NEWS AND NOTES CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL FEBRUARY 2015 From the Principal About three weeks ago I started trying to make my Valentine’s Day reservations…to no avail. Though I thought I was way ahead of the game, it turns out there are plenty of other guys out there who are far more zealous than I. I mean, come on! Five weeks in advance is not enough time to get it done? Give me a break! February seems to come faster and faster with each passing year. Stores are filled with Valentine’s cards, candy, and stuffed animals, and red and pink seems to abound everywhere. It is the month when people want to feel loved. While making reservations at a nice restaurant may be important, there’s a lot more to love than just that. It’s kind of sad how the world commercializes and defines love. It is often viewed and portrayed as this problematic, unsolvable mystery. It is seen as such a shallow and temperamental thing. It is often viewed as something that creates more problems than it actually solves. Though we may be the minority, I believe that Christians view love as the ultimate problem solver. When we think about relationships, whether they are with spouses, relatives, friends or acquaintances, the way we choose to love defines those relationships. One of the things I remind our students of all the time is the importance of loving one another as Christ loves us. We would have very few, if any, problems in our school if students were more cognizant of this. I Corinthians 13:4-7 should be our GPS when it comes to love: Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (NKJV) Don’t you wish it were that simple? Even though the guidelines are clearly laid out for us to follow in this passage, one of the hardest things to do is put aside our own selfish desires and put others first. My prayer for our students is that they take a deep look at these few verses and really try to apply them to their own relationships. tes a D t n a Import FEBRUARY 3rd Student Visitation Day 8:00 to 12:30 5th East Campus Admissions Open House 4:30 to 7 pm 5/6 ACSI Jr/Sr High Honor Band 12/13 Block Schedule, Early Dismissal 13th at 11:45 16th President’s Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL 20th JH Social, 6-8:30, LCC 23-25 Spiritual Emphasis Week 26/27 Block Schedule, Early Dismissal 27th at 11:45 Tobin Wilkins CJHS/CHS Principal Continued on next page... Reenrollment for 2015/2016: You should have received your invitation to reenroll for the 2015-2016 school year. The reenrollment period is open from now until February 20th. As stated in our letter, reenrollment is available online. To reenroll, simply log on to RenWeb, click "Family Information" and then “Enrollment” and follow the instructions. The entire process should take less than 10 minutes. (Note: Online reenrollment is available to domestic students only. International Students will receive a separate instruction letter.) Please contact Charm Ralston, [email protected] or call her at 201-8806 if you have questions or need assistance. Admissions: February is our month for Admissions Events! Invite family and friends who may be interested in Christian Unified to our Open House Events. Thursday, February 5th at the Main Campus (CESE, CJHS/CHS) from 4:30-6:30pm they can tour the campus, visit with the administrators, and with the counselor. Business office personnel will be available to go over Tuition Assistance as well as the Admissions Coordinator to answer questions about the application process. The West Campus will hold their Open House on Tuesday, February 10th from 4:30-6:30pm. Please call the Admissions Office for more information at 619-201-8888. Valentine Grams: You can purchase a gram to surprise your son or daughter or teacher to be delivered on Friday, February 13th for only $2 at the front office after school. Students may purchase grams for their friends at lunch starting Monday, February 2 (at the spider) or after school in the front office. The last day grams will be sold is Tuesday, February 10. Grams will include a card and sweet for the one(s) dear to your heart! Please, junior high deliveries only. Junior High Social: Last Call! Tickets will only be sold the first week of February either at the spider at lunch OR after school in the front office. They will NOT be sold at the door. $10 buys a ticket to the hip-hoppin, bee-boppin, 50’s Carnival JH SOCIAL on Friday, February 20, in the Lower Campus Chapel, from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. Students will enjoy a catered dinner from Phil’s BBQ, an ice cream bar, carnival style games and prizes, raffles, and much more! We’ll have live music and a professional emcee as well. Parents are not required to come, but may still volunteer to chaperone by contacting Krissie Scanlan at [email protected] is in need of several more chaperones and helpers (food, games,etc.). We are so grateful to our PTF to put on this wonderful event for our students! Please encourage your student to come dressed up in 50s threads ( leather jackets, t-shirts, jeans, Chuck Taylor’s, poodle skirts) ready for a sock-hoppin’ good time! Thank you in advance for your help! Jr High Athletics: We have been blessed with so much success and victories during this winter season, even with teams making the play-offs. Thank you all for your support, help, and prayers this season. February will start the kick- off to our spring season with try-outs and practices starting during the middle of the month. Once again we will be offering girls basketball, boys baseball, co-ed track and field, boys volleyball, and a co-ed golf club. Schedules will be posted around the middle of the month. Please make plans to come out and cheer on these hard working young athletes. Go Patriots! Because of Christ, Jim Fuller CJHS/CHS PTF meetings are the first Thursday of the month in the Gym Lobby from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Come join us!!!
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