As the new school year is fast approaching, we’d like to introduce you to two new members of the Shoreline Christian staff and faculty. Read more >> about New Staff Members Join Shoreline Christian School Community
Parents and Society members gathered for a meeting on Monday, May 18. The following is a summary of that meeting.
In the spirit of our theme, Strong and Courageous, we held the meeting outside in the amphitheater. It was a beautiful night with about 65 people in attendance. A few highlights follow:
“Did you know…that the verse that Mr. Visser selects to lead the school sets the Christ driven focus for the year? This year it was Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Read more >> about "Strong and Courageous" Portfolio Reflections
Trees fill every corner of Northwest Washington. We are called “The Evergreen State,” after all. When I started teaching first grade at Shoreline Christian I was told to “teach something about trees.” Over the years I’ve developed curriculum for my fall science units about deciduous, evergreen, and Christmas trees. We also learn a verse every year that reminds us that God watches our growth. We are like trees. Read more >> about Out on a Limb
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
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.
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