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Issue: #33
March 2016  

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SCCS Varsity Baseball Looking to Get Back to the CIF Championship Game
By: Lonna Gibson 
The SCCS varsity baseball team season has begun and the coaches and players are focused on the goal of a fourth straight Heritage League title and a trip back to the CIF Championship game.
Currently ranked #2 in the SoCal CIF division 7, SCCS won the Heritage League the past three years and the last two were undefeated. "This year we have a big bull's-eye on our back," said SCCS baseball coach Garrick Moss. "We have high expectations to make a deep run in the play-offs again, but this time finish the job."
Currently Moss has scheduled several non-conference games in the hopes of seeing the best competition they can. "Every game counts when it comes to keeping your number in the ranking," said Moss. "You are allowed twenty games. We will play ten league games and the rest will be non-conference games." Click to read more.
Haworth, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford, Bath, London
By: Mrs. Sandra Wyllie 

In just a little over a month, forty-three of our students and families will
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 travel the distance from the northernmost tip of England all the way down to its most famous city.  From verdant country landscapes spotted with thousands of sheep and cottages, to the prestigious halls of Oxford, majestic palaces and the iconic landmarks of London- this nine-day tour of England adds color and depth to the novels we have studied in British Literature.

This year marks the fourth time we have made this journey, each unique and magical in its own way.  One of the most enriching parts of the adventure, and, more importantly, its real purpose, is to magnify Christ and Scripture as we make discoveries along the way.  Each stop provides us with academic as well as biblical perspective to help shape the contour of our understanding and skillfully direct our thoughts in alignment with scripture.

This trip leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of its travelers not only because of the depth of appreciation we have for this country and its literature, but because of the sweet harmony we have in relationships because of a mutual love for Christ. I encourage each of you to travel along with us through our blog. We'd love to have you join us in this way so that you can intentionally and specifically pray that Christ would be honored.
SCCS: Developing Servant Hearts
Students volunteered at Help the Children; one of several organizations, during 2016 iServe.
February 25 and 26, junior high and high school students from SCCS piled into cars and headed out to serve at more than a dozen different ministries throughout Los Angeles.
This two-day event called iServe is an experience unique to SCCS.
For two days students serve in the name of Jesus, encouraged by His promise in Matthew 25:40, "...for whatever you have done to one of the least of these my brothers, you have done to Me."
This year SCCS students served at the Ronald McDonald House, The Oaks Camp, The American Cancer Society, Help the Children, Backyard Missions, Fred Jordan Mission, SCV Pregnancy Center, as well as visiting assisted care facilities and packing boxes for Prayer Angels for the Military. All the students served alongside their teachers and a number of parent volunteers.
Under the leadership of Student Activities Director, Garrick Moss, teachers planned service projects that were closest to their hearts and presented these opportunities to the kids in a kick-off chapel. Click to read more.
SCCS 2016 Art & Photography Show A Huge Success!
On Friday, March 18 the SCCS Art Department hosted its annual art and photography exhibit from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Art Exhibit Judges: Suzie Kades, Dianne Foderaro and Michael Powell
This year, over 500 pieces of SCCS student art and photography were part of the exhibit. 

"I wish you could have all seen the faces light up when they found out that they won an award," said Bob Hernandez, SCCS Art teacher. "A high school girl won second place in the wet medium category and she was so excited she yelled across the exhibit floor, 'I won!' She said she was just happy to get an award."

Thank you to the wonderful judges from the ArTree who came out to award students for their artistic achievements. Click here to view the 2016 Awardees. 
Getting to Know Junior and High School Choir Teacher Susi Johnson
What is your current position at SCCS?  I have the privilege of directing the junior high and high school choirs. I love my job and my students and look forward to coming into work every day. I am currently in my 9th year at SCCS.
Jonathan & Susi Johnson

What has been a special event or experience you have had while working at SCCS to date? We just recently went on our second trip to New York City. It has been a goal of mine as a music teacher to be able to show my students what a career in music looks like and what better place than on Broadway!
Another highlight was having the high school choir sing John Rutter's carols with West Ranch High School with full orchestra a couple of years ago. It was surreal singing this music so chalk full of theology in a secular setting.
I am hoping that one day I can take our high school choir to Rome to experience what it's like to sing in a Roman cathedral. Click to learn more about Susi Johnson.