A Message from our Dean of Students
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow? Can you believe we’ve had snow already? Things may have been fast and furious in September, but we are not racing past the Fall – regardless of the winter-like weather we saw at the end of the month. There are lots of great things coming in October, but let’s take a few minutes to review how God blessed us during our first month of school.
We began our September with an amazing retreat time where we were challenged spiritually and physically as we played and prayed together. Our student leaders created a fantastic time of fun and fellowship while Joanna Hyatt, our retreat speaker, helped develop our theme for the year, Rooted, from Colossians 2:7. In our last chapel of September, Rod Healea continued with the Rooted theme as he challenged us to pursue godly relationships; he reminded us that as we grow our roots deep into God, we will be brought to fullness in Christ (Col. 2:10). Speaking of relationships, classes are now in full swing and teachers are excited to deepen relationships with their students as they pursue God’s truth in their content areas.
September also saw the Back-to-School night with our first College and Career Readiness Bootcamp, the initial safety and evacuation drills, student picture day, the first FBLA meeting of the year, a wonderful breakfast and prayer time at the See You at the Pole event, and the first Senior Parent meeting of the school year. In addition to all of that, Fall sports started their competition schedules with many cross-country meets, football and soccer games, and volleyball matches. Regardless of wins and losses, things have been great. I encourage you to find some time to go out and support our hardworking young men and women as they represent NWCS in the second half of their seasons.
October will also be fast and furious. We look forward to the start of Senior-Led small groups on October 2nd, parent-teacher conferences on October 9th and 10th, Homecoming Week the third week of October (events and activities start Tuesday 15th and continue through Friday the18th), the PSAT (grades 9-11) and SAT (grade 12) on the 16th, the Senior Retreat October 20th and 21st, and IMPACT on Saturday the 26th. Is that all? Probably not, so please remember to read the weekly Cru News and visit the website and school calendar at nwcs.org.
I cannot help but marvel at God’s faithfulness to us; He has blessed us with a wonderful school community full of amazing people He loves. I am thankful to be a part of it and want to thank each of you for partnering with us and helping to make the first month of the 2019-2020 school year truly special. I am excited for the months to come!
God bless you.
Christopher J. Wells
Dean of Students NWCS