Core Values, Jan. 3-15, 2018


Thank you House Audacia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash.
  • One Member displays a KIND HEART and sweet attitude towards Dr. Williamsen always.
  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE by cleaning the Mr. Morton’s whiteboard.
  • One Member is always ENGAGED in class and EAGER to learn in Dr. Williamsen’s class.
  • One Member extended the right hand of FELLOWSHIP by stopping and chatting with the 6th graders about their Christmas celebration.
  • One Member displayed CONSIDERATION and KINDNESS by checking on Mrs. Cross’s grandchild who has eye cancer.
  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE by taking out Dr. Williamsen’s trash.
  • One Member demonstrated INITIATIVE and PROACTIVE thinking by doing math homework a day ahead because she knew she had a basketball game.
  • Two Members displayed KINDNESS and a DESIRE TO SERVE by helping with morning door duty.
  • One Member exhibited KINDNESS by going out of his way to interact with younger students in grammar school at the end of the school day.
  • One Member exhibited HELPFULNESS by jumping up and passing out markers, boards, etc. to her classmates.
  • One Member displayed HELPFULNESSS by volunteering to tutor classmates in math during lunch.
  • One Member showed INTEGRITY and HONESTY when he noticed the Mrs. Quillen recorded a grade for him 2 points higher than he earned.
  • One Member displayed REVERANCE by praying during community group.

Thank you House Fides for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated FRIENDSHIP by spending time with K-4 students in the morning.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS by organizing a “get well” card for Mrs. Haycox
  • Three Members demonstrate SERVICE repeatedly by taking out Dr. Williamsen’s trash.
  • One Member was SELFLESS as she sat in a less desirable spot in class to keep peace in the class.
  • Two Members are always ENGAGED in class and EAGER to learn in Dr. Williamsen’s class.
  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE by cleaning the trailer with Dr. Williamsen after parties.
  • One Member took a Science test after being out sick when he could have had an extra day and he missed the review, and he aced it – 100 – because he is DILIGENT with his studies.
  • One Member displayed CHIVALRY towards Mrs. Russell and others by opening the door as they were coming into the building.
  • One Member volunteered to lead community group devotion and was a great ROLE MODEL for the group.
  • One Member demonstrated VULNERABILITY by being very open in sharing her struggles with the community group.
  • One Member displayed KINDNESS and a DESIRE TO SERVE by helping with morning door duty.
  • One Member demonstrated ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in Logic by figuring out a very complicated concept on her own.
  • One Member displayed REVERANCE by praying in Geometry class to start the new year off right.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by helping Coach Similiton with the bleachers and tables.

Thank you House Sapientia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS and SERVICE by erasing, cleaning the whiteboard, and then re-writing important content in neat handwriting for Mr. Morton.
  • One Member demonstrated FRIENDSHIP by spending time with K-4 students in the morning.
  • Four Members demonstrated SERVICE by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash.
  • One Member gave Dr. Williamsen a special Christmas present from her heart (a gift card that was hers but said that she loved Dr. Williamsen and wanted her to have it) – a SELFLESS act in a me first world.
  • Two Members demonstrated SERVICE by cleaning the Mr. Morton’s whiteboard.
  • One Member is always ENGAGED in class and EAGER to learn in Dr. Williamsen’s class.
  • One Member displayed CONSIDERATION and KINDNESS by checking on Mrs. Cross’s grandchild who has eye cancer.
  • One Member offered to HELP Mrs. Russell bring in her Christmas goodies.
  • One Member made a WISE choice to sit in a different spot in Logic class so as not to be distracted.
  • One Member displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in science with her notes in class.
  • One Member demonstrated INITIATIVE and PROACTIVE thinking by doing math homework a day ahead because she knew she had a basketball game.
  • One Member displayed KINDNESS and a DESIRE TO SERVE by helping with morning door duty.
  • One Member displayed HELPFULNESSS by volunteering to tutor classmates in math during lunch.
  • Three Members demonstrated SERVICE by taking out Mrs. Quillen’s trash.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by helping Coach Similiton with the bleachers and tables.
  • One Member displayed GENEROSITY and THOUGHTFULNESS by surprising her community group with treats.
  • One Member showed EMPATHY and KINDNESS by noticing a concerned look on her teacher’s face and quickly reaching out to offer assistance.
  • One Member has been quickly, cheerfully, and energetically asking how she may be HELPFUL in community group.
  • One Member consistently shows a SERVANT’S HEART in study hall as he volunteers to do a chore that no one else wants to do.

Current Standings for 2nd Qtr 1/15/18

     1055pts            1033pts            1020pts

Wrapping Up 2017 with School Spirit, Service, Sports, Social events, Clubs, and Contests! Now we are ready for 2018!

First semester has provided many opportunities for the Houses to accumulate points to get them ever closer to the Covenant Cup!  Besides the Core Value Character points, there are many other ways to earn point that are highlighted below.

House Spirit – The Houses show their spirit by gathering each Friday to pose for the camera with their House shirts on!  Each House that has at least 75% of their House members wearing their House shirt receives 15pts.

    

Then there are those that go the extra mile to show their House spirit by requesting special shoes to be designed with their House mascot on them!  Impressive! 🙂 

And other House members that create/design a bulletin board to remind others of the importance of kindness.

And let’s not forget Spirit Nights at Freddy’s!

Community Service Points – The Houses also earn Community Service points for any service done at CCS, in the community, and throughout the world.  Some examples of service this semester are pictured below.


Serving at the Pumpkin Roll Run


Donating bags to Cooperative Christian Ministries


Bringing supplies to the Cabarrus Soup Kitchen


Collecting diapers for the hurricane victims

Collecting food for the Cabarrus Food Pantry


Serving at Operation Christmas Child


Running in the Santa Scramble

Personal Development Points – House points are also earned through involvement and participation in school clubs!  What clubs, you ask?  There are several – the Society of Biblical Masculinity, the Scrabble club, the Anatomy and Physiology club, the RPG club, and the War-gaming club to name a few.  Any student can create a new club for the semester or year by making a proposal to Mrs. Haycox regarding purpose, meeting time, and suggested Advisor.

 

Also under this category is gathering information on colleges when they visit during lunch or when they meet with Mrs. Haycox to make a college plan.

Social Points – House receive points for attending CCS Social functions like the Bonfire, Powder Puff game, and Charlie Brown Christmas Movie night.

Sports Points – House member receive points for participating on any CCS sports team.  Additional points are earned by serving as team captain or manager.  Coaches can also award points for outstanding performance during a game.

Note – Parents can earn points for their student’s house by serving in concessions, with the score board, or at the ticket table.  🙂

 

(In desperate need of some basketball pictures!)

House Contests –  Houses are also awarded points throughout a semester by winning various competitions.  Recently the Houses competed in the Ugly Sweater and Gingerbread House contests.

Most Beautifully Tacky –

Ugliest Sweater –

Most likely belonging to your mom or grandma –

The Gingerbread categories were “Best in Show (aka Most Aesthetically Pleasing),” “Most Creative, “Most Humorous,” “Most Spirit,” and “Largest Structure.”
 

So much fun had by all in 2017, and there is still much more fun planned for 2018!A big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting the CCS House System!

May we all remember to…

Live Courageously!!
Pursue Wisdom!!
and
Keep The Faith!!

Core Value, Dec. 1-20, 2017


Thank you House Audacia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member exemplified a HEART to SERVE by seeing Mrs. Haycox vacuuming the stage after another House had left it messy and she offered to help clean it for Mrs. Haycox.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS by offering to carry an awkward stack of books for Mrs. Arensman when he saw her struggling with them.
  • One Member demonstrated LEADERSHIP in her community group by leading discussion and encouraging others.
  • Two Members displayed SERVICE by taking out Mrs. Thigpen’s trash.
  • One Member exhibited THOUGHTFULNESS by cleaning Mrs. Thigpen’s classroom.
  • One Member exhibited the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT by decorating Mrs. Thigpen’s Christmas tree.
  • One Member demonstrated INITIATIVE by taking out Mrs. Arensman’s trash without being asked.
  • One Member displayed a SERVANT’S HEART by taking out Mrs. Sneed’s trash.
  • Two Members displayed CHIVALRY by holding the door open for others after colloquy.
  • Two Members displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in Spanish class.
  • One Member displayed DEDICATION and EXCELLENCE in her artwork.
  • One Member demonstrated SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP and COMPASSION by leading his class to pray for others.
  • One Member was THOUGHTFUL by making a sweet Christmas card for Miss Leland.
  • Three Members were immensely HELPFUL cleaning the stage, hauling heavy props, and prepping for Mrs. Cross’ Israel celebration.
  • One Member showed GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP while playing games, and for paying attention and showing maturity while she played.
  • One Member stopped her work during study hall to be HELPFUL when a fellow student dropped her pencil case and it sprayed pencils everywhere. She was very KIND and LOVING.
  • One Member showed EAGERNESS to SERVE Miss Leland by taking out the classroom trash.
  • One Member displayed HELPFULNESS by vacuuming Mrs. Thigpen’s room.
  • Two Members were HELPFUL by vacuuming and taking out Mr. Morton’s trash.

Thank you House Fides for continued acts of kindness:

  • Three members demonstrated SERVICE by setting up tables in the lobby for Mrs. Arensman to display the 8th grade Lord of the Rings projects.
  • One Fides community group demonstrated LOVE by making Mrs. Haycox a birthday card.
  • One Member demonstrated CHIVALRY by volunteering his seat to a lady visitor without being asked to do so.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE and INITIATIVE by voluntarily vacuuming Mr. Leland’s floor when it was dirty.
  • One Member exhibited THOUGHTFULNESS and INITIATIVE by taking out the trash and bringing in extra chairs for Parent Shadow Day.
  • One Member displayed LOVE, FAITH, and REVERANCE by leading the class in prayer for a fellow student who had an appointment with a doctor.
  • Two Members displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and KINDNESS by filling in and teaching a review lesson in Algebra 2 while Mrs. Meirow was out.
  • Two Members displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in Spanish class.
  • One Member exhibited KINDNESS by giving up his book for Miss Leland in colloquy.
  • One Member displayed BRAVERY.
  • One Member showed PERSEVERANCE through a difficult assignment in Miss Leland’s class.
  • One Member showed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and superb class participation in Art History class.
  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE by cleaning Mrs. Quillen’s whiteboard.
  • Four Members CHEERFULLY helped Mr. Leland clean his room.
  • Two Members showed GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP while playing games, and for paying attention and showing maturity while they played.
  • One Member volunteered to HELP Mrs. Kuhn collect attendance one day when the usual person was absent.
  • Two Members served Mr. Leland by HELPING him clean his room last minute before parent shadow day.
  • Two Members displayed KINDNESS for being willing to help a friend carry his heavy backpack between classes.
  • One Member displayed HELPFULNESS by vacuuming Mrs. Thigpen’s room.
  • One Member showed KINDNESS by holding open the door for Mr. Morton when he came in with his hands full.
  • One Member showed HUMILITY when complimented on his work on the rock.
  • One Member showed MATURITY and behaved as a GENTLEMAN when talking with Mrs. Murph.

Thank you House Sapientia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE by setting up tables in the lobby for Mrs. Arensman to display the 8th grade Lord of the Rings projects.
  • Two Members demonstrated SERVICE by one of them cleaning the whiteboard and the other taking out Mrs. Quillen’s trash.
  • Three Members exhibited THOUGHTFULNESS by cleaning Mrs. Thigpen’s classroom.
  • One Member displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and KINDNESS by filling in and teaching a review lesson in Algebra 2 while Mrs. Meirow was out.
  • One Member displayed BRAVERY.
  • One Member displayed DEDICATION and EXCELLENCE in her artwork.
  • One Member demonstrated GRATITUDE with Miss Leland.
  • One Member displayed HUMBLE LEADERSHIP in his Spanish class.
  • One Member had outstanding CLASS PARTICIPATION in Spanish class.
  • One Member showed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and superb class participation in Art History class.
  • One Member stepped up to SERVE his classmates by doing a job nobody else wanted to do.
  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE by cleaning Mrs. Quillen’s whiteboard.
  • Three Members demonstrated KINDNESS by taking out Mrs. Quillen’s trash.
  • Two Members were immensely HELPFUL cleaning the stage, hauling heavy props, and prepping for Mrs. Cross’ Israel celebration.
  • Two Members CHEERFULLY helped Mr. Leland clean his room.
  • Two Members showed GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP while playing games, and for paying attention and showing maturity while they played.
  • One Member showed GOOD CHARACTER by confessing that he had been slacking on his Commonplace Book work and promised to work harder.
  • One Member displays REVERANCE by being a fellow warrior who is striving after a relationship with God.
  • Two Members were HELPFUL by taking out Mr. Leland’s trash.
  • One Member showed EAGERNESS to SERVE Miss Leland by taking out the classroom trash.
  • One Member demonstrated ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in Spanish 1 class.
  • One Member displayed KINDNESS for being willing to help a friend carry his heavy backpack between classes.
  • Four Members demonstrated SERVICE by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash on different days.
  • One Member is being very PROACTIVE with her leadership and agenda.
  • One Member vacuumed Mr. Morton’s room being HELPFUL and CONSIDERATE.

Current Standings for 2nd Qtr 12/20/17

       872pts             826pts             893pts

Core Values, Nov. 11-30, 2017


Thank you House Audacia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member exemplified SERVICE by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS by holding the door open for Mr. Morton
  • One Member demonstrated LEADERSHIP and a desire to COMMUNICATE well by taking amazing notes during the Student Government meeting and making a plan how to get the information to his classmates.
  • One Member demonstrated HELPFULNESS by being willing to help Mrs. Cregger and Mrs. Dupont with the Christmas tree distribution.
  • One Member showed INITIATIVE by offering to take out Mr. Leland’s trash when it was overflowing.
  • Two Members demonstrated EXCELLENCE in their work in making a beautiful Commonplace Book in both Form and Content.
  • One Member consistently displays CHEERFULNESS and THANKFULNESS towards her teachers.
  • One Member demonstrated WISDOM by her applying the ideas discussed in class to her own life in a meaningful way.
  • Two Members demonstrated KINDNESS by holding open the door for their classmates.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by taking our Mrs. Sneed’s trash.
  • One Member displayed a SERVANT’S HEART by helping Mrs. Quillen set up the tables and chairs in her classroom Monday morning.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDESS, LOVE, and GENEROSITY by blessing Mrs. Quillen with a wonderful gift of Dunkin Donuts coffee.

Thank you House Fides for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS, INITIATIVE, GOOD COMMUNICATION, and a GENEROUS spirit by spearheading a baby shower for Mr. Morton’s wife
  • One Member demonstrated HELPFULNESS by being willing to help Mrs. Cregger and Mrs. Dupont with the Christmas tree distribution.
  • One Member consistently displays a HELPFUL and POSITIVE attitude.
  • One Member displayed DILIGENCE through his marked improvement in his Commonplace book.
  • Two Members demonstrated EXCELLENCE in their work in making a beautiful Commonplace Book in both Form and Content.
  • Two Members consistently display THANKFULNESS towards their teachers.
  • One Member displays a CHEERFUL ATTITUDE everyday and a willingness to engage in a personable manner with her teachers.
  • One Member demonstrated WISDOM by her applying the ideas discussed in class to her own life in a meaningful way.
  • Seven Members demonstrated KINDNESS by holding open the door for their classmates.
  • One Member exhibited LOVE, CARE, and KINDNESS by visiting with the K4 student before school Monday morning.  She was great with them and they absolutely love her!
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by taking out Mrs. Quillen’s trash.
  • One Member displayed HUMILITY and KINDNESS by allowing Mrs. Thigpen to use her literature journal to copy for a new student to help the student get up to speed.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by taking our Mrs. Sneed’s trash.
  • Two Members displayed a SERVANT’S HEART by helping Mrs. Quillen set up the tables and chairs in her classroom Monday morning.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS by staying a few minutes after class and helping Mrs. Quillen clean up.

Thank you House Sapientia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member exhibited ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE by synthesizing topics across multiple classes, applying rhetoric to logic, etc. in Mr. Morton’s Intermediate Logic class.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash.
  • One Member demonstrated LEADERSHIP and a desire to COMMUNICATE well by taking amazing notes during the Student Government meeting and making a plan how to get the information to his classmates.
  • One Member continues you have a SERVANT’S HEART by always picking up trash, even if it is not his.
  • One Member demonstrated HELPFULNESS by being willing to help Mrs. Cregger and Mrs. Dupont with the Christmas tree distribution.
  • Two Members displayed DILIGENCE through their marked improvement in their Commonplace book.
  • Two Members demonstrated KINDNESS by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash.
  • One Member demonstrated EXCELLENCE in her work in making a beautiful Commonplace Book in both Form and Content.
  • One Member consistently displays THANKFULNESS towards his teachers.
  • One Member displayed LEADERSHIP and ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE by leading her group in History to take excellent notes from the section of the text.  Her skill in detecting the most important facts and details was stellar and she shared her insights with her fellow group members in a way that encouraged them in their work.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS by holding open the door for her classmates.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by taking our Mrs. Sneed’s trash.
  • One Member displayed a SERVANT’S HEART by helping Mrs. Quillen set up the tables and chairs in her classroom Monday morning.

Current Standings for 2nd Qtr 12/4/17

       547pts            464pts              545pts

Fall House Games 2017

The 4th Annual Fall House Games Competition wrapped up just in time for the Thanksgiving Break. As in previous years, the competition was fierce but filled with silly games, laughter, and good sportsmanship.

For each game, the House leaders had to strategically determine which members should participate based on the skills needed or the willingness of the members to do some of the crazier activities. Each game had the 1st place winner receive 1 point, 2nd place winner receive 2pts, and 3rd place winner receive 3pts. The “Ultimate Winner of the Fall House Games” was the House with the lowest number of points.

Throughout the afternoon the points were close between the three Houses, but at the end of the day, last year’s Fall House Game winner, House Sapientia, was announced the winner again…narrowly winning by 1 point!

Congratulations Sapientia! Well Done!

sapientia final

Final Scores:
Sapientia – 18 points
Fides –  19 points
Audacia – 22 points

Below are some of the pictures from the fun afternoon!

House Chant Challenge – 1st Sapientia, 2nd (tie) Fides and Audacia

In years past, House Audacia has dominated in the House Chant competition because, since the beginning of the House System, they have had the strongest chant.  But this year, House Fides showed up in their newly designed armor ready to intimidate the competition.  And House Sapientia (finally) wrote a chant and incorporated some choreography with flying “birds.”  The judges – Mrs. Prince and Mrs. Kuhn – had a tough decision, but it was the flying birds that sealed the deal and gave Sapientia the win.

Balloon Stomp – This was the Captain’s choice game – always a favorite with the Houses.  1st Fides, 2nd Sapientia, 3rd Audacia

Fastest and Farthest – This game reminded the Houses that it is always good to define one’s terms.  Fastest = the fastest cup stacker.  Farthest = the paper airplane that could travel the farthest.
Cup Stack – 1st Fides, 2nd Audacia, 3rd Sapientia
Airplane – 1st Fides, 2nd Audacia, 3rd Sapientia

Oven Mitt Kiss Relay – 1st Sapientia, 2nd Fides, 3rd Audacia

The House members had to race down and unwrap a Hershey’s kiss while wearing oven mitts and then eat the kiss before returning to tag the next member.

 

The Houses were surprised to have 2 CCS alumni return to help out in this relay game!   

5 Kernels of Corn blanket relay – 1st Sapientia, 2nd Fides, 3rd Audacia

Surprise Food Relay – This game called for the bravest of eaters.  Under the cups were Dixie cups filled with all sorts of “interesting” food options – Spam, prunes, marshmallows, hard-boiled egg, candy corn, cherries, pork rinds, black olives, Vienna sausages, hot Taki’s, dill pickles, and dehydrated cherry tomatoes.

1st Sapientia, 2nd Audacia, 3rd Fides

Basketball Relay – 1st Fides, 2nd Audacia, 3rd Sapientia

Spirit Banner Competition – 1st Audacia 30pts, 2nd Sapientia 20pts, 3rd Fides 10pts

All in all, the day was a “hoot’in, howl’in, and growl’in” good time!