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Lions’ Sports News March 11

Middle School
Track and Field
Next Track Meet: Monday, March 23 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep
Next practice at Boone High School: Wednesday, March 25 4:30-6:00 pm

Volleyball
The middle school volleyball clinic is open for registration. 
The clinic will be held on April 27, 28, 29 – 3:45-5:00 pm in the gym
Try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 30, 3:45-5:00 pm

Lower School
Basketball
3rd-5th grade Basketball
Next practice, Wednesday, March 25, 3:30-4:15 pm in the gym.
Last Games of the Season, Saturday, March 28, at Lake Nona Middle School
3rd grade- 9:00 am
5th/4th grade Gold 10:30 am
5th/4th grade Green – 10:30 am

3rd and 4th grade Volleyball
Registration for 3rd and 4th grade spring volleyball is open. The registration deadline is Monday, March 23. Volleyball season will begin with practice on April 1 and end the week of May 11. Practice will be held once a week at TCS from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The practice day is still to be determined. There will be four weeks of games ending with a tournament. Game locations will be determined by the league and are not yet available. Games will be played on Mondays at 4:00 pm. We are looking for coaches! Please prayerfully consider helping out as a coach. Let Gina Wiborg, Director of Athletics, know if you are interested. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Cross Country Clinic
Registration is open for the cross country clinic for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The registration deadline is Friday, March 27. The clinic will be held on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm at TCS. Our fabulous cross country coach, Terra Townsend, will be leading the clinic. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note: a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd grade
Soccer Shots
Next class:
1st and 2nd grade – Thursday – March 12, 3:30-4:05 pm
TK and K – Tuesday – March 24, 3:30-4:05 pm

Adventure is Calling!

Do you have an interest in becoming certified in scuba diving? How about a hiking and camping trip along the Appalachian Trail or exploring the New Mexico mountains on horseback?  Would you like to learn fantastic leadership skills that could lead to a national distinction that very few people achieve? If so, then we invite you to learn more about Boy Scout Troop 24 right here at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando! Troop 24 is the longest, continuously chartered Boy Scout Troop in Central Florida with a rich tradition of leadership, learning new skills and FUN! Pack 24 is available for boys from first to fourth grades. No previous Cub Scout or Boy Scout experience is necessary. We are actively recruiting new members and encourage you to attend our next Recruitment Night on Monday, April 6, at 7pm. If you are unable to attend on April 6, but have questions about scouting, please contact Julie Mitchell, Recruitment Chair, at JulieMitchell@TheCollegeMap.com who would be happy to schedule a time for you to visit the Troop. Please contact Cub Master Jayson Lopez at jayson.lopez@hotmail.com for more information on Pack 24.

Little Lion Productions presents…

TCS Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Lions have been exploring musical theater performance and are taking center stage in their own productions. Last week, our TK students performed “The Little Engine that Could Sing.” Tomorrow, kindergarten students will perform “The Three Piggy Opera.” These musical presentations were created by educators and adapted specifically for young children. The performance opportunities provide a multi-sensory experience for our students as they explore music, movement, drama, and art. Our teachers have enjoyed watching their confidence grow as they learn their lines and step into the spotlight!

Taking Learning Out of this World

The 6th grade students visited Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as a precursor to their Science studies on the solar system and the universe. While there, the students visited the incredible Atlantis exhibit, experienced a simulated Saturn V rocket launch, relived the final moments of the Apollo 11 moon landing, saw the launch pads up close and learned about the future of space flight and exploration. It was an incredible day filled with eye-opening historical events that have shaped who we are as a country. In the weeks to come, students will be applying their KSC experiences to learning more about space exploration and understanding what our great universe has to hold.

Lions’ Sports News March 4

Middle School
Track and Field
Next Track Meet:
Monday, March 9, 4:00 pm at The First Academy
Next practice at Boone High School:
Thursday, March 12, 4:30-6:00 pm

Volleyball
The middle school volleyball clinic is open for registration. 
The clinic will be held on April 27, 28, 29 – 3:45-5:00 pm in the gym
Try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 30, 3:45-5:00 pm

Lower School
Basketball
3rd, 4th and 5th grade co-ed teams
Next practice will be Wednesday, March 11, 3:30-4:15 pm in the gym.
Next games are on Saturday, March 7 at Lake Nona Middle School
3rd grade- 9:00 am
5th/4th grade Gold -10:30 am
5th/4th grade Green -10:30 am

3rd and 4th grade Volleyball
Registration for 3rd and 4th grade spring volleyball is open. The registration deadline is Monday, March 23. Volleyball season will begin with practice on April 1 and end the week of May 11. Practice will be held once a week at TCS from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The practice day is still to be determined. There will be four weeks of games ending with an end of season tournament. Game locations will be determined by the league and are not yet available. Games will be played on Mondays at 4:00 pm. We are looking for coaches! Please prayerfully consider helping out as a coach. Let Gina Wiborg, Director of Athletics, know if you are interested. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Cross Country Clinic
Registration is open for the cross country clinic for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The registration deadline is Friday, March 27. The clinic will be held on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm at TCS.  Our fabulous cross country coach, Terra Townsend, will be leading the clinic. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note: a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd grade
Soccer Shots
First class:
1st and 2nd grade – Thursday, March 5, 3:30-4:05 pm
Next class:
TK and Tuesday, March 10, 3:30-4:05 pm

The Master’s Minds Advance to States!

Congratulations to our 4th and 5th grade Odyssey of the Mind team “The Master’s Mind” for earning 4th place at the regional tournament this past Saturday advancing them to the state tournament!  Seven TCS 4th and 5th grade students participated in this international, creative problem-solving competition using critical-thinking, imagination and collaboration to solve both long-term and spontaneous problems. Led by TCS dad and Director of Lower School, Michael Noto, and TCS mom Kathleen Rinka, the team has worked diligently over the past three months to solve the long-term mystery of “The Ghost Ship: Mary Celeste.”  As the team presented their mystery solution, they were calm, composed and confident (which, spoiler alert, definitely involved gold, betrayal and a kraken). We are excited to see them shine at the state tournament. Join us as we cheer on our Odyssey of the Mind team “The Master’s Mind” on April 11 at the Orange County Convention Center.  Way to ROAR Lions!

Exploring the Electoral College

Seventh grade Civics students have been studying the Electoral College. They first learned about how the system works, analyzing maps and charts to help deepen their understanding. Next, they read opposing articles on the system with one article supporting the system and another arguing to replace it with a national popular vote. Finally, the students were assigned a side to argue and were tasked with finding further textual evidence to support their side. Last week, they participated in a debate where they had to back up their opinions with textual evidence and ask questions of one another. “The students gained so much from the activity,” says their teacher, Mrs. Hoyer. “They learned the value of empathy by perhaps having to defend an opinion different from their own, they learned how to back up and strengthen arguments with facts, and they did a phenomenal job of having a thoughtful and respectful discussion. Ask a 7th grade student how the Electoral College works and the controversy surrounding it because they are now experts!”

Lions’ Sports News February 26

Middle School
Track and Field
Our Lions are off and running! Next Track Meet:
Monday, March 2, 4:00 pm at Lake Highland Prep
Next practices at Boone High School:
Thursday, March 3, 4:30-6:00 pm

Volleyball
The middle school volleyball clinic is open for registration.
The clinic will be held on April 27, 28, 29 from 3:45 to 5:00 pm in the gym.
Try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 30, 3:45-5:00 pm

Lower School
Basketball
3rd-5th grade Basketball
3rd, 4th and 5th grade co-ed teams
Next practice: Wednesday, February 26, 3:30-4:15 pm in the gym.
Next Games: Saturday, February 29 at Lake Nona Middle School
3rd grade- 9:00 am
5th/4th grade Gold -10:30 am
5th/4th grade Green -11:30 am

3rd and 4th grade Volleyball
Registration for 3rd and 4th grade spring volleyball is open. The registration deadline is Monday, March 23. Volleyball season will begin with practice on April 1 and end the week of May 11. Practice will be held once a week at TCS from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The practice day is still to be determined. There will be four weeks of games ending with an end of season tournament. Game locations will be determined by the league and are not yet available. Games will be played on Mondays at 4:00 pm. We are looking for coaches! Please prayerfully consider helping out as a coach. Let Gina Wiborg, Director of Athletics, know if you are interested. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Cross Country Clinic
Registration is open for the cross country clinic for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The registration deadline is Friday, March 27. The clinic will be held on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm at TCS.  Our fabulous cross country coach, Terra Townsend, will be leading the clinic. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note: a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd grade Soccer Shots
Registration is open for the spring session. Last week to sign-up before classes start next week.
TK-K Soccer Shots will be held on Tuesdays, March 3 – April 28.
1st and 2nd grade Soccer Shots will be held on Thursdays, March 5 – April 30.
TCS Hold Harmless Form is required.
Please note a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd Basketball Clinic
The last class of the five-week session is Thursday, February 27, 3:30-4:05 pm in the gym.

Physical Properties of Matter

Fourth grade students have been learning about the Physical Properties of Matter. To review what they had studied, they played a game of “What’s in the Box?” Their teacher, Miss Thomas, placed an object in a box that had holes in its sides so a participant could reach in and touch the object. Dr. Farrant joined in the lesson to model how to fully describe an object’s physical properties. The room was filled with excitement and giggles as he reached in the box, described the properties of the object, and tried to guess what it was! The students then took turns describing and guessing objects by using their sense of touch. This activity was a fun and memorable way to reinforce their lessons.

 

National Junior Honor Society

Did you know that TCS has an active chapter of National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)? NJHS is open to rising 7th and 8th grade students who maintain a 3.75 cumulative GPA in the current school year. NJHS elevates a school’s commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their academic accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service. As such, NJHS chapters and students are in schools that care not only about student achievement, but also community engagement. NJHS students and their peers volunteer in their communities at the highest rates and make connecting with and serving within the community a priority. The Christ School chapter has currently contributed this year:

  • 300 hours of school/community service
  • $500+ in charitable donations to The School of Nazaret in the Dominican Republic
  • 27 Thanksgiving baskets of food to local causes

And the school year is not over yet!

TCS National Junior Honor Society members have been presented with an opportunity to apply for the 2019-20 Outstanding Achievement Award which recognizes them for exemplary leadership and rewards them with $500 in a 529 college savings plan!

Lions’ Sports News February 19

Spirit Day! 

Our spring sports season has begun and it is time to introduce our spring athletes and celebrate with Spirit Day! Wear your TCS colors and please join us for Spirit Day on Friday, February 21, at 2:15 pm in the gym. Spirit Day will be followed by an FCA Huddle for middle school students. Let’s Roar Lions!

Middle School
Track and Field
Next practices at Boone HS:
Thursday, February 20, 4:45-6:00 pm.
First Track Meet:
Monday, February 24, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep

Volleyball
The middle school volleyball clinic is open for registration.
The clinic will be held on April 27, 28, 29 from 3:45 to 5:00 pm in the gym.
Try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 30, 3:45-5:00 pm

Lower School
Basketball
3rd-5th grade Basketball
3rd, 4th and 5th grade co-ed teams
Next practice: Wednesday, February 19, 3:30-4:15 pm in the gym.
Next Games: Saturday, February 22 at Lake Nona Middle School
3rd grade- 9:00 am
5th/4th grade Gold -10:30 am
5th/4th grade Green -10:30 am

3rd and 4th grade Volleyball
Registration for 3rd and 4th grade spring volleyball is open. The registration deadline is Monday, March 23. Volleyball season will begin with practice on April 1 and end the week of May 11. Practice will be held once a week at TCS from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The practice day is still to be determined. There will be four weeks of games ending with an end of season tournament. Game locations will be determined by the league and are not yet available. Games will be played on Mondays at 4:00 pm. We are looking for coaches! Please prayerfully consider helping out as a coach. Let Gina Wiborg, Director of Athletics, know if you are interested. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

3rd, 4th and 5th grade Cross Country Clinic
Registration is open for the cross country clinic for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The registration deadline is Friday, March 27. The clinic will be held on April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm at TCS.  Our fabulous cross country coach, Terra Townsend, will be leading the clinic. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note: a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd grade
Soccer Shots
Registration is open for the spring session.
TK-K Soccer Shots will be held on Tuesdays, March 3 – April 28.
1st and 2nd grade Soccer Shots will be held on Thursdays, March 5 – April 30.
A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required.
Please note a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd Basketball Clinic
Next class of the five week session will be held on Thursday, February 20, 3:30-4:05 pm in the gym.

Lions’ Sports News February 12

Middle School
Track and Field
Next practices at Boone HS:
Wednesday, February 12, 4:45-6:00 pm.
First Track Meet:
Monday, February 24, 4:00 pm at Trinity Prep

Volleyball
The middle school volleyball clinic is open for registration.
The clinic will be held on April 27, 28, and 29 from 3:45 to 5:00 pm in the gym. Middle school volleyball try-outs will be held on Thursday, April 30, from 3:45 to 5:00 pm in the gym.

Lower School
Basketball
3rd-5th grade Basketball
3rd, 4th and 5th grade co-ed teams
The next practice will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 3:30-4:15 pm in the gym.
Next Games:
Saturday, February 15 at TCS
3rd grade- 9:00 am
5th/4th Gold grade-11:30 am
5th/4th Green grade-10:30 am

3rd and 4th grade Volleyball
Registration for 3rd and 4th grade spring volleyball is open. The registration deadline is Monday, March 23. Volleyball season will begin with practice on April 1 and end the week of May 11. Practice will be held once a week at TCS from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The practice day is still to be determined. There will be four weeks of games ending with an end of season tournament. Game locations will be determined by the league and are not yet available. Games will be played on Mondays at 4:00 pm. We are looking for coaches! Please prayerfully consider helping out as a coach. Let Gina Wiborg, Director of Athletics, know if you are interested.

TK-2nd grade
Soccer Shots
Registration is open for the spring session.
TK-K Soccer Shots will be held on Tuesdays, March 3 – April 28.
1st and 2nd grade Soccer Shots will be held on Thursdays, March 5 – April 30.
A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required.
Please note a one time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd Basketball Clinic
The next class of the five week session will be held on Thursday, February 13, 3:30-4:05 pm in the gym.

 

Lions’ Sports News February 5

Middle School
Track and Field
Next practices at Boone HS:
Wednesday, February 5, 4:45-6:00 pm
Monday, February 10, 4:45-6:00 pm

Lower School
Basketball
3rd-5th grade Basketball
3rd, 4th and 5th grade co-ed teams- The next practice is on Wednesday, February 12, 3:30-4:15 pm in the gym.
Games will begin Saturday, February 8, and will be held in the gym.
3rd grade- 9:30 am
5th/4th Gold grade-10:30 am
5th/4th Green grade-10:30 am

TK-2nd grade
Soccer Shots
Registration is open for the spring session.
TK-K Soccer Shots will be held on Tuesdays, March 3 – April 28
1st and 2nd grade Soccer Shots will be held on Thursdays, March 5 – April 30
A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required.
Please note a one time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

Basketball Clinic
The next class of the five week session will be held on Thursday, February 6, 3:30-4:05 pm in the gym.

 

Robotics Engineering

Middle school Coding and Robotics students are learning about robotics engineering and how robots are designed to accomplish specific tasks. They were challenged to choose a task for a robot to perform in extremely cold conditions and design and create a prototype, concentrating on the task the robot was supposed to accomplish. The tasks included taking photos and temperatures of locations in Antarctica, taking temperature measurements in the refrigerators and freezers in commercial kitchens or going into oil tanks to check for leaks. After they created their prototype designs, the students presented them to their classmates.

Civic Engagement

TCS 7th grade student, Miller Phillips, acted on his interest in learning more about serving his community through civic engagement by volunteering as a page in the Florida House of Representatives. He was selected to join 19 fellow pages from around the state to take part in a variety of educational activities, including in-depth tours of historic landmarks, drafting a bill and presenting it in a mock committee meeting, observing a live legislative committee meeting, and serving as a page on the House floor during session. Miller enjoyed meeting with several House members and government leaders. Additionally, Miller was able to take part in advocacy efforts on behalf of children’s issues. Miller said, “This experience helped put what I am learning in civics class into real life.”  We give a Lion’s Roar to Miller for his initiative and hard work!

    

Spring Bible Studies

Our Spring Bible Studies are off to a great start!  All students in grades 4 through 8 are welcome to join in our Bible studies, which meet from 7:15 to 7:45 am every Tuesday through March 10. Here is more information on our groups, leaders and topics:

Spring Bible Studies
Tuesdays, 7:15 – 7:45 am
February 4 – March 10

4th Grade Girls:
Leaders: Marie DiBiase and Vicki Taulbee
Content: Radiant – Who I am in Christ
Location: Room 312

4th/5th Grade Boys:
Leaders: Aaron Farrant and Michael Noto
Content: Becoming a Godly Man
Location: Room 315

5th Grade Girls:
Leaders: Lee Combs and Jennie Farrant
Content: Friendship
Location: Room 313

6th Grade Girls:
Leader: Jenny Forbes
Content: Just Us Girls
Location: Room 311

6th Grade Boys:
Leader: Coach Oz Martin
Content: Let God Lead your Path
Location: Room 245

7th Grade Girls:
Leaders: Thea Nelson and Alissa Plaisance
Content: Lies Girls Believe
Location: Room 144

7th/8th Grade Boys:
Leaders: Justin Nelson and Mark Davis
Content: The Measure of a Young Man
Location: Room 246

8th Grade Girls:
Leader: Jasmine Simmons
Content: You’re God’s Girl!
Location: Room 217

3D Printing in STEAM

TCS TK-2nd grade students have been learning about how 3D printing works. They discovered that the printing filament is melted and laid down in layers, forming the objects made by the printer. To demonstrate how this works, the students rolled out thin ropes of play-dough to simulate filament, and then they laid down the play-dough strips the same way a 3D printer would to make a cup or bowl using this method. The students then designed a toothpaste tube squeezer to print using the 3D printer. To show them how the printer would do this, they took ropes of play-dough and formed the shapes that will be crafted in the 3D printed object.

Enrollment Anniversary

Saturday, February 15, is The Christ School’s Enrollment Anniversary date. Your child(ren) will automatically be enrolled for the 2020-21 school year. No deposit or re-enrollment paperwork is required! If you do not plan for your child(ren) to attend The Christ School in 2020-21, parents must notify Joanne Fleming, Director of Admission, in writing no later than February 15. Enrollment contracts for the 2020-21 school year will activate on February 16, 2020, and 100% of the tuition for the upcoming school year will be due based on your payment plan.
If you will be applying for financial assistance, please note that you must complete a new FACTS Grant & Aid application each year. The deadline for submitting your application for next school year is January 31. Assistance offers will be distributed before February 15. For questions, contact Bill Herlong, Director of Business Operations.

Persuasive Writing

In the fall, the 5th grade students worked on developing strong persuasive letters and arguments. The teachers shared the letters with Dr. Farrant and one of them, written by Charlotte, was particularly impressive and caught his eye. Her letter was about dress code and Dr. Farrant invited Charlotte to meet and discuss this further. While there were some proposed changes that were not able to be implemented, Dr. Farrant did see merit in one of her suggestions. Today, the lower school enjoyed a special casual day thanks to Charlotte’s persuasive techniques.

8th Grade Capstone Mission Trip

TCS 8th grade students and chaperones are in the Dominican Republic on their mission trip this week, the capstone experience in their TCS journey. In addition to meeting children and families in the village of Cielo, they have split into groups to work on houses for families in need. They have been mixing and pouring concrete, sanding, priming, and painting walls, and more. TCS dad, Ben Staat, writes, “Today we poured concrete headers on Wendy’s house. She and her family live in a shack with no bathroom. This new house is a really big deal for her family. She and her husband have two young girls and it felt really good to help them.” This trip has been an amazing opportunity for our students to experience another country and serve others from a completely different walk of life. It is sure to be a rewarding, memorable week, and we are excited to hear their stories when they get back! Enjoy photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Lions’ Sports News January 29

Middle School
Basketball
This past Saturday was an exciting day for our girls’ basketball team – tournament day! The girls played incredibly well and we are excited to share that they brought home the second place trophy! Way to Roar Lions! Congratulations to both our middle school teams and their coaches for representing TCS with the heart of a LION out on the courts.

Track and Field
The first practice will be an orientation on Monday, February 3, 3:30-4:30 pm in the gym. A Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, February 3 at 4:15 pm in the gym. The first practice at Boone HS will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 4:45-6:00 pm.

Lower School
Basketball
3rd-5th grade Basketball
3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls’ and boys’ and 3rd grade co-ed basketball registration is open and will end on January 31. Practices will be held on Wednesdays starting January 29, 3:30-4:15 pm in the gym. Registration includes uniform, 6 games plus playoffs. Play begins February 8 and continues through March 28. The games will be played at Ace School located Downtown. Practice location and times will be determined as teams are formed. Registration is online at Legacy Youth Sports. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note: a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd grade
Soccer Shots
Registration is open for the spring session.
TK-K Soccer Shots will be held on Tuesdays – March 3 – April 28.
1st and 2nd grade Soccer Shots will be held on Thursdays – March 5 – April 30.
A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required.
Please note a one-time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

Basketball Clinic
The first class of the five-week session will begin on Thursday, January 30, 3:30-4:05 pm in the gym. Remaining clinic dates are February 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Spring Bible Studies Begin Next Week

The Christ School is excited to begin the spring session of our Tuesday morning Bible studies for students in grades 4 through 8! Bible studies will be held from 7:15 to 7:45 am every Tuesday for 6 weeks beginning this Tuesday, February 4, and continuing through March 10. Watch for an email from your child’s Bible study leader to sign up. Here is more information on our groups, leaders, locations and topics.

Spring Bible Studies
Tuesdays, 7:15 – 7:45 am
February 4 – March 10

4th Grade Girls:
Leaders: Marie DiBiase and Vicki Taulbee
Content: Radiant – Who I am in Christ
Location: Room 312

4th/5th Grade Boys:
Leaders: Aaron Farrant and Michael Noto
Content: Becoming a Godly Man
Location: Room 315

5th Grade Girls:
Leaders: Lee Combs and Jennie Farrant
Content: Friendship
Location: Room 313

6th Grade Girls:
Leader: Jenny Forbes
Content: Just Us Girls
Location: Room 311

6th Grade Boys:
TBA

7th Grade Girls:
Leaders: Thea Nelson and Alissa Plaisance
Content: Lies Girls Believe
Location: Room 144

7th/8th Grade Boys:
Leaders: Justin Nelson and Mark Davis
Content: The Measure of a Young Man
Location: Room 246

8th Grade Girls:
Leader: Jasmine Simmons
Content: You’re God’s Girl!
Location: Room 217

Lions’ Sports News January 22

Middle School
Basketball
Our basketball teams are headed into tournament play this weekend.
Here are the game times.
Boys:
Thursday, January 23, 5:00 pm at Trinity Prep
Advancing game – Saturday, January 25, 12:30 pm at The First Academy
Girls:
Saturday, January 25, 10:00 am at Foundation Academy.
Advancing game 11:15 am at Foundation Academy
Let’s Roar Lions!

Track and Field
Registration is open for the spring season of middle school Track and Field. The deadline to register is this Friday, January 24. Meets will be held on Mondays at 4:00 pm beginning on February 24, and ending with the Championship Meet on March 30.
Practice days will be Mondays/Wednesdays and a few Tuesdays/Thursdays beginning on February 5, from 4:45 to 6:00 pm at Boone High School. The first practice will be an orientation on February 3, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the gym. A parent meeting will be held on Monday, February 3, at 4:15 pm in the gym.

Lower School
Basketball
3rd-5th grade Basketball
3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls’ and boys’ and 3rd grade co-ed basketball registration is open and will end on January 31.
Practices will be on Wednesdays starting January 29, 3:30-4:15 pm in the gym.
Registration includes uniform, 6 games plus playoffs. Play begins February 8 and continues through March 28. The games will be played at Ace School located Downtown. Practice location and times will be determined as teams are formed. Registration is online at Legacy Youth Sports. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note: a one $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd grade
Soccer Shots
Registration is open for the spring session.
TK-K Soccer Shots will be held on Tuesdays – March 3 – April 28.
1st and 2nd grade Soccer Shots will be held on Thursdays – March 5 – April 30. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note a one time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

Basketball Clinic
The first class of the five week session will begin on Thursday, January 30, 3:30-4:05 pm in the gym.
Remaining clinic dates are February 6, 13, 20 and 27.

 

Exploring Idioms

Third grade students have been “on the ball” as they learn about figurative language and the use of idioms. Through interactive activities and reading stories that incorporate idioms within the text, the students have enjoyed discovering how idioms can enhance ideas. To “wrap their heads around” this subject, the students will participate in an idiom parade through the lower school hallways on Thursday, January 30, dressed as an idiom!  They will “keep their idioms under their hats” and the classes watching the parade will “keep their eyes peeled” and try to guess which idiom each student is representing. What idioms will they choose? “Your guess is as good as mine!”

You Can Do What You Set Your Mind To

The 8th grade Bible students have embarked on a journey through the book Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. The book was written by two teenage Christian brothers who found that when they put their mind to something big, they could do more than they had imagined. The message promotes a growth mindset and challenges teenagers to rise above what society expects of them. The book includes stories of teenagers who have accomplished great things to God’s glory. Our students have had great conversations in class, and are encouraged to aspire to do hard things in high school and beyond.

Chapel Elective Develops Leaders

Where can you develop leadership, organization and public speaking skills, learn more about Biblical lessons, discover the many aspects of production, and have fun? The Christ School’s middle school chapel elective class! Seventh grade student, Jennifer, reflects on her experience in the class: “This is an awesome elective where you can learn how much planning goes into an event and develop great skills that you will use your whole life. Before being in this elective, I didn’t know how much work went into planning chapel every day and let me say, it’s a lot! We have so much work to do each week to make sure chapel on Thursdays runs smoothly. We make a slideshow, find a speaker, find songs for middle school to sing, and ask people to do prayers, pledges, and the passage every week!  Last semester, I had so much fun with our teacher, Mrs. Townsend, and my classmates. This semester, Mrs. Hoyer is taking the lead. I am excited to have a new experience with another teacher and have more people join our team. I love this class because it teaches great leadership skills by giving students the responsibility to work with a deadline and solve problems quickly. Last semester, my classmates and I had to deal with situations where we had to solve the problem fast and neatly. I am so thankful for Mrs. Townsend and Mrs. Hoyer for teaching me how to be a leader, and I am so thankful for such a wonderful elective.”

 

Project-Based Skill Development – Exploring Habitats

TCS 2nd grade students have been learning about habitats. To help develop research, organization and presentation skills, they are working on a habitat mobile project, which will include information about the environment, plants and animals found in the student’s chosen habitat. The students were encouraged to choose a habitat that they are not familiar with so they can expand their knowledge. Once their project is complete, the students will present their mobile and habitat research findings to their class.

Lions’ Sports News January 15

Middle School
Soccer
A BIG thank you to our middle school boys’ soccer team, players and coaches.
Thank you for blazing the trail and enjoying the journey!

Basketball
Next Game Times:
Boys – Saturday, January 18, 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm at The First Academy
Girls – Saturday, January 18, 10:00 am and 11:00 am at Foundation Academy
Boys’ Basketball Practice – January 22, 3:45-5:00 pm in the gym.
Girls’ Basketball Practice – January 16 and 21, 3:45-5:00 pm in the gym.

Track and Field
Registration is open for the spring season of middle school Track and Field. The deadline to register is Friday, January 24. Meets will be held on Mondays at 4:00 pm beginning on February 24, and ending with the Championship Meet on March 30.
Practice days will be Mondays/Wednesdays and a few Tuesdays/Thursdays beginning on February 5, from 4:45 to 6:00 pm at Boone High School. The first practice will be an orientation on February 3, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the gym. A parent meeting will be held on Monday, February 3, at 4:15 pm in the gym.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The next meeting, will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 11:59 am, during paws and lunch in room B12. Please bring a non microwavable lunch and your fresh ideas.

Lower School
Basketball
3rd-5th grade Basketball
3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls’ and boys’ and 3rd grade co-ed basketball registration is open and will end on January 31.
Registration includes uniform, 6 games plus playoffs. Play begins February 8 and continues through March 28. The games will be played at Ace School located Downtown. Practice location and times will be determined as teams are formed. Registration is online at Legacy Youth Sports. A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required. Please note: a one $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

TK-2nd grade
Soccer Shots
Registration is open for the spring session.
TK-K Soccer Shots will be held on Tuesdays – March 3 – April 28.
1st and 2nd grade Soccer Shots will be held on Thursdays – March 5 – April 30.
A TCS Hold Harmless Form is required.
Please note a one time $35 Athletic fee will be charged to your FACTS account.

Basketball Clinic
The clinic is full and we are ready to go. Our first class of the five week session will begin on Thursday, January 30, 3:30-4:05 pm in the gym. Remaining clinic dates are February 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Middle School Trips

At the end of this month, TCS middle school students are going on their class trips! Each trip is an extension of their academic and service-centered middle school experience. Sixth grade students will travel to Fruitland Park, FL, to participate in activities that promote unity and team-building as a foundation for serving others. Seventh grade students will travel to Quincy, FL. There, they will share Christ through service to people in that community. This challenging and rewarding trip provides a great foundation for the eighth grade trip. Eighth grade students will travel to the Dominican Republic. During this capstone trip, they will encounter and explore a foreign country, serve others from a completely different walk of life, and exemplify Christ through service alongside their friends, teachers, and parents. We pray that our students will learn and grow from these meaningful and valuable experiences!

Why play Hockey in COMPASS/Social Bridges?

The development of our students’ social intelligence is an important part of their education at TCS. One way to do this is to give them purposeful time to practice the skills of good sportsmanship, working cooperatively, respecting personal space, and emotional regulation. When teachers give them competitive challenges in the confines of the classroom, they can discuss a skill then immediately practice it.  In Compass/Social Bridges, 4th grade students have been practicing by playing a game of table hockey where some students were referees, some were goalies, and some were moving players. Giving the students purposeful activities that can cause the bigger feelings of excitement, nervousness, and maybe even frustration allows them to practice bringing those bigger feelings back down to “just right.”

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