Superintendent's Messages

 
 
 
Message from the BC Staff
October 11, 2019
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Half-Day Friday!

 

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Our Boys Football team is playing an away-game vs. the Avalon Lancers on Catalina Island this Friday, October 18th! We have a good group of our BC community who will be heading out there together, so we will have a half-day of school that day. We will end at 12:15pm and head out to Long Beach Harbor to take the boat over. Please contact Mrs. Stacey Whitmire if you have any questions or are interested in coming. There will be NO LUNCH served on Friday, October 18th. Please check out the schedule for Friday to know what classes to expect! 

 

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PSAT Testing & Schedule Change Next Week!

 

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Our 9th – 11th grades will all be participating in PSAT testing next week! All grades will be affected by the schedule changes during this week, so please take a moment and look at the Updated PSAT Schedule for next week and plan accordingly! 12th graders will have a late start on Wednesday, October 16.

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Support BC With Scrip

 

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BCHS has signed up as a school to participate in scrip through the website, Shopwithscrip.com
 
Our school number is 93C82D6A65656
 
Scrip is a way to raise money for a cause (in this case BC) through gift cards! At this point we are going to be participating only in SCRIP NOW E-CARD which allows for all types of virtual gift certificates that can be stored in your virtual "wallet" or printed out for gift giving.  The money to purchase the certificates would come directly out of your bank account.
 
We will be placing an order on December 1st for "plastic" gift cards, ready just in time for Christmas.
 
Please contact Christee Booth of the PFC Team should you have any questions or need help with the website. (714) 728-2747 or christeebooth@gmail.com

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Send A Shout-Out To Your Student!

 

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Send a special message to your student in the Homecoming Program we are creating for our upcoming Homecoming Football Game and Celebration on the night of November 1st. There is plenty of space open for special messages, or even for sponsors to place ads in this program and promote their business! Please look at the attached Sponsorship Opportunity flyer and submit your ad before Friday, October 18th! 

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Lunch Menu For Next Week

 

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The new lunch menu for next week (October 14 - 18) is available! Download it now!

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God Bless You All,
Brethren Christian High School Staff
 

 

 



Message from the BC Staff
October 10, 2019
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Coffee House & Talent Show

 

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Come out tomorrow night, Friday, October 11th, to our outdoor Fine Arts Coffee House & Talent Show at 7pm. This will be an amazing time of musical performances, monologues, art pieces, and holiday drinks! Contact the front office for more information on this free event. We can't wait to see you there! 

 

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Fall Fest Trunk Or Treat

 

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Brethren Christian School is invited to participate in the Grace Lutheran School Fall Fest Trunk or Treat festival! Please check out the attached flyer and head over to Grace Lutheran School on Saturday, October 19th from 4-6pm. There is plenty of room for more volunteers and decorated cars to be involved at the festivities! 

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BC Drama Production

 

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Come see this fantastic production of John Bunyan's classic Christian allegory. November 8th and 9th at 7pm on the BC campus, in the Church Sanctuary. This will be a great feature for the whole community, children and adults! Tickets are $10 at the door.

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Brethren Family Roundup & Chili Cookoff

 

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Join us for a good old country fair here at Brethren Christian School on November 16th!
We will have a Chili Cookoff competition, so be sure to enter your best brew!
There will be games and fun BC swag to get as well (rumor has it that there will be a dunk-tank!).
We hope to see all of our families and extended friends there!

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Promote Your Business At BC!

 

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We are creating a nice 8.5" x 11" Homecoming Program for our upcoming Homecoming celebration and football game on the night of November 1st. There is plenty of space open for sponsors to place ads in this program and promote their business! Please look at the attached Sponsorship Opportunity flyer and submit your ad before Friday, October 18th! 

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Parents In Prayer

 

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All BC parents are welcome to come on to our campus on Wednesday mornings, from 8:30am - 9:30am, to intercede in prayer on behalf of Brethren Christian High School community. Please check in at the front office, and we will take you to our prayer room. We believe that God works mightily, and it is our privilege to gather together and prayer for one another, the students, staff, faculty, and families as much as we are able to, and see how God moves.

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God Bless You All,
Brethren Christian High School Staff
 

 

 



Message from the Superintendent
October 8, 2019
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TRIBUTE TO SUSAN SADDLER, “MADAME”

 

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On Saturday, September 7, 2019 we lost a wonderful “Warrior”, Susan Saddler, affectionately known as “Madame.”  The celebration of life on September 21 was attended by many current and past Brethren Christian faculty, staff, and alumni, and a plethora of family and friends from all walks of life.  It was great to see that all the seats were filled at Grace Brethren Church.

As a 15-year faculty member at Brethren Christian, “Madame” brought passion, light, joy and always “French” to everything she did or was a part of. (One former student commented that even in Wind Symphony class, while substituting for Mr. Montgomery, she spoke French.)

Sue modeled Philippians 2:3-4; “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests but also for the interests of others.” All who knew Sue, saw this attitude continually evidenced in her life and personally experienced her unconditional love and mercy.

The celebration indeed paid tribute to a wonderful “Warrior” who touched each one of us in a special way. We are forever grateful for the years Sue spent with us and anticipate that day when we will all get to heaven, oh, what a day of rejoicing that will be!

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God Bless You All,
Matt Chavez
Superintendent of Brethren Christian High School
 

 

 



Message from the BC Staff
October 4, 2019
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No School October 7th!

 

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Monday, October 7th is a school holiday, so there will be no classes! Don't show up, you'll be lonely. The rest of the schedule for the week will be normal block schedule.

 

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Homecoming Information

 

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Don't miss our Homecoming Football game on Friday November 1st. The game and events for that evening will be held on Clark Field, at 4832 Clark Ave, Long Beach, CA 90808.

All students, 12th grade and below will be admitted for free. All others, admission is $5. For more information on the evening's events, please visit the Latest News section on our website.

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Celebration In A Box

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CELEBRATE your Son or Daughter’s Birthday (or any significant event) with BCHS’s Celebration in a Box. You can order through our online registration form, and get cupcakes and decorations for your student's locker to make it a special day for them at school!  

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Fine Arts Coffee House & Talent Show

 

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On Friday, October 11th, you are invited to come to our outdoor Fine Arts Coffee House & Talent Show at 7pm. This will be an amazing time of musical performances, monologues, art pieces, and hot holiday drinks! Contact the front office for more information and we can't wait to see you there! 

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Fall Fest Trunk Or Treat

 

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Brethren Christian School is invited to participate in the Grace Lutheran School Fall Fest Trunk or Treat festival! Please check out the attached flyer and head over to Grace Lutheran School on Saturday, October 19th from 4-6pm. There is plenty of room for more volunteers and decorated cars to be involved at the festivities! 

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Promote Your Business At BC!

 

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We are creating a nice 8.5" x 11" Homecoming Program for our upcoming Homecoming celebration and football game on the night of November 1st. There is plenty of space open for sponsors to place ads in this program and promote their business! Please look at the attached Sponsorship Opportunity flyer and submit your ad before Friday, October 18th! 

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Parents In Prayer

 

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All BC parents are welcome to come on to our campus on Wednesday mornings, from 8:30am - 9:30am, to intercede in prayer on behalf of Brethren Christian High School community. Please check in at the front office, and we will take you to our prayer room. We believe that God works mightily, and it is our privilege to gather together and prayer for one another, the students, staff, faculty, and families as much as we are able to, and see how God moves.

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SCRIP Is Coming Back To BC

 

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Stay tuned for upcoming information on how to use SCRIP to give back to Brethren Christian High School while you shop for everyday items, or even holiday gifts! 

 

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God Bless You All,
Brethren Christian High School Staff
 

 

 



Message from the Superintendent
September 20, 2019
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Dear Warrior Family
 
I just wanted to take a moment to say how much I appreciate your willingness to support Christian education at Brethren Christian. You make all the difference for your teenagers in their pursuit of Jesus Christ through the academic experience here. Thank you so much! 
 
Six weeks are in the books! We are officially through 1/6 of our school year and our teachers and students have really hit their stride. It is a blessing to see our teachers bring Jesus into their subject matter. From a personal perspective, my wife and I are so proud that our sons attend this God-honoring school. 
 
We will have our first "Coffee with the Superintendent" coming up in two weeks, Friday, October 4, starting at 8:15am right after drop-off.  Let's have some fun with this and call this first one "Chorizo with Chavez." We will serve chorizo and eggs along with our coffee so come on out and let's talk.  
 
It truly is great to be a Brethren Christian Warrior.  
 
Matt Chavez,
Superintendent of Brethren Christian High School
 

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Picture Make-Up Day

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Monday, September 23 is Picture Make-Up Day during periods 1 & 2.  Students who have not taken their picture will need to tell their teacher that they will be leaving for a short time during their class period to go into the church sanctuary for photos. Please dress nicely for your pictures!

 

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New Lunch Program!

 

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BC is now serving Hot Lunches! If you would like to order a Hot Lunch from week to week (the menu will be updated every Monday!), please pick up a Hot Lunch order form, or download a Hot Lunch order form, and turn it in to the front office by Monday, September 23rd at 9:00am, or by 9:00am on the day you would like to purchase. Please enter the amount on the line next to the item.

Payment is due at the time you get your food. Please bring cash or credit card and pay at the lunch area.

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Angel's Tickets

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There are still tickets left for the Angles game on Saturday, September 28, at 6pm, featuring the BC Band! Our Warrior Band is joining with bands from other schools to perform the National Anthem before the game.
Game tickets are available to BC students and family members for $20 each. Tickets are limited, so reserve your tickets now from Mrs. Martin in the front office!

 

 

 

 



 
 
 
 
Message from the Superintendent
September 13, 2019
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Dear Warrior Family
 
Ok, have we got a story for you. 

We have a Warrior as one of our coaches... 

The other day, our Brethren Christian Lady Warriors volleyball team was playing an experienced team, and, to be honest, we weren't playing up to our ability. There were a few fans in the stands that were rooting for the other team, and they began making many loud comments that were a bit over the top and it was discouraging our Lady Warriors. Seeing our Lady Warriors being affected by these fans made our coach, Coach Nate, do something that, in his words, would show our Lady Warriors the heart of our Father in heaven. Coach Nate called timeout. Coach Nate called timeout and told our girls to get some water and encourage each other. He then spun on his heel and walked up into the stands approaching a particular young man whose comments were quite simply, mean. Coach Nate stuck out his hand, introduced himself, and told the young man that Jesus loved him very much. He then said that he really appreciated people cheering on their own team and asked him politely if he would keep his discouraging comments to himself. Coach Nate smiled and went back to his team and continued the match. While the fans did not stop cheering, they were no longer discouraging to our players. And the best part, our Lady Warriors saw that their coach was not only a coach, but, like our Father in heaven, a warrior. 
 
We are so proud that Coach Nate is a Brethren Christian Warrior.  
 
The Lord is a warrior, the Lord is His Name.  Exodus 15:3
 
 
On a personal note, thank you all for praying for my family to find a place to move.  We are moving this weekend to a spot approximately 2 miles away from the school. 
We will not miss our wonderful commute from Corona each morning... 
 
Love, 
 
Matt Chavez,
Superintendent of Brethren Christian High School
 

 

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Angel's Tickets

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Fans of the BC Band and Angels Baseball Fans! Come be a part of the fun at the Angels vs. Astros baseball
game on Saturday, September 28, at 6pm, and support the BC community. Our Warrior Band is joining with bands from other schools to perform the National Anthem before the game.
Game tickets are available to BC students and family members for $20 each. Tickets are LIMITED, so reserve your tickets now from Mrs. Martin in the front office!

 

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Lunch Help

 

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BC Parents and family members, do you have a heart to serve? We are in big need of help selling snacks during lunchtime here on the BC campus. It only take about an hour of your time on a given day. Lunch usually begins around 11:15am, or 11:30am, during the day, but the time varies day to day. Please check the weekly Bell Schedule to see exactly when lunch is during each day of the week. It's a fun way to get to know the students, bless the school, and also hang out with Mr. Jim Lanning, how cool is that?! If you are interested in helping please contact Mrs. Susan Moore at 714-580-1886. Thank you!

 

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Box Tops

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Are you collecting Box Tops? Please turn in any Box Tops that you have to the front office by the end of this month, Monday, September 30th, at 3:30pm. Thank you.

 

 

 





 
 
 
 
Message from the Superintendent
August 30, 2019
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Dear Warrior Family

As we head into Labor Day, we hope your weekend is restful and filled with thoughts of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
We are excited to share an opportunity for all of you that would like to join us. On October 18, our football team is traveling to Avalon for a game. Our team will play, and our cheerleaders have been given the chance to perform at halftime. We would like to make this an optional field trip for any student/parent/alumni that would like to go.  The cost for the boat is $40/round trip IF you let us know by this Wednesday, September 4, as tickets need to be reserved in advance. This is a $35 savings per person. School will end at 12:15pm on that day in hopes of getting as many students, parents, and alumni to take a road trip (well, water trip) to support our athletes. 
If you are interested in going, please email Our Athletic Director Stacey Whitmire at staceywhitmire@brethrenchristian.org by this Wednesday. 
We would love to see all of you there! 
It’s great...to be...a Brethren Christian Warrior!!! 
 
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Matt Chavez,
Superintendent of Brethren Christian High School
 
 

 

 





 
 
 
 
Message from the Superintendent
August 23, 2019
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Dear Warrior Family
  
Another week in the books and as a Staff, we wanted to say THANK YOU for a great Back to School Night! It was so much fun seeing all of you take such an interest in your sons and daughters education. We look forward to upcoming events where we can hang out again.  
We introduced another tradition this week at Brethren Christian High School. We call it Remember the 4th Man
It is based on Daniel 3:25 where King Nebuchadnezzar said, “Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like the Son of God!” King Nebuchadnezzar had thrown Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the fiery furnace, and because their hearts completely belonged to God, He showed Himself strong on their behalf (2 Chron. 16:9). Jesus met them in the fiery furnace and out of love broke the ropes that bound them and protected them from being burned. We introduced the symbol, our hand with four fingers up, as a reminder that if you are ever in a (fiery) trial, you can always remember the 4th Man (Jesus) to be with you in the trial. In the coming weeks and months, we hope to see many hands with four fingers up showing that we remember the love of our Lord Jesus Christ for each one of us.
We love you and want the best for your child.
 
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PFC Involvement

Parents, thank you so much for a great Back to School Night last night. It was great seeing all of you that attended. As part of our evening, we made a request for parents to join our Parent Fellowship Committee. We are in need of parental support to help us with our big dreams to make this school the best! If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Donna Martin at  donnamartin@brethrenchristian.org as soon as you can, and we can give you more information.

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Lunch Help

BC Parents and family members, do you have a heart to serve? We are in big need of help selling snacks during lunchtime here on the BC campus. It only take about an hour of your time on a given day. Lunch usually begins around 11:15am, or 11:30am, during the day, but the time varies day to day. Please check the weekly Bell Schedule to see exactly when lunch is during each day of the week. It's a fun way to get to know the students, bless the school, and also hang out with Mr. Jim Lanning, how cool is that?! If you are interested in helping please contact Mrs. Susan Moore at 714-580-1886. Thank you!

 

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Missing Emergency Cards and Chromebook Info

 

Thank you to those parents who already filled out the Emergency Card Information Form, and the Chromebook Agreement Form. We appreciate your help on that. We are still missing a number of forms, though, and to make it more convenient, we have posted these forms online, so that you can fill them out there and not have to print them out and complete them by hand.

You can access the Emergency Card Form here: www.bchs.net/emergencyform/

You can access the Chromebook Agreement Form here: www.bchs.net/chromebookagree/

All you have to do is click on the link, then you will be taken to the Docusign landing page where you will be asked to enter your name and email, and the name and email for any additional signers (the Chromebook Agreement requires that a parent/guardian AND student both sign it). Once the first person completes the form, the second person will be notified via email, and they can click on the link and sign the form, and then you are done.

If you have already filled out these forms for this year (2019-20), either online or in person on paper, you do not have to complete them again. Otherwise, please take a moment to complete these online, now, before August 31st. Thank you so much.

 

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Remembering the 4th Man,
Matt Chavez,
Superintendent of Brethren Christian High School
 
 

 

 





 
 
 
 
Breaking Superintendent's Message
August 23, 2019
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​This just in!
Homecoming will be a night game!  November 1st at Clark Field in Lakewood at 7:00PM.
Spread the word and invite all your family, friends, and alumni! This is going to be GREAT!!!
 
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Matt Chavez,
Superintendent of Brethren Christian High School
 
 

 

 





 
 
 
 
Message from the Superintendent
August 16, 2019
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Dear Warrior Family
  
Well, our first week is in the books!  It has been great to see the students reconnecting and then reaching out to make new friends.  We love the beginning of a new school year because we get to introduce new traditions and culture items.  In fact, we introduced a new, simple tradition here at Brethren Christian High School called "No One Eats Alone." It is simple, no student will eat alone this year.  We are encouraging our students to look around at lunch and if they see anyone alone to make a commitment to go and eat with that person.  We have already seen it in action a couple of times this week, and it has been a blessing to our student body.  
 
As far as introducing a new culture item, the Bible teaches us in Philippians 2:3 "Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself." In response, we introduced to the student body this past week something we like to call, "Ladies first.In the coming months, we will endeavor to train our young men to consider young ladies as better than themselves and to let the ladies go ahead of them to and from classes, to and from lunch, chapels, etc.  
 
We sincerely believe we are partnering with you in educating your children this year.  We love you and are here for you. 
 
Matt Chavez,
Superintendent of Brethren Christian High School
 
 

 

 





 
 
 
 
Message from Brethren Christian High School
August 15, 2019
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School Picture Day
 
Picture Day!  

School Picture Day is on Monday 8/19.
In His Image Photography has been chosen to partner with our school, and they will be the official photographers of Brethren 2019-2020 school year.  Attach is the order form/flyer that will also be sent home with students this week.  Photo packages may be purchased online or you may fill out order form and send payment on picture day.  Below is the link to prepay online. 

              http://in-his-image-photography.hhimagehost.com/BrethrenChristianHighSchool19

Dress Code:
Young Men – must wear a collared shirt or polo shirt, ties are welcomed but not required, NO T-shirts are allowed.  Please have your hair nicely groomed and smiles polished.

Young Ladies – may wear a nice blouse/sweater.  Dresses are welcomed. Shirts and dresses with straps must be worn with a cardigan sweater.  No low necklines, exposed shoulders, spaghetti straps, sleeveless shirts, or lace/see through blouses.  Undergarments or bralettes must not be seen. 

Seniors:
You may dress up in costume for your school ID.  Have fun but please keep it BC appropriate.  

We appreciate your cooperation in following school dress code for picture day.

 

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Back To School Night & BBQ

 

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The night concludes at 8pm. See you there!
 

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Sincerely,
Faculty and Staff at Brethren Christian High School
 
 

 

 





 
 
 
Message from Brethren Christian High School
August 10, 2019
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First Day of School
 
PArking Spaces
 
What a great start to the year! Old friends reconnected, new friends were made, and the rhythm for the year was established. It really is great to be a Brethren Christian Warrior, and we are glad you are a part of this family! Check out pictures from the day's festivities, and thanks to Chik-Fil-A for providing lunch! We pray that God blesses each of our students and families in mighty ways this year.
 
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Schedule for August 12th - 16th
 
PArking Spaces
 
Please be mindful of the adjusted schedule for next week, Monday, August 12th - Friday, August 16th.

On Monday please go to Periods 4,5,6 and 7. The day will be from 8am-2:35pm. This will be like a Wednesday Block Schedule.

Tuesday will be a regular Tuesday Block Schedule (Periods 1, 2, 3 and chapel), 8am – 2:10pm.

Wednesday will be like a Monday Schedule (all periods 1-7, 45 minutes each)  8am – 2:35pm

Thursday and Friday will be regular Block Schedule

 
BC 9th graders, remember that the Freshmen retreat is Wednesday, August 14th - Friday, August 16th. Please bring your completed release forms to school next week so that you can go!
 
BC Parents, please remember that you can get a preview of the next school day's activities on the Daily Bulletin page, accessible from the bchs.net homepage.
Thank you.
 
 
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Sincerely,
Brethren Christian High School Staff
 
 

 

 

 
Message from Brethren Christian High School
August 6, 2019
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Lunch Time!
 
PArking Spaces
 
As we get ready to start the new school year, please take a moment to sign up for our lunch program, School Eatery, if you would like to make use of that service. 

Ordering lunches has never been easier! Brethren Christian has partnered with School Eatery to provide a secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system that allows you to view our lunch menu, order, prepay and manage student lunches from your smartphone, tablet or computer. 
You can follow these instructions for creating an account with School Eatery, and Ordering Online:  

Please log in at https://schooleatery.ahotlunch.com/login and sign up for an account so you can order lunch for your children throughout the upcoming school year.

After you activate your account, you will need a school code to add your children.
Our school code for the new software is BCHS (all caps).
 
Thank you for participating in our school lunch program!
 
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Designated Parking Spaces on Campus
 
 
PArking Spaces
 
Parents, Students and Staff who will be parking on campus!
Please refer to the attached Campus Parking Map so that you know where our designated parking areas are at the school. As we are sharing this campus with Grace Lutheran Church, we want to be mindful of the other people who may be using the parking lot during the day. Please view the parking map to see where our parking spaces are indicated, and park accordingly. Thank you.

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Senior Parking Spaces Still Available! 

 

PArking Spaces
 
There are still a few senior parking spaces left to purchase and customize! Seniors wishing to reserve a parking spot for the year can bring $250 to the front office. Spots are limited and available on a first come - first serve basis. You may paint the blacktop inside of your assigned spot with your own unique design, or message, which will last the entire year! Remember when  decorating that you adhere to Brethren Christian's code of conduct and standards. 
 
PArking Spaces
 
Reserve your senior parking spot now, while they are still available! This is your space to be creative and put your own mark on our new campus! Have fun with this - you will only be a HS Senior once in your lifetime!
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Sincerely,
Brethren Christian High School Staff
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Message from Brethren Christian School
August 1, 2019
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BC Senior Parking Spaces!
 
PArking Spaces
 
Hello BC Community,
There are still a few senior parking spaces left to purchase and customize! Seniors wishing to reserve a parking spot for the year can bring $250 to the front office. Spots are limited and available on a first come - first serve basis. You may paint the blacktop inside of your assigned spot with your own unique design, or message, which will last the entire year! You can't paint on the wall, curb or another spot, only the pavement of your actual parking spot. After decorating your space, it must be approved by Mr. Chavez and deemed appropriate for Brethren Christian High School. Remember when  decorating that you adhere to Brethren Christian's code of conduct and standards. 
 
PArking Spaces
Reserve your senior parking spot now, while they are still available! This is your space to be creative and put your own mark on our new campus! Have fun with this - you will only be a HS Senior once in your lifetime!
 

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Sincerely,
Brethren Christian High School Staff
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Message from the Superintendent
July 19, 2019
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Dear Warrior Family,
 
 
On behalf of my family, I would like to say THANK YOU for the warm welcome you gave us this Wednesday at the Meet and Greet. We truly felt like we were adopted by the Brethren Christian family. Thank you so much for that night and especially for your prayers. We need them. We are genuinely excited to be here at Brethren Christian and are off and running as we prepare for the upcoming school year. As a reminder, the first day of school is a Friday, August 9. From moving furniture to installing banners and white boards to staining benches, we can always use volunteers to help us as we prepare to have the best year ever. Please contact Officer Drew at 714-962-6617 if you are willing to donate some time. It’s great to be a Brethren Christian Warrior! 

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Matt Chavez,
Superintendent of Brethren Christian High School
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Message from Brethren Christian High School
July 12, 2019
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First Days of School
 
  
 

This year’s book sales will NOT be held before the school year begins.  Instead, fees for courses including books and materials will be assessed and collected through the finance office based on the student’s schedule and added to each students’ SMART Tuition school account.  There will NOT be a registration day held in the same way as in previous years.  The schedule for students on Friday, August 9th is as follows:

8:00 – School begins – Students will visit stations for Chromebook pickup, Aeries and Canvas setup, and receiving schedules and locker numbers

11:30 – Assembly followed by lunch donated by Chick-Fil-A

12:55 – Students visit each of their classes and receive first day introductions and instructions

2:35 – School ends

Schedule for August 12-16 (PLEASE NOTE CHANGES to 8/12 and 8/14)

Monday will be a Wednesday Block Schedule (Periods 4,5,6,7)  8am-2:35pm

Tuesday will be a regular Tuesday Block Schedule (Periods 1, 2, 3 and chapel) 8am – 2:10pm

Wednesday will be a Monday Schedule (Periods 1-7, 45 minutes each)  8am – 2:35pm

Thursday and Friday will be regular Block Schedule

 

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Smart Tuition

 

 

Thank you to everyone who has signed up with Smart Tuition. You probably received an email during the past week asking you to sign-up and register your account. If you had already done so, that message can be disregarded. However, if you have not yet registered with Smart Tuition, please go to the Smart Tuition website and register by following the instructions you received in your email. 

Please feel free to contact our Business Manager, Donna Martin, on July 15th with any questions at donnamartin@brethrenchristian.org or 714-962-6617.

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Meet & Greet with the New Superintendent

 


 
On Wednesday, July 17th, join us at our new campus, 6931 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647, in Hope Hall from 7pm - 8pm to meet our new Superintendent, Matt Chavez, and talk with the BC Board of Directors. We will have light snacks and refreshments available. 
 
This will be a great time for our community to gather and connect with each other, meet our new Superintendent, talk with the Board of Directors, and to rejoice and pray together as Brethren Christian School moves into the future. Join us! 

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9th Grade Retreat! 

 

 

Will your student be an incoming 9th grader at BC next year? Our annual 9th grade retreat is a fun-filled opportunity for them to make new friends, connect with classmates and teachers, worship, play games, and learn more about the history of BC! The retreat leaves from BC on Wednesday, August 14th in the morning, and will return on Friday, August 16th.
 
Please print out and complete the attached Palomar Christian Conference Release Form and have your 9th grade student bring it to school and turn it in to the front office by the first day of school on August 9th. Please stay tuned for additional emergency forms to be completed online next week. Thank you. 

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Where do I get Parent Information at BC?

 

 

BC families, remember that the best place to stay up to date on the latest BC events and news is on our Website Homepage! When you go to www.brethrenchristian.org you can find the School Calendar link, which has all the major academic, extracurricular, and sporting events listed therein. The Daily Bulletin link is also available, which describes the important day-to-day events that parents and students will want to be aware of. You can scroll down to the Latest News section of the homepage, too, and see what is happening on campus and around the BC community. Our Website homepage is your resource for BC information! Bookmark it today! 

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Scripture Of The Week


Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Sincerely,
The Faculty and Staff at Brethren Christian High School
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Message from Dr. John Moran
July 12, 2019
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Dear BC Community
 
  
 
It has been a great week of transition to Mr. Matt Chavez as our new Superintendent. He has seamlessly moved into his new role, and he has lots of great ideas for building growth and excellence into all of our programs. A number of parents and students have come in to meet Mr. Chavez, and they have immediately built a rapport. The excitement and enthusiasm for the new year is palpable. I am so happy to be leaving the leadership of the school in such capable and godly hands. I am also gratified to leave BC in a new campus and solid financial position.
 
I hope those of you in town can come in with your children to our Reception next Wednesday here on our new campus at 7-8PM in Hope Hall. I would love one last chance to say goodbye, and Mr. Chavez would love to meet all of you. Our board members will be present, and they look forward to sharing the strong state of Brethren Christian High School.

I want to thank all of you, our wonderful team of teachers and staff, and most of all the Lord, for doing miracles in our midst.  I love you, may God bless you, and long live Brethren Christian!
 
GO WARRIORS!

 

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Scripture Of The Week


Matthew 4:4 NIV

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

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Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
Message from the Superintendent
June 28, 2019
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Campus Update
 
 
 
We have successfully move all of our needed items to the new campus at 6931 Edinger Avenue. We continue to make progress every day in preparing the campus for the students' return on August 9th. The old portables have been removed, and the new ones will be installed before the end of July. We are already getting rave reviews on the campus from visitors and volunteers. I am confident you will enjoy the breezy, comfortable feel of our new home. Our volunteers continue to help us in so many ways, and we are so grateful for every one of them!
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Senior Parking Spots

 

 

Seniors wishing to reserve a parking spot for the year, which they can paint in their own style, can bring $250 to the front office by July 19th. Spots are limited and will be first come - first serve. Have fun with this - you will only be a HS Senior once in your lifetime!

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July 4th Week

 


 
Happy Birthday, America! Land of the free and home of the brave!
We will close the school office all of next week. Please email us with any needs you may have, and we will respond just as soon as we can. May you all have a safe and blessed 4th of July, and God bless America!

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Japan Choir Update

 

 

Our BC Choir team is busy at work in Japan this month. They were featured on a local Japanese news broadcast because of the great work they are doing in the city with local children! Please keep them in prayer as they continue their work, and fly home on July 1.

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2019 Commencement Video

 

 

Congratulations to the Brethren Christian Warrior class of 2019! The Commencement video is now available on our website, and can be downloaded here

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Scripture Of The Week


Mark 12:29-31

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

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Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
Message from the Superintendent
June 19, 2019
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Campus Update
 
 
 
We moved over the offices last week, and we are moving over the classrooms this week. Thanks to the volunteers, who continue to help with the heavy lifting. We can still use some volunteers tomorrow and Friday, during the daytime. The place is looking better every day!
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Smart Tuition

 

 

Please be on the lookout for two emails being sent to you on Friday, June 21st from Blackbaud Smart Tuition. The first email will give you login information, which will be followed by an email notifying you to login to your account to set up your payment information. The first tuition payment is due on July 15th.  Thank you so much.

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Honduras Trip


 

The Honduras missions trip was canceled by the orphanage due to security concerns in the country. While a great disappoint to us planning to go there, we trust the Lord is guiding our steps. We will attempt this trip next year. Thanks to all of you, who supported this trip in prayer. Please continue to pray for our missions team in Japan, who are bringing the gospel to the people of that country. Some of the students are a bit sick, so please pray for their quick recovery.

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Scripture Of The Week


Mark 12:29-31

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’"

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Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
Message from the Superintendent
June 15, 2019
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Campus Update
 
 
Our offices are up and running at the new campus! We are still settling in, but we are fully functional. Stop by and say hello and see how the campus is taking shape. We have moved our lunch tables over, and the classrooms are being prepped (painted and carpets cleaned) for the move in next week. It is really looking like a Brethren campus. Thanks to all the volunteers, who continue to help us make this move smooth and successful.
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Cheer Camp

 

 

Our Cheerleaders began Cheer camp this week at our new campus. They are excited and energetic! It is wonderful to see this first group of BC students active at the new campus!

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Japan Trip


 

The Japan team is probably just landing in Tokyo as you read this update. Please pray for them as they share the gospel through song, word and deed with the Japanese people.

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Honduras Trip

 


 

Señora Wadsworth and I will be taking a group of our students to an HIV Orphanage in Honduras from June 19-26th. We will minister to them and the surrounding community through service and sharing the gospel. Please pray for us as we go. God bless you all for praying for both missionary groups.

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Scripture Of The Week


Mark 16:15

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."

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Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
Message from the Superintendent
June 7, 2019
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Dear BC Community,
 
We are moving our offices to the new campus on Monday! Our new address is 6931 Edinger Avenue in Huntington Beach. Our Internet and phones went down at 3PM this afternoon, and they should be back on line before end of day on Monday (hopefully before noon).
 
We thank you for your patience during this part of the move, and we will respond to any correspondence by next Tuesday at the latest. 
 
God bless

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Scripture Of The Week


Psalm 90:2, 4

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.

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Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
Message from the Superintendent
June 6, 2019
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Dear BC Families,
 
Thank you SO much for helping us stage for the move this week. It was an enormous help.
 
We could really use volunteers again next Wednesday and Thursday, June 12th and 13th, since there is more work to be done. Come anytime between 9-4, and please bring whatever tools you have. We will provide Donuts and coffee in the morning - Pizza and soda at lunchtime.
 
Thank you in advance!!!

 

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Scripture Of The Week


Psalm 90:2

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

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Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
Message from the Superintendent
June 4, 2019
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(Special thanks to all our volunteers for their help this week!)
 

Dear Parents:

I am glad to share with you that we are ending this fiscal year slightly in the black. This is the first year in memory that the school has ended the year with a balanced budget. We thank God for His provision and favor. We also thank all of you, who make this school what it is.

We will start the new school year with 120-125 students, which is what we projected, and we have a balanced budget forecast for next year as well. One of the reasons for our improved financial position is the implementation of better financial practices. This is all part of our long-term financial sustainability plan to ensure the future of BCHS. To further this effort, we are implementing a new approach to tuition payments for next year.

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Smart Tuition for the processing and collection of tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 school year. This will ensure a smooth and seamless process for your tuition payments that is fully automated. Please note that Smart Tuition will charge a $50 fee per family per year, which will be added to your first month tuition payment that is due on July 15, 2019.

Smart Tuition makes it easy for you to: 

Select a payment method that works best for you

• Set up recurring automatic payments from your bank account or credit card
• Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted at a 2.85% transaction fee

Access your account online

• Review account history, transaction details, and print monthly invoices
• Edit your contact information, password, and payment method
• Make a payment or set up recurring payments
• Choose to receive a monthly invoice by email

Receive payment and follow up reminders

• For recurring payments, a reminder is emailed 7-10 days before the due date
• For missed payments and outstanding balances you will receive an email and phone call

Speak with a customer service representative

• Families can access their accounts to check balances and make payments 24/7
• Spanish speaking representatives are available.
• Call toll free to make payments at (888) 868-8828

The process:

• You will receive an email from Smart Tuition on June 25th with your login information.
• You will then need to set up your payment information, which needs to be setup no later than July 1st, 2019.
Smart tuition will notify you by email on July 5th that your first tuition payment will be processed through your payment option on July 15th.
• After July 15th, you will need to login to your account and choose your monthly tuition payment date for either the 1st or the 15th of each month. All parents will be on an 11-month payment plan.
 

Please feel free to contact our Business Manager, Donna Martin with any questions at donnamartin@brethrenchristian.org.

Thank you for your cooperation with our Smart Tuition process, which should make the payment process seamless and user friendly. We appreciate your support of BCHS, and we look forward to a great school year at our new campus!  

To God be the Glory!

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Scripture Of The Week


Psalm 136:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 
 
 
Message from the Superintendent
May 31, 2019
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Commencement
 
 

Congratulations to this year’s graduates! We will miss every one of them, but we are confident they are well equipped to move on to the next season of their lives with godliness, wisdom and character.

I want to thank all those, who made the ceremony last Friday a fitting send off to our students. It was a sampling of the quality, depth and breadth of what BC offers its students.

A variety of awards were given to worthy parents, students and staff. The Superintendent Awards for overall outstanding graduates were given to Samuel Skarin and Annelise Wilhite.

Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Marcella Flippin and Len Montgomery.

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New Campus Update

 


 

 

The upgrades at the Edinger campus continue, and it is looking more like Brethren Christian every week. We will be moving our offices to the Edinger campus during the week of June 10th, so please be patient with us during that week of transition. Our major move days are on June 19th and 20th, when we will have professional movers transfer our items to the new campus.

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ACSI Art Show Winners

 

 

Brethren Christian School had a fantastic showing at the recent ACSI Art Festival. 10th grader Thuy Do won Best of Show, and senior Ryan Harper (a past Best of Show winner) won the theme award for 12th grade, giving him a four-year winning streak! Seven other pieces received Superior Awards. Thank you, Ms. Rushing, for teaching our students so well and for helping them develop such amazing skills!

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Help BC Move!

 

 

We need your help to move school items, furniture and books into the mall area, to get ready for our move! We have two days that you can choose from. Please let us know if you can help, and check in at the front desk and we will assign you to an area to help!

June 3rd and 4th 
9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm

Specifically we need volunteers to remove whiteboards from classrooms, move furniture (desks, couches, chairs), box up books, If you have tools and power drills, please bring those!

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Rummage Sale

 

 

We will have a rummage sale at the Strathmoor campus on June 15th from 7AM to 3PM, so please come out and see what items you may wish to purchase.

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New Choir Director

 

 

It is my great pleasure to introduce our new Choir Director, Ms. Faith Valdez. Faith is a Biola University alumna, and has been a middle school band and choir director for the past 19 years. She is also a private music instructor, a freelance musician specializing on tuba and trombone (working throughout Southern California), and has served as an adjudicator and guest conductor for a number of junior high and high school music festivals. She is also: the musical director for Biola Youth Theater's All Player casts for the past nine years conducting shows such as "Mary Poppins," "Beauty and the Beast," and their upcoming spring performance of "The Wizard of Oz." Faith has also currently started working as a musical director for Upstage Theater Schools in Pasadena. She feels very blessed to be joining the BCHS staff and is excited to see what the Lord has in store for this upcoming school year.

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ISS Program Renewed

 

 

We have renewed our space program for next year! We encourage our students to find out more about the program and to consider joining it in the fall. Mr. Donahoe and Mr. Peters will be making presentations in August, so students can see and learn more about this unique opportunity.

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Scripture Of The Week


John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 
 
Message from the Superintendent
May 17, 2019
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Band Banquet
 
 

We had a wonderful time celebrating all the accomplishments of the BC band this year. We also celebrated Mr. Montgomery’s 30 years of service to Brethren Christian. Thanks to everyone, who put the banquet together and who made this a fantastic year of musical excellence at BC!

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Choir Banquet

 

   

 

We celebrated the completion of another strong year for our BC Choir. From Gospel hymns, to choral classics, our team of talented students have shown their dedication and talent. A special thank you to Ms. Marian Mine, as she completes her tenure here at Brethren Christian School.  Please pray for her as she leads a choir-centric mission trip to Japan this summer. She will remain there in her hometown to begin the next season of her life and ministry. We will all miss Ms. Mine terribly, and we will remain continually grateful for the growth, maturity and ability she has fostered in our students. God’s Speed Marian!

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Coaches of the Year

 

 

Please join me in congratulating our Men’s Volleyball Head Coach, Mrs. Jann Martes, and Assistant Coach, Mrs. Kayla Snyder, for winning the coaches of the year award for the league! This is a great honor and well deserved. Kudos to both of you!

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Senior Awards Night

 

 

We celebrated the seniors and all the hard work their hard work this year at a special event this week. We announced our 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorians, and we distributed Honor Cords to our top academic students to wear at our commencement. Many other achievements were recognized in the areas of: athletics, the arts, Christian character, and service. I am incredibly proud of all our seniors, who will receive their high school diplomas at commencement next Friday at First Christian Church.

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Bingo Night

 

 

Tomorrow night (Saturday, May 18th at 5PM) you are invited to join our friends at Grace Lutheran Church for a Bingo night and fundraiser. Please visit the Latest News section of our website for more details. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the folks in the Grace community.

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ISS Program Highlights

 

 

Our Space program has been getting a lot of attention, since our student team launched their experiment into to the International Space Station. Check out these two articles from SchoolChoiceWeek.com, which highlight the benefits of the program and the strength of a BC education.

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Finals Schedule

 

 

We conclude Final exams next week! Please encourage your children to study hard, so they will be prepared to perform at their best. Please visit the Latest News section of our website for the schedule for next week.

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Student Transition Team Registry

 

 

Don’t forget to check out the Student Transition Team Registry page for instructions on how you can help support and bless our students in making our new campus feel like home! We’ve already had a number of people register for outdoor umbrellas, and other smaller items. Well done to Paige Savoy, and her team of 8th grade entrepreneurs for creating this student registry page to support her BC classmates!

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Drama Rummage Sale

 

 

The Drama department is hosting a Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 25th. Please stop by room 502 that day from 9AM to 2PM and take home a piece of BC heritage! Visit the Latest News section of our website for more information.

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Graduation Schedule

 

 

Remember, 8th Grade promotion is Thursday, May 23rd at 4PM in the BC Mall and the Senior Graduation Commencement Ceremony is Friday, May 24th from 3PM to 5PM and located at First Christian Church in Huntington Beach.

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Scripture Of The Week


Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 
 
 
Message from Superintendent
May 10, 2019
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Pops Concert
 
 

The band and choir Pops concert was sensational, and it was also significant in several ways. It was a surprise party to celebrate Mr. Montgomery’s 30 years of service to BC! Ms. Carleda Hutton, a musical legend at BC; Ms. Nancy Patrick, beloved retired teacher; and Joe Branahan, distinguished band alumnus all gave tribute to Mr. M. It was also the last choir performance for Ms. Mine, who is moving to Japan this summer. I want to thank Marian for her unforgettable contribution to the lives of our young people and to the BC Community. She will be missed by all of us - God’s speed.

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Spirit Week

 

 

We had a fun week of Spirit activities that brought our campus to life. Themed costume days, and the powder puff rally/game were some of the highlights. Kudos the Black Panther Team (Seniors) for besting the Pink Panther Team (underclassmen) 24-0 to become the Powder Puff Champions! The score belies the highly competitive game it was – both sides played extremely well. Thanks to the boy cheerleading squad and their coaches, Savannah Westbrook and Rebecca Koenig. The crowd was a large as for our 8-man football games. A great event capping a great spirit week. The seniors are at a beach bonfire tonight, and the last ever Comedy Sportz event on this campus will happen here at 7PM this Saturday. You won’t want to miss that!

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International Space Station (ISS) Program Banquet

 

It is truly an accomplishment for any school to build an experiment approved by NASA to fly to the ISS, but it is a miracle for a small school, such as BC to accomplish this in the first year of the program. I could neither be more proud of our students, nor more grateful to our mentors (Mr. Michael Donahoe & Mr. Rick Peters) for achieving this exceptional goal.

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Moving Volunteers Needed

 

 

We ask for volunteers to join us here at the school on June 3rd and 4th to:

  • move student desks to the mall area for the moving company
  • take small items to the new campus in your cars or trucks, and
  • assist with other moving chores those days.

Many families have asked how they can help the school, and this is a big way to achieve just that.  Please save those dates, and thank you in advance!

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Scripture Of The Week


1 Peter 1:13

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 
Message from Superintendent
May 3, 2019
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Pops Concert Tonight
 
 
 

Please join us tonight for the Pops Concert! This is the final performance on this campus, so you won’t want to miss it. It starts at 7PM in the Mall. Come early to get a good seat. See you there!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

 

 

 

A special thank you to the PFC and ASB for making this week so special for the teachers and staff. They fed our body and souls with great food, snacks and affirming comments. This appreciation means the world to us.

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Macy Awards for Acting

 

On Monday, our cast of Godspell was given the opportunity to perform at Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. They did an amazing job and really engaged the audience.  Many of the cast members were recognized for their great performances this year: Luke Montgomery, Rachel Kent, Caleb Wang, Madison Kobel, Kate Johnson, Grace Burns, Michelle Mumia, Elisha Wen, and Rebecca Koenig.

Our own Ethan Montgomery was recognized as BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR and was singled out from over 50 other musical productions. Kudos to all of our fine actors and to our wonderful Drama Director, Mrs. Stella Griffin!

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Boys Volleyball Team

 

 

 

Our Warriors, undefeated in the league, won their first round of the playoffs on Tuesday against the Dunn School in 3 straight sets. The season ended last night against the Webb School in the second round of the playoffs. I had the pleasure of watching several games this season, and I was truly impressed with the level of play and sportsmanship our team displayed. Great job Warriors! A special thank you to Mrs. Jann Martes and Mrs. Kayla Snyder for their great coaching this season!

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Senior Chapel

 

 

 

Our seniors put on a phenomenal chapel this week! Songs, instrumental pieces, poetry and comedy all made a great impact. Kudos to all of the Senior Class Council, all of the seniors, Ms. Mine, Mrs. Cordy and Ms. Rushing for putting on such a great and memorable event!

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Car Pool Sign-Ups

 


 

If you have not yet signed-up for participating in our car pool for next year and need a ride, please go to our Car Pool Sign-Up page and register at www.bchs.net/carpool/. We want to know if you need transportation, or if you are available to drive for a car pool. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Shawn Thomas at sthomas@bchs.net.

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Moving Fundraiser

 


 

The school board has decided that we will postpone our May 9th Fundraiser to a date in the fall. We are still accepting donation checks to help with our move, so please prayerfully consider sending us a check of any amount made out to BCHS, or donating online at www.bchs.net/donate/. Thank you so much for all of your support.

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Scripture Of The Week


1 John 5:14-15 NIV

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Easter Message from Superintendent
April 18, 2019
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Everyone loves a come-from-behind victory. The greatest victory of all time is when Jesus defied the Romans and rose from the dead on the third day. In doing so, He conquered sin and death. He now lives His resurrected life in all of us, who believe in Him.

This Holy week reminds us of these historical facts, which are the foundation of our faith. We can also see God’s resurrection power at work in our school ministry. Many young people have come to a saving knowledge of Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and many others have grown and strengthened in their faith as a result  of spiritual formation process. 

I also see the Lord providing our school a great come-from-behind victory. He provided the funds to continue the school when it seemed impossible to do so, and He provided a new campus when we had to leave this one. These are no small miracles folks. Countless people prayed and had faith in the Lord to work these miracles for us, and the Lord answered.

Our very own Shawn Thomas led an amazing Easter Chapel on Tuesday that spoke to all of our hearts about the miracle of Easter. He used painting as a medium to illustrate his message in a way that involved the entire school. It culminated with each student and teacher adding a green leaf to the branches of a tree representing Jesus as the True Vine.  In addition to representing our total dependence upon the Lord, represented the deep roots of this ministry, while providing a vision of our future that will continue to bear much fruit. I want to thank Shawn for being used of the Lord to bring us such a powerful message. The painting shown above is on display in our front office, and it will be prominently displayed on our new campus.

Let us thank God for the overarching miracle of redemptive grace through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the sins of the world during this Easter season. Let us also thank God for the individual and collective works of grace in the lives of our students and for the resurrection of Brethren Christian as a vibrant ministry long into the future.

Wishing you all a safe and blessed Easter vacation.

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Campus Update
 

The doors are now being painted BC Green at the new campus. We are having multiple planning meetings, which are producing tangible results at the new site.
We now have 110 students enrolling for next year with four months to go!
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Moving Volunteers Needed

 

 

We ask for volunteers to join us here at the school on June 3rd and 4th to:

  • move student desks to the mall area for the moving company
  • take small items to the new campus in your cars or trucks, and
  • assist with other moving chores those days.

Many families have asked how they can help the school, and this is a big way to achieve just that.  Please save those dates, and thank you in advance!

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Student Transition Team Registry

 

A group of current BC students have decided to step up and create a registry for families to go to online and help provide certain items to bless our new campus. Please read their message below, click the link and consider helping out the enterprising young students:

"After visiting the new campus several times, the Student Transition Team has decided on a really cool and easy way for you to help. We have designed a registry specifically made for the new campus by the students and teachers. You can click this link to go to the Brethren Christian Wish List Registry page and enter the password bchs, and type in Brethren as your “first name” and Christian as your “last name” to browse through what they have selected. There are plans for each item on the registry, such as using The Home Depot gift cards to fill this great piece of land with lounge areas and lawn games. So when you visit the site, click on an item that you would like to donate, choose an amount, and it will be sent to the school. Each donation will be greatly appreciated.
Much love,
Student Transition Team"

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Blast Off!

 

 

 

 

 

The BC International Space Station (ISS) Team gathered to watch the live video stream of the countdown the launch of the rocket that carried their experiment to the ISS! Their experiment is now orbiting the earth and sending back data to our school in real time! What an exhilarating experience to reach this point after all their hard work this year! Kudos to Mike Donahoe and Rick Peters for leading these students to success!
BC is the only school in Southern California that launched and experiment this year! The success of this program puts BC on the map as a premier school of applied math, science and engineering.
Please email mikedonahoe@bchs.net if you have a child interested in joining the ISS Team next year.

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BC Athletics Update

 



Congratulations to the Boys Volleyball Team for their Express League Championship!  They finished the season undefeated with a 10-0 League record! I congratulate every young man on the team and their great coaches, Mrs. Jann Martes and Mrs. Kayla Snyder.
Congratulations also go to the  boys varsity cross country team, who has been selected as the 2019 Team Academic Champion for schools with an enrollment less than 1499!  The overall team grade point average was 3.94. Scholar athletes all! This prestigious award will be presented on Monday, May 20th at Angels Stadium prior to the Angels playing the Minnesota Twins.  Tickets to the game are $10.  Please turn in your order and money to Mrs. Whitmire in the Athletic office by Tuesday, May 7th.

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BC Dine Out at Carl's Jr.

 


 

Stop by the Carl’s Jr. restaurant at 21532 Brookhurst St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 between 6AM and 10PM with this flyer, and you will give back to BC! Carl’s Jr will donate 25% of all profits generated by you, your friends, and family when you order any item. You must print out and show the attached flyer in order to give BC the credit. Thanks for your help!

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Prom


 

We are looking forward to the Phantom Of The Opera - themed Prom this year. Brethren juniors and seniors: stop by the Front Office to pick up your Prom contract,  fill it out, and submit it along with your payment. Thank you.

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Scripture Of The Week


Mark 16:6

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! …

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

 
 
Superintendent's Message
April 12, 2019
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The Wall That Heals
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica
 
 

BC has a special appreciation for all of our service members - past and present. One of our parents notified us of this special showing, and I wanted to pass it on to you. View the 375 foot, three-quarter-sized-replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with more than 58,000 names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam.  
THURSDAY, APRIL 11 – SUNDAY, APRIL 14
HONOR CEREMONY - 10AM, SATURDAY, APRIL 13
CLOSING CEREMONY - 2PM, SUNDAY, APRIL 14
BALEARIC PARK, COSTA MESA, 1975 BALEARIC DRIVE, COSTA MESA, CA 92626

God bless America!

Pictured here are Alex Rehman and Sterling Hanson (class of 2018), who are current Marines, seen with Mr. Hanson volunteering at this memorial ceremony.
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Choir and Bands at Disney and Knott's



The high school choir performed beautifully on the Fantasyland Stage at Disneyland Resort on April 1st through the Disney Performing Arts program. What a wonderful and unique opportunity for our students to sing on a big stage at a great venue. Students learned a lot about the areas of entertainment, performance, and professionalism.
 



The junior high choir also took a visit to Disneyland on April 8th. They participated in the Vocal Soundtrack Workshop, in which they worked with a professional vocal coach learning how to sing for films and animation in a recording studio. Over the course of the 90-minute session, they recorded two songs along with the respective film footage. The students were exposed to people with careers such as voice-acting, vocal coaching, session singing, sound engineering, etc. What an exciting day they had!

Congratulations also to our junior high and high school bands for great performances at Knott's Berry Farm on Monday, April 8th! The host of the event said that she was "blown away" by our student performers. Way to go Warriors!
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April 15th Schedule Change Reminder

 

 

Due to missing school on the Good Friday holiday, students will attend periods 4, 5, 6 and 7 on Monday, April 15th consistent with a Friday schedule (with regular start and end times). Please plan accordingly.

On Monday, 4/15, we will be following a Friday schedule as follows: 

P4 8-9:20

Academic support 9:25-9:50

P5 9:55-11:15

Lunch 11:15-11:45

P6 11:50-1:10

P7 1:15-2:35

This will not impact start and end times of the day, but will affect students class times.

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Dual Enrollment Opportunities

 

Did you know that Brethren Christian School partners with three different universities to offer dual enrollment courses to high school students so that they can start getting college credit early? Visit our Dual Enrollment web page to learn about our opportunities through Grand Canyon University, Biola University and Duke University.

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Space Station Launch

 

 

We are counting down to our launch to the International Space Station on Wednesday, April 17th, between 1:30PM and 2:30PM. Kudos to Mike Donahoe, Rick Peterson and the brilliant students on our ISS team, who have constructed a scientific experiment that will be tested in micro-gravity aboard the ISS starting next week.

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Student Worship Night

 


 

It was such a blessing to attend the praise and worship concert last night led by our student worship leaders. Jesus was lifted up, the Holy Spirit was moving, and we all prayed for each other. This is at the heart of who we are as a Christian school ministry, and I am so blessed to be a part of this Christ centered community.

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BC Dine Out at Carl's Jr.

 


 

Stop by the Carl’s Jr. restaurant at 21532 Brookhurst St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 between 6AM and 10PM with this flyer, and you will give back to BC! Carl’s Jr will donate 25% of all profits generated by you, your friends, and family when you order any item. You must print out and show the attached flyer in order to give BC the credit. Thanks for your help!

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Prom


 

We are looking forward to the Phantom Of The Opera themed BC Prom this year. Brethren juniors and seniors, stop by the Front Office to pick up your Prom contract and fill it out, and submit it along with your payment.

$85 per ticket starting April 15th
Event Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Boarding 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Event 6:00pm - 9:45pm
Disembark 9:45pm - 10:00pm
Address:
Hornblower South 
2431 W. PCH
Newport Beach, CA

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Big Thing in the Spring


 

Tonight our junior high students are enjoying a fun 1950's themed dance, complete with hamburgers and chocolate malts! It was a bee boppin' good time for all! 

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Scripture Of The Week


Psalm 145:1

I lift you high in praise, my God, O my King! and I'll bless your name into eternity.

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

 
 
Superintendent's Message
April 5, 2019
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Campus Update
 
 

Our new school sign is now up in front of the Grace Church campus on Edinger! We will be painting the doors green in the next several weeks, and we will be adding our Warrior head logo on the window of the school office.

The two new portable buildings are being ordered, and will be in place by July. We have planned the cleaning and painting of the classrooms for June or earlier.

Moving Volunteers Needed

We ask for volunteers to join us here at the school on June 3rd and 4th to:

· move student desks to the mall area for the moving company

· take small items to the new campus in your cars or trucks, and

· assist with other moving chores those days.

Many families have asked how they can help the school, and this is a big way to achieve just that. Please save those dates, and thank you in advance!

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Books Without Borders Club

Two of our students, Nikki He and Jason Tran, have started this club to promote literacy in China.
Please donate any books written in English that are appropriate for grades K-12 to the front office by April 21st. These books will go to Tongdian Middle School in a small village in China that has trouble affording such books. Please sign your name in the books you donate as a personal touch. Thank you!!!
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Donna Martin

 

 

I am so happy and excited to join the Brethren Christian Family as your new Business Manager. I have a daughter that attends Grace Lutheran School, so the partnership is a blessing to me and my family. As part of the Transition Team, I look forward to helping with the move. I also look forward to meeting and serving all of you!

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April 15th Schedule Change

 

 

Due to missing school on the Good Friday holiday, students will attend periods 4, 5, 6 and 7 on Monday, April 15th consistent with a Friday schedule (with regular start and end times). Please plan accordingly.

On Monday, 4/15, we will be following a Friday schedule as follows: 

P4 8-9:20

Academic support 9:25-9:50

P5 9:55-11:15

Lunch 11:15-11:45

P6 11:50-1:10

P7 1:15-2:35

This will not impact start and end times of the day, but will affect students class times.

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Personal Item Pickup

 

 

If any of your personal items are at our school, please claim them before May 20th. It will either be sold, donated of thrown away after that. We do not wish to dispose of any items that belong to a school family, so please see Mr. Reyes, Mr. Namahoe, or Mr. Lanning to reclaim any items belonging to you.  Thank you.

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Big Thing In The Spring

 


 

As some of you may or may not know, there is a super exciting spring dance planned for our Junior High students called “Big Thing in the Spring!”  Below are some details about the dance:

  • Theme: “Dancin’ in the Diner”
  • Where:  Mall at BC
  • When:  April 12th, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Cost:  $10 (tickets can be purchased in the front office or online at https://www.bchs.net/apps/form/form.BRETHJHS.rm9GBMf.KU
  • The students should dress in their 50’s finest (girls—dresses & boys—button down shirts & no blue jeans)!
  • Dinner & Dessert are included in the ticket price.
  • This event is meant to be more of a fun, group experience – not a couples event. 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email stephaniejohnson@brethrenchristian.org or call the front office. We want this to be a fun event for all of our Junior High students and to make memories with their friends.

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Scripture Of The Week


2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NIV

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

Superintendent's Message
March 29, 2019
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Campus Update
 
 

Our Student Transition Team requested that the classroom doors at the new campus be painted BC green, and the church has agreed with that. We will also be purchasing green shade coverings.

We have ordered a new sign for our campus, which will be posted on Edinger Avenue within the next week or so. We are also preparing the school office for visitors soon.

We have made the decision to purchase two new portable buildings to replace the older ones currently on the campus. This will provide three more classrooms and three more office spaces.

We are now at 100 students enrolling for next year! This was my goal for August 9th, so I am so grateful to see the enrollment so strong at this point. Applications from new and domestic students continue coming in almost daily, which bodes well for a healthy student body next year. Our new campus will accommodate all of our students, and there are building plans already in place to accommodate growth over the coming years.

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RE-ENROLLMENT OFFER Ends Sunday

We are making a special offer for those few students, who have not yet re-enrolled for next year. We will only raise the re-enrollment fee by $50 until the end of March. That means you will pay $249 instead of $550 if you enroll by the end of this month. This is a savings of $301. You can enroll online via our website at www.bchs.net/reenroll/.

The tuition, tech fee, and most other fees will not increase for next year, but you will receive the same quality education you’ve come to expect from BC at our new location. You will receive a 2% discount on tuition for next year, if you pay in full by April 15th.
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Transportation Next Year

 

 

We do not have enough students requesting bus service for next year to make it cost effective. However, we are creating a carpool system that will help those of you still requiring transportation services. Another option we have been exploring is to partner with the student-driving service, Hop Skip Drive, which is a sedan service that transports groups of children to and from schools. 

Thank you so much for your support as we work together to arrive at the best way to accommodate everyone's transportation needs. We'll be working with the PFC to create a carpool sign-up sheet for parents and to request volunteer drivers. Please contact Shawn Thomas, our Admissions Director at sthomas@bchs.net if you have any questions, since he will be working with the PFC and our parents to ensure every student has transportation next year.

 

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Message From Gina Hanson

 

 

During my first year here at Brethren Christian, I have felt God’s presence constantly among the students and staff.  I have been impressed with a focus and balance of teaching students to follow Christ while also providing quality instruction.  I believe God has protected this school, because He has plans for it to become even stronger and a bigger influence in the community.  I am excited to see what God has in store for Brethren Christian School - a place where teachers care so much for the whole student.  It has been a pleasure to be a part of this school, and I look forward to next year with excitement.

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Books Without Boarders Club

 

Two of our students, Nikki He and Jason Tran, have started this club to promote literacy in China.

Please donate any books written in English that are appropriate for grades K-12 to the front office by April 21st. These books will go to Tongdian Middle School in a small village in China that has trouble affording such books. Please sign your name in the books you donate as a personal touch.  Thank you!!!

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Creative Writing Festival Results

 

 

I want to send a shout out to the following students, who won awards at the Creative Writing Festival.

Anna Biggins  --Excellent

Julia Reiser--Excellent

Alisha Richardson--Superior

Paige Savoy—Superior

Kudos to them and their English Teachers, Stephanie Johnson and Marcia Maresh, for achieving such recognition for excellence in writing!

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Sports Update

 

 

All of our spring sports are doing great! 

The softball team has won three games this season after two previous seasons without a win – go Lady Warriors!

The Boys Volleyball team is undefeated in league, and may be heading to the playoffs! Way to go team!

 

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Big Thing In The Spring

 


 

As some of you may or may not know, there is a super exciting spring dance planned for our Junior High students called “Big Thing in the Spring!”  Below are some details about the dance:

  • Theme: “Dancin’ in the Diner”
  • Where:  Mall at BC
  • When:  April 12th, 5:30-8:30pm
  • Cost:  $10 (tickets can be purchased in the front office or online at https://www.bchs.net/apps/form/form.BRETHJHS.rm9GBMf.KU
  • The students should dress in their 50’s finest (girls—dresses & boys—button down shirts & no blue jeans)!
  • Dinner & Dessert are included in the ticket price.
  • This event is meant to be more of a fun, group experience not a couples event. 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email stephaniejohnson@brethrenchristian.org or call the front office. We want this to be a fun event for all of our Junior High students and to make memories with their friends.

 

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Interested In STEM Education?

 

 

Attention all students interested in STEM education. iD Tech is the #1 provider of summer STEM programs. If you are interested in code apps, developing video games, discovering AI and machine learning, assembling take-home laptops, exploring cybersecurity, crating videos, modeling and printing 3D objects, etc., then this is the opportunity for you.

Flyers in the Library and the front office.

 

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Global Ambassador Program for BC In China

 

 

Brethren Christian School has partnered with the Semita School for a number of years to provide supplementary programs, e.g., ESL classes, SAT/TOEFL test prep, and academic tutoring, etc., for our International Students. However, their program also focuses on global education and cultural immersion for all school-aged young people, and has locations in 14 countries throughout the world. They are extending an invitation to our current domestic BC students to explore China for two weeks, August 3-17, 2019,  with their Global Ambassador Program and to gain valuable experience that will impact their lives for years to come! Please visit our Events Page for more information.

 

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Python Programming & Robot-Races

 

 

Brethren Christian School has been given two amazing opportunities through the International Space Station (ISS) Program. If you or your student is interested in Computer Programming, Astronomy, or Autonomous Robotic Vehicles, you won't want to miss these. First is a tutorial on Python Programming Language, led by UC Santa Cruz Professor Dr. Raja Thakurta. Detailed information can be found on their tutorial page. Next is the AWS Deep Racer Program, and programming mini-race cars. For more information, please contact Mike Donahoe at mikedonahoe@bchs.net

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20 Days Until Launch!

 

 

Congratulations to our BC ISS Program as their experiment will be launched into space on April 17, 2019. Please stay tuned for more details if you would like to attend the launch party. On May 1st there will be a banquet celebrating our first year of space exploration with the ISS program. Tickets are $10 and parents and guests are invited. RSVP details coming soon.

 

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Scripture Of The Week


2 Corinthians 5:12

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

Superintendent's Message
March 22, 2019
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New Business Manager
 
 
I notified parents in December that Kimberly McGovern switched to working hourly in the role of Business Manager. We've decided that we need a full time person in the office again to provide full service to our staff and parents, so Donna Martin will begin as our full-time Business Manager on Tuesday, March 26th. Donna is highly experienced and capable, and I am sure you will all be happy with the service she provides. I will provide a photo and bio of her as soon as next week.
I thank Kimberly for her service, and I am sure you will join me in wishing her well in her future endeavors.

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ACSI Success

The Brethren Christian High School choir participated in the annual ACSI Musicale, which was held at Lake Avenue Congregational Church over the course of two days. The students performed and were adjudicated in small and large ensembles, and were under the direction of Dr. Dan Jackson from Point Loma Nazarine University for the combined mass choir. Three of our numbers were selected to be sung in the command performance, and Sam Skarin (senior), Sierra Martin (senior), and Rachel Kent (sophomore) were chosen as soloists for the mass choir numbers. Congratulations to all the BC choir students!
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BC Spring Concert

 


Tonight at 7PM, come enjoy this free concert featuring both the junior high and high school bands & choirs as we celebrate the passage into spring! Don't miss it.
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Scripture Of The Week


1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O Lord , is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord , and you are exalted as head above all.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

Superintendent's Message
March 15, 2019
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Campus Update
 

We had a wonderful time at the new campus yesterday as you can see in the photos (more photos can be viewed on our Brethren Christian Facebook Page). The students seemed genuinely surprised at how nice the campus is, and many commented on how much they liked it. They were already making their plans for how to use the space for clubs and classes.

We continue to work closely with the Grace Lutheran church/school staff to work out the many details of a successful move. The transition teams from both organizations are working with a spirit of collaboration to arrive at win-win solutions. It is becoming more and more evident that this partnership is creating positive outcomes for ministries.

Many thanks to Andrea Potter and the PFC, who helped make this a great trip! Kudos to Ms. Flippin, Mrs. Simonds, Mrs. Heffernan and others, who made this trip happen!

We are scheduling a make-up Field Trip for our choir students, who were not able to join us yesterday, so stay tuned for details. 

Our Student Transition Team visited the school this afternoon to continue their input on how to give the campus the BC look and feel.  Their enthusiasm is infectious, and it is wonderful to see how excited they are about the campus move.

 


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Re-Enrollment Offer

 

We are making a special offer for those few students who have not yet re-enrolled for next year. Since we just recently announced our new location at the church campus, we will only raise the re-enrollment fee by $50 until the end of March. That means you will pay $249 instead of $550 if you enroll by the end of this month. This is a savings of $301. You can enroll online via our website at www.bchs.net/reenroll/.

The tuition, tech fee, and most other fees will not increase for next year, but you will receive the same quality education you’ve come to expect from BC at our new location. You will receive a 2% discount on tuition for next yea, if you pay in full by April 15th. __________________________

Message from Cris Neighbors

There is a wonderful bond created when we work together in moving and setting up a new place to minister together. It creates “ownership” among our students, parents, and staff. I’m looking forward to see how God will work this new iteration of the BC campus for His good. Let’s grow and learn together!
Blessings, 
Ms. Neighbors
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Take Monday Off
 
 

There will be no school on Monday. We placed this long weekend on our calendar because it is a long time between Christmas break and Easter Vacation. I wish all of you a safe, happy and blessed weekend!

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BC Spring Concert


Come enjoy this free concert featuring both the junior high and high school bands & choirs as we celebrate the passage into spring! Enjoy a variety of songs and experiences that center around the theme of growth and renewal. Join us Friday, March 22 at 7PM in the BC Mall.

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Scripture Of The Week


Acts 4:10, 12 NIV

…then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

Superintendent's Message
March 7, 2019
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Campus Update
 

We now have 90 students enrolling for next year so far. Since we are already at 90% of our enrollment goal for next year with six months to go, we have raised our enrollment projections to 125 students, which we may surpass. I have never seen this rate of enrollment at this point in the process during my 20 years in Christian education. We thank all of you, and we praise the Lord. This really helps our planning process, so bless all of you for re-enrolling early.

 

We are rescheduling our Field Trip to our new Campus to Thursday, March 14th. Please stay tuned for details, but I want to ask now that you consider driving our students to and from Grace Lutheran on that day. If you would like to do that, please sign-up on our Grace Field Trip Sign-Up page. We will get there at 11:15, and we will leave at about 12:30. We will provide a free pizza lunch to every student, so only pack a lunch if your child(ren) has/have a special diet (or if they don’t like pizza). It will be a great time for students to tour the new campus and to have fun with their classmates. We will also take time to pray together for the new campus.

 

We will be setting up our new School Office at the Church Campus very soon. Our Admissions Director, Shawn Thomas, will have some office hours there, and we will post them when available.

Our student Transition Team has already started a list of items they want to see done at the new Campus. The team will take a field trip there soon to get more clarity on how to give it the BCHS feel. I am so proud of these students, who have taken the initiative to ensure that the BC spirit continues next year and beyond!
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Re-Enrollment Offer

 

We are making a special offer for those few students, who have not yet re-enrolled for next year. Since we just recently announced our new location at the church campus, we will only raise the re-enrollment fee by $50 until the end of March. That means you will pay $249 instead of $550 if you enroll by the end of this month. This is a savings of $301. You can enroll online via our website at www.bchs.net/reenroll/.
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Message from Stanley Weir

What I’m most looking forward to next year is to be part of the amazing community that is Brethren Christian. Being one of the new additions, I have been amazed at how welcoming and influential the BC family has been in my life. It is evident that this ministry has a passion for helping young individuals be followers of Christ and to use His teachings to better their community. Brethren will continue its impactful ministry at its new location at Grace Lutheran, and I’m excited to see all the ways BC will make a positive impact on students for many years to come!
Best regards,
Stanley Weir

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Godspell Closing Weekend
 
 
Do not miss our amazing BC Playhouse production of Godspell, which has only two more performances: Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th. The show begins at 7pm and tickets are available online at $10 for students and $15 for adults! Come support your fellow classmates and enjoy another amazing BC musical!

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BC Athletics


Congratulations to the JH Girls Volleyball Team for making it to the CALOC D4 Championships. They played a great match but fell short. 2nd place is still an awesome accomplishment and we are very proud of them. 


 

The Varsity Boys Volleyball team participated in the 2-day Beach Bash Volleyball Tournament this past weekend and brought home the 3rd place trophy with a victory in the final match over Capistrano Valley Christian. Congratulations Warriors! Logan Egan (left) and Seth Klaasen (right) were awarded "All-Tournament Honors." Check out the schedule on the team page on the BC website and come cheer the team on this season.
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PFC Fundraiser


Our next PFC Dine-Out Fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, at 85 degrees Bakery in Fountain Valley between the hours of 3-6PM and 25% of proceeds will go back to BC. You must show this flyer when you make your purchase!
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Scripture Of The Week


2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

Feb 2019

Special Announcement from the Superintendent on our Campus Move
February 27, 2019
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High School Campus
 

The administrations of BC and Grace Lutheran have decided that the best location for our high school will be on the campus of Grace Lutheran Church. This is a change, since we originally thought we would primarily be on their school campus. This is great news, since it provides numerous advantages for our high school, including:

  • More classrooms (approximately 12)
  • A 500 seat Sanctuary for events, performances, choir, and chapel
  • A large Function Hall with a full kitchen for multi-use, band practice, coffee time, lunch, pep rallies and other activities.
  • A library that can be used for study halls, meetings, etc.
  • A full BC school office space with reception area and 3 individual offices.
  • A large courtyard for lunch, breaks and activities.
  • A grass quad for PE classes and other outdoor activities.
  • Ample parking and a complete carpool circle for easy drop off and pick up.
  • A large, two floor office and classroom building.

The church campus has the look and feel of a high school campus, and it affords us ample space to conduct all school functions in style. It provides a separation of Grace’s PK-8 school and our school. With that said, our students entering Grace’s 8th grade next year will still be able to avail themselves of many of our BC programs.

We will still utilize the school field for athletic practices and games, and our art room will most likely be located on the main campus. Some of our teachers will also teach certain subjects to Grace’s students on the school campus. Our Student Transition team will make suggestions on how to create a BC look and feel on the church campus. As a reminder, this campus is near the corner of  Edinger and Goldenwest. Feel free to visit there, and just check in with the church office upon arrival. Stay tuned for a school field trip to the church campus in the coming weeks.

This is an unexpected and additional blessing to our Campus move plans, so let’s praise the Lord together for this tremendous upgrade to our future campus plans!

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Re-Enrollment Discount Ends Tomorrow

 

The first phase of our re-enrollment period ends TOMORROW (Feb. 28th), so register now and take advantage of our early enrollment discount.

Seventy students are already enrolling for next year, which is 70% of our enrollment goal with 6 months to go. This greatly surpasses our expectations for this first month of re-enrollment, so I thank the parents and praise the Lord!

You can enroll online via our website at www.bchs.net/reenroll/. We are offering a special discount on re-enrollment for the month of February at only $199. The fee goes up to $550 on March 1st. So, if you re-enroll in February, you will save $351 on the re-enrollment fee.

The tuition, tech fee, and most other fees will not increase for next year, but you will receive the same quality education you’ve come to expect from BC at our new location. You will receive a 3% discount on tuition for next year, if you pay in full by February 28th, and a 2% discount if you pay by April 15. These are increased discounts over last year, which were 2% and 1% respectively.

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Message from Russ Namahoe

Since my first year here at Brethren Christian, I felt God’s presence constantly among the students and staff. I have been impressed with a focus and balance of teaching students to follow Christ, while also providing quality instruction. I believe God has protected and preserved this school, because He has plans for it to become even stronger and a bigger influence in the community. I am excited to see what God has in store for Brethren Christian School - a place where teachers care so much for the whole student. It has been a pleasure to be a part of this school, and I look forward to new beginnings on our new campus next year!

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Options Program for Next Year
 
I want to introduce Mrs. Jacqlyn Kodis, who will deliver our Options Program at our new location. She is the current Opportunities Director (similar to Options) at Grace Lutheran, and she will continue that program for their K-8 students, while she directs Options for our High School students. We will be hiring an Options support teacher to replace Mrs. Kayla Snyder's position. Please email Mrs. Kodis directly to review your child’s academic plan for next year at jkodis@graceschoolshb.org. I am confident that you will be pleased with the skill and experience Mrs. Kodis brings to this position.

You may or may not know that my doctoral dissertation is in special education/diversity, and I have delivered special education programs in three school systems. I remain committed to having a program that maintains the high level of Options programming that you have come to expect from a BC education. We are blessed to have Mrs. Kodis available to make this program available to you as seamlessly as possible.

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A Note from Jacqlyn Kodis
Hello! My name is Jacqlyn Kodis, and I am the current Resource Teacher at Grace Lutheran School. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and over 15 years of experience. I previously worked at Brethren Christian for ten years as Assistant Director of the Options Program. My three brothers and I attended Brethren - my father did also. I am married and have one son in 6
th grade. I am very much looking forward to getting to know each one of you and working with your students.

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Student Progress Reports Available


Attention parents! Your student's Six-Week Progress Report will be handed out to them tomorrow (Thursday, Feb 28th) during third period. We encourage our families to ask their students to see their progress report and discuss their academic classroom experience.

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Scripture Of The Week


Psalm 95:1
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
February 15, 2019
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Re-Enrollment
 

The first phase of our re-enrollment period ends on February 28th, so register now and take advantage of our early enrollment discount.

You can enroll online via our website at www.bchs.net/reenroll/. We are offering a special discount on re-enrollment for the month of February at only $199. The fee goes up to $550 on March 1st. So, if you re-enroll in February, you will save $351 on the re-enrollment fee.

The tuition, tech fee, and most other fees will not increase for next year, but you will receive the same quality education you’ve come to expect from BC at our new location. You will receive a 3% discount on tuition for the 2019-20 school year when you pay in full by February 28th, and a 2% discount when you pay in full by April 15th, 2019. These are increased discounts over last year, which were 2% and 1% respectively.
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Campus Move Update

Our Transition Teams are meeting, and the campus planning is going very well. We are coming up with creative ideas on how to best utilize the church and school campuses. Our Student Transition Team has already met once to share their ideas on how to give our new home the BCHS look and feel. Our employee and student transition teams will soon take field trips to the new campuses, so they can get a better sense of what they would like to see there.

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Message from Len Montgomery

I'm grateful for God's provision of this partnership with Grace Lutheran Church and School, which provides Brethren a place in Huntington Beach for us to call home. It puts us in close relationship with a school that cares about Christian education as much as we do. I'm looking forward to continuing our Warrior tradition of excellence in music in our new location, and I hope all of my students will join us next year. Soli Deo Gloria!

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Spiritual Emphasis Week

Mrs. Danielle Heffernan and her Light Team students delivered an amazing program of spiritual development for our students this week. We went out to serve our community to show the love of Jesus, and this theme of service permeated the entire week of chapels. Today culminated with four of our amazing students bringing the Word to their classmates (Chloee Booth, Paige Savoy, Ben Timblin and Mike Contreras). We ended in a special time of prayer with staff and students, and it was evident that the Holy Spirit was at work among us. This week underscores the foundation of BC, which is Jesus Christ. HE is the reason we exist and persist in the work of the gospel through our school ministry. Praise be to God!
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WASC/ACSI Accreditation


We have just received official notification that we have been awarded another 6-year accreditation period from WASC/ACSI, which is the longest period they grant a school. This is a credit to the teachers and staff, who create the high level of excellence you have come to expect from a BC education. To God be the Glory!
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Upcoming Events

There are MANY things happening right now at BC, so I wanted to give you a list of upcoming events here:

Gospel Chapel - Tuesday, Feb 19th, 11AM at BC
Big Night O' Jazz - Friday, Feb. 22nd, 7PM at BC
Sadies Hawkins - Saturday, Feb 23rd, 7PM at Grace Lutheran School campus
Friday Morning Fellowship w/ Dr. Moran - Friday, March 1st, 8AM at BC
Godspell (BC Spring Musical) - Friday & Saturday, March 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th at BC
Catalyst Hybrid SAT/ACT Practice Exam - Saturday, March 23rd at BC
Comedy Sportz - Saturday, March 23rd, 7PM at BC

Information for each of these events can be found on our website Homepage either under the "Our Latest News" section, or on the Calendar.
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PFC Corner


The PFC Board in concurrence with BC administration has decided to cancel this year’s Color Run due to all the focus needed on our upcoming campus move. We are sorry to disappoint all that were looking forward to this fun, BC-community building event. We are embarking on plans to have the Color Run in the fall of the upcoming school year in a combined effort with Grace Lutheran. We would like to see the fall event be a celebration of our two schools coming together in a new way to support Christian education, and to rejoice together for our new campus, the new school year, and our good health!
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Staff Update

While I don't have a final roster of teachers and staff for next year, I do want to update you on what I know at this time. I have spoken with staff to determine their future plans, and these are the staff that are planning to return:

Marcella Flippin
Jenn Simonds
Shawn Thomas
Len Montgomery
Kimberly McGovern (Part time)
Russ Namahoe
Drew Reyes
Jim Lanning
Stacey Whitmire
Jeff Jefferson
Melissa Cordy (Part time)
Eric Osburn
Cris Neighbors
Keri Rushing
Gina Hanson (Part or Full time)
Danielle Heffernan
Stephanie Johnson
Marcia Maresh (Part time)
Rosida Ramsey
Kaleigh Wadsworth
Stanley Weir

Most of our athletic coaches are also returning. I regret to inform you that Jann Martes, Kayla Snyder, Marian Mine and Dorothy Heinz have decided not to come back next year due to their own personal reasons. I cannot thank each of them enough for their contributions to BC, and they will be sorely missed. I am sure we will have parties for them at the end of the year, but please share your love with them now as well. 

We will continue our Choir and Options programs in full force, and we are currently in discussions with potential employees to carry on the great work of these programs.
Let us thank the Lord that the majority of our wonderful staff will be staying with us, which will maintain our high level of stability and excellence at BCHS.

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Scripture Of The Week


Matthew 7:24-25 (Jesus The Messiah)

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
February 7, 2019
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Dear BC Family
 

This update is longer than usual due to the many activities taking place right now, but all of the information is important and timely, so please take the time to read it through. It’s a great time to be a Warrior, so let’s thank God for all He is doing in our midst!
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Transition News



Much progress has been made since we made the announcement of our campus move a couple of weeks ago.
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Town Hall Meetings
Our Town Hall meeting at BC on Monday of last week was well attended. I presented a PowerPoint over-viewing the move to the Grace Lutheran campus. You can visit our FAQ page for details on the moving process at www.bchs.net/movetograce/ and you can view the PPT on our website. Many parents expressed their support of BC and their intention to move with us to our new location. Parents also asked excellent questions – some of which the board and I could answer directly and others that we will be able to answer after more transition meetings. Our transition team will be working diligently to iron out the many details of the move.

Our Town Hall meeting at Grace Lutheran on Tuesday of last week was also a great event for both schools. Both communities had time to hear from each other and to ask questions about the move and the cooperation between our schools. I believe we began to build a joint sense of community at this meeting that will bode well for the future.

On Wednesday, February 27th our current 7th grade BC students and their families are encouraged to attend a luncheon at the Grace Lutheran campus to visit teachers and their facilities during the day, and have an In-N-Out lunch together with the Grace staff, faculty and families. We are invited to visit their campus at 11:30am and celebrate this promising opportunity together. Please contact BC Admissions Director, Mr. Shawn Thomas, directly at shawnthomas@brethrenchristian.org for any questions, or to reserve a spot on this field trip. 7th grade parents and students are welcome.

Stay tuned for more meetings, updates and open houses in the near future. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any question you may have at jmoran@bchs.net. On behalf of our board, teachers and staff, let me thank you for the outpouring of support of BC during this time of transition. It’s an exciting time of positive change for our school, so let’s enjoy the adventure together!
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New Information
Our school calendar for next year will remain largely unchanged from what we have already published on our website. We will start 3 weeks before Grace Lutheran, which will give us time to settle in before both schools fill out the campus after Labor Day.
Our school day will most likely begin at 7:50AM to allow for a smooth flow of traffic during drop off, since the Grace Pre School (PS) and Elementary School (ES) start at 8:00AM and 8:10AM respectively.
We are carving out the BCHS portions of the campus in productive meetings with Grace, and we will basically be located in the front half of the campus with Grace PS and ES in the back half of the campus. We plan to install several portable buildings to accommodate classroom needs for both schools. We may utilize some space on the church campus if needed, but that has not yet been determined. We are assessing our bussing needs, so please email Shawn Thomas at sthomas@bchs.net if you desire bussing next year. Please include your address in the email and how many students in your family will need bussing.
A group of students have formed a Student Transition Team to help make our section of the new campus look and feel like Brethren next year. This was under their own initiative, which shows the leadership qualities of our students and their love for BCHS!
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Spring Musical

The BC Playhouse will be performing the classic musical Godspell March 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th! The show begins at 7pm and student tickets will be $10 and adults $15! Tickets can be purchased online! Come support your fellow classmates and enjoy another amazing BC musical.
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Duke Summer Sessions


Did you know that Brethren Christian School has a connection with Duke University that allows our students to access their summer educational programs? They have a number of different types of summer programs available, and it may help you earn college credit whether you are a sophomore, junior or senior. Visit the page description and check with Ms. Flippin, our Academic Dean, to see if you are eligible for any of these programs.
__________________________

Hybrid SAT/ACT Test


On Saturday, March 23rd from 9am - 1pm we will be hosting the SAT/ACT Practice Exam with the Catalyst hybrid program. This is a great opportunity to get experience in a simulated testing environment and stay ahead of the game. For more information, visit our Practice Exam event page or call 800.235.0056, or email info@CatalystPrep.com.
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PFC Corner


Our Third Annual Color Run is coming up on April 6th, 2019, but we need to start planning for it now, and there are plenty of ways that you can help. Visit our Color Run Sign-Up web page and choose a committee of which you would like to be a part. There is space for: setting up and cleaning, setting up the Chili table, coordinating the color run activities, and advertising for the event. Please go and sign-up for something today! The PFC leadership is working hard to make this a fun and successful event for our community, so please support them in this effort. Thank you SO much.
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Gospel Concert Featuring Ray Sidney


Award-Winning Gospel singer, Ray Sidney, and the Firm Soundation Band, will be leading our BC Gospel Choir in some energetic and uplifting Gospel Music. Come rejoice with the whole community this Friday at 7PM in our Mall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the BC front office.
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Big Night O' Jazz


You won’t want to miss this musical event featuring jazz saxophonist great, Bruce Babad, performing with the BC Jazz Bands on Friday, February 22nd at 7PM in the Mall. A table for 4 with light food and beverage service is $100, and General Admission is $7. You can purchase tickets online or at the front desk with Mrs. Heinz.
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BC Blitz and Spiritual Emphasis Week


Our Spiritual Emphasis Week kicks-off with BC Blitz next Monday, February 11th. Students will come to campus at 8am as usual, and after some prayer and instruction, groups of students will travel to locations in the surrounding community to serve and bless the people of our neighborhood. This is our way of living out the gospel message of serving the poor by blessing those around us, and saying "thank you" to the Orange County community. Students will be back on campus to be picked up by their families at 12:30pm. The school bus will leave BC at 12:45pm, so please plan accordingly. Students should bring lunch (or money for lunch), as we conclude the day by eating together. If any parents would like to volunteer, please contact the front office at 714-962-6617. I want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Heffernan for planning a great week of spiritual growth for all of our students.
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Valentine's Day Gram


Send a song to a loved one to celebrate Valentine's Day! The sign up sheet is in the front office, or you can go online and fill out the form and pay the $5.00 song fee. For multiple songs and Valentine requests, simply fill out multiple request forms. Your song(s) will be delivered to your Valentine during class on February 13th!
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Re-enrollment Has Begun


Our re-enrollment period began last Friday. You can enroll online via our website at www.bchs.net/reenroll/. We are offering a special discount on re-enrollment for the month of February at only $199. The fee goes up to $550 on March 1st. So, if you re-enroll in February, you will save $351 on the re-enrollment fee.
Tuition, the tech fee, and most fees will not increase for next year, but you will receive the same quality education you’ve come to expect from BC at our new location. You will receive a 3% discount on tuition for next year, if you pay in full by February 28th, and a 2% discount if you pay by April 15. These are increased discounts over last year, which were 2% and 1% respectively.
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High School Honor Band


Nineteen of our students have been selected for the ACSI Honor Band! Mr. Montgomery will accompany them to this wonderful growth opportunity today and tomorrow. To have so many students selected from our small school is a prime example of how we perform out of proportion to our size. Kudos to Mr. M and to all of the exceptional musicians selected!
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Boys Varsity Basketball


Our Boys Varsity Basketball Team lost a close game in the first round of the CIF Playoffs last night. Congratulations to Coach Jefferson, and the whole team for making it to the playoff rounds. It was a great season, and our team improved every game under the leadership of our exceptional coaching staff.
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Scripture Of The Week


Proverbs 21:21

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
February 7, 2019
__________________________
 
Dear BC Family
 

This update is longer than usual due to the many activities taking place right now, but all of the information is important and timely, so please take the time to read it through. It’s a great time to be a Warrior, so let’s thank God for all He is doing in our midst!
__________________________

Transition News



Much progress has been made since we made the announcement of our campus move a couple of weeks ago.
__________________________

Town Hall Meetings
Our Town Hall meeting at BC on Monday of last week was well attended. I presented a PowerPoint over-viewing the move to the Grace Lutheran campus. You can visit our FAQ page for details on the moving process at www.bchs.net/movetograce/ and you can view the PPT on our website. Many parents expressed their support of BC and their intention to move with us to our new location. Parents also asked excellent questions – some of which the board and I could answer directly and others that we will be able to answer after more transition meetings. Our transition team will be working diligently to iron out the many details of the move.

Our Town Hall meeting at Grace Lutheran on Tuesday of last week was also a great event for both schools. Both communities had time to hear from each other and to ask questions about the move and the cooperation between our schools. I believe we began to build a joint sense of community at this meeting that will bode well for the future.

On Wednesday, February 27th our current 7th grade BC students and their families are encouraged to attend a luncheon at the Grace Lutheran campus to visit teachers and their facilities during the day, and have an In-N-Out lunch together with the Grace staff, faculty and families. We are invited to visit their campus at 11:30am and celebrate this promising opportunity together. Please contact BC Admissions Director, Mr. Shawn Thomas, directly at shawnthomas@brethrenchristian.org for any questions, or to reserve a spot on this field trip. 7th grade parents and students are welcome.

Stay tuned for more meetings, updates and open houses in the near future. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact me directly with any question you may have at jmoran@bchs.net. On behalf of our board, teachers and staff, let me thank you for the outpouring of support of BC during this time of transition. It’s an exciting time of positive change for our school, so let’s enjoy the adventure together!
__________________________

New Information
Our school calendar for next year will remain largely unchanged from what we have already published on our website. We will start 3 weeks before Grace Lutheran, which will give us time to settle in before both schools fill out the campus after Labor Day.
Our school day will most likely begin at 7:50AM to allow for a smooth flow of traffic during drop off, since the Grace Pre School (PS) and Elementary School (ES) start at 8:00AM and 8:10AM respectively.
We are carving out the BCHS portions of the campus in productive meetings with Grace, and we will basically be located in the front half of the campus with Grace PS and ES in the back half of the campus. We plan to install several portable buildings to accommodate classroom needs for both schools. We may utilize some space on the church campus if needed, but that has not yet been determined. We are assessing our bussing needs, so please email Shawn Thomas at sthomas@bchs.net if you desire bussing next year. Please include your address in the email and how many students in your family will need bussing.
A group of students have formed a Student Transition Team to help make our section of the new campus look and feel like Brethren next year. This was under their own initiative, which shows the leadership qualities of our students and their love for BCHS!
__________________________

Spring Musical

The BC Playhouse will be performing the classic musical Godspell March 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th! The show begins at 7pm and student tickets will be $10 and adults $15! Tickets can be purchased online! Come support your fellow classmates and enjoy another amazing BC musical.
__________________________

Duke Summer Sessions


Did you know that Brethren Christian School has a connection with Duke University that allows our students to access their summer educational programs? They have a number of different types of summer programs available, and it may help you earn college credit whether you are a sophomore, junior or senior. Visit the page description and check with Ms. Flippin, our Academic Dean, to see if you are eligible for any of these programs.
__________________________

Hybrid SAT/ACT Test


On Saturday, March 23rd from 9am - 1pm we will be hosting the SAT/ACT Practice Exam with the Catalyst hybrid program. This is a great opportunity to get experience in a simulated testing environment and stay ahead of the game. For more information, visit our Practice Exam event page or call 800.235.0056, or email info@CatalystPrep.com.
__________________________

PFC Corner


Our Third Annual Color Run is coming up on April 6th, 2019, but we need to start planning for it now, and there are plenty of ways that you can help. Visit our Color Run Sign-Up web page and choose a committee of which you would like to be a part. There is space for: setting up and cleaning, setting up the Chili table, coordinating the color run activities, and advertising for the event. Please go and sign-up for something today! The PFC leadership is working hard to make this a fun and successful event for our community, so please support them in this effort. Thank you SO much.
__________________________

Gospel Concert Featuring Ray Sidney


Award-Winning Gospel singer, Ray Sidney, and the Firm Soundation Band, will be leading our BC Gospel Choir in some energetic and uplifting Gospel Music. Come rejoice with the whole community this Friday at 7PM in our Mall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at the BC front office.
__________________________

Big Night O' Jazz


You won’t want to miss this musical event featuring jazz saxophonist great, Bruce Babad, performing with the BC Jazz Bands on Friday, February 22nd at 7PM in the Mall. A table for 4 with light food and beverage service is $100, and General Admission is $7. You can purchase tickets online or at the front desk with Mrs. Heinz.
__________________________

BC Blitz and Spiritual Emphasis Week


Our Spiritual Emphasis Week kicks-off with BC Blitz next Monday, February 11th. Students will come to campus at 8am as usual, and after some prayer and instruction, groups of students will travel to locations in the surrounding community to serve and bless the people of our neighborhood. This is our way of living out the gospel message of serving the poor by blessing those around us, and saying "thank you" to the Orange County community. Students will be back on campus to be picked up by their families at 12:30pm. The school bus will leave BC at 12:45pm, so please plan accordingly. Students should bring lunch (or money for lunch), as we conclude the day by eating together. If any parents would like to volunteer, please contact the front office at 714-962-6617. I want to give a special thanks to Mrs. Heffernan for planning a great week of spiritual growth for all of our students.
__________________________

Valentine's Day Gram


Send a song to a loved one to celebrate Valentine's Day! The sign up sheet is in the front office, or you can go online and fill out the form and pay the $5.00 song fee. For multiple songs and Valentine requests, simply fill out multiple request forms. Your song(s) will be delivered to your Valentine during class on February 13th!
__________________________

Re-enrollment Has Begun


Our re-enrollment period began last Friday. You can enroll online via our website at www.bchs.net/reenroll/. We are offering a special discount on re-enrollment for the month of February at only $199. The fee goes up to $550 on March 1st. So, if you re-enroll in February, you will save $351 on the re-enrollment fee.
Tuition, the tech fee, and most fees will not increase for next year, but you will receive the same quality education you’ve come to expect from BC at our new location. You will receive a 3% discount on tuition for next year, if you pay in full by February 28th, and a 2% discount if you pay by April 15. These are increased discounts over last year, which were 2% and 1% respectively.
__________________________

High School Honor Band


Nineteen of our students have been selected for the ACSI Honor Band! Mr. Montgomery will accompany them to this wonderful growth opportunity today and tomorrow. To have so many students selected from our small school is a prime example of how we perform out of proportion to our size. Kudos to Mr. M and to all of the exceptional musicians selected!
__________________________

Boys Varsity Basketball


Our Boys Varsity Basketball Team lost a close game in the first round of the CIF Playoffs last night. Congratulations to Coach Jefferson, and the whole team for making it to the playoff rounds. It was a great season, and our team improved every game under the leadership of our exceptional coaching staff.
__________________________

Scripture Of The Week


Proverbs 21:21

Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
__________________________ 

Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 


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Superintendent's Message
January 31, 2019
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Re-Enrollment Begins Tomorrow (February 1st)

Our re-enrollment period begins this Friday, February 1st. You can enroll online via our website at www.bchs.net/reenrollment/. We are offering a special discount on re-enrollment for the month of February at only $199. The fee goes up to $550 on March 1st. So, if you re-enroll in February, you will save $351 on the re-enrollment fee.

Tuition, the tech fee, and most fees will not increase for next year, but you will receive the same quality education you’ve come to expect from BC at our new location. You will receive a 3% discount on tuition for next year, if you pay in full by February 28th, and a 2% discount if you pay by April 15th. These are increased discounts over last year, which were 2% and 1% respectively.

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 


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Superintendent's Message
January 25, 2019
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Special Announcement from the BC Superintendent

 

Dear BC Family,

On behalf of the BC Board of Trustees, I am happy to announce that we have secured a new location for our school!

We will be moving to the Grace Lutheran School property and sharing their campus beginning with the 2019/20 school year this coming August. They have two campuses that we will utilize, and both are in Huntington Beach. The main school campus is located at 5172 W McFadden Avenue, and the Church/school campus is located at 6931 Edinger Avenue.

The Huntington Beach City School District (HBCSD) will reclaim our campus for use in their Measure Q building renewal project in the summer of 2020. While we appreciate that time frame, we are blessed to have secured a campus solution one year early. This move will be an enormous savings in facilities costs, and we will realize those savings a year in advance of our projections.

Grace Lutheran operates a PK-8 school on the McFadden campus. BC Junior & Senior High School will become BC High School (BCHS) next August. We will operate primarily on the McFadden Campus, and secondarily on the Edinger campus if we need extra space. BC has been losing enrollment in our middle school grades for some time, and we were phasing out one grade per year. The timing of this move has led us to eliminate our 7th and 8th grades simultaneously for next year, and to complete our transition to a high school in conjunction with our move the Grace campus.

BCHS will remain its own school and work in mutually beneficial cooperation with Grace on the same campus. This is not a school merger – it is a campus move. With that said, there will be synergies and efficiencies that will benefit both ministries, and we will cooperate for the betterment of both schools. One example would be that both Grace and BCHS students could join the BCHS band, which would bless Grace students and strengthen our band program.

I wanted to share what the Grace Lutheran Principal, Mrs. Jean Kucucarslan, has to say about our move to their campus: "Part of our mission and vision at Grace Lutheran Church & School is working together with other followers of Jesus within our community for the sake of our wider neighborhood. We are grateful the Lord has led us into this promising relationship with Brethren Christian, a vibrant and dynamic school dedicated to academic excellence and positive character development to the glory of God for over 70 years."

We encourage our current 7th graders to enroll in Grace’s 8th grade class for next year. We believe this will be the best way for your children to remain connected to BC and to smoothly transition into our 9th grade the following year. Grace will be encouraging their 8th graders to enter BCHS in 9th grade, which will grow our freshman class.  All 8th graders will pay the Grace tuition rates. Please contact Mrs. Ivy @ livy@graceschoolshb.org for tuition rates and an application.

There are many details to follow, and you no doubt will have many questions. Please come to our Town Hall meeting in the BC Mall at 7PM on Monday, January 28th and/or Grace Lutheran School Multi-purpose room at 5PM on Tuesday, January 29th. You will also be invited to Town Hall meetings and Open Houses in the coming weeks and months to learn more. Please contact me directly at jmoran@bchs.net for any questions, or make an appointment to meet with me by contacting Mrs. Dorothy Heinz at dheinz@bchs.net.

Let us rejoice together in what the Lord is doing! We thank God for providing the path forward for BC long into the future. On behalf of our board, teachers and staff, I thank you for your support of BC. As we begin our 72nd year, it is so heartening to know that we have a bright future ahead of us! Please pray for both schools as we enter this exciting new cooperation to strengthen both ministries.

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Scripture Verse


Romans 16:27
To the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen
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Blessings to all,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 


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Superintendent's Message
January 22, 2019
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Hello BC Family,

Thanks to everyone for their prayers, notes and phone calls last week to check in on me, while I was out with the flu. It meant so much to me.

The school board has made a decision on our campus move for next year, and I will announce the results of that decision this Friday via email. It has been a time and labor-intensive process to get to our decision, but we believe you will be happy with the results. We are putting last minute touches in place before we make the announcement, so thank you for your patience.

Please plan to join us in the BC Mall next Monday at 7:00PM for a Town Hall about our campus move. The board and I will do our best to answer all of your questions at that time. It is quite
likely that we will have another Town Hall on Tuesday of next week, so please try to keep that evening open as well – details to follow.

God bless you and God bless Brethren Christian School!

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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

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Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
January 14, 2018
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Welcome back to a new year at BC!

We are already off to a great start for Semester II, and we have welcomed several new students to our ranks.

Our exceptional Business Manager, Kimberley McGovern, will only be in the office on Friday's from now on. She will continue as a consultant in the role of Business Manager, and will be working from home on M-TH. She will be in our office each Friday from 8-3:30PM. You can still drop off payments in the office anytime. You may reach her by email at kmcgovern@bchs.net.

Please remember that we are off next Monday for Martin Luther King Day. Stay tuned for important updates about the future location of our school.

Blessings, and let's make this a fantastic year in Christ!

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Scripture Of The Week


John 4:21

And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
December 20, 2018
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Merry Christmas Message
 

As we come to the end of our first semester, I think we can all agree that this has been a great school year thus far. Folks have loved the block scheduling and the Chromebooks. Our new calendar allows students and staff to go into the three-week Christmas break knowing that final exams are in the books. We’ve had great performances on the field and on the stage. Our teachers are receiving more training, and they are able to go deeper in each subject with the longer class periods. Most importantly, students have grown in the knowledge and grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus of Nazareth.
We will be closed this Friday, and we will reopen for Semester II on January 14th. Our offices will be closed during the break, but you can still reach most of us via email for any time-sensitive issues.
On behalf of our board, staff, faculty and coaches, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We look forward to sharing our future plans for the school with you upon our return from the holidays. In the words of Tiny Tim, “God bless us, every one” (from a Christmas Carole, Charles Dickens)

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Re-Enrollment Starts February 4th
 

Re-enrollment will begin on February 4th. We are pleased to announce that we will have no tuition increases next year. Be sure to re-enroll in February, since we are lowering our re-enrollment fee to $199 (a $100 decrease from last year). The fee goes up to $550 after February, so enroll early.

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Space Program Milestone
 
 
 

On Tuesday, the 18th, BC International Space Station ISS students had an amazing opportunity to speak with Andy Aldrin, son of famed astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men on the moon. The team presented their final experiment to him, and the press was on hand to document their presentation and Skype conversation with Dr. Aldrin. The completed experiment will undergo NASA review soon, and it will launch to the International Space Station on April 6th for implementation in microgravity. Kudos to our ISS students for their successful first semester, and God’s speed in 2019.

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Color Run Volunteer Opportunity


Our Third Annual Color Run is coming up on April 6th, 2019, but we need to start planning for it now, and there are plenty of ways that you can help. Visit our Color Run Sign-up web page and choose a committee of which you would like to be a part. There is space for: setting up and cleaning, setting up the Chili table, coordinating the color run activities, and advertising for the event. Please go and sign-up for something today! The PFC leadership is working hard to make this a fun and successful event for our community, so please support them in this effort. Thank you SO much.

 

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Scripture Of The Week


Luke 2:8-12

And in the same area there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And then an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were very afraid. But the angel said to them, “Listen! Do not fear. For I bring you good news of great joy, which will be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find the Baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 


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Superintendent's Message
December 14, 2018
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Finals Schedule
 

Final Exams are scheduled for December 17th – 20th. You can visit the Latest News section of our website to download a PDF of the Finals Schedule.
We will dismiss students at 2:20PM on Monday, December 17th and at 2:35PM on Tuesday, December 18th. The bus will depart at 2:45PM both days.
We will dismiss students at 11:30AM on Wednesday and Thursday, December 19th and 20th, and the bus will depart at 12:10PM on those days.
Please note that lunch will NOT be served on the 19th and 20th.

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How to Get Your PSAT Scores
 

All 9th-11th graders: Your PSAT/NMSQT scores are ready online. You'll get an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores.

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Japan Mission Fundraiser
 
 

A fundraiser for the BC Japan Mission Trip will take place on December 20th at Rubio’s off of Brookhurst from 5:30PM to 8:30PM. Bring in this BC flyer when you make a purchase, and our students will get 50% of the proceeds. Thanks in advance!

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PFC Color Run


Our Third Annual Color Run is coming up on April 6th, 2019, but we need to start planning for it now, and there are plenty of ways that you can help. Visit our Color Run Sign-up web page and choose a committee of which you would like to be a part. There is space for: setting up and cleaning, setting up the Chili table, coordinating the color run activities, and advertising for the event. Please go and sign-up for something today!
The PFC leadership is working hard to make this a fun and successful event for our community, so please support them in this effort. Thank you SO much.

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Christmas Giving
 


Please remember to give whatever amount you can to BC by December 31st. This will help your children’s education, and you will get a tax deduction from Uncle Sam. We accept checks and credit cards. Contact our Business Manager, Ms. Kimberly McGovern, for details. God bless you as you give. Thank you!

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Scripture Of The Week


Matthew 2:4-6 MEV

And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is what the prophet wrote: ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are no longer least among the princes of Judah; for out of you shall come a Governor, who will shepherd My people Israel.’”
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 


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Superintendent's Message
November 30, 2018
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Open House
 

We had a fantastic open house last night with a mix of current and prospective families. The teachers presented the great things they and their students have done in the classrooms this semester. Mr. Montgomery and Ms. Mine led their bands and choirs in rousing performances all evening. Our Athletics, Arts and Space Programs presented their many accomplishments as well. I want to thank the Parent Fellowship Council, the teachers, staff and students for making this Open House one of our best ever!

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BC Choir Students Honored
 

Congratulations to our BC choir students, Sam Skarin (12th), Michelle Mumia (12th), and Kate Johnson (9th) for being selected to participate in the annual Southern California Vocal Association Honors Choir for 2018 hosted at University of Redlands! As in previous years, the students were able to work with choir students from across Southern California under the direction of amazing guest conductors. I am so proud of these students, and we are thrilled that they were able to have this growth experience. Kudos to Ms. Mine for helping these students develop into award winning performers.

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Christmas Concert Tickets Available Online
 
 

Our annual Christmas Concert is coming up on Saturday, December 8th, so please purchase tickets in the front office, or go to http://www.bchs.net/festivalofchristmas/. Tickets are selling fast and seating IS limited, so please get your tickets today. Merry Christmas!
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Football Banquet

  

We had our football banquet this week, and it was a time of great celebration. I am so proud of Mrs. Whitmire, Coach Green and Coach Duren for bringing godly character back into our program. These coaches worked with an amazing group of young men to bring the best out of them both on and off the field. They have made us all proud. We look forward to a great season next year, as we only had one senior on the team. Go Warrior Football!!!

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Extended Absences
 


We have had some questions regarding the process of requesting extended time off for students. Please contact Ms. Flippin or me with a formal request and reason for the extended absence, including all dates and times. It is the students’ responsibility to check Canvas and communicate with their professors about assignments that might be missed. Thank you.
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Personnel Change

Mrs. Stone no longer works at the school, so we thank her for her years of service, and we wish her well. Her position is not being refilled at this time, but we are covering her duties, so there will be no lapse in service. Please contact me if you have any questions about services related to your child. Thank you.

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Winter Semi-Formal
 

The BC Winter Semi-Formal is this Saturday, December 1st for high school students. Our event will be from 5PM to 8PM at Riverbed Farm, 1426 East Vermont Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805.

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Scripture Of The Week


2 Corinthians 6:2

“In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
November 16, 2018
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Dear BC Family,

Let’s take this time of Thanksgiving to give God the glory for all He has done, is doing and will do for our school community. On behalf of our board, staff and teachers, I wish you all a happy, safe and blessed Thanksgiving season….

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BC International Space Station Program In The News!
 

The BC Space Program was featured in the Huntington Beach News this week! Check out the article: http://hbnews.us/communitB.html

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JH Girls BB Championship
 

Congratulations to our Lady Warriors for their 2nd place finish in their league. They fought hard in the championship match and made us all proud. Kudos to Coach Sierra Whitmire and all the players for a having the highest ranked team at BC this year thus far!!!

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Athletics Fundraiser


The Athletics Department is doing a fundraiser, where you can purchase Christmas trees or wreaths or other ornaments! You can bring in your money and purchase form to the front office, and we’ll give you a coupon to pick up your tree! A portion of the proceeds will go to support the BC Athletics Program. Thanks in advance for your generous support.
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International Student Club


We started the club this year to build cultural competency and to foster relationships between all students of BC. Our latest meeting deconstructed cultural stereotypes. This effort helps both international and domestic students grow in their global perspectives and in their understanding of themselves and others.

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Dine Out at Corner Bakery 
 


BC has another Dine-Out event this month on November 29th for the entire day. Please go to the Corner Bakery on Brookhurst in Fountain Valley, and tell them you are supporting BC - and 15% of sales will go to our school! You can stop by before our Open House event, or go right after (they close at 9pm) to get an awesome dessert.
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Christmas Concert Tickets Available Online


Our annual Christmas Concert is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 8th. There will be a number of performances and great classic Christmas songs. Tickets are $5 and you can buy them at the front office or online at http://www.bchs.net/festivalofchristmas/.

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Yearbook AD Reservations


Time is running out to purchase a BC Yearbook Ad spot, so get yours via this link: Yearbook Ads.

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Support Our Missionaries


Are you interested in spreading the word of God throughout the world? If so, you may want to consider supporting our BC missionary students! We have teams going to Japan and Honduras this summer, each of which will bless the people with whom they interact. You can go to www.bchs.net/missionsupport/ and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to support our general missions or individual students or staff.

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Parent Fellowship Council
 
If you are interested in getting involved with the Parent Fellowship council, please attend our upcoming meeting on Monday, November 26th in the Main Office from 7-8:30PM. We will meet on campus and talk about all the events and activities we have coming up to support our school.

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Open House
 

Don’t Miss the BC Open House on Thursday, November 29th at 6:30PM. Come and see what our students have created so far this year, meet their teachers and enjoy some hot chocolate and music from the BC Band and Choir. There will be some great prizes and a Christmas Tree coupon up for raffle! Please join us for a wonderful time for our entire community, and don’t forget to invite your friends who might be interested in a BC education.

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Scripture Of The Week


Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
November 8, 2018
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Concordia Choir Festival
 

The Brethren Christian High School Choir participated in an invitational Choral Festival hosted by Concordia University in Irvine. Our choir performed beautifully in front of other schools from southern California and guest clinician, Mr. John Tebay. Congratulations to Ms. Mine and our wonderful choir!

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Veterans Day Chapel
 


We have a special chapel planned for next Tuesday at 11AM in the mall to honor our country’s veterans. There will be a Marine color guard, a combat Marine speaker and another special veteran speaker. We invite all of our students’ family members, who are veterans or active duty military to join us in their uniforms. We look forward to a big turn out. You may not know that four members of the BC class of 2018 have joined the Marines, and we are so proud of them! God bless America! 
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Cross Country Varsity Boys
 


The Boy’s varsity cross-country team finished 3rd in the league after an amazing performance at league finals yesterday! Nine of our boys will participate in the CIF preliminary race next Saturday in Riverside. Let’s wish them luck for next week and congratulate them on a strong finish to the season! Please contact Coach Dyson for details about this Saturday’s event.
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Parent Fellowship Council
 

There are three ways that you can help support the PFC right now!

1. Official sign-ups for our Annual Color Run and Chili Cook Off will happen at Open House in November. The event itself is Saturday, April 5th, but there is a lot of work that can be done now!
2. Parents and students can volunteer to help in advertising, set-up and clean-up, gathering supplies, and organizing the event. This is a community event and we need everyone!
3. Spread the word now to any businesses or business owners you know who might want to be a sponsor. We are always looking for people to donate T-shirts and items for our swag bag. Also, do you know of a DJ company, photo booth and food truck? We need your referrals!

See you at the PFC Meeting on Monday 11/26 7-8:30PM in the Teacher's Workroom - all are welcome.
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College Visit


On Friday, November 9th, representatives from UC Riverside and Verto Education will be on our campus in room 202 to talk with BC high school students about the college application process. If you would like your child to attend, they can come during Academic Support at 9:25AM to meet with the representatives. BC Seniors may sign-up to stay after and talk more in depth if they have not already missed up to 4 classes for other visits.

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BC Space Program Fundraiser
 

The BCHS ISS team is having a yard sale this Saturday, November 10th to raise funds for the experiment that they are creating that will be launched up into space and monitored by the astronauts in the International Space Station. The yard sale will be from 7:00AM to 2:00PM on the BC campus east lawn, behind the main office. Thank you to the whole Space team: Andrew, Kaito, Jessi, Paige, Maddie, Colby, Mr. Peterson, and Mr. Donahoe.

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Open House
 

We are gearing up for a wonderful Open House event for our entire BC community! On Thursday, November 29th our campus will be open for the friends and family of Brethren Christian School to come and visit our teachers, hear some amazing music and see some awesome artwork that our community has produced so far this semester! We are inviting prospective families to join us for Open House, so invite your friends and neighbors who might be interested in attending BC. We look forward to seeing you at this community event.

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Scripture Of The Week


Joshua 24:15
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.’
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
November 2, 2018
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Second Quarter Report Cards 
 

The end of the second 6-week grading period is this Friday, November 2nd. Our students have been working hard on a variety of projects and learning many things along the way. Report cards will be handed out to your students on Tuesday, November 6th, so please ask your student about their grades that evening.

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Open House November 29th
 


Parents, please join us for an end-of-the-semester celebration of all the hard work your students and teachers have done together! Some great projects have been completed and we will be showcasing it on Thursday, November 29th at 6:30pm. There will be food, music and fun, so bring the whole family! Please invite your friends that might want to attend BC next year. Thank you.
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Westmont College Visit
 


A representative from Westmont University will be available to meet with students on Monday, November 5th at 10:45 AM. They will answer questions about filling out applications, college matriculation and scholarship opportunities. If you would like more information, please contact our Academic Dean, Ms. Flippin.
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Closing Weekend for the Fall Play
 


Our BC Drama Production of Neil Simon’s “Fools” is closing this weekend, with final performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30PM in the BC Drama Room. Tickets are still available online and at the door (or to buy in the front office) for$10. You can buy them online at www.bchs.net/bcdrama/. Please print out your receipt and bring it to the show as your ticket. Congratulations to Mrs. Griffin and the entire cast and crew on a great show. I attended last weekend, and it was fantastic. Get ready to laugh hard!
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Shop Online and Give Back to BC



Are you shopping online for Christmas? You can actually give back to Brethren if you use smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3956057 and choose “Brethren Christian Junior & Senior High School” as your selected charity. We will get a percentage of eligible purchases made through the Amazon Smile program every time you make a purchase! If you have any questions, please contact the business desk at ex. 33 for help with this program.
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Parent Fellowship Council
 


There are three ways that you can help support the PFC right now!

1. Official sign-ups for our Annual Color Run and Chili Cook Off will happen at Open House in November. The event itself is on Saturday, April 5th, but there is a lot of work that can be done now.
2. Parents and students can volunteer to help in advertising, set-up and clean-up, gathering supplies, and organizing the event. This is a community event and we need everyone!
3. Please spread the word now to any businesses or business owners you know, who might want to be a sponsor. We are always looking for people to donate T-shirts and items for our swag bag. Also, do you know of a DJ company, photo booth and food truck? We need your referrals!

See you at the PFC Meeting on Monday 11/5 7-8:30AM in the Teacher's Workroom - all are welcome, and we encourage parents to come. Thank you.
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Important Information for Parents on e-Cigarettes
 


Debunking the Vaping Myth. A new study by the American Physiological Society significantly debunks the myth that e-cigarettes are safer than regular cigarettes. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb says, “E-cigs have become an almost ubiquitous--and dangerous--trend among teens.” Due in large part to the mythic narrative that vaping is safe. This recent research shows that not only vapor harms the lungs, but the added flavor in e-cigs exacerbates the detrimental impact of vaping. It’s a double whammy. Your teens probably believe e-cigs are safe and more significantly they may be drawn to them because vaping just looks cool. Please talk to your children about the dangers of vaping and smoking.

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Scripture Of The Week


Philippians 4:6 NLT
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
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Thank you,
Dr. John G. Moran, EdD
Superintendent of Brethren Christian Schools

 

 

 
 

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Superintendent's Message
October 25, 2018
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