Elementary

Get to Know Ms. Bogertman

This year, several new faces appeared on the Shoreline Christian campus. One of these was new third grade teacher, Cheryl Bogertman. Ms. Bogertman comes to us from New Jersey through Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Take a few moments to read the interview below to learn more about Ms. Bogertman, and be sure to find a way to meet her if you haven't already! Read more >> about Get to Know Ms. Bogertman

Unwrapping Gifts at Full Life Center

Posted by Sue Visser, Kindergarten Teacher

The First Graders, Kindergartners, and Second graders are making a difference, and have been doing so for the last ten to twelve years. Several times during the school year, we visit a place called Full Life Center, a daycare facility for the elderly, stroke patients, and physical and developmentally disabled. They contacted our school to see if we would be interested in visiting their facility several times per year.

Making A Difference in Africa

Posted by Bev Koops, 5th grade teacher

Two years ago we had an elementary chapel about the need of people in Kenya to get water, especially clean water.  Boni Piper had come back from Kenya after helping build bases for water tanks, and she shared with us how much getting clean water drastically improved their lives.  Some of the kids were moved to help raise money for those tanks.  Two of the current 7th graders are still raising money for WEI, the organization that helps with this.  Now Agnes, a lady from Kenya who had received a tank several years ago, was in Seattle to give a speech. 

Kelso's Choice: Learning to Problem Solve

Posted by: Andrea Grafmiller, SCS School Counselor

As the school counselor, I think it is important to interact with students in the classroom and teach them skills for coping with problems at school or at home. This year, I visited each of the elementary classrooms to teach the students about Kelso’s Choices. Kelso is a frog puppet that helps me teach the students about how to solve their own small problems. First, I help students understand the difference between small problems and big problems. A big problem is when a student feels scared or there is a risk of someone getting hurt.

Growing Emotionally and Socially

Posted by: Andrea Grafmiller, SCS School Counselor
 
As a school counselor, I believe it is important for Shoreline Christian to help students grow, not only academically, but also emotionally and socially. An essential part of my role as the school counselor is to support students’ social and emotional growth in order to help them build a foundation for their futures. I facilitate social and emotional learning through our counseling program from a holistic approach, where I reach students in the classrooms, small groups, and individually.

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