When Old Glory is raised or "The Star-Spangled Banner" is sung, do you feel a special love for country and a pride that makes you glad to be an American? If you do, how did that come to be? Did you always feel that love and pride for your country, or were you taught to love your country?
The flag of the United States goes by many different names – Old Glory, Stars and Stripes, The Star-Spangled Banner. This flag represents the nation it belongs to just like any other country’s flag. Flags are a symbol of the country, and the lands they fly over signify ownership. The first flags were used in the eighteenth century, and generally, were placed in newly conquered lands. It was the way the conquering country showed the land now belonged to them.
One of the things I used to look forward to when I was a kid was getting out of school for summer. I could spend all day lost in a good book if I wanted. Books gave me strange, new lands to explore; mysteries to solve; lessons in history to learn; and ways to feed my imagination.
Every year, Calvary Christian School has a fundraiser in which the students participate. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money to improve the school’s playground equipment. The goal we’re trying to achieve is $4,000. The school encourages students to participate in the fundraiser to better improve their school.
Every year the students of Calvary Christian School look forward to the annual GSACS competition. This year, however, Calvary’s very own choir directors and students embarked on a journey to Bob Jones University, where the annual AACS national competition is held. Both directors and 8 students disembarked on Monday, April 9, and they returned on Friday, April 13.
As my senior year at CCS is coming to a close, I have come to realize the numerous ways Calvary has benefited me and my walk with Christ. One of those benefits is constantly being surrounded by faculty and peers who desire to see me grow in my love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. up-a-child
Every April, students at Calvary Christian School come together to put on the Spring Concert and Art Exhibit. The purpose of the concert is to showcase pieces that were entered at the fine arts competition. The concert is also an opportunity for parents to witness what their child has been working on at school within the past three months.
The youth of Calvary Baptist Church have been busy recently with many outreach programs and special services. Thanks to the efforts of Pastor Snow and many other members of the church, the youth group now has several past and future outreach programs.
Valley Christian Academy (VCA) in Santa Maria opens its school for the Golden State Association of Christian Schools (GSACS) each year for a competition. This year, seventeen schools met to compete with approximately 300 to 400 students in all. A plethora categories are available to enter such as art, photography, speech, music, Bible, academics, science fair, debate, etc. Depending upon the category, a school can enter up to two pieces in that genre.
In our previous blogs, we’ve talked about special projects, sports, fundraisers, performances, and other events that have happened at our school this year. One of the recent events this past month was a visit from a potential new student. This was done through a shadow day.