Taking Every Thought Captive: Our first worldview assembly will take place this Tuesday morning from 8:25-9:15 in the auditorium. All 7th-12th grade students will be there and parents are welcome to come join us!

Assembly Accompaniment Tryouts: 4th – 6th grade students are welcome to tryout to accompany singing at elementary assemblies. Tryouts will take place Wednesday, September 16 @ 12:00 in the lunchroom. Student accompanists receive one free hot lunch for every assembly they accompany.

First Elementary Play-September 25: Our first play of the year will be Mrs. Kappmeyer’s and Mrs. Anderson’s 6th grade class performing the Shakespearian play, The Taming of the Shrew. The play will open with a short recitation by Mr. Becker’s 6th grade class at 8:35 in the Auditorium. All are welcome!

Speech Meet: Selections are due September 21.

Speech Meet: Secondary (7th-9th) Speech Meet selections are due October 2. Information will come home this week.

Tuesday Bible Study: Mrs. Nancy Wilson will continue a 7th-12th grade girls’ Bible study on Tuesdays at 12:05 in Room 2 (girls should bring their lunches).

Honors Classes: The following honors classes will be offered for the first semester: 9th Grade Church History, 9th Grade Latin, 10th Grade Latin, 11th Grade Doctrine, 11th Grade Pre-Calculus, and 12th Grade British Literature. Invitations will be coming home to all students who have earned a 94% or higher in these classes by midterm. Further details about our honors classes are included on the invitation.

Boarding Opportunity: Our very own Kelvin Zhao (11th Grade) is looking for a boarding situation from Christmas Break through the end of the school year. He has been staying with his sister for the last year and a half and she will graduate from the U of I in December. He wants to live with a Christian family so that he can go to church with them every Sunday and grow more in Christ. A typical range for boarding a high school student for half a year is $3,000-$4,500.If you are interested in finding out more about Kelvin, please contact him at 9899kelvin@gmail.com

Study Tip for the Week
Encourage your children (1st-9th grade) to begin memorizing their speech meet parts early. The dinner table is a great place to practice. Start by having each child read through his selection, beginning and ending with the title and author. The next night have them recite as much as they can, reading the remainder that has not been memorized yet. By the time the speech meet comes around, the whole family will be ready to hit the stage and perform!


Matt Whitling

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