Parents

Hope for Shoreline Christian

Post by: Tuvette McCroskey, SCS Parent and Board Member

My family became a part of Shoreline Christian in 2005. Isaac began fourth grade and Lydia, my three year-old munchkin, started preschool. I remember pulling away from campus after a very reluctant goodbye from Lydia and a “see ya” from Isaac, thinking, “I’m free!”– at least for a few hours. Lydia warmed up to preschool and after a few months I, too, began some new friendships. In a few short years Shoreline Christian became a place for strong community for my whole family. Read more >> about Hope for Shoreline Christian

A Teacher's Invitation to Conference

Post by: Mr. Joel Bratt

When I was in high school parent-teacher conferences were an exercise in avoidance. My parent didn’t really want to go, the teachers didn’t really want to be there (Years later I would teach at my alma mater with the very people who were at one time my teachers. I learned then that many of them believed the fewer the teacher conferences (especially the contentious ones) the better), and I was okay with not letting those two groups get together. In fact, the only time my parents went to parent-teacher conferences was when I scored below an A- in any one class. B+ in Chemistry? Off to see Mr. Reikna.

I like to think we’ve made some progress when it comes to parent/student/teacher conferences in the last thirty years -- that we’ve made it beyond the “everything is ok unless there is a bad grade” routine. Maybe we have. Maybe we haven’t. Either way, there is always the next step in refining our attitudes and practices, and that is what we’d like to start (or continue) with you this fall.

Junior High Game & Movie Night!

~Post by Julie Alberda, SCS parent

After the parent/board forum on bringing in and maintaining jr high/high school students, one of the results of the evening was the development of parent-sponsored social evenings for the junior high. Judy Guion and Julie Alberda volunteered to help spearhead the events. Here is a brief summary of our first social evening.....

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