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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.
 
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.

The Falcon Feature

Take a peak at Mrs. Mavin's summer vacation.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recent News

Ted Nast Endowment Fund

2021 marks an incredibly special year for our LCS family and it is not because of what you might expect. It is a special year because our beloved Principal Nast will retire. As we talked through how we might honor him we wanted to be sure that we touched on at least the following: -His dedication to our children and our families -His selfless commitment and relentless pursuit of building the LCS legacy for generations to come -His commitment to our statement of Faith and Christ our Savior and coming King - His perseverance despite all odds and seemingly insurmountable obstacles We decided the most appropriate way to honor Mr. Nast is to build something sustainable. We thought, a statue at the entrance of LCS might be perfect. Over the years we have all listened and laughed at Mr. Nast’s jokes during opening addresses at school engagements. We went so far as to think of a way to design a statue of Mr. Nast with a button that when pushed would play a pre-recorded “Mr. Nast” joke. Quickly, we moved on from that idea. In all seriousness, we talked through many ideas and decided the best way to honor Mr. Nast is to build a truly sustainable financial future for LCS. Without further ado, I introduce you to the Ted Nast endowment fund. We can each do our part in sustaining LCS for years to come. With your donation to the endowment fund you can rest assured that you will be contributing to not just this school year, but for many years to come. To contribute to the Ted Nast Endowment Fund electronically, a link is available on our website under the School Support tab. To contribute by check or cash, please send your donation to: Ted Nast Endowment Fund ℅ LCS, 7669 Brighton Rd, Brighton, MI 48116 Livingston Christian Schools Board of Directors

Awards Day on Friday for Grades 6-12

All students will report at 8am as usual on Friday. Activities will include yearbook distribution and signing as well as book check-ins and cubby clean-ups. The Awards Ceremony for grades 6 & 7 will begin at 8:30 and for high school the ceremony will begin at 9:30. Dismissal for all students will be at 11am but students may leave with their parents following the awards ceremony (as well as students who drive themselves).

Miss Marley's Principal Recap

“Miss Marley” had the honor of being "principal for a day" last week. Marley herself called it the "principal's helper." Throughout the day she traveled around to different classes to say hello and to greet people as their principal. She passed out candy, handed out medals, and said “hi” to all of her "students." One specific part of being principal Marley especially enjoyed was having a McDonald's lunch with the teachers. Marley's absolute favorite part of the day was getting to see and greet everyone that she is friends with; she even said herself that she would like to be a principal when she grows older. Marley stated she had a long day, but it was fun.

Falcon Fast Lane

A new edition of the Falcon Fast Lane has dropped! Check it out, then catch up the ones you may have missed.

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.

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.