April Greetings from Central Christian School

April 30, 2018

Dear Central Christian Community,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In this month of snow, rain, and sunshine, we give thanks that our students can expand their educational experience beyond the walls of their indoor classrooms and enjoy our beautiful campus, the zoo, the Wilmot Wilderness Center, and more.  It’s so good to see the baseball, tennis, and softball teams outside, to see the Preschool children playing on their exploration playground, and to see the elementary students walking laps around the yard before school. Being outside in God’s creation gives us all fresh energy. 

In these past days, students have been taking their end of course exams and teachers are planning how to fit everything into the remaining days of class. Just today, the Middle School and High School students heard a chapel reminding them that the most important part of a book is the ending. It reminded me of this verse:
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; the patient in
 spirit are better than the proud in spirit.”  (Ecclesiastes 7:8)

At every grade level, our students have grown in many ways since the beginning of the school year. Just before Spring Break, our eighth grade class participated in a “Walk In My Shoes” service learning experience in Canton with Lighthouse Ministries. By the end of their week, they had grown in understanding and compassion. In early April, the Concert Choir traveled to Harrisonburg, Virginia, to participate in the 56th Mennonite Schools Council Choir Festival. Last Saturday, 21 students in grades 4 and 5 participated in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Team activities including Aquatics, Ohio Wild, Astronomy, Write-it Do-it, Catapult, and Zip-line! Students engaged in critical thinking, team work, and hands-on learning. High school business students have been operating a before-school breakfast kiosk to gain real-life business experience.

As we near the end of the school year, we know that the end is better than the beginning because of all the ways we have grown together in knowledge, in abilities, and as a community.  We want to be a community that follows Jesus through praying, serving others, and enabling students to use their creative and intellectual abilities to make a positive difference in the world. Together, we are living a life of curiosity, wonder, and mystery as we join with God to bring the reign of God on earth as it is in heaven.

Please pray with us:

  • That new families will enroll their children and feel welcome at CCS.
  • For seniors to finish well and to feel God’s guidance as they take their next steps.
  • For safety of staff and students in travels, athletics, and at school.
  • For the Board, employees, and Corporation as we continue to discern future steps for the school.
  • For the provision of resources to cover the needs of the school and to make necessary improvements. 

Sincerely,
Jeanne