We have had an amazing start to the year in Middle School so far! This year our school theme is “Rooted” taken from Colossians 2:6-7. As we point our Middle School students back to Christ in all that we do here at the school, our prayer is that their faith in him would grow and that they would become rooted in him. As a school, we are intentional about providing our students with opportunities, beyond what happens in the classroom, that will help point them to Christ.
Middle School Retreat
One of these additional opportunities is our Middle School Retreat. At the beginning of each year, we spend two days at Riverview Bible Camp, where the Middle School students have a large amount of fun, a little amount of sleep, and most importantly, an opportunity to worship Jesus Christ through singing and the preaching of His Word. Josh Sturm, youth pastor at Faith Bible Church, was our speaker and did a wonderful job unpacking Colossians 2:1-7 for us over the course of the two days. We are so thankful for the time we got to spend with our MS students, our wonderful parent volunteers who helped serve and to God for his amazing grace which made all of it possible.
7th-Grade Service Day
Another unique opportunity we have given students this year is the opportunity to look outside of themselves and serve others in their community. We believe students are never more like Christ than when they are serving others (Mark 10:45). We have developed 6 designated “Service Days” for our 6th and 7th graders. During these days, we will send two different teams of Middle Schoolers out into the community to help love and serve different organizations. For our first service day, we sent teams of 7th graders to Youth for Christ and Windriver Place. (Click here for more information about the service day). I am very proud of our 7th grade students who did an amazing job at both locations. Our prayer for them is that through these opportunities, they will experience the joy that comes from serving others.
This week we had our Grandparents Chapel in our Middle School. It was a wonderful opportunity for our grandparents to spend intentional time with their grandchildren, meet their teachers and get a little glimpse of what their day looks like here in the Middle School. It was so encouraging for our staff to worship alongside our grandparents as we sang praises to our God and heard from Him through His Word. Many of our MS students are blessed with amazing grandparents who love them and love Jesus and for that we are incredibly grateful!
I can’t believe that we are already one month into the school year! We are excited to settle into a routine and will continue the task of providing a gospel-centered education for every student, every day.
All for the glory of Christ,
Middle School Principal