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CALHOUN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

COUGAR CONNECTION
November 8, 2019

 

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

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

TOMORROW!!!! LOVE KNOWS NO BORDERS GALA FUNDRAISER

THIS EVENT IS TOMORROW! NOVEMBER 9th from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM Our goal is to raise $40,000 to help offset the cost of tuition. We NEED your help! Invite your friends & family and come prepared to open your wallets for a GREAT CAUSE and a good time! Please call or email the school for further information ~ 269-965-5560 or office@calhounchristian.org You can still pick up tickets at the door! 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY

We have put all of the volunteer opportunities in one sign up area. Please feel free to look through all the opportunities and sign up for what may be of interest of you. The link is:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449A8AD23A6F49-scoreboard

LIVE NATIVITY- DECEMBER 6th

Our Christmas program is our annual Live Nativity. All students from preschool to grade 12 will be participating, and will need a Bible time costume. Preschool will have a great program on stage beginning at 5 p.m. Preschool parents and families will begin touring throughout the school at the conclusion of the preschool program. All other tours will begin at 6:00. Students will be required to be in their designated places by 5:30 p.m. This year we are providing our own sets and costumes for selected speaking parts. These items will be used for years to come. We are seeking donations of gift cards to help with the cost. If you are able to donate a gift card to Hobby Lobby or Menards, please bring it to the office.

Look for more specific details in the weeks ahead. Please pray with us as we prepare for this exciting community outreach.  If you would like to assist with Live Nativity in any capacity, please contact Ginger Eckhart or Diane Rome.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Want an opportunity to be “Jesus with skin on”? Pick up a shoebox to fill for a child on the other side of the world. You will be filling practical needs as well as blessing a child with a gift to open at Christmas time. Boxes need to be returned to the school on 11/20/19.

Also- there is an Annual Community Packing Party at Calvary Baptist in BC on Nov 16th from 9 am to 2 pm.

COLLEGE WORKSHOPS

This timely and informative workshop will be held at CCS on November 14th for both parents and students. See below the topics that will be covered.

6:00-6:45 pm The Misconceptions of College Cost: Using my nine years of experience working in Admissions for a small private school, I give some “behind the scenes” information on how most colleges and universities determine what a student will pay. Some of the misconceptions are perpetuated by higher education to give students and families the feeling they have a lot of control in what college will cost them. Through my experience the student and the family have very minimal control of what they will pay and more so what their cost will be is the result of a formula that determines what they can pay. In this presentation I give specific examples of how this formula is calculated and provide insight to families how they might be more able to predict the cost of school.

6:45-7:30 pm The Misconceptions of Athletic Scholarships in Collegiate Athletics: Most high school athletes (and their parents) dream that one day they will hear the words, “We would like to offer you an athletic scholarship to our school.” Most assume that once they hear these words that they or their student will be going to college for free. This is not the case for overwhelming most college athletes that accept these scholarships. Statistics from the NCAA show that only 1.7% of college athletes are going to college for free. Most athletes even though they may receive some funding for their athletic ability have to pay a significant amount toward their education. My presentation breaks down the different levels of the NCAA (Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3) and how much athletic scholarship students at those levels are actually offered. As well I talk about the difference between the 2 major collegiate athletic associations, the NCAA and the NAIA, how they are very different, and what that means for the student athlete.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH AMAZON SMILE

Thank you for always supporting your CCS school in even the smallest of ways. Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/75-3103392, AmazonSmile donates to Calhoun Christian School?

GRANDPARENTS DAY

Wednesday, November 27th from 10 am -11:15 am will be a special time to share with your grandchildren. Come & Chill out with your grandchild(ren) with coffee, donuts, visit classrooms, Bookfair & pictures with Craft Photography. See the attached flyer.

LUNCH ORDERS

Please order your December lunches. You have until November 20th to order.

HS BOYS BASKETBALL MEETING ON MONDAY

High School boys’ basketball parent meeting is coming up on Monday, November 11th at 7:00pm in the CCS cafeteria. Parents and athletes are encouraged to attend to find out more about playing basketball this year! If you cannot attend, but your student is interested in playing, please contact the CCS office.

MS GIRLS BASKETBALL MEETING ON MONDAY

Girls’ basketball for grades 6-8 will be starting up next month! Parents of interested girls are invited to attend a parent meeting on Monday, November 11th at 7pm in the CCS Chapel. Practices will start in December, and games are scheduled from mid-January through mid-February. If you have questions or cannot attend the parent meeting, please let Coach John Bomba know that your child is interested in playing by calling him at 269-209-2558 or j.bomba@keckconsulting.com.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING A CCS SWIM TEAM?

Are you interested in your son or daughter joining a swimming program at CCS? The school is considering the possibility of developing a youth program geared at developing skills and foster enjoyment and the love of swimming. If your student would have interest in being a part of this program, please let CCS Athletic Director Aaron Seifer know by e-mailing him at aaron.seifer@calhounchristian.org

BLOOD DRIVE

Our CCS Key Club is hosting a Blood Drive Friday, November 22 from 1 pm to 6:45 pm. To schedule an appointment visit RedCrossBlood.org [sponsor code: Calhoun Christian] or call 1-800-Red-Cross [1-800-733-2767].

APPLE PIE SALE

Need a dessert for Thanksgiving or a pitch-in for the holidays? Order one, or even three HOMEMADE apple pies from a CCS student! These pre- made pies are securely wrapped, frozen and ready to bake! One pie sells for $12 and three pies sell for $30. All proceeds go to help the mission program.

 

SEVERE WEATHER AND SCHOOL CLOSINGS

In the event of emergency situations, a tornado watch or warning, severe weather or snow days, school closing information will be announced on local radio (WBCK) and television stations (WOOD-TV8, WWMT 3 and WOTV 41) as early in the morning as possible. A school email will be sent in addition to a post on Facebook.

Please understand that it is not always easy to make the call, especially if snow starts later in the morning.  (Sometimes hindsight is 20/20.)  We will do our best to make the decision we believe to be safe and in the best interest of the education of our students and we will communicate as quickly as possible.  Parents always have the choice to have their children stay home or come to school late if they feel the conditions around their home are unsafe.  Those absences or tardies will be excused. 

If you are able to receive texts/email on your cell phone the best way to get the most current information is to sign up for text/email alerts on the WWMT website.  Go to this website https://wwmt.com/weather/closings and you will notice under the word CLOSINGS it says to "sign up to get text/email alerts when your school or organization closes by clicking here."  Click there and follow the prompts to sign up.  This will be the fastest way for you to get the information once a decision is made.  

 

 

SAVE THE DATES:

Daddy Daughter Dance- Jan 25th- more info coming soon!

Homecoming 2020- February 21

Homecoming 2020 Banquet- February 22

CALENDAR

Nov. 9              Annual Fundraiser

Nov. 16            CCS Christmas Craft and Vendor Show HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Nov. 22            Key Club Blood Drive @1:00

Nov. 25            Board Meeting at 6:30pm

Nov. 27            Half Day, Grandparents Day

Nov. 28            NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 29            NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 6             Live Nativity

Dec. 19            Community Service

Dec. 20            Half Day

Dec. 23-Jan 3  CHRISTMAS BREAK

Jan. 6               School Resumes

 

SPORTS CALENDAR

Nov 9              GS Club Boys Basketball HOME vs. Vicksburg 8:30 am

Nov 9              GS Club Girls Basketball HOME vs Lakeview 10 am

Nov 9              GS Club Boys Basketball HOME vs Dowagiac 11:30 am

Nov 12            MS Boys Basketball AWAY @ Battle Creek Academy 6 pm

Nov 14            MS Boys Basketball HOME vs. Island City 5 pm

Nov 16            GS club Basketball HOME vs. Mattawan 10 am

Nov 18            Varsity Girls Basketball Scrimmage @ Pennfield 3:30 pm

Nov 19            MS Basketball AWAY @ MarLee 5pm

Nov 21            MS Boys Basketball HOME vs. BC Academy 6 pm

Nov 23            GS Club Girls Basketball AWAY @ Portage Central 3 pm

Nov 25            MS Boys Basketball HOME vs. St Joe 5 pm

Dec 2               MS Boys Basketball HOME vs. Jackson Christian 5 pm

Dec 3               MS Boys Basketball AWAY @ Marshall Academy 5 pm

Dec 3               JV Girls Basketball AWAY @ Athens 5:30 pm

Dec 3               Varsity Basketball AWAY @ Athens 7 pm