Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7 at LCS!

Get ready to bless the teachers! Read more for links to their favorites for great gift ideas & to sign up to bring in goodies, too!

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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

It’s teacher appreciation week once again, and Mrs. Neathanmer and her team have put together an exciting week for our teachers.  The teachers look forward to this week like no other throughout the year because of your clear demonstration of appreciation.  I join with you in saying thank you to the teachers for their commitment to Jesus Christ, their families, and LCS.  Our teachers are as special as they come.  I also want to thank some people who are not teachers but who play an integral part in ensuring LCS runs effectively.  Without our support staff, which includes the ladies in the office, our classroom aides, room parents, lunch volunteers, coaches, and all who participate in the afterschool programs we would not be able to provide the programs and attention to students you’ve come to expect.  In addition, our board members work quietly behind the scenes, providing direction for our administration and guiding the school’s future.  I’ve worked with many boards over the years and every one of them was committed to the success of LCS.  I’ve seen how much time and effort they put into their responsibilities to LCS, and I’ve learned to appreciate their quiet guidance.  This week is definitely a time to thank teachers, who are the main contact for your children, but there are so many others who also deserve a thank you for their commitment and perseverance in assuring a fruitful future and present for LCS. 

Recent News

Spirit Wear for Spring & Fall

It’s time to order spirit wear- this is the last order of the year so if you need back-to-school spirit wear, plan ahead and order now! We are SO excited to offer three new designs this spring including our “Everlasting God” shirt which will only be available for a limited time. These designs feature our school name (no athletics) and are great for advertising our amazing school. Check it out today and make sure you get your order in by Monday, May 3rd so you don’t miss out!

LCS Spring Concert

On May 13th (6:30pm) students in Preschool through 4th grade and 6th/7th grade will be performing a spring concert. This concert will showcase musical learning that has been taught throughout the school year. Student participation is mandatory and will be reflected in the student's participation grade unless prior arrangements have been made. We are excited to share our musical learning with you. 5th Graders are in band and will have a separate concert (May 25 at 2:15pm) for their parents to attend. 5th graders are not participating in the May 13 event. More information will be provided by classroom teachers as the events get closer.

Yearbook Sale: Order by May 7

2020-21 LCS yearbooks must be ordered by May 7, 2021- NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED $30 per yearbook due 5/7/21 at 3pm. Yearbooks ordered & paid from May 1-7 will be $30 each & due to publishing deadlines, NO ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MAY 7 & payment is due IN FULL by May 7. Payments may be made in cash or by check payable to LCS & submitted with the order form to Bible/homeroom teachers or directly to the LCS office.

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.

Dress Code Policy 2020-21

The Enrollment/Re-Enrollment Checklist has been updated for 2021-22 and is required for all new and returning families. In it, the cell phone and dress code policies have some changes but the current policies are applicable for the remainder of the school year. Read more for the 2020-21 Dress Code Policy.

Cell Phone Policy 2020-21

The Enrollment/Re-Enrollment Checklist has been updated for 2021-22 and is required for all new and returning families. In it, the cell phone and dress code policies have some changes but the current policies are applicable for the remainder of the school year. Read more for the 2020-21 LCS Cell Phone Policy.

Come Pray with Us

Next Sunday evening (4/25/21), beginning at 5:00 p.m. we hope you will join us for a time of prayer for all things LCS. Dress comfortably and join us in praying for students, teachers, board members, the senior class, next year’s expansion, Simon and Chocrean,and any other issues relatng to LCS. We finish within an hour so you’ll be home in plenty of time for dinner.

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.