The focus of this week in the high school has been developing student leadership. Last night we celebrated the induction of 10 new students into the National Honor Society. These students were inducted based upon the evidence of character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Check out some pictures from the induction at CCS’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/conestogachristianschool .
Today in chapel, our student chaplains, grades 9-12, took us to the Scriptures imploring the high school students and faculty to encourage one another in words and deeds. They admonished students in their use of social media when posting things about others and explained the negative and positive impacts their posts can have. The chaplains addressed sarcasm and how it can often be hurtful. They presented how a kind word or deed can make an everlasting difference in a person’s life. They spoke about how one’s attitudes and actions can either encourage or discourage others. It was a good reminder of what James wrote in regard to the tongue:
With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.
Hebrews reminds us: And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
Friday our chaplains, student council members, and NHS members will be traveling off campus to Truth and Grace Church to study leadership and develop a project that benefits and serves the high school student body at CCS. They will be gone all day but will return in time to catch the buses.
Note: Tomorrow is picture day. If you are planning on ordering pictures, don’t forget the ordering packets.
Note the upcoming events for the high school and CCS:
September 25 Picture Day
September 26 HS Leadership Retreat
October 15 PSAT/Stanford Achievement Test - Grades 9-11, HS Powderpuff
October 17 CCS Chicken Barbecue
October 18 CCS Country Auction
Finally, I encourage you to visit ParentsWeb regularly to check on your child’s grades and lesson plans. Often a teacher needs to change their plans due to having to adjust instruction because students are taking longer to grasp concepts than was planned. Please, if you have any questions and concerns about a class, contact the teacher immediately.