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September 2014   

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September 24-25, 2014
Spiritual Life Retreat
9th-12th

September 26, 2014
NO SCHOOL

October 1-3, 2014
6th Grade Science Camp
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October 9-10, 2014
Spiritual Life Retreat
7th-8th

October 11, 2014
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October 15, 2014
PSAT Test for 10th & 11th Graders
8:30 am - 11:30 am

October 16-17, 2014
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday: 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

October 21
Write Away Day
7th-12th

October 23 & 31
Picture Make Up Day

October 24, 2014
Grandparent's Day
Noon Dismissal

October 24, 2014
Fall Fling (Evening Event)
9th-12th


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2014-15 Kids of Character
September
Servant-Hearted
Ephesians 6:5-6

October
Prayerful
Ephesians 6:18-19

November
Thankful
Colossians 3:15-17

December
Generous
2 Corinthians 8:1-2

 




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The Value of Testing

By: Mr. Kirk Huckabone 

 

Testing, just the word itself can send shivers up a student's spine. We can all relate to those times we have come to a major evaluation of our knowledge or skills and we want to do our best. These times are a bitter experience. We worry that we might not do as well as we should and yet in the completion of the test there is also a sense of having crossed a hurdle in life and there is a confirmation that we have achieved a goal.

 

In academics we know a lot about testing. There is hardly a week that goes by that students don't have some sort of testing going on. The added benefit of testing in a student's life allows the student to identify growth over time. By regular evaluations you can track not only the level a student is currently at, but also identify a trend to help keep that student on pace to graduation. Click here to read more.
New Music Opportunities @ SCCS
By: Ms. Lynne Cuneo

 

The SCCS Music Department is growing and has exciting opportunities for students of all ages! This year we are offering choir and band for elementary, junior high and high school students.

Did you know?

Students who participate in music programs statistically score 102 points higher on their SAT tests and the same students are three times more likely to graduate from college with a degree?

 

In 2007, elementary students who participated in music programs scored 22% higher in Language Arts and 20% higher in Math. In addition, students develop better memories, more effective study skills, perseverance and an appreciation of the arts.

Click here to view the music options available this year at SCCS.

Reloaded Cardinals Ready for 2014 

By: Bob Dickson

 

Members of the 2014 varsity volleyball team may have a tough act to follow this season, but that's not how they see it. To them, it's more like taking their turn in a tradition of success.

 

The 2013 version of Cardinal volleyball posted a 15-3 record on its way to the CIF-Southern Section Division 5AA quarterfinals, winning the program's second straight Heritage League title along the way.

 

This year's team, however, is aiming even higher. And why not? The Cardinals are returning five starters from last year's squad. The talent is certainly there.

 

Returning for her third varsity season is junior outside hitter Kylie Brown, the Heritage League Player of the Year in 2013. Brown set a school record for kills in a game with a jaw-dropping 34 against Mammoth High last season. Click here to read more. 

Write Away Day 
By: Matt Brown, Academic Dean  

 

Santa Clarita Christian School will hold its fifth Write Away Day on Tuesday, October 21.  All faculty and students in grades 7 through 12 participate in this day of writing. Students will spend a good portion of the day reading articles, watching videos, discussing ideas, brainstorming solutions, charting out their ideas, journaling and reflecting on their thoughts on a particular topic for the day. All this will lead up to a final piece of writing in the afternoon that synthesize their ideas from the work they do in the morning. 

 

No one can argue that writing has become the centerpiece of education today.  Colleges are reporting that the majority of students come to them unprepared for the reading and writing tasks that are asked of them.  As a school committed to preparing students for a quality college education, SCCS has implemented the annual Write Away Day.  While teachers use writing throughout the year, we rarely get a time for sustained reading, discussing, and reflecting.  This day provides a model for that kind of work. Click here to read more.

2014 - Spiritual Life Retreat - "The Conscience"
By: Mr. Ken Kistler
Spiritual Life Retreat 2013

On the afternoon of September 24, 2014 two hundred high school students, teachers, and parents will excitedly file into the conference center at The Oaks Camp near Lake Hughes. The lights will dim, our chapel band will step to the stage and the annual High School Spiritual Life Retreat will begin.

 

The Spiritual Life Retreats, first for the high school and later for the junior high, are always a highlight at the beginning of the school year. The students love wearing their new SCCS t-shirts, riding on a bus to a camp location, playing huge group games, taking advantage of the climbing walls and zip line, enjoying the All-You-Can-Eat camp food, and fellowshipping with their classmates. Click here to read more.

Introducing the New SCCS Faculty Members for 2014-15

 

Back: Robert Hernandez, Chazz Anderson, Brad Canalejo Front: Amber Dennis, Dawn Plew, Teri Cardenas, Heidi Engler
The Lord's lovingkindness indeed never cease...Great is His faithfulness! This verse from Lamentations comes to mind as we consider the wonderful privilege to introduce you to our newest SCCS faculty members. Each brings unique gifts and abilities, as well as experiences and hopes for the coming year and it is exciting to be able to say that this is looking to be an amazing year.

 

Some are new to SCCS; others are familiar faces taking on a new assignment, but each is now a member of the SCCS family.

 

As you get to know each of them this year we trust you will see why God has added them to our family and how we will be blessed by their ministry to our students. Please welcome them as you have opportunity. Click here to read more about the new faculty members at SCCS.