Core Values, Nov. 1-10, 2017


Thank you House Audacia for continued acts of kindness:

  • Two Members exemplified SERVICE by taking out Mrs. Sneed’s trash.
  • Two Members have displayed DISCIPLINE and a LOVE of LEARNING this week in Spanish 1 class.
  • One Member displayed a desire to SERVE by vacuuming Mrs. Sneed’s classroom.
  • One Member has bee pursuing EXCELLENCE in Continuing Art II class.
  • One Member has shown DETERMINATION and HARD WORK in his Spanish 11 assignments.
  • One Member has displayed a POSITIVE and CHEERFUL attitude in Spanish III class this week.
  • Six Members of the 7th grade class were THOUGHTFUL, DILIGENT, and PURPOSEFUL in their class discussion about gene therapy and genetic engineering.
  • One Member was observed in the gym playing with the younger kids who were in the after school care.  He was amazing with them.  He was KIND, CAREFUL, and fully engaged.  It was a blessing to watch.
  • One Member demonstrated HELPFULNESS and a desire for ORDER by straightening up a bookshelf.
  • Two Members were HELPFUL by moving the Hobbit Houses to the front lobby.
  • One Member demonstrated a HEART to SERVE by moving tables for the Hobbit Houses.
  • Two Members demonstrated a HEART to SERVE by helping put away Fall Festival boxes for Mrs. Gasparrini.

Thank you House Fides for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated PERSEVERANCE.  He had a long scripture recitation last week and he knew that he had not done his best.  He came back in the next day and re-did it – but not for a grade – but because he thought it was important to learn it and perform it better.
  • One Member has bee pursuing EXCELLENCE in Continuing Art II class.
  • One Member demonstrated GRATITUDE and THOUGHTFULNESS by writing Mrs. Haycox a card thanking her for planning the Williamsburg trip.
  • Seven Members of the 7th grade class were THOUGHTFUL, DILIGENT, and PURPOSEFUL in their class discussion about gene therapy and genetic engineering.
  • Two Members were HELPFUL by moving the Hobbit Houses to the front lobby.
  • One Member displayed KINDNESS by volunteering to help a classmate with an assignment.
  • One Member demonstrated a HEART to SERVE by moving tables for the Hobbit Houses.
  • Three Members displayed PATIENCE and KINDNESS by holding the door for thier classmates.
  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE by taking out Mrs. Quillen’s trash.
  • Two Members come into the gym before school and talk with the k4, K5, and 1st grade students.  They show KINDNESS and FRIENDSHIP to the little ones, who look for them every morning.  Plus it is really HELPFUL to the teachers.
  • Three Members demonstrated a HEART to SERVE by helping put away Fall Festival boxes for Mrs. Gasparrini.

Thank you House Sapientia for continued acts of kindness:

  • Two Members come into the gym before school and talk with the k4, K5, and 1st grade students.  They show KINDNESS and FRIENDSHIP to the little ones, who look for them every morning.  Plus it is really HELPFUL to the teachers.  One Member has bee pursuing EXCELLENCE in Continuing Art II class.
  • One Member has shown a CHEERFULNESS and a willingness to SERVE this week in his first period study hall.
  • Two Members have demonstrated GRATITUDE and HELPFULNESS in Community Group.
  • Five Members of the 7th grade class were THOUGHTFUL, DILIGENT, and PURPOSEFUL in their class discussion about gene therapy and genetic engineering.
  • One Member displayed KINDNESS by volunteering to help a classmate with an assignment.
  • One Member was entertaining and just spending time with the K4 kids one morning.  It was wonderful to watch.  The kids love him and he was very KIND and engaging with them.
  • Three Members demonstrated a HEART to SERVE by helping put away Fall Festival boxes for Mrs. Gasparrini.

Current Standings for 2nd Qtr 11/15/17

     133pts            113pts               164pts

Lunch Buddies and House meetings

The Student Government and House System leaders have started a “Lunch Buddies” program this year. 

On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month the leaders join the K4, K5, 1st, and 2nd graders during part of their lunch time.  It is evident from the noise level, the giggles, and the smiles all around that “Lunch Buddies” is a big hit with all of the kids.

What is so sweet to see and hear at the school now are the high-fives the Upper Schoolers give their “buddies” in the halls between classes and the little ones saying to their friends, “He/She is my friend!”

Every 3rd Thursday, the Houses gather in one of their Advisor’s classrooms to meet and to discuss/brainstorm ideas for how they can set the bar higher in areas of community service, school spirit, athletic participation, academic excellence, and character development.

House Fides

House Sapientia

House Audacia

Each meeting is different – some are meant to inform of events ahead and others have games and activities.  The hope is that all are designed to give the House leaders a chance to sharpen their leadership skills, to provide the House members a chance to think/work as a team, and to strengthen the fellowship/community between students in different grade levels.

The 1st Quarter Winner is…

House Fides!

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Final Point Totals:

1st place – Fides with 2,375 points

2nd place – Sapientia with 2,242 points

3rd place – Audacia with 2,221 points

House Captain – Weston Cregger

House Prefects – Jeremy Kirwin and Katie Thigpen

House Advisors – Mr. Leland and Dr. Williamsen

Congratulations House Fides for a job well done! 

Continue to “Keep The Faith” and keep up the good work!

House Description:   Fides – Latin for Faith, Loyalty
Motto: “Pactum serva” (Keep the Faith)
Colors:  Yellow and Black
Mascot: Dog/Wolf
Core Values: Loyalty, Caring, Mercy, Family, Faith, Reverence, Covenant, Justice, Teamwork

(To see the other house descriptions, click the link in the menu bar.)

Core Values, Oct. 14-27, 2017


Thank you House Audacia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member exemplified TRUTH, HONESTY, and INTEGRITY by telling the truth about not completing an assignment in Mrs. Sneed’s class.  He knew that she might not notice; yet he came to her and admitted being unprepared thus accepting a lower grade – but winning on CHARACTER.
  • One Member displayed INITIATIVE by taking out Mrs. Quillen’s trash without being asked to do so.
  • One Member displayed MATURITY and THOUGHTFULNESS by studying with a younger student while the younger child’s mother was in a conference.
  • One Member demonstrated HELPFULNESS by taking out Mrs. Sneed’s trash
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash.
  • One Member exemplified DILIGENCE and ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in Spanish II class.
  • Two Members exemplified DILIGENCE, INITIATIVE, and EXCELLENCE in Continuing Art II class.
  • One Member demonstrated ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in her recitation in Spanish III class – just beautiful!
  • One Member demonstrated INITIATIVE and COURAGE by jumping right in and attending the prom meeting and helping out at the Barn Raising.
  • One Member demonstrated HELPFULNESS by making a sign for the JAIL Booth at the Barn Raising as well as staying after school to put down the paper to protect the gym floor.
  • One Member showed KINDNESS to Mrs. Gann by holding the door open for her and then taking out her trash.
  • Two Members displayed a SERVANT’S HEART by picking up trash on the playground that wasn’t theirs.
  • One Member demonstrated a HEART to SERVE by cleaning T12 by taking out trash, cleaning the whiteboard, and wiping down desks.
  • One Member showed KINDNESS by sacrificing her homework time to help a classmate with some math problems.
  • One Member exemplifies unfailing RESPECTFULNESS and FOCUS in Mr. Morton’s logic class.
  • One Member continues to display CHIVALRY by always being willing to serve other and holding doors open for classmates.
  • One Member showed PERSEVERANCE by working hard to overcome difficulty in memorization and scoring a 100% on a Christendom test.
  • One Member served Mrs. Quillen by being HELPFUL by carrying in supplies for her from her car.
  • One Member was HELPFUL and KIND to stay after Art History class and straighten the chairs and books.
  • One Member demonstrated CHIVALRY and CONSIDERATION OF OTHERS by holding the side door open for everyone after colloquy.

Thank you House Fides for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated GOODNESS and BEAUTY by turning in a core value on for a student in another House because she wanted to make sure his selfless act was recognized.
  • One Member displayed KINDNESS by holding the door for Mrs. Quillen.
  • Two Members demonstrated SERVICE by volunteering to sweet off the entrance mat for Mr. Cook.  They took the broom out of Mr. Cook’s hands and “got er done!”
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash.
  • One Member demonstrated HELPFULNESS by watching the K5 class while Mrs. Dupont went to the front office for a moment.
  • Two Members exemplified DILIGENCE and ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in Spanish II class.
  • One Member exemplified DILIGENCE, INITIATIVE, and EXCELLENCE in Continuing Art II class.
  • One Member is consistently KIND by always thanking Mrs. Mierow when leaving after class.  Always puts a smile on her face.
  • One Member demonstrated LEADERSHIP, HUMILITY, PATIENCE, and SERVICE by helping classmates clarify their understanding of Algebra 2 concepts.
  • One Member demonstrates EXCELLENCE and DILIGENCE by completing all homework assignments and working through all corrections in Algebra 2.
  • One Member demonstrates LEADERSHIP, HUMILITY, KINDNESS, and SERVICE by staying back when the bell rings to clean up the classroom.  He helps pick up after his classmates and helps Mrs. Mierow get the classroom in order before the next class.
  • Three Members demonstrated HELPFULNESS by making a sign for the JAIL Booth at the Barn Raising as well as staying after school to put down the paper to protect the gym floor.
  • One Member has displayed PERSEVERANCE and DILIGENCE by faithfully turning in every Algebra I assignment and putting in extra time at home.
  • Three Members displayed HOSPITALITY by hosting a prospective student for the day.
  • Six Members demonstrated a HEART to SERVE by cleaning T12 by taking out trash, cleaning the whiteboard, and wiping down desks.
  • One Member demonstrated EXCELLENCE in communication and SELF-MANAGEMENT by getting caught up from an extended absence.
  • One Member served Mrs. Quillen by being HELPFUL by carrying in supplies for her from her car.
  • One Member demonstrated CHIVALRY by holding open the door for everyone coming in for lunch.
  • After coming to class unprepared (along with several other students), Two Members displayed CHARACTER and RESPONSIBILITY by coming up to Mrs. Quillen separately after class to apologize and let her know that it would not happen again.
  • Two Members displayed HOSPITALITY and KINDNESS by inviting a new classmate to walk with them to the House meeting.  They also waited around while the student picked up everything and purposefully dialogued with the student to make the new classmate feel included.
  • One Member was HELPFUL and KIND to stay after Art History class and straighten the chairs and books.
  • One Member was KIND and HELPFUL by passing books out to his classmates in colloquy.
  • One Member was THOUGHTFUL and KIND to carry a lost notebook to a classmate.
  • One Member was THOUGHTFUL and CHIVALROUS when he gave up his book for Ms. Leland during colloquy.

Thank you House Sapientia for continued acts of kindness:

  • Two Members demonstrated SERVICE and THOUGHTFULNESS for serving and watching the grammar school kids in the gym during the morning while teachers were in a meeting.
  • One Member has displayed continual SERVICE and KINDNESS by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash and vacuuming his room.
  • One Member exemplified DILIGENCE, INITIATIVE, and EXCELLENCE in Continuing Art II class.
  • One Member displayed a great ATTITUDE in Spanish I class.
  • One Member has demonstrated LEADERSHIP, SERVICE, PATIENCE, EXCELLENCE, and DILIGENCE by giving up a portion of her lunch time to help Mrs. Mierow tutor.
  • One Member displayed LEADERSHIP and KINDNESS by leading an impromptu study group on scatter plots last Friday before the Barn Raising.
  • One Member continually shows THOUGHTFULNESS, INITIATIVE, and SERVICE by helping Mrs. Richardson carry in her teaching supplies everyday without being asked.
  • Two Members have displayed PERSEVERANCE and DILIGENCE by faithfully turning in every Algebra I assignment and putting in extra time at home.
  • One Member displayed HOSPITALITY by hosting a prospective student for the day.
  • Two Members demonstrated CHIVALRY by holding open the door for everyone coming in for lunch.
  • One Member showed PERSEVERANCE by working hard to overcome difficulty in memorization and scoring a 100% on a Christendom test.
  • Two Members displayed MATURITY and KINDNESS towards each other when one accidentally sprayed the other with spray paint.
  • Two Members demonstrated a SERVANT’S HEART by washing glassware for the entire Physical Science class after lab work.
  • One Member was CONSCIENTIOUS and HELPFUL by cleaning the tables after Art class.
  • One Member displayed KINDNESS by encouraging Dr. Williamsen with a sweet note and a snickers.
  • Four Members demonstrated SERVICE by coming in extra early to serve in the gym and outside for Morning Door duty on Thursday.

**Note** the 1st quarter winner will be announced on Monday, the 6th!!

Pumpkin Carving Contest and the Barn Raising (aka Fall Festival)

Nothing says “Fall” better than pumpkins…so the Houses had the 2nd Annual House Pumpkin Carving Contest during their most recent House meeting.  Each House had 4 pumpkins to carve and/or decorate any way they would like.

Each House leader had their own strategy of how to divide their members and use the time wisely.  And some unnamed Houses Advisors enjoyed taking a little “peak” into each of the other House meetings to evaluate the competition.

House Audacia’s pumpkins

House Fides’ pumpkins

House Sapientia’s pumpkins

And the Winners ARE…

Fides “Pirate Ship” – 1st Place  (30pts)

House Sapientia – “Cinderella Carriage” pumpkin – 2nd Place (20pts)
  

House Audacia – “Throw up” pumpkin – 3rd Place (10pts)
 

Honorable Mentions…

This year in the spirit of the construction on the new building, CCS Admin changed the name of the Fall Festival to a Barn Raising.

There were all sorts of games, activities, events, and food for the students and their families to enjoy.  (Cow milking contest, Jacob’s ladder, Giant slide, Hayrides, Face Painting, and mechanical Bull riding)

Various vendors also set up tables with their products.  And the different classes grouped together to create some fun games like a hula hoop ring toss on pumpkins, giant checkers, corn hole, and “bobbing for candy pumpkins” in whipped cream.
  

And kids of all ages enjoyed the pony and horse rides.
 

The Juniors sponsored a Jail to raise money for Prom.  Many students and teachers were sent to jail!

Bryson, Sawyer, and Jeremy showed their leadership and great attitudes as they allowed students to attempt to dunk them. (Each received 15pts for their House for their school spirit and willing to get wet in the cold!)

The event concluded with a cake walk, silent auction, and an hour of line dancing enjoyed by all –those dancing and those watching.
  
Houses with members volunteering to serve received community service points.  Audacia 36pts, Fides 60pts, Sapientia 36pts

Current Point Standings for 1st qtr:

       1765pts          1742pts          1786pts