Posts by Tim Visser
I knew over a month ago that this was going to be a long Saturday. The day started with a Board meeting focused on the 2015-16 school year’s budget, the afternoon would be filled with supervising three basketball games, and the evening featured a party for a member of my school family. It was going to be a long, Shoreline Christian kind of day.
Thank you for your patience and trust during our recent lockout (Wednesday, Jan 7). This is something our school drills and reviews at least three times per year. I am very pleased by the response of the staff and the students when we received notification from the city to put the school in lockout.
Our school is part of an Emergency Preparedness Committee that meets five times per year to review school safety and practice coordinated responses to events/threats. The committee includes members of the City of Shoreline Emergency Planning Office, Shoreline Police, Lake Forest Police, Shoreline Fire, Shoreline School District, Shoreline Christian, Evergreen School, and St. Lukes School.
My wife teaches kindergarten in our school. It is always fun when one of her students encounters her outside of the classroom. We were visiting a church when Sue was spotted by a group of her students. Some ran up to her for a hug while others held a parent’s hand and excitedly pointed. The pastor, watching their reaction and the reaction of his own children, looked at Sue and laughingly said, “It looks like we have a rock star visiting us today!” Read more >> about When Church and School Partner
Parent teacher conferences are currently scheduled for November 24 and 25. The conferences are an important opportunity in building the partnership between the parents and the teachers. Read more >> about Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 24 and 25
I get a kick out of all the changes education standards and curriculum have enjoyed over the years. We have gone from the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) to SmarterBalanced. Read more >> about Grace-Based Education
This year's school theme is Strong and Courageous, from Joshua 1:9. Over the past couple of weeks, the staff has been discussing what this looks like within the context of our community. Read more >> about 2014 School Theme: Strong and Courageous
The following is an excerpt from an article on Christian education written by Dr. James K.A. Smith for the Banner, a publication of the Christian Reformed Church. Read more >> about An Excerpt From "The Case for Christian Education"