What a blessing that here at NWCS, athletics are a wonderful tool used as an opportunity to build godly character and disciple young people. Traits like perseverance, honoring others, teamwork, and attitudes that reflect Christ-like qualities through gospel-centered coaching and mentorship can be cultivated-no matter win or lose!

Congratulations to our cross-country athletes with 44 runners under the supervision of Coach Jaimie Jordan and Amber Hamilton. Among many PR records at each race, 2 students: Oakley Tunison (3rd grade) and Ava Hamilton (2nd grade) qualified for the all-city meet. Other top runners who will be alternates for the all-city race are Josiah Stager, Faith Hamilton, Sophie Hoeksema, Josie Stelly and Gabe Branstetter.

This has been a memorable season for our 5th and 6th grade girls’ volleyball teams as they have learned many new skills and have competed in the local Knights of Columbus league. We are proud of our student athletes and thank our 5th grade volleyball coaches, Jenni Rainbow and Julie Waters, along with 6th grade volleyball coach, Kiann Sakach.

Conference Week at the Lower Campus was a wonderful opportunity for connecting parents and teachers. Discussions focused around student success and areas for growth this school year. It is a privilege for teachers to focus on the whole child and their academic, spiritual, social and emotional development. We are blessed by our families and our partnership with each one as we help child(ren) grow in Christ and in their school work for the glory of God. Thank you PSO and parents for the provision of food during the conference week for our hard-working teaching staff!

Our yearly theme of “No One Like Our God” continues to help our Elementary students learn about the attributes of God and how He is greater than everything else.

This month, we had the opportunity to hear from Mrs. Karin Jones (4th Grade Teacher) as she shared about God’s Unchanging Character, as well as Mrs. Beth Taylor (Child Evangelism Fellowship) who shared about how God sees each human heart with examples from the life of David.

Thank you to our high school cheerleaders and elementary coaches for the Roos Field Elementary Night! There were wonderful half time displays of team building through cheers, football scrimmages and activities for our Elementary students out in Cheney during halftime of the High School game versus Oroville.  It was fun to connect our young Elementary kids to High School role models and see so many families turn out to support our High School football team and cheering squad.

What a beautiful autumn we are having. The leaves and seasons change, but thankfully, we serve an Unchanging God.

Blessings on your Fall!

Faith Orr

Elementary Principal