Every year, Calvary Christian School’s students perform a Christmas program in the church auditorium. This year, the dates and times for the programs are December 9 at 6:00 PM and December 11 at 7:00 PM. The elementary is excited to be singing “A Simple Kind of Christmas,” “Twelve Days Till Christmas,” and “I Can’t Wait” while the high school and junior high choir are singing “Ding Dong! Merrily on High,” “Let the Christ Child In,” and “Who Is the Lamb.”
Here at Calvary Baptist Church, we have an AWANA club. Nearly every Wednesday night during the school year, you can expect to see children ages four through 12 participating in games, Bible memory, and Bible lessons. From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., God allows us to be a part of what He uses to work in the children’s lives. Our goal is to “reach kids, equip leaders and change the world for God" every single Wednesday night.
Calvary Baptist Church has been planning and saving to make some updates to the church building. The church has been looking forward to repainting the exterior of the church, replacing some rotting wooden support beams, replacing the carpeting in the auditorium, and so much more. Although these improvements were much needed, the church first had to save enough money to cover the cost.
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We had our first girls’ volleyball game of this school year Oct. 16, and it went in a different direction than expected. Half of our girls’ team have never played volleyball before, and we haven’t practiced as much as we had hoped, but to our surprise the team did amazing. Though we didn’t win the game, we were super close. The score was only a few points behind the other teams’.
Due to the amount of money raised through various fundraisers from the last couple of school years, Calvary Christian School has finally been able to purchase a brand-new play structure for the playground. A new piece of playground equipment has not been purchased in over ten years, so a new addition is long overdue for Calvary’s playground. Demolition got underway in the summer to make room for the new equipment. The old and almost derelict wooden jungle gym was removed along with a stationary fire pole to make way for the new piece.
Here at Calvary Christian School, we have started preparing for a season of boys’ flag football and girls’ volleyball. Players for the team extend all the way down to the upper elementary students, giving the older children an opportunity to help mentor the younger ones in team spirit and godliness both on and off the court or field.
School is a training ground. Various academic subjects are covered, and social skills are reinforced starting in kindergarten – being kind, being polite, being obedient, etc. School is not only a place to learn academic skills, though, but it is also a place where one is able to prepare for the future.
Being able to communicate effectively, both in the spoken and the written word, means having a good vocabulary. For children, that means someone has to teach them the words. As teachers, it means finding ways to teach vocabulary so that students will remember the words and use them.
I think that just about every educator has had to answer the question, “Why do we study _______________?” For some subjects, the answer is relatively simple. We study math because it is used in everything from shopping to cooking to complex science. We study English grammar so we can communicate effectively with others through both the written and the spoken word. For many, though, the reason for studying history remains somewhat elusive: We study history in order to learn from the mistakes and triumphs of the past so that we can avoid the mistakes and replicate the triumphs.