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It is incumbent on Livingston Christian Schools to train young Christian men and women to apply the truth of Scripture in their homes, their future careers, and in all of life and knowledge. Christian education calls for an educational process that puts the Bible at the center and asks the student to evaluate all he sees in the world through the eyes of God-because God is Truth. All must conform to Him or it is not Truth. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” (John 14:6) In true Christian education, students, parents, and teachers learn to use the Bible to evaluate all of life. The Bible is life; it is the Living Word.
 
There is an important difference between a Christian and a secular viewpoint on any given subject. Even though knowledge is factually the same for both, no subject can be taught in the totality of its truth if the Creator is ignored or denied. Knowledge is purified by the recognition of God’s place in it. No other approach can be wholly God -honoring for parents and children as this approach through Scripture.
 
Parents and children in the school consider the Word of God clear in making Christian parents responsible for the education of their children. Education is not limited to the counsels of God revealed in His Word, but does include the counsels of God revealed in His world. These parents want their children to be educated at home and school with the consciousness that all truth is God’s truth, including history and geography, science, music, and the arts. Jesus Christ is to be central in all learning and living.
 
LCS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, unless it would cause undue hardship.  A reasonable accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way a job is performed that enables a person with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.

If you require an accommodation you must inform the administrator that there is a need for an adjustment or change at work for a reason related to a medical condition.  We will respond promptly and to the best of our ability to accommodate the needs of all employees.

From the Desk of Mr. Nast

With Easter upon us my Bible automatically opens to the gospel accounts of some portion of the death and resurrection of Jesus :Christ.  Peter, a fascinating character, has been maligned for his impetuousness and applauded for his leadership. In John 18 we see him at one of his weakest times and completely out of place.  Peter is in the inner court during Jesus’ trial.  He simply won’t stay where Jesus puts him.  In the garden he drew a sword and Jesus had to rescue him. I believe he loves Jesus so much he can’t stand to be away from him, particularly after he claimed he’d never dessert him.  He was so self-confident that he thought he could stand up to anything.  I've often wondered about us.  God provides a secure place and tells us not to get caught up in the world’s system, its entertainment, its philosophy, customs, being part of “the scene”  until we are strong enough to successfully navigate them.  Later, Peter was strong enough in his preaching and actions and death.

But here he is near a door, waiting for another disciple to get him closer to where Jesus is on trial.  He wanted to get near Jesus so he would protect him.  But he didn’t plan very well because as he was going through the door a girl stopped him and asked, “You’re not one his disciples, are you?”  He immediately replied, “I am not.”  I suspect Peter must have shocked himself with the way he responded.  “Oh, what did I say?”  He spoke out of fear, without thinking.  Here he was, being admitted to Jesus’ trial and he was ready for that, but he wasn’t ready for the door girl.  We plan for a significant challenge that could create a major problem for us in our Christian testimony,but we fail to plan for the quick hitter on the way to it.  Things catch us off guard.  That’s how Satan works. We get overly confident  and get hit unawares. Peter was ready to take on the Jewish leaders and even the Romans, but he wasn’t ready for a maid, and he blew it.  One of the goals of LCS is to prepare students to respond to those “quick hitters”  that can damage their lives.  

This Easter I hope you will see the importance of preparation in your children‘s lives.  It’s why you take them to church, enroll them in a Christian school, and teach them scriptural tenents in your home.  One day, like Peter, they will be ready to respond to a godless world and the temptations of it and know they are equipped to discern lies from the truth and live out their faith in Jesus Christ.  All of us at LCS wish you a joyous Easter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recent News

Middle School Cross Country

LCS Athletics will be offering an opportunity for 5th through 7th Grade Boys & Girls to participate in Cross Country this April/May. Depending on participation numbers, the plan is to meet on Tuesday’s at 4:00pm at Huron Meadows Metropark for practices beginning on Tuesday, April 13th after Spring Break and then compete against students from our MMIAA League on Thursday’s from April 29th through May 27th. 5th/6th Graders will run 1 mile and 7th Graders will run 2 miles at those Thursday meets. Parents are welcome to join us to walk/run for the Tuesday evening practices. Cost to participate will only be the cost of an LCS Cross-Country tee shirt. If your student is interested in participating, parents please email Athletic Director Jason Stiles at jstiles@livingstonchristianschools.org with the following info: Student Name: Grade: Birthdate: Tee Shirt Size (Youth or Adult Sizes):

Open Enrollment at LCS

Open Enrollment Season at LCS began February 1, 2021 and will continue until classes are full....some are closer to that than others so don't delay! Submit your application for enrollment to begin or continue the process to join the Falcon Family. An enrollment fee of $100, payable to LCS, is required to process the application. We will schedule visits and interviews for applicants in the early spring. Questions should be directed to office@livingstonchristianschools.org

Falcon Fast Lane

Have you noticed that the LCS website's homepage has added a podcast icon? Check out the latest episode and catch up the ones you may have missed.

Please Join our Prayer Partners

Mrs. Carol Cook has led a group of parents for the last few years who are committed to praying for our students, staff, board and the various needs of the school. Moms in Prayer quietly has done and continues to do a yeoman’s job of supporting the school in this critical ministry. This is Mrs. Cook’s final year at the school, as her youngest child will be graduating and moving on to college. If you feel prayer is a ministry you would like to become involved in or lead please contact the office and they will put you in touch with Mrs. Cook. Next Sunday evening at 5:00 we will be praying as a school for all things LCS and thanking God for all he has done and is continuing to bless us with this year. We will meet in room 6 at 5:00 p..m. and finish by 6:00 p.m. We’d love to have you join us. Just drop in and enjoy the hearts of other LCS families as we acknowledge the importance of God in our school.

Chapman's Chit Chat

Miss Chapman has taught school for over 25 years, and most of those years have been at LCS. Purposeful Design Math is taught using a traditional approach with a textbook, lecture notes, and daily practice. We do not use a "new" math approach found in many schools today. We teach math in likely the same manner it was taught when today's parents went through school. MOSDOS reading curriculum contains stories which teach character as well as comprehension and analysis of structures such as figures of speech. We read a few novels, one of which is C.S. Lewis' book The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Discussion focuses on responding to the literature through a biblical worldview even if the story is not a Chrisitian text. A Beka history for fifth grade focuses on Old World History and is written from a biblical perspective. We learn about ancient cultures - beginning with Mesopotamia (as it relates to the Bible account) but also all the other major groups such as Ancient Egypt, Ancient India, Ancient China, and then finishing with Ancient Greece and Rome to the time of the Christ. All through the text is the idea that Jesus is the person on which all of history hangs from BC to AD. We do learn about other religions in these ancient cultures but we discuss how they are empty religious rituals and do not have the ability to save a person's soul like Jesus can. Science is currently a secular text but we will have a new Christian curriculum beginning in the fall of 2021. At the time of purchase of the current one, it seemed to be the best option in terms of content that was rigorous. I skip some chapters that contain ideas such as geology that focus on millions of years and instead create my own units of study from a biblical perspective to learn about the layers of the earth. I teach science from a biblical perspective taking the book of Genesis at face value that the earth is between 4000-10,000 years old and not millions of years. LCS supports the concept of a worldwide flood during the time of Noah that changed weather, climate, and the layers of the earth. These are some of the more controversial topics, but we also learn about cells, human body systems, moon phases, ecology, and physical science topics such as matter, forces, motion, and work. IEW is the current writing curriculum, but I am unable to teach every unit in that curriculum due to time limitations. I teach students how to do formal research papers using this method as well as requiring dress-ups and sentence openers in paragraph writing in other subject areas. We also use A Beka grammar, and I focus on daily oral language where students edit sentences daily to correct errors. Purposeful Design Spelling has word lists developed around the idea of phonics or spelling rules and prefixes/suffixes. We have a weekly list in which students are tested and practice with workbook pages. The Bible curriculum is from Positive Action with a weekly theme in which each book of the Old Testament is studied to provide a brief survey of each Old Testament book. We also memorize scripture verse passages each week to hide God's Word in our hearts. The history and Bible dovetail extremely well in 5th grade. We also have an annual speech meet for elementary students where they memorize a poem, scripture, or patriotic speech to present to the class to support speaking skills.

Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer has prayed for school families and issues throughout the summer and are continuing into the fall. Their group is very disciplined and they take their ministry seriously. However, we’d love to have the number of parents involved in the ministry grow. Many of the participants represent older students in the school and it would be beneficial to have an influx of moms of younger children, as well. It is not a major time commitment and we know that God honors prayer and those who fervently seek his will in their lives and the life of the school. Plus, it’s a way you can support the school without ever reaching for your purse.

Keep LCS Safe, Healthy, and Open

Just a reminder that we need your consistent oversight of your children’s health. Please review with each child how they feel and check their temperature each day prior to dropping them at school. If they are not well, please do not have them attend.that day. Have them return when they are healthy and able to participate again.

Preschool and PreK are Peanut - FREE!

Please note that we are a peanut free and tree nut free classroom for both preschool and prek classrooms. Please be sure that your child’s snacks and lunch are peanut free and tree nut free! Thank you!

Jamaica Mission Trip

LCS has travelled to Jamaica with Pastor Kris Mavin every-other year since 2011. However, due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus, it has been postponed from early 2021 to early in 2022 but graduates of the LCS Class of 2021 who had planned to participate on this life-changing mission trip will be welcome to attend.

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