Category: News

Lions’ Sports News January 26

Middle School
Congratulations to both our boys basketball team for a wonderful season!
Our 7th grade team rounded out the season in the #5 spot. We are excited to share that our 8th grade team brought home the first place trophy! A big Lions Roar for the team and their coaches!

Track
First practice is an orientation for both parents and students.
Monday, January 31, 3:45-4:15 pm in the gym.
Wednesday, February 2, 2:45-4:15 pm

Lower School
Basketball and Soccer Registration are Open!
Below is the information and the links to register.

Soccer
1st -5th grade
Spring soccer registration is open through the South Orlando Soccer Club.
SOSC is a community league that TCS participates in for spring soccer. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through SOSC.
Game season will be February 23 – May 7 with a pause the week of spring break.
Games are played on Saturdays mornings at Barber Park.
Here is your link for registration and information: SOSC Soccer Registration

CHRIST SCHOOL PLAYERS – Please write “Christ School” in the space provided for coach and friend requests during registration. You can also include the names of any friends you want to play with but even if you do not include names this will ensure you will be placed on the Christ School participant teams.
For more details click here.

Soccer Shots TK-2nd
Soccer Shots registration will open at the end of January.
Below are the dates that you will be able to register for once registration is open. 

TK & K
Sessions will be held on the green space on the following Thursdays, 3:30-4:05 pm
March 3, 10, 24, 31 and April 7.
1st & 2nd grade
Sessions will be held on the green space on the following Tuesdays, 3:30-4:05 pm
March 1, 8, 22, 29 and April 5.

Basketball
Basketball Clinic
TK & K
First clinic date:
Tuesday, February 1, 3:30-4:05 pm

1st & 2nd
Thursday, February 3, 3:30-4:05 pm

1st-5th grade
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season will be February 19 – April 9 with a pause the week of spring break.
Here is your link for registration and information: Legacy Basketball

 

Spoken Word

Middle school students have the opportunity to explore a variety of interests through elective classes. This semester, a new elective option, Spoken Word, allows students to use their creativity to deepen their writing, speaking, and presenting skills. The students have been working on staging and being comfortable with performance. They have been exploring various topics and creating themed poems with backgrounds to help infuse the emotion they want to convey. Presentations have been centered around Christ, things that inspire them and defining who they are through spoken word poetry. “I am impressed with my students’ creativity and thoughtful performance ideas,” says their teacher, Mr. Williams. “They have incorporated instruments and added rhythm to deepen the emotion of their presentations.”

Lions’ Sports News January 19

Middle School

Our soccer and basketball teams are roaring through play-offs and trying to land in the championship final.
Congratulations to our 8th grade team who finished the regular season tied for the #1 seed. They will play Saturday, January 22, at 6:15 pm in the second round of the tournament and a win will advance them to the Championship! Let’s Roar Lions!

Track
Track Registration is Open!
Track season will begin the week of January 31 and end the week of March 28.
Practice days are Mondays and Wednesdays.
Practices will be held at Boone HS and OCPS/ACE.
Meets will be held at Trinity Prep and Lake Highland on the following  afternoons.
March 2 – Wednesday, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep
March 9 – Wednesday, 4:00 pm at Lake Highland
March 22 – Tuesday, 4:00 pm at Lake Highland
March 29 – Tuesday, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep – Championship

Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade.
Practice:
Wednesday, January 19, 2:45-4:00 pm.
Next Games:
Saturday, January 22, at The First Academy
8th grade – 6:15 pm 

Lower School
Basketball and Soccer Registration are Open!
Below are the information and links to register.

Soccer
1st -5th grades
Spring soccer registration is open through the South Orlando Soccer Club.
SOSC is a community league that TCS participates in for spring soccer. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through SOSC.
Game season will start February 23- May 7 with a pause the week of spring break.
Games are played on Saturdays mornings at Barber Park.
Here is your link for registration and information.
SOSC Soccer Registration
CHRIST SCHOOL PLAYERS – Please write “Christ School” in the space provided for coach and friend requests during registration. You can also include the names of any friends you want to play with but even if you do not include names this will ensure you will be placed on the Christ School participant teams.
Click here for more details.

Soccer Shots TK-2nd
Soccer Shots registration will open at the end of January.
Below are the dates that you will be able to register for once registration is open.
TK & K
Sessions will be held on the green space on the following Thursdays, 3:30-4:05 pm
March 3, 10, 24, 31 and April 7.
1st & 2nd grades
Sessions will be held on the green space on the following Tuesdays, 3:30-4:05 pm
March 1, 8, 22, 29 and April 5.

Basketball
1st & 2nd grades
Clinic space is limited to 20 students for 1st & 2nd grades.
5 week session: Thursdays – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar. 3 – 3:30-4:05 pm
1st & 2nd Basketball Clinic Registration

1st-5th grades
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season will start February 19- April 9 with a pause the week of spring break.
Here is your link for registration and information.
Legacy Basketball

 

Lions’ Sports News January 12

Middle School
Our winter teams are heading into the home stretch with final games and play-offs around the corner!
We are so proud of all our basketball and soccer athletes!
Let’s Roar Lions!!

Track
Track Registration is Open!
Track season will begin the week of January 31 and end the week of March 28.
Practice days are Mondays and Wednesdays.
Practices will be held at Boone HS and OCPS/ACE.
Meets will be held at Trinity Prep and Lake Highland on the following  afternoons.
March 2 – Wednesday, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep
March 9 – Wednesday, 4:00 pm at Lake Highland
March 22 – Tuesday, 4:00 pm at Lake Highland
March 29 – Tuesday, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep – Championship

Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade.
Practice:
Wednesday, January 19, 2:45-4:00 pm.
Next games of the season!
Saturday, January 15, at The First Academy
7th grade -10:00am & 11:00 am
8th grade – 1:15pm & 2:15 pm
Play-off game TBD

Soccer
Play-off game TBD
Girls
January 12, 4:00 pm at Lake Highland
Boys
January 13, 4:00 pm at Windermere Prep

Lower School
Basketball and Soccer Registration are Open!
Below is the information and the links to register.

Soccer
1st -5th grade
Spring soccer registration is open through the South Orlando Soccer Club.
SOSC is a community league that TCS participates in for spring soccer. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through SOSC.
Game season will run from February 23 to May 7 with a pause the week of spring break.
Games are played on Saturdays mornings at Barber Park.
Here is your link for registration and information:
SOSC Soccer Registration

CHRIST SCHOOL PLAYERS – Please write “Christ School” in the space provided for coach and friend requests during registration. You can also include the names of any friends you want to play with but even if you do not include names this will ensure you will be placed on the Christ School participant teams.
For more details chick here.

Soccer Shots TK-2nd
Soccer Shots registration will open at the end of January.
Below are the dates that you will be able to register for once registration is open.
TK & K
Sessions will be held on the greenspace on the following Thursdays, 3:30-4:05 pm
March 3, 10, 24, 31 and April 7.
1st & 2nd grade
Sessions will be held on the greenspace on the following Tuesdays, 3:30-4:05 pm
March 1, 8, 22, 29 and April 5.

Basketball
1st & 2nd
Clinic space is limited to 20 students for 1st & 2nd.
5 week session: Thursdays – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar. 3 – 3:30-4:05 pm
1st & 2nd Basketball Clinic Registration

1st-5th grade
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season will start February 19- April 9 with a pause the week of spring break.
Here is your link for registration and information.
Legacy Basketball

 

Lions’ Sports News January 5

Middle School
TCS Track registration is open!

Track
Track season will begin the week of January 24 and end the week of March 28.
Practice days and times are still TBD.
Practices will be held at Boone HS and OCPS/ACE.
Meets will be held at Trinity Prep and Lake Highland on Monday or Tuesday afternoons.
The Meet schedule is not yet finalized.
Registration is open. Please follow the link below.
MS Track Registration 2021-2022

Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade.
Practice:
Monday, January 10, 3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday, January 12, 2:45-4:00 pm.
Next games of the season!
Saturday, January 8 at The First Academy
7th grade -10:00 am & 11:00 am
8th grade – 1:15 pm & 2:15 pm 

Soccer
Next Games
Girls
January 6, 5:30 pm at Montverde Academy
January 11, 5:30 pm at Trinity Prep
January 12, 4:00 pm at Lake Highland
Boys
January 6, 4:00 pm at Montverde Academy
January 11, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep
January 13, 4:00 pm at Windermere Prep

Lower School
Basketball and Soccer registration are open!
Below is the information and the links to register.

Soccer
1st -5th grade
Spring soccer registration is open through the South Orlando Soccer Club.
SOSC is a community league that TCS participates in for spring soccer. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through SOSC.
Game season will start February 23- May 7 with a pause the week of spring break.
Games are played on Saturdays mornings at Barber Park.
Here is your link for registration and information.

CHRIST SCHOOL PLAYERS – Please write “Christ School” in the space provided for coach and friend requests during registration. You can also include the names of any friends you want to play with but even if you do not include names this will ensure you will be placed on the Christ School participant teams.
For more details click here.

Soccer Shots – TK-2nd grades
Soccer Shots registration will open at the end of January.
Below are the dates that you will be able to register for once registration is open.
TK & K
Sessions will be held on the green space on the following Thursdays, 3:30-4:05 pm
March 3, 10, 24, 31 and April 7.
1st & 2nd grades
Sessions will be held on the green space on the following Tuesdays, 3:30-4:05 pm
March 1, 8, 22, 29 and April 5.

Basketball
1st & 2nd grades
Clinic space is limited to 20 students for 1st & 2nd grades.
5 week session: Thursdays – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar. 3 – 3:30-4:05 pm
Here is the link to register for the 1st & 2nd grade Basketball Clinic 

1st-5th grades
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season will start February 19- April 9 with a pause the week of spring break.
Here is your link for registration and information.

Lions’ Sports News December 15

Middle School
TCS is rocking the winter season!
Now it is time to move on to the spring.
Track registration is open!

Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade.
Practice:
Wednesday, January 5, 2:45-4:00 pm.
Next games of the season:
Saturday, January 8 at The First Academy
7th grade -10:00 am & 11:00 am
8th grade – 1:15 pm & 2:15 pm 

Soccer
Practice:
Boys:
Tuesday, January 4, 4:00-5:30 pm
Girls:
Wednesday, January 5, 3:00-4:30 pm
Next Games:
Girls: January 6, 5:30 pm at Montverde Academy
Boys: January 6, 4:00 pm at Montverde Academy

Track
Track season will begin the week of January 24 and end the week of March 28.
Practice days and times are still TBD. Practices will be held at Boone High School and OCPS/ACE.
Meets will be held at Trinity Prep and Lake Highland on Monday or Tuesday afternoons.
The Meet schedule is not yet finalized.
Registration is open please follow the link below.
MS Track Registration 2021-2022

Lower School
Basketball Registration is Open!
Below are the information and the links to register.

1st & 2nd
For our 1st and 2nd grade students there are two options for the winter season.
You can choose the basketball clinic which is skill based or you can choose to play on a team with Legacy basketball.
This will give you the option to serve your child at the level that is best for him or her.
Clinic space is limited to 20 students for 1st & 2nd.
Once the clinic is full we will start a waiting list.
5 week session: Thursdays – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar. 3 – 3:30-4:05 pm
1st & 2nd Basketball Clinic Registration

1st-5th grade
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season will start February 12 – April 2 with a pause the week of spring break.
Here is your link for registration and information.
Legacy Basketball

Christmas Book Countdown

At the beginning of the Christmas season, Ms. DeLullo’s class discovered many wrapped books under their classroom Christmas tree. As a special surprise, Ms. DeLullo introduced the Christmas Book Countdown. Every morning students enter her room full of anticipation to see what the book of the day will be. A new book is unwrapped each day and the students take turns reading the book aloud to learn various aspects of the Christmas holiday. So far, the books have been about Jesus’ birth from the animals’ perspective, various legends of candy canes and Christmas trees, and some classics including How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Twas the Night Before Christmas. After all, a book is a gift that can be opened again and again!

Advent – Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love

Over the last few weeks, 6th grade Bible students have focused on Advent and the themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. They’ve dug deep into God’s Word and have reflected on various aspects of this Christmas season. During the week on hope, students considered how Mary may have felt; perhaps she was uncertain of what was to come or what others would think of her. Students were prompted to create a “Box of Peace” to send to Mary to comfort her when she may have felt worried and anxious. Ultimately, students uncovered God’s truths of finding hope when feeling hopeless, attaining peace when feeling worried, how to share the joy found in Christ, and how God sets an example of having unconditional love for each and every one of us.

Lions’ Sports News December 8

Middle School
Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade.
Practice:
Monday, December 13, 3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 15, 2:45-4:00 pm.
Next games of the season:
Saturday, December 11, at The First Academy
7th grade -9:00 am & 10:00 am
8th grade – 12:15 pm & 1:15 pm 

Soccer
Practice:
Wednesday, December 15, 3:00-4:30 pm
OCPS – ACE
Next Games:
Girls – December 10, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep
Boys – December 10, 5:30 pm at Trinity Prep & December 14, 4:00 pm at The First Academy

Lower School
Basketball Registration is Open!
Below are the information and the links to register.

1st & 2nd Grades
For our 1st and 2nd grade students there are two options for the winter season.
You can choose the basketball clinic which is skill based or you can choose to play on a team with Legacy basketball.
This will give you the option to serve your child at the level that is best for him or her.
Clinic space is limited to 20 students for 1st & 2nd.
Once the clinic is full we will start a waiting list.
5 week session: Thursdays – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar. 3 – 3:30-4:05 pm
1st & 2nd Basketball Clinic Registration

1st-5th Grades
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season will start February 12 – April 2 with a pause the week of spring break.
Here is your link for registration and information.
Legacy Basketball

 

Community Helpers

TCS first grade students have been learning about community helpers by exploring different occupations. The students were especially excited when TCS parents visited to share information on their jobs. To enhance the study, each student chose a community helper and researched the person’s occupation and how they help our community. The students then created buildings reflecting each professional’s workplace along with an informational poster to be used in an oral presentation. They also worked together to build a community in their classroom. TCS Art teacher, Mrs. DeLuca, assisted students in the creation of their buildings and STEAM teacher, Ms. Wilkins, guided students in the construction of their city. On Friday, parents were invited to see their communities and hear their research presentations.

Exploring Native American Tribes

Second grade students have been learning about Native American tribes and their regions. Using their research skills, they explored Epic! books and textbooks, took notes and transferred their notes into a poster board to give an oral presentation. The students dove deep into each region and recreated some of the tools and art the Native Americans made. As a class, they read “Thanksgiving on Thursday” and took part in a book study where they discovered even more about how the Native Americans helped the Pilgrims and about the very first Thanksgiving. They wrapped up this unit of study with a “feast” where they sat at a long table, shared a sweet treat and talked about things they are grateful for.

Get to Know – Nashown Williams

The Christ School has been delighted to welcome Nashown Williams to The Christ School team as 7th and 8th grade math teacher. “I am a husband, brother, uncle, and soon to be a father!” says Nashown. “My wife, Denise, and I have been together for twelve years; since high school, and have been married for two years. I love designing fish tanks with aquatic plants and I am a pretty good cook.”

“Education has had a tremendous impact on my life,” says Nashown. “My parents instilled education into five core principles when I was very young and I believe it is my duty to educate others. I have been inspired by the dedication of teachers to lead, listen to, and teach young people. I had wanted to be a teacher as I entered college, and earned my Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction.”  

“I am enjoying teaching the students here at TCS,” he continues. “The best part of teaching math to middle school students is watching the undeniable growth and progress they make. Day to day progress is difficult to put on a scale, but the data over time is quite impressive. I also love their growing personalities and work ethic.”

“At TCS, I am supported by my colleagues and students,” says Nashown. “I have been welcomed and feel more confident that I can make an impact on the students’ growth.”

Nashown shares his favorite Bible verse:
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. – 2 Timothy 4:1-3

 

Lions’ Sports News December 1

Middle School
Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade
Practice:
Monday, December 6, 3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 8, 2:45-4:00 pm.
First games of the season!
Saturday, December 4, at The First Academy
7th grade -10:00 am & 11:00 am
8th grade – 11:15 pm & 2:15 pm 

Soccer
Practice:
Tuesday, December 7, 4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 8, 3:00-4:30 pm
OCPS – ACE
Next Game:
Girls – December 7, 4:00 pm at Windermere Prep

Lower School
Basketball Registration is Open!
Below is the information and the links to register.

1st & 2nd grades
For our 1st and 2nd grade students, there are two options for the winter season.
You can choose the basketball clinic which is skill based or you can choose to play on a team with Legacy Basketball League.
This will give you the option to serve your child at the level that is best for him or her.
Clinic space is limited to 20 students for 1st & 2nd grades.
Once the clinic is full we will start a waiting list.
5 week session: Thursdays – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar. 3 – 3:30-4:05 pm
Click here to register

1st-5th grades
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season will start February 12 – April 2 with a pause the week of spring break.
Here is your link for registration and information.

 

Lions’ Sports News November 17

Middle School
Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade
Practice:
Monday, November 29, 3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 1, 2:45-4:00 pm

Soccer
Practice:
Thursday, November 18, 4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday, December 1, 3:00-4:30 pm
OCPS – ACE
Next Game:
Boys- November 30, 4:00 pm at Lake Highland Prep

Lower School
Basketball Registration is Open!
Below is the information and the links to register.

1st & 2nd
For our 1st and 2nd grade Lions, there are two options for the winter season.
You can choose the basketball clinic which is skill based or you can choose to play on a team with Legacy Basketball League. This will give you the option to serve your child at the level that is best for him or her.
Clinic space is limited to 20 students for 1st & 2nd grades.
Once the clinic is full we will start a waiting list.
5 week session: Thursdays – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar. 3 – 3:30-4:05 pm
1st & 2nd Basketball Clinic Registration

1st-5th grade
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season runs from February 12 to April 2 with a pause the week of spring break.
Here is your link for registration and information.
Legacy Basketball

 

Get to Know – Gerry Ortiz

Please welcome Gerry Ortiz, The Christ School’s Spanish Teacher. Gerry was born and raised in Puerto Rico, in the greater San Juan area. “I grew up playing basketball and baseball along with my two brothers, while my sister took more to academia than athletics,” he says. “I like movies; I like to analyze them not just for entertainment but as an artform. I enjoy everything from classic cinema like Citizen Kane to Marvel movies and indie films.”

“What made me want to teach as a profession was having great teachers myself,” says Gerry. “My teachers inspired me to be a lifelong learner and taught me how to think logically, how to solve problems and even how to relate to people and express myself with empathy and mutual respect. I gave a lot of thought to other professions like sports management but ultimately decided that education was the field for me. I’ve been teaching for close to 8 years now, including my work as an intern.” 

“The thing I love most about teaching students a new language is their surprise; their amazement at what certain words look and/or sound like in another language or just as much of a surprise when they realize some English words are so similar or identical to Spanish words,” he says. “I’m asking the students, especially my 8th grade students, to speak the language as much as possible and so many of them sound very accurate. I look forward to seeing all of my students develop more fluency and confidence.” 

Gerry says, “The best part about working at TCS is that my students put in the work and are reaping the benefits! Every day they come to me having practiced what they’ve learned, looking for new information or showing off what they worked on by themselves. This gladdens my heart and makes me really proud to be their teacher.”

Gerry shares his favorite Bible verse:
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.  – Matthew 6:34

 

Lions’ Sports News November 10

Middle School
Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade
Practice:
Monday, November 15, 3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2:45-4:00 pm

Soccer
Practice:
Thursday, November 11, 4:00-5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 16, 4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday, November 17, 3:00-4:30 pm
OCPS – ACE
Games:
Boys- November 12, 4:00 pm at Windermere Prep
November 16, 4:00 pm at The First Academy

Lower School
Basketball registration is open!
Below is the information and the links to register.

1st & 2nd
For our 1st and 2nd grade students, there are two options for the basketball season. Students can choose the basketball clinic which is skill based or to play on a team with Legacy basketball. This will give parents the option to serve their child at the level that is best for him or her.
Clinic space is limited to 20 students for 1st & 2nd grades. Once the clinic is full we will start a waiting list.
5 week session: Thursdays – Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar. 3 – 3:30-4:05 pm
Click here to register. 

1st-5th grade
Legacy Basketball League
Legacy Basketball is a community league that TCS participates in. Registration is done through their website. Teams, coaches, practices and game dates are set through Legacy.
Game season will take place February 12 – April 2 with a pause the week of spring break.
Click here to register and for more information. 

Get to Know – Melissa Edwards

“God ordered my steps to join the TCS family,” says Melissa Edwards, who joined us this year as our 5th grade Bridge teacher. “I originally came to The Christ School for OG (Orton Gillingham) training and everything fell perfectly into place for me to start my journey here at TCS.”

“I have always wanted to work with students, even from a very young age,” says Melissa. “Teaching was a natural fit for my personality and my skill set. Teaching students who learn differently was a bonus part of the package, and I have really enjoyed learning alongside them. I want my classroom to be a safe space for students to learn and make mistakes. My class is amazing and they keep me young and on my toes!” 

“I am enjoying working at The Christ School,” she continues. “I love the strong community and family feel of TCS. Good vibes all around from everyone!

Melissa is originally from Toronto, Canada. “I have 2 boys, ages 11 and 16, who keep me busy,” she says. “I like to travel and try new things. Here is a fun fact about me – I was once in a Bollywood Movie!” 

Melissa shares her favorite Bible verse:
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

Epic Tales

Eighth grade students have been learning about and creating a Hero’s Journey. To analyze the Hero’s Journey archetype, they watched and read different Hero’s Journey narratives, such as Pixar’s Big Hero 6, The Odyssey, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Drummer Boy of Shiloh. They applied the elements of a Hero’s Journey archetype into their own illustrated narrative with a complex, original hero who not only embarks on a challenging journey to overcome a major feat but also teaches the reader a valuable lesson about life. After they completed the steps in the writing process, including drafting, sharing and responding with peers, and revising, they published and read their stories aloud to their classmates. Their teacher, Mrs. Sheldon, says, “We have some very talented writers in 8th grade. Who will submit their Hero’s Journey to a real publisher? I’m confident there are best sellers in this collection of stories!”

Lions’ Sports News November 3

Middle School
Our girls’ and boys’ soccer teams will head out next week for the first games of the season!
Let’s Rock Lions!!

Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade
Practice:
Monday, November 8, 3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 10, 2:45-4:00 pm

Soccer
Practice:
Thursday, November 4, 4:00-5:30 pm
Tuesday, November 9, 4:00-5:30 pm
OCPS – ACE
First games of the season:
Girls- November 10, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep
Boys- November 10, 5:30 pm at Trinity Prep

Lower School
Flag Football
Congratulations to all our flag football teams for a fun season Under the Lights!
Way to Roar Lions!

 

Get to Know – Erin Oglesby

The Christ School welcomes Erin Oglesby to our family. Erin, who joined our Bridge team as a 2nd grade teacher, has an engaging and welcoming personality that can make you feel like you are a familiar friend. “Truth be told, I am an alien,” Erin smiles. “No, not from Mars, but Montreal. When I was in first grade, my father, an Episcopal priest, was called to a new ministry in the United States. We left Canada during a blizzard and arrived in the Sunshine State wearing snowsuits! Don’t worry, there was a cold front and it was a cool 83 degrees. Since that move I have lived in Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, DC, and Maryland. I have been married almost 20 years to my college sweetheart and have two creative sons, Matthew and Andrew. I love the arts and have a passion for musical theatre. Here is a fun fact – years ago, I performed a solo cabaret show in Orlando at a dinner attraction.”

“God had a plan that I could never have imagined that brought me to The Christ School,” Erin continues. “I was researching schools and came across the amazing things TCS was doing to help students with dyslexia. At that time, I had multiple students in my classroom who were diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia and I was constantly looking for ways to best support their needs. After learning about TCS’s Bridge program, I mentioned it to my resource specialist in Maryland. I had long wished that our school could support students with a program like The Bridge. Flash forward a few months to a social media post calling for a teacher for Bridge and, well, the rest is history. There is not a doubt in my mind that God’s hand was guiding this incredible opportunity.”

“I love teaching,” says Erin. “Especially in the early elementary years. I love all the light bulb moments and the excitement and the passion they have for learning. I love to see the smile on my students’ faces when they ‘get it’. Now, that smile has a different meaning. That smile means so much more to me when I not only see, but know, how many obstacles that child has had to overcome in order to reach success. That smile is worth everything!”

Erin continues, “My class at TCS is spectacular. The students are creative, artistic, fabulous storytellers, and super funny. They come to school each day with a smile on their face and perseverance to conquer any challenge that may stand in their way. Each day I watch my students be more confident in themselves and their abilities. I treasure those moments when they look up from an activity or lesson and say ‘Mrs. O, look at what I did!’ I can’t wait to see how each of them bloom; not only academically, but also spiritually this year.”

“Not only do I love the students at TCS, but the faculty and staff are out of this world,” she says. “Christ’s love is everywhere! Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Moving to Orlando has been a huge transition for my family and TCS has gone over and above to make sure we feel welcomed and loved. All day, every day, the building is filled with smiles, laughter, and love. TCS really lives out their mission of sharing Christ’s love. My son, Andrew, started TCS in 6th grade this year. He is a showman and loves music, performing, and entertaining. Spotlight, the musical theater class here, has been such a wonderful experience for him. I know that he values the friendships and adventures TCS has provided in the short time we have been a part of the school.”

Erin shares her favorite Bible verses: 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. –  Jeremiah 29:11

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13

“Every time I come across a difficult moment in my life, I remember these passages. I try my best to live my life to His glory and know He has this amazing plan and all I need to do is listen,” she says.  

Lions’ Sports News October 27

Middle School
We have two basketball teams and two soccer teams! Let’s work, Lions!

Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade
Practice:
Monday, November 1, 3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 3, 2:45-4:00 pm

Soccer
Practice -Wednesday, October 27, 3:00-4:30 pm Boys and Girls
Tuesday, November 2, Boys only
OCPS – ACE
107 W Livingston St. 32805
Please be prepared with all paperwork.

Lower School
Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade volleyball teams and coaches for their awesome fall season! Way to Roar, Lions!

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 29, at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!
Game times:
Lions 3/4 grade – 6:00 pm
Lions 5th grade –  7:00 pm

Flag Football Clinic
Last clinic date is Thursday, October 28, 3:30-4:05 pm on the green space.

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 29, at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!
Lions 1/2 grade – 6:00 pm

Lions’ Sports News October 20

Middle School
Basketball and Soccer have begun!
We have two basketball teams and a soccer team hitting the practice court and field.
Let’s work, Lions!

Basketball
8/7th grade and 7/6th grade.
Practice:
Monday, October 25, 3:45-5:00 pm
Wednesday, October 27, 2:45-4:00 pm.
Please be prepared with all paperwork.

Soccer
Practice -Thursday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 26, 4:15-5:30 pm at OCPS – ACE
107 W Livingston St. 32805
Please be prepared with all paperwork.

Lower School
4th & 5th Grade
Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade teams for a great fall season!


Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 22 at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!
Game times.
Lions 3/4 grade – 7:00 pm
Lions 5th grade –  8:00 pm

Flag Football Clinic
Next clinic date is Thursday, October 21, 3:30-4:05 pm on the greens pace.

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 22, at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!
Lions 1/2 grade – 6:00 pm

 

Get to Know – Nicole Kilpatrick

“I have always loved books and sharing my love for them with children,” says Nicole Kilpatrick, who joined The Christ School team as Media Specialist this year. “Sharing exciting stories with my students and helping them to develop a love of reading is such a joy.” Before coming to TCS, Nicole, a native of Wisconsin, taught third grade. “When I heard there was a Media Specialist position available at TCS I was excited about the opportunity. I have really enjoyed getting to work with students in various grade levels.”  

“My favorite author is Ted Dekker,” Nicole continues. “I love stories that pull you into another world and make you want to keep reading. I am excited to share my favorite children’s books with the students. I want them to discover how stories can take you to different places and allow you to  explore new worlds.” 

“As Yearbook Advisor, it has been wonderful to engage with my students and help them document all of the special moments at TCS. It is fun to see all of the things we do at our school through the eyes of my students.” she says. 

“I am enjoying being a part of The Christ School,” Nicole says. “The best part of working here are the amazing people I get to work with; the staff and the students!” 

 Nicole has many varied interests including reading, crocheting, and playing board games. “A fun fact about me is that I used to do all types of dance including aerial acrobatics!” she smiles.  

Nicole shares her favorite Bible verse:
“Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might.” –  Ecclesiastes 9:10

Lessons from Social Bridges

Lower school social bridges students are building positive connections between class members. They have been talking about and practicing the social skill of matching. They are learning to match in 5 ways: Topic (is what I’m saying staying on topic?), Mood (does my mood match with what’s going on?), Body (do my body and movements match what is expected?), Voice (is my volume appropriate?) and Activity (am I doing what is expected of me during this time?). They are learning that when they match, they are helpful class members. When they don’t match, they stall the activity or draw the attention away from whomever is leading at the time. The students have also talked about empathy and when we are being empathetic, we look at someone’s body language, listen to them, and try to see what would be helpful if we were feeling the same way.

Lions’ Sports News October 13

Middle School
Winter sports evaluations and practices begin!

Basketball
Practices for both teams, 8/7th grade and 7/6th grade.
Monday and Wednesday – October 18 and 20, 3:45-5:00 pm.

Soccer
Evaluations will be Monday, October 18, 4:15-5:15 pm at OCPS-ACE
The season will be October – January
Games will be home and away and have not yet been determined.
Practice – Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm at OCPS – ACE
107 W Livingston St. 32805, starting Thursday, October 21.

MS Boys Soccer Registration
MS Girls Soccer Registration

Lower School
4th & 5th Grade
Volleyball
Next Match:
Green (4th grade)
Gold (5th grade)
Tournament – October 16, 9:00-12:00 pm at The First Academy

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 15, at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!
Game times:
Lions 3/4 grade – 6:00 pm
Lions 5th grade –  8:00 pm

Flag Football Clinic
Next clinic date is Thursday, October 21, 3:30-4:05 pm on the green space.

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 15, at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!!
Lions 1/2 grade – 5:00 pm

Lions’ Sports News October 6

Middle School
Our Lions are the best!
Congratulations to all our teams and coaches for a terrific fall season!
Thank you Lions!

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 7, is Spirit Day!
Wear your colors and support your Lions!

Volleyball
Congratulations to both our Gold and Silver teams and their coaches!
Both teams finished strong and each brought home the 2nd place trophy!
Way to Roar Ladies!

Cross Country
Our cross country teams roared yesterday on a very hot day for their final championship meet.  Congratulations to our 1st place runner, Annabella Tomasic for finishing first among all the runners! Our boys team finished the meet in 2nd place and brought home the second place trophy! Awesome job Lions! Thank you runners and coaches!

Flag Football
Our flag football team had a terrific season entering the final tournament as the second seed. They came up short in their final game losing in OT.
We are so proud of our Lions and their coach! 

Winter Registration is Open
Our fall sports are well on their way and we are ready to open registration for the winter season which is basketball and soccer. Once you register we will be looking for you at basketball or soccer evaluations. The below information will help with registration and information that we have at this point.

Basketball
Evaluations – October 12- 3:45-5:00 pm in the gym.
The season will be October – January, all games will be played at The First Academy
December 3rd, December 10th, January 8th and January 15th
Championship will follow after the January 15th date.
Practice – Boys – Mondays (3:45-5:00 pm) and Wednesdays (2:45-3:30 pm) and some Fridays starting Wednesday, October 20.

Girls practice is TBD.
MS Boys Basketball Registration
MS Girls Basketball Registration

Soccer
The season will be October – January
Games will be home and away and have not yet been determined.
Evaluations will be Monday, October 18, 4:15-5:15 pm at OCPS-ACE
Practice – Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm at OCPS – ACE
107 W Livingston St. 32805, starting Thursday, October 21.
MS Boys Soccer Registration
MS Girls Soccer Registration

Lower School
4th & 5th Grade
Volleyball
Next Match
October 13 at TCS
Green (4th grade) 4:00 pm
Gold (5th grade) 4:00 pm
Tournament – October 16, 9:00-12:00 pm at The First Academy

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 8 at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!!
Game times:
Lions 3/4 grade – 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Lions 5th grade –  7:00 pm

TK-2nd
Soccer Shots
TK & K only
Last Soccer Shots is Tuesday, October 12, 3:30-4:05 pm on the greenspace.

Flag Football Clinic
Next clinic date is Thursday, October 14, 3:30-4:05 pm on the greenspace.

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 8, at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!!
Lions 1/2 grade – 6:00 pm

Discovering Prosthetics

Enrichment students have been learning about the Paralympics, and how prosthetics help athletes compete. On Tuesday, Shawnie Whitaker, a Lyman High School alumni who lost his leg in a car accident at age 16, spoke to the classes. He explained how “his loss was actually his gain,” because after his accident he turned to God to discover what God’s purpose was for his life. He shared that he was an avid surfer prior to the accident and how prosthetics and the encouragement from his friends and surfboard sponsor helped him get back to surfing. Shawnie showed the students pictures of his recent surfing contest where he won gold in the US Open Adaptive Surfing Championships and shared his joy for helping others learn to surf and his devotion to God. The students learned about the different prosthetics he uses – one for walking, one for running, and one for surfing and how the prosthetic is made to fit onto his leg. To demonstrate how tight of a fit he can get with his prosthetic, he let several students try to pull it off. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to hear from someone who uses prosthetics and embraces every moment of life!

Lions’ Sports News September 29

Middle School
We are heading into Championship Week!
Volleyball
Gold & Silver
Next Practice:
Thursday – September 30  – 3:45-5:00 pm
Next Matches:
Play-offs
October 4 at The Christ School
Silver – 4:15 pm
Gold – 5:15 pm

Cross Country
Next Practices:
Thursday, September 30, and Monday October 4, 4:00-4:45 pm.
Championship Meet:
October 5, Girls and Boys – 4:45 pm at Trinity Prep

Flag Football
Championship
Saturday, October 2
10:00 am – Play-off game, if we win we advance to the championship.
11:00 am – Championship Game
Next Practices:
Friday, October 1, 4:14-5:15 pm at ACE
701 W. Livingston St, 32805

Winter Registration is Open
Registration is open for the winter season which is basketball and soccer.
Once you register we will be looking for you at basketball or soccer evaluations.
The below information will help with registration and information that we have at this point.

Basketball
Evaluations – October 12- 3:45-5:00 pm in the gym.
The season will be October – January, all games will be played at The First Academy December 3rd, December 10th, January 8th and January 15th.
Championship will follow after the January 15th date.
Practice – Boys – Mondays (3:45-5:00 pm) and Wednesdays (2:45-3:30 pm) and some Fridays starting Wednesday, October 20.
Girls practice is TBD.
MS Boys Basketball Registration
MS Girls Basketball Registration

Soccer
The season will be October – January
Games will be home and away and have not yet been determined.
Evaluations will be Monday, October 18, 4:15-5:15 pm at OCPS-ACE
Practice – Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30 pm at OCPS – ACE
107 W Livingston St. 32805, starting Thursday, October 21.
MS Boys Soccer Registration
MS Girls Soccer Registration

Lower School
4th & 5th Grade
Volleyball
Next Match:
October 6 at Lake Mary Prep
Green (4th grade) 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Gold (5th grade) 5:00 pm

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 1 at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!!
Game times:
Lions 3/4 grade – 7:00 pm
Lions 5th grade –  8:00 pm

TK-2nd
Soccer Shots
TK & K only
Next Soccer Shots is Tuesday, October 5, 3:30-4:05 pm on the green space.

Flag Football Clinic
Next clinic date is Thursday, September 30, 3:30-4:05 pm on the green space.
As a reminder there is no clinic on Thursday, October 7.

Flag Football
Next games of the season under the lights, Friday, October 1, at Showalter Field.
Let’s Roar Lions!!
Lions 1/2 grade – 6:00 pm

 

Get to Know – Kaylin Garrett

The Christ School welcomes Kaylin Garrett, who joined our team as a second grade teacher this year. Kaylin grew up in Orlando and has fond memories of our campus when she attended the youth group at FPCO. “I chose to come to TCS to teach because I was looking for a school that had a staff and administration that would support, guide, and push me to be the best teacher I can be,” says Kaylin. “I also wanted to be at a school that had a close knit community and involved parents. TCS checked all of the boxes!  The second you walk in the door you can see the joy of the Lord through the students and staff. I am so thankful the Lord opened up a position for me at TCS. Everywhere you turn there are smiles, laughs, and hugs. This positivity and joy carries into the support that I feel each day.” 

Kaylin continues, “I have known since I was a little girl that I wanted to be a teacher, but the love for teaching really came in high school when I was a nanny and helped the  children with their homework each day. Seeing that spark in their eyes when they finally got a concept that I was teaching them was the true inspiration. That spark has continued to be one of my favorite things about teaching. I love that I am able to play such a major role in my students’ lives and get to teach them not only academics, but also to be loving and kind.”

“My favorite thing about teaching second grade is that the students have a major thirst for learning and being at school,” she says. “I love that we are mastering their foundational skills before moving onto more difficult skills. I also love the emphasis on independence in second grade. This year I look forward to growing relationships with my students and seeing them shine. I am excited about diving deeper into reading with my students as they learn more about reading to learn rather than learning to read. I also look forward to the tradition of second grade walking lunches.”

Kaylin, the youngest of four girls, enjoys spending time with her family and her new puppy. “I love to take her to the park and on walks,” she smiles.  

Kaylin shares her favorite Bible verse: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. – Philippians 4:6
“This verse has always stood out to me, and is even more prevalent in the times we are in today. I try really hard to be in constant prayer to God, no matter the circumstance,” she says.

Get to Know – Christina Bowman

The Christ School is excited to welcome Christina Bowman to our third grade team this year.  “As a child, I had the most amazing experience attending a K-8 Christian school and have always desired to have the opportunity to be a part of providing a positive experience like that for children,” says Christina. “One of my favorite verses, because of the assurance it gives, is  Isaiah 60:22 – When the time is right, I the Lord, will make it happen. I felt that God led me to The Christ School and made it clear that this was part of His plan for my life. While I have only just joined The Christ School family this year, it already feels like home. I am so grateful for the Lord’s guidance that led to my place here.”

Christina has been a teacher for nearly 12 years. “Growing up, I had many wonderful teachers that had such a positive and meaningful impact on my life,” she says. “My favorite teacher was Miss Gross, who taught 4th grade. She played a huge role in inspiring me to become a teacher. Over the years, she has been a teacher and role model turned mentor and life long friend to me. To this day she is an incredible influence in my life and someone I deeply admire. She continues to inspire, support, and encourage me. As a teacher myself now, I strive to develop that same positive and meaningful relationship with my students.”

Christina continues, “It is always my desire for our classroom to be a place where my students feel loved and safe to be able to learn, make mistakes, be themselves, and grow. One of my favorite things about teaching is seeing the students’ different personalities and how they each have such an important role in our classroom family. I love learning about their interests and the special and unique qualities, characteristics, and talents that God created in each of them. They all bring joy to our classroom in their own way each and every day!”

“I love The Christ School and its mission so much already!” Christina shares. “It is an incredibly special place and I truly feel so blessed and grateful to be a part of it. The uplifting community, the Christ-like attitudes, the positive atmosphere, and the LOVE for every child. While it is hard to describe the “difference” and what makes The Christ School so wonderful, what it all comes down to is the center of it, God. He is in this school, in its leaders, in its people. He is in this place and it is evident as you walk through it’s halls and He shines through the smiles and the hearts of the people that are a part of it.”

When not at work, Christina enjoys spending time with her family, her 2 year old niece, and 5 year old nephew. “They bring so much joy to my heart,” she says. “I also love spending time in the sunshine, especially at the beach and the mountains; some of my favorite places to be. I enjoy travelling, especially to Nashville, my favorite city. I love crafting, creating, decorating, and shopping.”

Christina shares her favorite Bible verses:

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.Psalm 139:14
“This is always one I hold near and dear to my heart- to know the love God has for each and every one of us is so special and so important,” says Christina. “I want my students to always know this truth. I desire to make them feel as loved and cherished as they are, that they see the value and worth they have in Jesus, as he created us in His image!”

Perhaps this is the moment for which you were created. –  Esther 4:14
“I love this verse and the excitement it brings for any moment in our life!” Christina says.

 

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