The members of the middle school Jr. Beta Club had the opportunity to serve at the Operation Christmas Child processing center on Tuesday, November 28. For four hours, these students sorted, inspected, taped, scanned, and packaged hundreds of shoeboxes that will travel to children in Ecuador and the Ukraine who may have never received a gift or heard of Jesus before! It was a special media day at the processing center, with several of our students being interviewed and taped. Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse staff were in attendance later in the day for a special service. Without any complaining, these 8th grade students invested in God’s Kingdom through their joy in service!
On Wednesday, November 1st, the Environmental Science class took a field trip to Crowders Mountain State Park. The trip was meant to allow students the opportunity to spend time observing and learning about the unique biome they live in. Students chose, researched, and presented on a topic or flora unique to a Temperate Deciduous Forest. Each student took a unique approach to presenting their topic whether it be in question and answer forum or guiding lecture.
Thank you to all families who supported the Winter Clothes Drive; all clothing articles will be donated to a local ministry for distribution.
The high school held Career Day on November 14; the day began with an opening address to the student body by Rev. Matt Kuiken of First ARP Church in Gastonia; for the remainder of the day, students chose four sessions to attend, each one led by a different guest speaker. Presenters included Mr. John Branderburg (graphic artist), Ms. Rachel Elmore (Christian counselor), Judge Angie Hoyle (judge/lawyer), Ms. Shana Isenhour (detective), Dr. Kim Langholz (veterinarian), Mr. Jon McBee (banker/finance), Mr. Todd Melton (EMT), Ms. Larissa Miller (video editor), Mrs. Laura Muana (radio logic technologist), Mrs. Heidi Tringali (occupational therapist).
Have you ever wondered what the early colonists of our nation endured to make this New World a success? Mrs. Denham’s 6th-grade history classes are learning the difficulties of beginning a new life far from their homes. The students will be creating their colony’s flags, establishing a working government, surveying the land around them, establishing relationships with local inhabitants, writing a newspaper editorial to send to their homeland, creating dwellings, and supplying samples of natural resources. As they begin their new colonies, they are discovering the difficulties of working together as well as the hard work that went into making America great! Gallery
The middle school kicked off their basketball season on Thursday, November 9, with a Black-Out Day. Students and teachers dressed in black to cheer on our middle school basketball teams and cheerleaders in the opener against Metrolina. Classes ended at 1:00 and the entire middle school student body gathered in the gym to support their teams. Several contests were held during halftime as students tried their skills during some relay games. Students and teachers enjoyed an early end to our day of classes!
1st & 2nd grades choir attire: White long-sleeved shirts. Jeans. Any color bandana.
3rd through 5th-grade choir attire: Black long-sleeved shirts. Jeans.