Academic Excellence is not achieved without constantly reviewing our curriculum, looking to the horizon for new trends and opportunities and seeking to offer the most relevant courses in our ever-changing world. As a result, CCS will be offering several new high school electives to bolster our curriculum in the world of STEM. STEM is the collaborative learning environment that brings together the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Mrs. Keim’s physics students recently got an opportunity to see, first hand, how many of the concepts they have learned in class apply in real life at the annual Outdoor Classroom/Physics Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
During the Senior trip, students served at the Abraham Project near San Jose in Costa Rica by doing yard upkeep, moving and planting trees and digging and clearing out ditches in the surrounding community.
Seventh grade students had fun presenting their work in Code Blue. Their studies served as a constant reminder of how all our body systems are beautifully designed and work so closely together. We are truly “fearfully and wonderfully” made by God.
The junior class traveled to Camp Allen for a time of leadership and team building. The goal for the retreat was to set the tone for the junior class as they prepare to be the leaders of the school and to build stronger relationships within the class as they enter into their senior year at CCS.
Physics students participated in the first annual CCS Magnetic Levitation Derby. Each student created their own magnetic levitation (MAGLEV) vehicle with magnets connected to the bottom so that it levitated on the magnetic track.
Executive Director Stephen Novotny said, “We are thankful to open the doors of this wonderful new facility; and are thrilled for what this will mean for generations of students to come. We thank God for the generosity of so many who have provided this new facility to help us continue to fulfill our mission of honoring the Lord Jesus Christ by providing students an education based upon academic excellence and biblical values.”
On Wed, May 10, grades K-8 held chapel services in the new Campus Life Center and Gym for the very first time. Second grade students led worship for their chapel with their "STOMP" presentation and alumnus Evan Weppler ('07) spoke to students about the "Signs of our Creator."
The evening included inducting 13 new members into the Thespian Society, honoring drama students for their outstanding performances and commitment to the department, announcing the thespian officers for next year, speeches from the graduating senior thespians, and a cake reception.
The high school choir and drumline had the opportunity to perform their contest pieces and receive feedback from a panel of three judges, which included college music educators. For their performance, both the choir and the drumline received a gold rating, which is the highest ranking available at this competition. And for the second time in three years, the choir was awarded an invitation to sing at Carnegie Hall in New York.
On Friday, April 21, 2017, elementary students enjoyed a fun day of field activities including the annual tug-of-war with the help of high school students in the Ephraim, Levi, Issachar, Manasseh and Reuben Warrior Tribes.
On Friday, April 21, 2017, CCS high school Warrior Tribes took part in a full day of school-organized community service. Some of the high school students stayed on campus working with the elementary school for their annual Tribal Wars competition. Other students worked out in the community on specific projects designed for their group. Read more about how CCS students made a huge difference in the lives of others in our community and on our campus throughout this day of service.