Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine

The following blog post was originally a devotional presentation by Mr. Adam Haulter at the Senior Breakfast the morning of graduation.

“Let your light shine” is the theme for your senior year. It’s easy for me to be cynical about that theme from the get-go--Another great thing to sing about and paint pictures of in the elementary. How do I know what that even means as we see light being blotted out in so many corners of our human experience? There are refugees, and there are hungry people, and there are mass shootings, and there are viral outbreaks, and on and on. When I hear or read about these happenings I feel overwhelmed. What difference do I make?

Service Day: Campbell Hill Elementary Art Workshops

Post by: Diane Van Ornum, SCS Art Teacher

I met Tanita Horton at church several months ago. She had prayed for the Lord to send people to enrich the lives of "her kids”, as she is the office administrator at Campbell Hill Elementary School in Skyway. I approached her and told her that perhaps I could bring 8 students in my advisor group to do some art workshops with several of her classes, much like we had done for Service Days several years ago at Lockwood Elementary in Kenmore, which also had no art program.

What’s One More?

Post by: Char DeKoekkoek, Elementary Curriculum Coordinator 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.

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.