LCS Now Enrolling for Fall 2020

LCS provides a safe environment that values community, offers spontaneous discussion in on-campus classrooms with live teachers, and welcomes you to learn more about becoming part of the Falcon Family!

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Welcome to Livingston Christian Schools

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.

From the Desk of Mr. Nast

The finished version of the Reopening Plan is in the hands of the task force members, so it won’t be long before we submit it to the state and post it on our website.  Estimated time of arrival is Monday or Tuesday.  Once you’ve had the time to review the plan please make notes of questions you would like addressed.  Because of the governor’s  limitations on gatherings we are formulating a platform for you to ask questions and make comments in which we can respond and others can hear or read those responses so the same questions aren’t repeatedly asked.  We’ll let you know next week how that will look.  In the meantime, enjoy the cooler evenings as we grow ever closer to August 31 and the reopening of LCS.
 
Mrs. Wendy Bury has served us as bookkeeper, PTO chair, and headed up many of our most successful fundraisers over the past several years.  Her daughter, Emma, is valedictorian of the 2020 graduating class. Now, she is moving on to a full time bookkeeping position outside the school.  She has served our needs well, and we thank her for all her work these past years. At the end of August her bookkeeping responsibilities will be assumed by Mrs. Mavin and Mr. Nast.  The receptionist tasks will be handled by an assortment of people as we go through the transition..  Thank you, Mrs. Bury.

We normally celebrate our return to school with a “Meet the Teacher” evening.  Our early childhood and kindergarten students will hold theirs on Thursday. 8/27/20 between 5:00  and 7:00 p.m.  Instead of meeting in a group, families are welcome to come separately, much like at an open house.  The teachers will distribute information to you that evening and take time to chat with each of you. Early childhood and kindergarten teachers will be in contact with parents within the next couple of weeks.  We are working toward a format for the new family orientation and “Meet the Teacher” event for the remainder of the grades.  More to come on that next week.  
 
 
 
 

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LCS Now Enrolling for Fall 2020

LCS provides a safe environment that values community, offers spontaneous discussion in on-campus classrooms with live teachers, and welcomes you to learn more about becoming part of the Falcon Family!

When Will We Meet the Teachers?

We normally celebrate our return to school with a “Meet the Teacher” evening. Our early childhood and kindergarten students will hold theirs on Thursday. 8/27/20 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Instead of meeting in a group, families are welcome to come separately, much like at an open house. The teachers will distribute information to you that evening and take time to chat with each of you. Early childhood and kindergarten teachers will be in contact with parents within the next couple of weeks. We are working toward a format for the new family orientation and “Meet the Teacher” event for the remainder of the grades. More to come on that next week.

LCS Bookkeeper Transition

Mrs. Wendy Bury has served us as bookkeeper, PTO chair, and headed up many of our most successful fundraisers over the past several years. Her daughter, Emma, is valedictorian of the 2020 graduating class. Now, she is moving on to a full time bookkeeping position outside the school. She has served our needs well, and we thank her for all her work these past years. At the end of August her bookkeeping responsibilities will be assumed by Mrs. Mavin and Mr. Nast. The receptionist tasks will be handled by an assortment of people as we go through the transition.. Thank you, Mrs. Bury.

School Supply Lists for Fall 2020

Follow the links to find the school supply list(s) you need for your back-to-school shopping pleasure! Also available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W4oHhYrXx2WiHmeEhymEZC2wBfIJCASoO3iOeqdK3uY/edit?usp=sharing

LCS After School Care Program Update

Due to lack of a significant amount of interest, LCS no longer offers a formal after school care program. Elementary students who are not picked up during the alotted pick up time will be supervised by a staff member until parents or emergency contacts can pick the student(s) up.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” - 2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” - 2 Timothy 1:7 Livingston Christian Schools students have submitted the last assignments for the 2019-20 school year, the teachers have graded them, report cards have been issued and summer vacation has officially begun. Congratulations to every student, parent, teacher, and support staff on the successful completion of what is sure to be remembered as the most unique school year in history. The leadership of LCS is already busy at work to plan for the 2020-21 school year. It is with great confidence and 100% reliance on the will of God, who has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind, that the plan is for students to begin the school year in the classrooms at LCS@The Naz in Brighton on August 31, 2020 at 8 a.m. While much of the plan for 2020-21 will follow the same routine we always use, please be assured that it is with great diligence that we have and will continue to research and learn all we can about the laws, recommendations and data available to us about the health and safety of our school. We will continue to update the school’s health and safety plan as needed and will notify school families of the specifics as “opening day” approaches. We are pleased with the success of LCS’ Online Instruction Days but look forward to returning to traditional, on-campus classes where students and teachers will interact, instruct, and fellowship in person. Some facets of the online program that proved organizationally and instructionally advantageous for students this spring may be incorporated by teachers into their classes this fall. We will also continue to offer the popular online dual enrollment program for students in eleventh and twelfth grades, but we recognize our families have chosen to attend LCS in part because of their desire for their children to learn in a traditional, live classroom. We are now better prepared for emergency situations, such as the one we experienced this spring and those we may face in the future. However, we look forward to seeing each student’s face on August 31.

Summers Often Bring Changes...

in school personnel.... if you have not read the latest post from the desk of Mr. Nast, you'll want to check it out. We have a number of changes to the LCS staff for the fall.

Introducing the LCS Director of Spiritual Development

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Pastor Kris Mavin to the position of Director of Spiritual Development. The position is designed to address the areas that directly affect the spiritual growth of students (EC - grade 12), and personnel. This includes Bible classes and Bible curriculum, chapels, special events such as mission trips and spiritual life emphasis weeks, and more. Pastor Mavin will work with the administration as he implements the programs. He has been a long time associate of LCS as chapel speaker, facilitator of our Jamaica trips, and most recently provider of family devotions during the lockdown. Pastor Kris has also pastored several churches, served as a missionary to Jamaica, and taught in several Christian schools. We will all benefit from his direct involvement in leading our students and staff in their spiritual growth.

Survey Says.....

We are please with an over 50% response rate to the final Online Instruction Days survey. Thank you for participating and here's a brief summary of what you said....

We Are Ready

Read full story to hear about how We Are Ready

Don't Cry because it's Over, Smile because it Happened

We've already announced the retirement of Denise White, LCS second grade teacher since 2007 but we have a couple other staff members who won't be returning in the fall. Vocal music teacher Satara Johnson and her husband Sam are eagerly awaiting their first child, due to arrive in September. We all look forward to meeting their new addition and wish them the best. We also want to thank Shane Baranek for his two years of service as physical education and health teacher. We wish him well in his future endeavors.

Way to go Megan! CLT10 Distinguished Scholar Award Recipient!

Congratulations to LCS sophomore Megan Zimbelman! The CLT10 is the official preparatory exam for the CLT. It is designed for high school freshmen and sophomores. The exam takes two hours and tests for the similar content as the CLT, at an age-appropriate level and with fewer questions of the highest difficulty. Students take the exam on their own laptop or tablet, and receive their scores the same day. The CLT10 provides scholarship opportunities through our partnership with the National Association of Scholars.

Pastor Kris Mavin's LCS Devotional: May 5, 2020

Mr. Nast asked Pastor Kris if he would provide some devotional material for LCS families and friends. He prayerfully considered and obliged. We are blessed and we are certain you will be as well.

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.

Meet our 20/21 Second Grade Teacher

The interview committee has chosen our replacement for the beloved Mrs. White beginning next fall. Mrs. Julie Byers, a former LCS teacher and sister-in-law of our Mrs. Michelle Byers, has agreed to jump right in and carry on when Mrs. White retires at the end of the year. Mrs. Byers earned her BS in elementary education at Indiana Wesleyan University and currently teaches K-2 reading and phonemic awareness at HT Smith. We are excited for Mrs. White being able to join her husband in retirement and pleased that God has provided Mrs. Byers to continue on the work in second grade.