Colby Steich has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2015-2016 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. Colby is characterized by the faculty as someone who “has a great balance of diligence, persistence, self-awareness, and stress management. He immerses himself in a problem first and then seeks help as he learns what he does and does not know. He is well-respected by everyone. We have never heard a derogatory or even irritated word about him from anyone here. That is because he has integrity and wisdom in the way he builds relationships.” Read more >> about Student of the Quarter: Colby
By Sophie W, 12th Grade
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was a period of pondering, of questioning, of overwhelming doubt about everything we know to be true. Okay, all of that is false. What is true is that a short time ago, the staff of Shoreline Christian School decided to spice things up. They decided that some of our Fridays needed to be more...phenomenal. If you haven’t yet read Joel Bratt’s article on Phenomenal Fridays, I recommend you do so ASAP (which, of course, stands for Act Swiftly Awesome Person). He very nicely explained the conversations and reasoning behind Phenomenal Fridays. Now I present to you a student reaction - an after-the-fact review of our first experience with Phenomenal Friday.
The Elementary Student Guides are collecting filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a Christmas gift-giving activity, sponsored by Samaritan's Purse. Read more >> about Operation Christmas Child
Education isn't a tree, it's a web.
About a year ago, I asked Mr. Visser where he thinks schooling will be in five years, ten years, fifteen years? At the time we were talking about technology, but what ensued was a much larger discussion about schooling in general -- one that I think holds great promise for SCS.
In my first few weeks at Watson Groen Christian, I was introduced to Mins Reinsma; however, I really never got to know him until the day he showed up in my office. It was a hectic type of day filled with all the trivia that is administration. The office told me that someone from the church wanted to see me. There was that quick thought--Now what have I done?
Post by: Erika Bakker, SCS teacher and parent
I enjoy recess duty.
Of course, I appreciate a recess break alone, too. A few minutes to set up for the next lesson and refill my cup of coffee are surely appreciated.
But I enjoy recess duty. It’s good get outside. The fresh air wakes me up more than caffeine. The sight and smell of the trees fill my lungs with good things. The casual, playful encounters with the children make me laugh. No wonder recess is a favorite with all ages!
When I’m outside with the children, there’s no official curriculum agenda. I have lots of time to hear their tales of loose teeth, new running shoes, and plans to play Legos with Daddy right after school. Read more >> about "Go Outside and Play"
I have kind of a funny story for you. Yesterday, a service representative came to switch out our postage meter machine in the office. He replaced it with the same model, but now it’s just a little bit fresher and cleaner. As the rep was showing us a faster way to print international postage, he flipped up a little plastic flap to reveal a keyboard. I gasped. After almost two years of working at the office, I still did not know that machine had a keyboard! Our rep laughed and then showed me another trick to unjam the machine should an envelope get stuck. Good thing I enjoy learning new things!
In the early morning of Friday, August 14, Mins Reinsma passed away in his sleep and went to be with the Lord. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 12, at 3:00 pm at First Christian Reformed Church of Seattle (the church across the parking lot from the school). The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Shoreline Christian School in Mins' name. Read more >> about In Memory of Mins Reinsma