Core Values, Oct 1-13, 2017


Thank you House Audacia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member had a SERVANT’S HEART by helping Mrs. Haycox set up chairs for the “Coffee for the Curious” meeting.
  • One Member was so HELPFUL by carrying boxes for SG.
  • One Member displayed an INTENSE interest in class discussions and a HUMBLE attitude.
  • One Member displayed CREATIVITY in his ideas during the Rhetoric Incarnation Game.
  • One Member displayed a GENUINE interest in asking and answering important questions in Mr. Leland’s class.
  • One Member leaped to the AID of a classmate who spilled the contents of their supply pouch all over the floor.
  • Four Members demonstrated SERVICE by taking out Mrs. Arensman’s and Mrs. Quillen’s trash for them.
  • Two Members demonstrated KINDNESS by holding the door for Mrs. Quillen.
  • One Member BLESSED Mr. Cook by helping him with some jobs on his list.
  • Three Members displayed HELPFULNESS by helping Coach Similton with the bleachers.
  • One Member displayed INITIATIVE by asking to take out Mrs. Sneed’s trash.
  • One Member took INITIATIVE to make a flyer about the Pink Out Volleyball game and communicated with Mrs. Kuhn on the details.
  • One Member always goes above and beyond to HELP others.  He was also instrumental in getting preparations together for the pep rally.
  • One Member was HELPFUL to Mrs. Thigpen by taking out her trash.
  • One Member demonstrated good SPORTSMANSHIP by volunteering to help out the Sapientia team in a review game in history class.
  • Two Members exemplified ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, team work, and creativity in their Spanish 1 presentation.
  • Two Members were KIND to offer to vacuum the Art History classroom and another tool out the trash.
  • One Member went above and beyond to SERVE others by cleaning up the gym after an especially messy lunch period.
  • One Member displayed outstanding ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in Spanish 1.
  • One Member was HELPFUL by joining other students in moving a bookcase out of the hallway by Mrs. Quillen’s classroom.
  • One Member was HELPFUL by bringing in samples of materials to share with the Biology class for the microscope labs.
  • Ten Members SERVED others by holding the door open for them in between classes.

Thank you House Fides for continued acts of kindness:

  • Two Members displayed SERVICE by offering to take out Mr. Leland’s trash
  • Two Members had a SERVANT’S HEART by helping Mrs. Haycox set up chairs for the “Coffee for the Curious” meeting.
  • One Member displayed CREATIVITY in his ideas during the Rhetoric Incarnation Game.
  • One Member demonstrated INSIGHTFUL comments and questions during class discussions and readings.
  • One Member leaped to the AID of a classmate who spilled the contents of their supply pouch all over the floor.
  • One Member SERVED Mr. Cook by working on the sound for the volleyball game.
  • Two Members to INITIATIVE to help sort copies for the Tuesday folders.
  • One Member volunteered to SERVE every other Monday to cover Monday morning door duty so that Mr. Leland could participate in worship practice.
  • Two Member displayed KINDNESS by holding the door for Mrs. Quillen.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS by taking Biology notes and assignment information for a student who was absent.
  • Two Members demonstrated CHIVALRY by coming to Mrs. Haycox’s aid and carrying her heavy bags to the car for her.
  • Three Members consistently display THOUGHTFULNESS and PATIENCE as they held the door open for students to enter the building in the morning.
  • One Member was so HELPFUL and KIND to help carry things out to Mrs. Quillen’s car for her.
  • One Member volunteered to SERVE by handing out upperclassmen photo proofs at lunch for Mrs. Kuhn.
  • Two Members demonstrated good SPORTSMANSHIP by volunteering to help out the Sapientia team in a review game in history class.
  • One Member was KIND to take another student materials that he left behind in class.
  • One Member showed CONSIDERATION for others and willingness to compromise during the group project work in Art History class.
  • One Member was extra HELPFUL by handing out text books to his classmates.
  • One Member showed GRATITUDE by thanking Miss Leland after Spanish class.
  • One Member displayed HELPFULNESS by helping Coach Similton with the bleachers.
  • One Member was a super group LEADER in Art History class.
  • One Member had a SERVANT’S HEART as she washed lab glassware for the entire Physical Science class.
  • One Member BLESSED Mrs. Haycox with a cup of coffee after a long day.
  • One Member was HELPFUL by bringing in samples of materials to share with the Biology class for the microscope labs.
  • One Member was HELPFUL by joining other students in moving a bookcase out of the hallway by Mrs. Quillen’s classroom.
  • One Member BLESSED Mrs. Quillen by bringing her lunch on Wednesday.
  • Six Members SERVED others by holding the door open for them in between classes.

Thank you House Sapientia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE and THOUGHTFULNESS for considerately holding the side door for her teacher.
  • One Member demonstrated a LOVE of LEARNING and wisdom.
  • One Member was so HELPFUL by carrying boxes for SG.
  • One Member was so THOUGHTFUL to help a classmate clean up her spilled coffee.
  • One Member displayed a genuine DESIRE to make the most of her Commonplace Book — not just for class, but for herself.
  • One Member leaped to the AID of a classmate who spilled the contents of their supply pouch all over the floor.
  • Three Members gave up their lunch to SERVE Mrs. Quillen by cleaning her whiteboard and taking out her trash.
  • One Member BLESSED Mr. Cook by helping him with some jobs on his list.
  • One Member has SACRIFICED several lunches and worked outside of school to research, build, and set up Mr. Morton’s new work computer.
  • One Member continues to SERVE OTHERS by picking up trash in Mr. Morton’s classroom that he didn’t create.
  • One Member was THOUGHTFUL to give up half of his doughnut to a friend who didn’t have one.
  • One of the House Leaders continues to send out the agenda WELL in ADVANCE to ask for feedback from House Advisors.  Such INITIATIVE is awesome!
  • Two Members displayed HELPFULNESS by helping Coach Similton with the bleachers.
  • One Member was so HELPFUL and KIND to help carry things out to Mrs. Quillen’s car for her.
  • Two Members showed INITIATIVE by taking out Mr. Morton’s trash and replacing the bag.
  • One Member has demonstrated REVERENCE by praying aloud with the microphone before the last 3 home middle school volleyball games.
  • One Member showed CONSIDERATION for others and willingness to compromise during the group project work in Art History class.
  • One Member showed GRATITUDE by thanking Miss Leland after Spanish class.
  • Two Members were HELPFUL by joining other students in moving a bookcase out of the hallway by Mrs. Quillen’s classroom.
  • Four Members were HELPFUL by bringing in samples of materials to share with the Biology class for the microscope labs.
  • One Member had a SERVANT’S HEART as she washed lab glassware for the entire Physical Science class.
  • One Member was in the hallway by the girls’ bathroom when a grammar school student dropped her water bottle, spilling ice and water everywhere.  This Member was so KIND and told the student not to worry and that she would help her clean it all up.
  • Six Members SERVED others by holding the door open for them in between classes.
  • One Member BLESSED Mrs. Quillen by bringing her lunch on Wednesday.

Spirit Week – Pancakes, Pep Rally, and Fall Dance

Spirit Week kicked off with Student Government hosting a pancake breakfast!  All went as according to plan – lots of tickets sold, yummy pancakes, and happy costumers.  But we did have a first (or as I like to call it – a memory making experience) … CCS had an early morning visit from the Fire Department! With so many amazing cooks in the kitchen, the smoke from butter in skillets and from food left on burners reached the height of the smoke alarms.  But never fear – all checked out fine and no pancakes (or students) were harmed in all the excitement.  🙂

Each day of the week had a theme.  Monday was “Country vs. Country Club.”
The Spirit Court winners for the day (chosen by Mrs. Prince) were Emma Lawing and Weston Cregger.
 

Tuesday was “Dynamic Duo” or Group day.  (Sadly I do not have many pictures from this creative theme day.)
One of the two Spirit Court winners of the day was The Office gang.  The other winners not pictures were Byrson Rose and Michael Merrill.

Wednesday,  was Tie-Dye Day.  The Spirit Court winners were Lee Williamson and Peyton McClelland.

Thursday was Career Day.  It was so exciting to see how many future doctors, reporters, forensic detectives, artists, and service men and women we hope to come out of the Upper School.

The Spirit Court winners for the day were Garret Cox and Emma Stapleton.  

Friday’s theme was BLACK OUT!  And the school day ended with a PEP RALLY!
The SG President, Cameron Warner, introduced all the students on all the Volleyball and Cross Country teams.

And of course there was lots of cheering/screaming during the silly/fun games.

But the week of fun didn’t stop there.  Student Government hosted the Fall Dance at the Propst Farm! Thank you Propst Family for being so gracious and generous with your beautiful property!!

The dance had a fall camping theme and was called “A Night Under the Stars.”
It had the highest attendance numbers for a Fall dance in several years.

Even the chaperones had fun! 🙂

Core Values, Sept. 18-29, 2017


Thank you House Audacia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member displayed outstanding ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in Spanish 1.
  • Two Members displayed THOUGHTFULNESS by taking out the classroom trash.
  • Six Members demonstrated KINDNESS by holding the back door open for all the students as they went from their classes in the trailers to the main building.
  • One Member went out of his way to share his GRATITUDE by thanking his Algebra 2 teacher for class today.
  • One Member took INITIATIVE after she learned the need was great to serve the Cabarrus Soup Kitchen by getting up extra early to deliver bowls.
  • One Member offered to take out Mrs. Sneed’s trash demonstrating a HEART to SERVE.

Thank you House Fides for continued acts of kindness:

  • Six Members demonstrated KINDNESS by holding the back door open for all the students as they went from their classes in the trailers to the main building.
  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE and THOUGHTFULNESS for her willingness to help take out Mrs.Sneed’s trash.
  • One Member displayed KINDNESS and a SERVANT’S HEART by going to get copies from the copy room for Mrs.Thigpen.
  • Two Members used their ORGANIZATIONAL GIFTEDNESS to help Mrs. Kuhn clean out the closet in the office.
  • One Member went out of his way to share his GRATITUDE by thanking his Algebra 2 teacher for class today.
  • One Member exemplified HELPFULNESS by carrying things out to Mrs. Quillen’s car for her on Friday afternoon.
  • Two Members have not let one day go by without thanking Mrs. Quillen after class demonstrating GRATITUDE.
  • One Member DAILY PARTICIPATES in class discussions, asks pertinent questions, and answers most every question I pose during Geometry and Physical Science blessing Mrs. Quillen.
  • Four Members demonstrated SERVICE by cleaning up Mrs. Quillen’s room after Student Government meeting with the desire to leave it better than they found it.
  • One Member was a wonderful HELPER when she volunteered to vacuum the T-12 trailer after school.
  • One Member demonstrated THOUGHTFULNESS by holding the door for the Grammar School parents leaving the school for the day.
  • One Member took INITIATIVE after she learned the need was great to serve the Cabarrus Soup Kitchen by getting up extra early to deliver bowls.
  • One Member, who is on the Varsity Volleyball team, continually aspires to do better and she is DETERMINED and not afraid to ask what she can work on outside of practice to improve.
  • Two Members were described by Mr. Cook as a LIFE SAVERS as one helped with tarp upstairs and the other with the sound system.
  • One Member blessed several teachers with a THOUGHTFUL “fall flavored” gift.

Thank you House Sapientia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE and THOUGHTFULNESS for her willingness to help take out Mrs. Sneed’s trash.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS by holding the back door open for all the students as they went from their classes in the trailers to the main building.
  • One Member displayed a HEART to SERVE by helping Mrs. Thigpen first out her Power Point display (twice).
  • One Member went out of his way to share his GRATITUDE by thanking his Algebra 2 teacher for class today.
  • One Member demonstrated SELFLESS SERVICE by cleaning up trash that wasn’t his in Mr. Morton’s class.
  • One Member demonstrated SELFLESS SERVICE by sacrificing his whole lunch period to help Mr. Morton with his computer problems.
  • One Member displayed INITITATIVE and HUMILITY in scheduling a time to discuss study strategies with Mr. Morton.
  • One Member exemplified HELPFULNESS by carrying things out to Mrs. Quillen’s car for her on Friday afternoon.
  • One Member acted SELFLESSLY by giving up her study hall to do chemistry class lab preparations and making chemical solutions for the rest of the class to use.
  • One Member demonstrated COMPASSION and KINDNESS to care for a 7th grader that hurt her knee by helping her walk (and sometimes carrying her) between each class.
  • One Member demonstrated LEADERSHIP by gathering friends to come to the aid of the Soup Kitchen to supply them with bowls for meals.
  • Four Members took INITIATIVE after they learned the need was great to serve the Cabarrus Soup Kitchen by getting up extra early to deliver bowls.
  • One Member demonstrated GENEROSITY and good SPORTSMANSHIP by purchasing face paint for all three houses.

Leadership Retreat 2017

Meet your Student Government and House Leaders for 2017-18! 
Cameron Warner – Student Government President


Bryson Rose – Student Government Vice President


Chloe Gantz – SG Social Prefect and Laura Sneed – SG Spirit Prefect


Erin Davis – SG Community Service Prefect
Sydney Himpel – SG Secretary/Treasurer

Audacia House Leadership:
House Captain – Lydia Lawing
House Prefects – Michael Merrill and Emma Stapleton

Fides House Leadership:
House Captain – Weston Cregger
House Prefects – Katie Thigpen and Jeremy Kerwin

Sapeintia House Leadership:
House Captain – Lauren Cox
House Prefects – Erin Davis and Luke Harris


Laura Sneed – 12th grade SG Representative
Michael Merrill – 11th grade SG Representative


Tyler Hicks and Jonathan Haycox – 10th grade SG Representatives


Sawyer Gann and Ryan Gasparrini – 9th grade SG Representatives


Logan Mahaley and Parker Rose – 8th grade SG Representatives


Caimbree Gann and Sophie Gantz – 7th grade SG Representatives

Committed to training up tomorrow’s leaders, CCS hosted an all day student leadership retreat before the start of school at the Gann’s beautiful home. The day started with a human scavenger hunt in order to help the new and younger members get to know the others quickly.  The students also filled out a self evaluation on their perception of how well they lead.  Each leader was then asked to introduce themselves, their role, and if elected one promise they made or if interviewed/selected one goal they hope to accomplish in the coming school year.

From there the students explored concepts from another leadership book entitled Be the First Believer by Ed Deutschlander, noting that every single one of us is a leader because leaders INFLUENCE!  The students took a quiz that analyzed whether they tended focus more on tasks or relationships as a leader.  Then they played a little “game” that resulted in them revealing to their peers their leadership temperament.

Each activity the leaders participated in was designed to give them tools/information to be a better leader at CCS and beyond.  They were further challenged to watch their “A’s and E’s” (attitude and effort) and they reflected on whether they were a “thermostat” or a “thermometer” – merely reflecting what’s going on or establishing the tone, the culture, the expectations.  Understanding the Law of Limited Performance, which states that one will rise to the level of expectations set forth by one’s leader, is key to good leadership; therefore, a leader gets what he/she exemplifies and tolerates.
The last part of the day consisted of the House Captains and Prefects (with their some of their advisors) separating to meet with the SG leaders that are in their House to make a plan for Warrior Camp and refresh their plans for their House induction ceremony.


Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate with us to allow everyone to swim after the meeting but the fellowship and food was great, and I believe everyone left feeling excited about the coming school year!
Let’s go WARRIORS!!

Core Values, Sept. 5-15, 2017

Thank you House Audacia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in his insightful comments in Rhetoric II.
  • One Member displayed THOUGHTFULNESS through her insightful questions and comments during Antiquities discussions.
  • One Member displayed INITIATIVE and HELPFULNESS by taking out Mrs. Quillen’s trash this week without being ask to do it.
  • One Member has stayed after Art History class two days in a row to help straighten the chairs and book stacks for Miss Leland.
  • Three Members displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE as they engaged in the class discussion, repeatedly giving thoughtful opinions backed with logical reasoning.  These same members were also POLITE to their peers throughout the discussion.
  • One Member showed GRATITUDE by sending Mrs. Quillen a hand-written thank you note for sending her a birthday card. – Very sweet!
  • One Member demonstrated LEADERSHIP and EXCELLENCE as she lead her House in devotions during their House meeting.
  • One Member demonstrated INITIATIVE and THOUGHTFULNESS by offering to take out Miss Leland’s trash.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS and HELPFULNESS by serving a classmate, who spilled a whole bin of pencils on the floor, by immediately getting down to help clean up the mess.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE by taking out Mrs. Sneed’s trash.

Thank you House Fides for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member displayed an upbeat, POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
  • One Member demonstrated CHEERFULNESS and WILLINGNESS to help with announcements
  • One Member demonstrated SERVICE and THOUGHTFULNESS for his willingness to help take out Mr. Leland’s pile of trash.
  • One Member displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in his insightful comments in Rhetoric I.
  • One Member displayed SERVICE, KINDESS, and HUMILITY in cleaning up (without being asked) a mess that someone else had made..
  • One Member displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in her insightful comments in Rhetoric II.
  • One Member display ENTHUSIASM for learning and asking good questions.
  • One Member displayed INITIATIVE and HELPFULNESS by taking out Mrs. Quillen’s trash this week without being ask to do it.
  • One Member showed INITITATIVE and SERVICE by passing out textbooks in two of Mrs. Quillen’s classes.
  • One Member has displayed great PASSION for learning in Spanish I class.
  • Two Members displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE as he and she engaged in the class discussion, repeatedly giving thoughtful opinions backed with logical reasoning.  They both were also POLITE to their peers throughout the discussion.
  • One Member acted in SERVICE and COMMUNITY MINDEDNESS by voluntarily picking up litter off of the gym floor during Foundations last week.
  • One Member helped Mrs. Haycox with finding a ladder to use for a group picture and put it away afterwards displaying a HEART to SERVE.
  • One Member demonstrated LEADERSHIP by handing out evaluations and pens to the 7th graders and staying to answer their questions and guide them through the process.
  • One Member displayed WONDER and a LOVE OF LEARNING with his questions and comments to the Spanish 1 class discussion.
  • One Member demonstrated KINDNESS and HELPFULNESS by serving a classmate, who spilled a whole bin of pencils on the floor, by immediately getting down to help clean up the mess.
  • One Member demonstrated HONESTY and INTEGRITY when she pointed out to her math teacher that her grade of 100% was wrong because the teacher had missed one error.

Thank you House Sapientia for continued acts of kindness:

  • One Member demonstrated MATURITY and RESPECT in the way he carries himself with his teachers and his peers.
  • One Member is receiving core value points for having such a GENUINE INTEREST in learning that he sought out his teacher after class in order to continue the discussion because he found it personally interesting.
  • One Member impressed his teacher with his MATURE, CALM, and KINDLY manner.
  • One Member displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE in his insightful comments in Rhetoric II.
  • One Member showed INITITATIVE and SERVICE by passing out textbooks in two of Mrs. Quillen’s classes.
  • One Member displayed a SERVANT’S HEART by cleaning up trash from everyone’s biology/scientific method activity.
  • One Member has contributed EXCELLENCE in her observations to the class discussion in Art History class.
  • One Member displayed ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE as she engaged in the class discussion, repeatedly giving thoughtful opinions backed with logical reasoning.  This same member was also POLITE to her peers throughout the discussion.
  • One Member displayed CONSIDERATION OF OTHERS by going out of his way to open a door for me when he noticed that my hands were full.
  • One Member demonstrated FRIENDSHIP and KINDNESS by reaching out to a new student at camp on Friday.
  • One Member demonstrated chivalry by asking that the ladies go first through the food line at Warrior Camp.
  • Two Members displayed SERVICE by helping Mrs. Haycox gather up all the ping pong balls from the sand volleyball court after the games during Warrior Camp.
  • Two Members displayed HEART for GOD and a desire to TRUST his plan for them as they accepted the fact that they didn’t get what they wanted and surrendered to God’s best for them.
  • One Member displayed WONDER and a LOVE OF LEARNING with his questions and comments to the Spanish 1 class discussion.

Current Point Standings:

    468 points       487 points        504 points