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Shoreline Christian School Alumni Monthly E-Newsletter
August 28, 2014
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Save the Date!

The 2014 Shoreline Christian School Auction will be held on Saturday, October 25th, at Inglewood Golf Club. Make sure to save the date so you can join us at this fun event that only takes place every other year!

A Hope-Filled Start


Every year a new school theme is selected - this year is Strong and Courageous - Joshua 1:9.  I'm excited to see how this theme manifests itself over the course of the new school year.


As reported, this summer the campus received several updates including new exterior paint! It looks amazing! School starts next Wednesday with our new 6th grade teacher, Tiffany Davis, and 21 new students! And there's even talk of a new mascot (read below).


We're energized! We're hopeful! It's going to be a great year!


Tassie DeMoney
Director of Development and Marketing

Featured Alumni:  
Kris Jubie Vanden Bosch & Becca Jubie


Kris Jubie Vanden Bosch ('88) and Becca Jubie ('92) are working together at their online fabric s tore, Quilt Sandwich Fabrics. Kris and Becca both love sewing and quilting and in 2008 decided to start selling fabric online. They began as a small Etsy shop and last year moved to their own retail website, Kris and Becca love choosing what to buy and have an eye for fun, stylish fabrics that can be used for quilts, home decorating, fashion and more. 

Since Kris was voted "Best Dressed" in her class and Becca was voted "Most Artistic", it's not surprising that they ended up in a creative business! Kris also works as office manager of Jubie Investments and lives in Marysville with her husband and three kids, and Becca also works at In The Beginning Fabrics and lives in Seattle.



Time to Change the Mascot?

Submitted by - Joel Bratt


A few weeks back Adam Haulter and I were having a conversation about our school and our mascot. We agreed that in the time he and I have been teaching at Shoreline Christian the topic of changing the school mascot has surfaced three or four times. During those times there was typically some discussion about how times had changed, about how our mascot is probably offensive (in general but also specifically to some schools we compete against -- Northwest Yeshiva for example), and about how the time had come to change our mascot. And that is where the conversation ended.


One reason the conversation ended there is that there is that there was not a suitable alternative. Those that were serious about changing the mascot could not come up with one, and a suitable alternative seemed to be one of the conditions for moving forward.


But the hurdle of not having a suitable alternative should not keep us from moving away from the crusader as an image that represents our core values and beliefs. The Kingdom of Christ is one that invites new life. This can be new life found in effort, determination, challenge, and intensity (all markers and characteristics of sports and competition), but I do not believe that this new life can be found in destruction and bloodshed -- to me, this does not compute.


So here we are again. In preparation for writing this article I thought I should do a little research. As any good student would, I googled: changing mascot away from crusader. One of the articles that popped came from Dayton Christian school. Here is an excerpt for this article: 


Then I went away to college, where I learned that the crusades weren't such a good idea. They may have started out with good enough intentions. But the campaigns sometimes degenerated into raping and pillaging in the name of Jesus, and the crusades came to represent some of the worst episodes in church history, alongside such evils as the Inquisition and the so-called "biblical" justification for slavery and racism. Read entire article...


After reading the article I am convinced. The time has come for us to change our school's mascot. Our school is in a process of renewal with recent updates to our insignia and our website. This move would signal another positive step in that process. In addition, there is significant cultural momentum right now to eliminate these types of monikers from high school teams, college teams, and professional teams alike.


Where to go from here. Where ever we go I firmly believe we should go there together. We invite you as alumni to be part of this conversation. Please send us your ideas and thoughts about this change. Email me or Adam Haulter or give us a call - 206-364-7777.


Memorial Garden Plaques
In celebration of our 60th anniversary, a space was created for stories - past and present - a memorial garden. 

Now we need stories!  You can tell your story on a plaque that will be attached to the faces of the benches.  Learn more here.

New Exterior Paint

Stop by to see the new paint outside and in!

New Office Paint

We're planning a homecoming celebration on December 12-13, 2014! 
First Day 1952
We'll kick off the weekend with a home basketball game against Darrington Friday night. Mark your calendars for a fun weekend of events.  

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