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Issue: #21
December 2014   

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January 5, 2015
NO SCHOOL

January 6, 2015
School Begins

January 12, 2015
Registration for the 2015-16 school year opens for current SCCS families



January 14, 2015 
Kindergarten 
Preview Day

January 16, 2015
NO SCHOOL

January 16, 2015
Add/Drop deadline

January 16, 2015
ACSI District 5 Spelling Bee

January 19, 2015
NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Holiday

January 20-23, 2015
NEXUS
7th-12th Graders

January 27, 2015
Open House
Prospective Families

February 2, 2015
Registration for 2015-16 school year opens for new enrolling families

February 13, 2015
NO SCHOOL
Teacher Inservice

February 16, 2015
NO SCHOOL
President's Day

February 26-27, 2015
iServe
7th-12th Graders


 

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2014-15 Kids of Character

December
Generous
2 Corinthians 8:1-2

January
Kindness
Ephesians 4:32

February
Compassionate
Psalm 86:15

March
Joyful
Philippians 4:4

April
Obedient
Romans 16:19

May
Encourager
1 Thessalonians 5:11 

 




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Peace Child 

By: Mr. Kirk Huckabone 

 

Christmas is a time filled with excitement, anticipation and hope. Each community, country, and culture has their own unique way of celebrating Christmas and up until just the past few years most of

Come and experience Christmas at
SCCS - All School Chapel
Friday, December 19, 2014 @ 9:40 am - 10:50

those celebrations

have been focused upon the birth of Christ. Yes, commercialism has had the ability of sometimes making the giving and getting more of a focus than the thankfulness and worship, but it still allows for a universal opportunity to proclaim that Jesus Christ our Savior is born.


Over the years I have often shared at our Christmas Chapel customs and objects that we often see at Christmastime and how these point to our Savior. It is true that many of these items have an even older association with non-Christian cultures and beliefs, but have now been incorporated into our traditional Christmas celebrations.  To some, this lessens their validity in our celebration of our Saviors birth. I am reminded of the story of a missionary, Don Richardson, who wrote the book "Peace Child." In his book he talks about the open door he had to evangelize in a very remote and savage tribal group by using one of their own customs. In their culture it was customary for two warring tribes to settle a conflict by one of the tribes offering a young child of their own as a "peace child" to resolve the enmity between them. Mr. Richardson was able to use this understanding to explain how God sent His own Son to be the "peace child" between God and man.
 Click here to read more.

SCCS to host ACSI District 5 Spelling Bee
By: Lynn Kistler 

 

This year, we are privileged to be hosting the annual ACSI District 5 Spelling Bee on Friday, January 16, 2015. Student spellers and parents from eleven different Christian schools from the San Fernando Valley, Fillmore, Ventura, and even Thousand Oaks will be converging on our campus for a day of spelling competition.  This is a no-school day for our SCCS students. However, our faculty and staff will be on campus working as judges, room hosts, parking lot guides, and set-up crew. 

 

Please remember us in your prayers as we are planning and organizing this important day! We are grateful for the opportunity to host other like-minded Christian schools and make the district spelling bee an enjoyable day for all involved!

First ever in Santa Clarita Valley: SCCS Varsity Girls Volleyball team wins CIF-Southern Section Championship!

By: Bob Dickson

 

This fall, the Santa Clarita Christian School Varsity Girls Volleyball team did what no girls volleyball team in the talent-laden Santa Clarita Valley had ever done. The Cardinals won a CIF-Southern Section championship. The championship came on Nov. 22 in a 3-2 victory over Upland Christian Academy at Fullerton College. It came at the end of a 15-match winning streak that included a third straight Heritage League title. 

 

SCCS (19-8) came into the post-season tournament ranked No. 1 in the CIF-SS Division

5AA, but the team's run to the championship was by no means a forgone conclusion. The Cardinals, behind the firepower of junior outside hitter Kylie Brown (a two-time Heritage League MVP), won its first three playoff matches by a combined score of 9-2. But, in the title game, the Cardinals needed to claw their way out of a 1-2 deficit to force a fifth game. And in that fifth game, they trailed 1-4 before righting the ship on their way to a 15-11 win.

 

The Cardinals season continued all the way to the state quarterfinals, where they fell to Parker High of San Diego, the defending state CIF Division 5 champions.

 

No matter to the Cardinals. They were more than satisfied with their championship. The first for them. The first for the SCV.

 

Click here to read the articles published in The Signal Newspaper.

Grace Baptist Church's Pastor Aaron Miller to speak at
NEXUS 2015

By: Ken Kistler

 

Aaron has been married for 11 years to Ingrid Miller and has 3 kids Noah-6; Jossalyn-5; Kensington -3

The most important event for Santa Clarita Christian School's high school is coming upon us. NEXUS, our school's spiritual emphasis week, arrives at the end of each January and 
helps our students start the new calendar year with a focus on God, His Word, and its implications for our everyday life.

 

This year's speaker is Pastor Aaron Miller, High School Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Saugus. After moving here from the east coast, Pastor Aaron has invested himself in a thriving ministry at Grace Baptist. He is known for his passion to bring the truths of Scripture to bear in the lives of Southern Californian teens. He's focusing his messages on the topic of Faith, a truth and gift often forgotten in the busyness and pressures of daily life.

 

Join us in praying for these special days. Let's ask God to impact the lives of these students with the Word in song, preaching, and conversations afterward.

Getting to Know Ms. Valdivieso - High School Spanish Teacher

 

What is your current position at SCCS? How long have you worked at SCCS? I am the High School Spanish Teacher and have worked at SCCS for seven years.

 

What has been a special event or experience you have had while working at SCCS to date? A few years back I had

Ms. Valdivieso and
her fiancé Stephen.

the privilege of seeing a lot of our students commit their lives to the Lord. It was so encouraging to see them come to realize their sinfulness and their need of a Savior. When this revival happened it allowed for great conversations with the staff and students. It made my job very rewarding! 


 

What is something interesting about you personally that others might not know? I'm very competitive on a tennis court. And....I am getting married on December 21 and will become Mrs. Duwe or Seņora Duwe.

 

Life Verse

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits. -Psalm 103:1-2