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Hello Warrior Family,
I think folks will be pleasantly surprised with the many physical plant improvements we have made this summer.
We have come a long way, but we could really use some more volunteer help this week and next anytime between the hours of 9AM to 5PM. Please just show up with work clothes and a willingness to serve. I want to thank all of our volunteers without whom we could not have made such great progress on the campus.
Some of the improvements include:
- Removal of the gym floor
- Clean up and reduction of the cage areas in the mall
- Renovation of the Café
- Painting of many classrooms and hallways
- Removal of all blackboards and installation of new white boards
- New look to the mall hallway and new landscaping of “Jurassic Park” (the indoor tree gardens)
- Major improvements to the Science classroom and lab areas
- Rodent extermination
- Repair and renovation of both Boys bathrooms in the mall (the girls rooms needed no repairs).
- Carpet cleaning and some replacement. More carpets will be replaced throughout the year.
- Front office improvements
These are just a few of the improvements and renovations this summer, but there are many more. All of this has been led by the hard work of Nancy Patrick, Bob Everett and Ryan Van Dussen. None of this would have been possible without the financial donations of a BC family and the incredible work of our student, parent and employee volunteers.
Let’s make a final push these last 2 weeks and cross the finish line together before school starts on the 28th.
We have staff orientation next week from Monday through Thursday, culminating with an All-School BBQ in the mall at 5:30PM on Thursday the 24th. Hope to see you all there! You may receive more frequent updates from me this week and next, so please stay tuned.
Many blessings to all,
Dr. John Moran
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20
We will begin to pass out numbers for your place in line one hour before book sales begin (2PM).
Please note the following:
- Tuition and bus contracts must be turned into the business office before getting in line, preferably by this Friday, August 4th.
- All book sale fees must be paid in full at time of purchase (by cash, check, money order, cashier check, or credit card [3% fee]). Returned checks will incur a $40 fee.
- Registration fees, July Tuition, and all other required fees must be paid.
Before and After School – We have had many safety issues with unsupervised students on campus outside of school hours, so we are making an important change beginning on August 28th to ensure student safety:
Before School starts each day, students may arrive at 7AM and will remain under general supervision of school staff in the Mall and main hall area until the start of school at 8AM.
After School – ALL students remaining on campus between 3PM and 5:30PM must be in one of the following:
- A school-sponsored activity led by school employee or volunteer (e.g., sports, band, drama, tutoring, etc.)
- Our After School session located in the Media Center (Library) at the rate of $6 per hour. Any part of an hour will be billed at $6/hour. Parents must pick up their children at 5:30 or before. Late fees of $1 per minute will apply after 5:30 and will be added to the monthly billing statement. Parents will pick up students at the front office if after 5:30.
August Web Changes – We have been making incremental changes to the website and updating information recently. You will see more changes in the coming weeks, and a major re-launch of the site by late August. We believe you will like the changes, which will make it more appealing, user-friendly and useful to both current and prospective families.
Athletics Update - We are looking forward to all God has planned for us this year in our Athletic Program. The Cheer Team is excited about new opportunities to serve the school in lieu of cheering for Football. The Boys & Girls Cross Country team will compete in the first race of the season on September 2nd. Sport schedules will be on the BC Website soon. GO WARRIORS!
God bless you all,
Dr. John Moran
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established -Proverbs 24:3
June 17, 2017
Brethren Christian School believes there is nothing more important than the proper development of your children, and we want to partner with you in that effort. We are a dynamic, college- preparatory learning community for grades 6-12 that challenges every student to achieve at his or her highest level.
We are known for the outstanding performance of our students in Academics, Athletics and the Arts, which we refer to as A3. Our graduates enter some of America’s finest universities and go on to meaningful professional careers across a broad spectrum.
We believe that the Nature, Character and Works of God are most excellent and that we should reflect that excellence in all that we do. We take great care to foster that excellence of mind and character in every student in our charge.
We have been serving young people and their families for 70 years, and we are one of the founding schools of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). While proud of our long history, culture and tradition, we also employ 21st Century strategies to prepare students to excel in a rapidly changing global community, while maintaining biblical values and Christian character.
Developing boys and girls into godly and capable young men and women is a community effort and is at the core of our mission. We partner with parents in the holistic development of their children: mind, body and spirit. We encourage the full participation of all parents in the life of our school through their time, talent and treasure.
On behalf of the exceptional BCS team, I invite you to join our vibrant learning community in developing your children into the leaders of the future, who will make an impact for time and eternity.
God bless you!
Dr. John Moran, EdD
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established. - Proverbs 24:3
Dear Brethren Christian Community,
I am honored to become a Warrior and to join the 70-year history, culture and tradition of serving youth and families for Christ! You can be proud of that history, and you should be gratified about the countless young people BC has blessed for time and eternity.
We now have the privilege and responsibility to chart a bold new course for the future. We have some challenges, but I believe God is bigger than any obstacle facing us (Romans 8:31). We need to come together as a community to “pray as if everything depended upon God and to work as if everything depended upon us” (Augustine).
I believe the nature, character and works of God are most excellent, so as a Christian school, we should reflect His excellence in every thing we do. I believe the formula to achieve that is A3 = Academics, Arts & Athletics. We must strive for optimal excellence in each of these critical areas, while steeping all of them in a biblical worldview for the glory of Christ.
To advance our bright future, we’ll need to utilize those skills we teach our students: critical and creative thinking, innovation, flexibility, problem solving and forward thinking. Let’s get those creative juices flowing in an organized and communal way to come up with the best short, mid and long-term strategies to advance our core mission.
Over the next few weeks, I will be working closely with the Board and the entire BC team to fully understand the issues and to take actions to address our most immediate needs. I look forward to meeting all of you at a town hall meeting in the very near future, but please call, email or visit me with any questions or comments you may have in the meantime.
I am energized by the journey ahead of us, and I trust the Lord to guide and bless us on this journey (Proverbs 16:3). I want to thank the Board and the Search Committee for working diligently on your behalf. I also want to thank all the prayer warriors for standing in the gap for BC. Most of all, I wish to thank the Lord for the opportunity to serve BC on its path to a bright and vibrant future!
Your fellow servant in Christ,
Dr. John Moran
“I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans for a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11