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May 18, 2018


Calhoun Christian School provides academic excellence while upholding God’s truth and challenging children to serve.

Calhoun Christian School will be the benchmark of excellence in Christ-centered education.



Monday, May 21st, 2018 is Awards Night.
Awards will begin at 4:00.
Dinner will be available beginning at 5:00 until 6:30, but you MUST pay ahead of time.  A form was sent home this week or can be picked up in the office.
Middle School Awards will begin at 5:30
For the parents of current 4th graders entering 5th grade in the fall will have a short orientation and informational meeting beginning at 6:30

High School Awards will begin at 7:00


May 1st – May 31st 
All Classrooms will be participating in a challenge for which classroom can get the most SCRIP sales. The winning class will receive a pizza party! And their teacher will receive a scrip card of their choice. Come in or call the office for more information.


This is the last box tops competition of the year! The winning class will earn and extra recess with popsicles! This competition will be ending Friday May 25th.


Parents just in case you want to begin planning ahead for next school year; if your student plans to play any sports during the 2018-2019 school year they will need a new sports physical. Any physicals completed on or after April 15, 2018 will be valid for the entire 2018-2019 school year. Physical forms are available in the office. If you have any questions contact our Athletic director, Jake Vandepol, at or by calling the school office.


GET YOUR PICTURES IN THE YEARBOOK (you have three options)

• Download the Replayit app to your phone. Choose our school. Type in the password: Cougars. Sign in using Facebook (or create a new account). Then click the camera icon to upload pictures from your phone!

• Go to And upload pictures from your computer.

• Give your pictures to any yearbook staff member on a flash drive or CD.

On Saturday, June 9th 9-1pm
we are hosting our first ever Clothing Swap! This is an opportunity to get the next size up clothes for your students, as well as chapel wear. As you’re are cleaning out your student's closets this Spring please consider dropping off your clothes (jeans, jackets, dresses, shirts, chapel wear, shoes, etc) to Summer LaBonte in the office. We will pay you Cougar Cash for you to shop on June 9th for your clothing. We need ALL sizes (Pre-k through High School), please no stains, rips, or holes. For more information or to help volunteer please contact Summer LaBonte 352-445-3452 


Lori Bittner has been hired as our high school math teacher for next school year.  She is a seasoned teacher with many years of experience teaching math in the public schools.  She decided to retire at the end of this school year, but is not ready to quit teaching.  She was brought to us by Erin Major and I believe will be a huge blessing to our school with her skills for teaching math.
That being said, you may be asking yourself, "What about Mr. Hommerding?"  I am so incredibly grateful he was willing to take on the challenge of teaching math this year and applaud him for the admirable job he did.  We are both praying about what is next and how God is going to use him in the coming year. 


On Tuesday, August 15, Calhoun Christian School will be participating as a vendor on Kid's day at the Calhoun County Fair and we need you!  Volunteers are needed to represent CCS by handing out information at our table and talking about just how great we are to prospective families! We will have two shifts : 8-11 and 11-1:30. Please email Melissa Pidcock at if you are able to help or have any questions!



Freshmen Class of 2021 Mission Trip
Miracle Camp and Retreat Center, Lawton, MI
June 4 (8:30 AM departure)----June 6 (2:45 PM arrival)
The Mission objective is to Build unity within the class, Serve others, and Grow spiritually. This is accomplished through initiatives (team-building exercises), cleaning/renewing the camp grounds for summer programs, and devotionals.

Sophomore Class of 2020 Mission Trip
Sunshine Gospel Ministries, Chicago, IL
June 4-6, 2018
Our goal is to give students the chance to Listen, Learn, and Serve with us while also equipping them with tools to return to their own contexts. We attempt to accomplish this by interacting with local ministries and residents, daily lessons and service projects.

Juniors Class of 2019 Mission Trip
Washington DC
June 3-7, 2018
Our students will be working with the center for student Missions (CSM) where they will be helping out at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other agencies that provide services to the city’s homeless and vulnerable population.


Art Camp at CCS will be June 25-29, 9:00am-12:00pm. Art Camp is open to students going into first grade through 6th grade. First child attending costs $75, additional siblings attending camp (Children living in the same home) is $60 each. All proceeds from art camp go to benefit the CCS Art Department.


Baseball-BB, Varsity Track–VT, Junior High Track-JHT, Varsity Soccer-VS




May 13-19                Senior Mission Trip

May 17                     Junior Parent Meeting – Mission Trip

May 21                     Awards Night

May 25                     Last day for Seniors

May 28                     Memorial Day – No School

May 30-31                MS/HS Exams, 11:30 dismissal for MS/HS students

June 1                       Last day of 4th Quarter, 11:30 dismissal

June 2                       Graduation – CCS Gym at 7pm

June 4-6                    MS/HS Mission Trips

June 5                       Elementary Field Day

June 7                       Last Day, 11:30 dismissal



Graduation Open Houses

Abby Parks              Saturday June 2        11am-2pm

Madison Sprygada   Saturday June 2        11am-2pm

Yuki Kojima             Sunday June 3          2-5pm

Landon Smith           Friday June 8           5-8pm

Sydney Reif             Saturday June 9        12-3pm

Lauren Wilcox          Saturday June 9        4-8pm

Andrew Eckhart       Saturday June 9        4-7pm

Kassidy Fletcher      Sunday June 10        1-4pm

Abby Butts               Sunday June 10        12:30-3pm

Madilynne Wilson    Saturday June 16      2-4pm – Please RSVP Peaceful Valley Farm

Esther Beavers         Saturday June 16      12-5pm