore’s first graders have been learning how to sort liquids by their properties. Then they got to do some fun experiments testing the cohesive property of water. 
Mrs. Vaccaro’s second grade class learned about Florence Nightingale in Social Studies. They learned how she drastically changed hospitals and medical care. After discussing how hard nurses work they decided to send thank you valentines to nurses at St. Charles. They were very grateful & touched by the letters and treats that were dropped off. Great job second graders!
Mrs. Poe's class recently did their TfT FLEx project. They went to Mrs. Moore's 1st grade class to pray for the people of South America. The students reflected on the FLEx experience when we returned to our classroom. Each student was nervous but they were bold like Elijah and trusted God to help them to pray aloud. One of Mrs. Poe's questions for them during reflection time was, "How does what we just experienced with the 1st graders reflect God's Story?" The answer came quickly, "God sent Jesus for the whole world and that is Redemption." Mrs. Poe replied. "But, they don't look like us or sound like us."  A student replied, "God created every person at Creation. If someone has Jesus as their Savior they will be in Heaven someday. That is renewal." What a fantastic level of understanding the Gospel our second grade students already have.
This month during science, 3rd graders discovered that simple machines make our lives easier. After learning how to recognize and categorize tools and simple machines, students designed and built their own playground models. Each playground included examples of simple machines. Then each class presented their playgrounds and displayed them for both classes to view.

Students learn best what they teach.  This statement proved true in fourth grade when each student gave a presentation about a sea animal. God’s creativity in making sea animals shouts His glory! The deep hope for Mrs. Dillard's “Mighty Mountain Movers for Jesus” is to spread the love of God’s underwater creation to other elementary classes.

This week in elementary art the students learned about shapes.  Artwork can feature a single shape or several. Geometric shapes are based on mathematical principles like squares and rectangles. In this lesson the kindergarten students used multiple geometric shapes that when drawn together formed a robot.
Miss Stinson's 5th grade class had a Fort Day with D.E.A.R time (drop everything and read).
The 6th grade had a salsa party to culminate their Taco Truck percent project.
One of our middle school electives created a student newspaper.  
Check out their latest edition.
Our juniors spent some class time preparing to lead middle school and elementary chapels in March.  They also helped pick up trash around campus to help prepare for our accreditation team visit next week.
As our freshman Biology students studied genetics they took time to focus on the amazing creation each student is and the gifts God has given to each of us. 
Their learning target was: I can value that I am a genetically unique and beautiful creation and seek to find my unique purpose. Each student created a self-portrait and critiqued their classmate's portraits until the final drafts were complete. Students then stated why they feel they are unique and how they could use their unique abilities to further the Kingdom of God. The final project is posted in the hall outside the science room. 

Mrs. Moore led chapel for our K-5th graders last week. Third through fifth grade learned about the dangers of gossiping and how the Bible teaches us to control our tongue. Kinder through second grade learned about the power of our words through a demonstration. When mean words were spoken, toothpaste was squeezed out onto a heart. No matter what the second graders did, they couldn’t get the toothpaste back in the tube, not even with a sorry! When kind words were spoken, honey was poured on the heart, covering the marks from the toothpaste. The Bible teaches us “Kind words are like honey, sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Mrs. Moore’s class ended chapel performing the song Speak Life.

You can help us by leaving a review on Niche about your experience at Central Christian.  We have five new reviews and would love at least ten more.

Enrollment season is upon us and we're excited to welcome your family and friends to apply at CCS for next year.

Reviews and testimonials that publicly share stories about parent, student, and teacher experiences at Central Christian are critical for helping new families discover our school and understand what it’s really like. We're hoping that you will leave a brief review on Niche to help other families consider CCS for their child. 

Click here to be taken to a web page where you can leave your review. It only takes a few minutes! 

Here are a few helpful tips for a strong review:

  • It doesn’t need to be long—2-3 sentences is plenty!

  • Be specific about your role in our community (e.g., parent, grade, how many years you’ve been part of the community, etc.)

  • Write about your own personal experience interacting with teachers and staff members

  • Write about your child’s experience in and out of the classroom or personal/social/emotional growth

  • Write about the CCS Christian learning community

Parents and students over 13 can leave a review.  Students responses are key for the culture and safety rating so please encourage your students who are over 13 to take the survey as well.  You'll need to complete the registration to have your review post.  Thanks for taking the time to post a review!

Our high school student council transformed the gym lobby into a winter wonderland for the Snowball dance on Saturday night.
Central Christian School glorifies God by sharing in dynamic relationships in a Christ-centered academically excellent learning community.

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