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Issue: #23
February 2015  

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

March 2-6, 2015
Elementary Spiritual Emphasis Week

Kindergarten Preview Day
 
March 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am

March 9-13, 2015
Teacher Appreciation Week

March 13, 2015
Kindergarten cap & gown pictures

March 20, 2015
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March 23-27, 2015
Spirit Week

March 27, 2015
School Carnival/Art & Photography Exhibit

March 30-April 2, 2015
Spring Book Fair 

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Photo by Darcy Brown.

SCCS volleyball players show their CIF title rings.

This is the first girls CIF title of any kind in SCCS history and also the first girls volleyball CIF title in Santa Clarita Valley history.
 
The Cardinals, who won the CIF-Southern Section Division VAA title on Nov. 22, received their rings on Wednesday, February 4.

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Philippians 4:4

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Obedient
Romans 16:19

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Encourager
1 Thessalonians 5:11 

SCCS Science Department
By: Debbie Brenner, SCCS Secondary Science Teacher

 

In Paul's letter to the Colossians, God explains that He created all things on heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. All things were created through Him and for Him, and all things are held together in Him. The science courses at SCCS aim to reveal this truth through Bible study and investigation of the world around us. 

In 7th grade Life Science, students survey the breadth of living things that God created and see God's grace and mercy in allowing His created beings to evolve and adapt to their particular environments. 
 
The 8th grade Physical Science classes study the form and function of the smallest atoms that compose both living and non-living things. It is wondrous to see what God has wrought with just 92 elements!

High school freshmen complete a
study of Biology.  From the microbiology of genetics and protein synthesis to the macrobiology of biomes and food webs, students study all aspects of the existence of living things.  Students realize the parameters that God has set in order for the components of ecosystems to be held together.  Click here to read more about the SCCS Science Department.
SCCS Annual Art & Photography Exhibit
By: Lonna Gibson
 
On Friday, March 27 the SCCS Art Department will host its annual art and photography exhibit. 

This year, over 500 pieces of SCCS student art and photography will be part of the exhibit. "I am so excited for the students," said Bob Hernandez, SCCS Art Teacher. "The students have been
working hard both individually and as teams that include Creative and Art Directors and Project Leads to create amazing art pieces. All of the students' art is fantastic! It has been hard to narrow down what will be displayed."

Hernandez's passion about art and the process is evident. "It's not about the end result. It's about the journey," said Hernandez. "I believe in the journey - and what the students learn in the process."
 
This year's art and photography exhibit will be composed of various projects that the students have been working on to date. The categories include dry medium: pencil, colored pencil, charcoal pencil and soft pastel; wet medium: acrylic, watercolor and collage; and photography. Additionally, students shoe project, biographical masks, robots, wood block buildings and the recycled tree will be part of the art and photography exhibit. Additionally, high school students will be able to enter up to one additional art piece of their choice by Monday, March 23, 2015 to be judged. Click here to read more about the Art and Photography exhibit as well as other exciting SCCS art events coming up.

SCCS Girls Sparking a Basketball Renaissance

By: Bob Dickson

Girls high school basketball at Santa Clarita Christian is
undergoing what can only be described as a renaissance. It was only a few years ago that the high school stopped fielding a team because there weren't enough girls who wanted to play.

Before that there were several seasons of sub-.500 records. All of the female athletes at the school, it seemed, were matriculating to other sports such as volleyball, softball and soccer.

My, how times have changed. 

The current roster of varsity girls basketball players stands at 10. What's more, there is a wave of athletic seventh and eighth-grade basketball players who have been tearing it up in the elementary and junior-high ranks for years.

But more to the point, the current crop of Lady Cardinals is already winning, and winning big. Click here to read more.

SCCS Elementary Spiritual Emphasis Week

By: Mr. Mark Wilson, SCCS Principal
 

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Pastor Landon Miller - Spiritual Emphasis Week Speaker
Nearly every secondary student (grades 7-12) who claims to be a Christian will tell you the "Old, Old Story" about their decision to follow Jesus Christ sometime during their elementary years (grades K-6). Maybe it was after dinner or during evening prayers with their parents. Some say that their teacher was instrumental in explaining the gospel to them. Others will say that they talked to God on their own after someone else told them about Jesus. Yet, no matter the story, all would say that they remember 'asking Jesus into their heart' after hearing someone share the gospel during a very young age.

It appears that these very impressionable years provide a great opportunity to communicate the truth of Jesus Christ to young minds, open and ready to trust in Jesus as God and Savior. This, of course, falls right in line with Jesus' words regarding children; namely, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3) Indeed, the apostle Paul even encouraged Timothy by reminding him to "continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of ... and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." (2 Timothy 3:14-15)
 Click here to read more about SCCS Elementary Spiritual Emphasis week.
Getting to Know Garrick Moss
What is your current position at SCCS? 
  • Director of Student Activities
  • PE / Weight Training Teacher
  • Head Varsity Football and Baseball Coach
How long have you worked at SCCS?
This is my 18th year at SCCS.

Front L-R: Kaleigh-14, Jacob-16, Chase-8, International son from the Cayman Islands- Justin-18, Blake-5, Garrick and Kendra.
What is your vision of the Student Activities Director?
My ultimate goal is to see the SLC (Student Leadership Council) really take ownership of the activities and events at the school. I want them to have such a passion for the school that the rest of the student body really develops a love for SCCS and wants to be involved in everything the school has to offer as we seek to Glorify God.

Having just started this position, my main desire is to be able to disciple the students on the SLC.

I would love to have a summer retreat where we take the SLC away and challenge them with the opportunities they have to serve their school as they focus on their walk with the Lord. Click here to learn more about Garrick Moss.