Every year around fall time, Calvary Christian School has a fundraiser. The school has been purchasing poinsettias from Headstart Nursery, and popcorn and other sweets from The Goodies Factory for several years now. The staff hands out the order sheets for the two companies to the students to use to sell the products. Our students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, participate in the selling of these Christmas items, and according to the faculty, the main goal is “for each family to sell at least 5 items.”
When a child grows, he matures. He experiences things like marriage, children of his own, and a job. One of the primary shaping influences of his life is his experiences in elementary school. In elementary school, kids meet cool teachers like Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Mixter who give them many opportunities to participate in class projects. The goal for these projects is to expand each child’s education through hands-on learning. Projects include school gardening, art, the elementary fine arts competition, state and country reports, volcanoes, and book reports.
I Corinthians 10:31 states: “Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” This guiding verse tells the actors of the play, the directors, and the singers exactly what to do when practicing: Do all to the glory of God.
alvary Baptist Church has officially chosen Pastor Brent Snow to be the new senior pastor upon the retirement of Pastor Dean, who announced his retirement early in 2017.
By StaceyMattish The high school and junior high students recently got to visit the USS Hornet, a WWII aircraft carrier that’s docked in Alameda. They toured the decks, learning about the ship and those who served on board. The trip was an opportunity for the students to learn some history and instill within them a … Continue reading Anchors Aweigh!
Come Christmas time, Calvary Christian School puts on a Christmas program containing many different choir pieces and a play. This is all performed by high school, junior high, and elementary students. The Christmas program puts forth a powerful message about the birth and life of Christ and can be an opportunity to reach any who are lost. Although the performers make the program look easy, it didn’t start that way. The students spend many hours practicing their songs and rehearsing.
Pastor Dean Hallberg and his wife, Suzi, have been ministering to the needs of Calvary Baptist Church for many years. But that is not all they have done together. He helped found the school and acted as its principle for many years before he became senior pastor. He was also the mayor of Hollister, the superintendent of Victory Christian Schools, and the pastor at a church in Folsom. Pastor Dean claims Jeremiah 33:3 as his life verse, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” He has allowed this verse to shape the way he ministers to the needs of his flock.
Many schools seem to think that in order to turn out intelligent students, the classroom must be filled with the latest tech gadget or gizmo. Fortune states that in 2014, $1.87 billion was spent on technology for classrooms, and spending was expected to continue to climb in the next year. For all the money spent on tablets, iPads, computers, learning apps, etc., what are American students really getting?
Jesus tells us in the book of 1 Corinthians 10:31 that whether we eat or drink or whatsoever we do, do it all for the glory of God. This is the number one goal of Calvary Christian School (CCS): to teach students to glorify God in all that they say and do – especially our young elementary students.
Once a week at Calvary Christian School, the elementary grades one through six gather together in their art room on Thursdays to work on forming their creations. The elementary art teacher Alisse Winn explained, “They are working on patterns, different projects with butterflies, apple printings, leaf rubbings, Christmas projects, fall projects, Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts, ocean projects, and many other things.”