Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Planning Ahead

The MS and HS Blogs are now combined, so if you have children at both levels you only need to read one of the blogs.

Thinking of June Already?
The Christmas break and season seem to have blown by quickly and with it the warmer weather. With the cold finally arriving and reminding us that it is winter, here at school we have already been focusing and planning for events in May and June.

Over the past several months the middle and high school staffs have been planning for end- of-the-year activities. The middle school staff has been planning enrichment activities for June 6-8 while the high school staff has been planning for June term and the senior trip. Information for the middle school will be shared in the coming months. At the end of this month or beginning of next month, 9th-11th grade students will receive information and a registration form in order to sign up for June term offerings.  Priority in selections will be by grade with juniors registering first, then sophomores, and then freshmen.

Next week, I will be meeting with 11th and 12th grade students to discuss the Junior/Senior Banquet. They will be receiving the Junior/Senior Banquet commitment form which outlines expectations and the appearance code for the banquet.  We want students to have this information before they start shopping for the banquet.

Below are some of the important events that will be occurring in the MS and HS later this year:
  • TSA Regional Conference - February 6
  • Pastors Luncheon - February 11
  • Band and Strings Recital - February 16
  • Grandparents Day - April 8
  • TSA State Conference - April 13-16
  • Junior/Senior Banquet - May 13
  • School Musical May 19-21
  • Evening of Science and Arts - May 27
  • MS End-of-Year Enrichment Activities - June 6-8
  • HS June Term - June 6-8
  • Senior Trip - June 6-9
  • All School Field Day - June 9
  • Graduation June 10

Multiplying Your Talents
In our first HS chapel of the year, Mr. Parris shared with our HS students from the Parable of the Talents found in Matthew 25:14-30. He then challenged each of the students to take $20.00 of the school’s money and find ways to multiply it and return the fruits of their work or investment to the school at the end of the year.  If you have a HS student, you may want to check with him/her to see how he/she is meeting the challenge.

Dangers of the Internet
The Internet is a wonderful tool for information, education, entertainment, shopping, and much, much more. However, it is also fraught with many temptations and dangers for our children in various forms.  The Internet is a realm where spiritual battle can take place. As Christians we need to remain alert and alert our children to these dangers (1 Peter 5:8; Eph. 6:10-18; Phil. 4:8). CCS has software and systems in place that monitor and record all Internet usage. Internet usage is filtered, and sites visited are logged. At any time online activity can be monitored as it happens. No student should have any expectation of privacy as to his or her computer or Internet usage, or as to any information stored in the computer or on the network as well as a student’s Google Drive and email.

If we, as a school, discover your child has been frequenting inappropriate or dangerous sites or having inappropriate email contacts, we will inform you immediately.
There are many resources and tools available to help you provide safety for your children in the world of the Internet. Below are some links to sites that provide information and tools that can help you as parents protect your children.

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