What’s One More?

Post by: Char DeKoekkoek, Director of Elementary Education and SCS Parent

My husband and I have seven fantastic children.

Years ago we were asked if we would like to host an international student for a month during the summer. “Sure,” I said, “what’s one more?” "One more" started out as a college student from France, named Boris, who lived with us for a month while he did an internship at a nearby business. Another "one more" was Mario from China, and Sachie from Japan, and Eric from Korea, and Lilli from Ecuador.

2016 School Board Nominees

Huge Thank You!

We want to thank Wolter Korf, Tuvette McCroskey, and Alisha Steich for their service to the school and community. Their contributions to the board will be missed next year!

School Board Math

Historically, the School Board has been composed of 8-10 members--parents, past parents, alumni, grandparents, and/or friends of SCS. This school year we had 9 members serving. Three of those members have completed their three-year term--one will be up for re-election--and one member is stepping off the board for personal reasons. This means that we have up to 5 open spots on the board to fill for the 2016-2017 school year. Below are the nominees for you to consider. Voting will take place at the Society Meeting on May 16 @ 7:30 pm. Read more >> about 2016 School Board Nominees

Elementary Student Guides Head Up Care Kit Project

Elementary Student Guides

The elementary Student Guides program offers students an opportunity to follow Christ in servant leadership roles and to gain decision-making skills. Representatives from each grade level are elected by their classmates and meet regularly to choose and coordinate service projects for the elementary school, and to discuss and recommend solutions for issues that may arise (such as playground clean-up).

Servant-Leadership in Action

The Student Guides are in the process of coordinating their spring service project: Care Kits for Seattle's homeless people. Over the next two weeks the elementary students will be collecting items in our classrooms for these Care Kits.

Second Grade Iditarod: Dogs, Mushers, and Nancy's Notes

Post by Erika Bakker, 2nd Grade Teacher

There are fourteen children in second grade, and Nancy Colón would have loved each one of them. They are a cheerful bunch, smart and sweet. They are hard workers who also enjoy being a little bit silly.

These children and I spend time together each day, doing our spelling, reading books, writing down ideas, practicing double digit addition. A lot of what we do follows Nancy’s plans. The children have learned about apples and our skeletal system and how to spell ‘because’. These lessons all come from her big binders of second grade activities.

Revisiting Standards

It's now the time of year when new student applications start rolling in, and school visits and tours are nearly daily occasions. This means the admission team is fielding all kinds of questions about what curriculum we use, what testing we utilize, and how we measure success.

As a school, these are questions that we constantly revisit. In the high school, that means developing a program that we call Phenomenal Fridays (you can find a couple past blog posts about that here). In elementary, we’ve been exploring changing our science curriculum. All these changes and discussions are guided by our mission statement: Shoreline Christian School works in partnership with Christian families and their church to challenge students in preschool through high school to celebrate that all of creation belongs to God, to respond to God by developing their unique gifts and abilities, to live as dynamic and transforming influences for the glory of God.

Practically speaking, what does this really mean?

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