Thursday, August 5 – Parent Orientation Evening – Join the Administration in the gym tonight as we set out our plans for the year and share details about Academics, Student Life, and Communications.
- Lower School: 5:00 – 5:45 P.M.
- Logic School: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
- Rhetoric School: 7:00 – 7:45 P.M.
- Where: CCS Gymnasium
Tuesday, August 17 – Board Meeting – RESCHEDULED due to multiple board members serving at the Rhetoric School Fall Retreat (August 9-11). All Corporation Members are invited to attend.
- When: 7:00 P.M.
- Where: Band Room (Field House 2nd Floor)
PTF GoPlaySave Fundraiser – 50% of all sales go directly to our PTF to help fund programs and support teachers and students throughout the year! GO Support Local Businesses, PLAY all year long, and SAVE money at the same time! Be on the lookout for a fundraising packet to come home with your child Monday, August 9. Online ordering is ready to set up for your child. Click this link to get started. From our storefront page, click the green button to create your student link to share and receive an email when someone purchases through your student link.
Annual Golf Tournament – The CCS Annual Golf Tournament will be at Prestonwood Country Club on Monday, October 25. If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact Kim Peele. Your support is helping to shape the hearts and minds of our students.
My Hot Lunchbox – We are excited to offer My Hot Lunchbox as our hot lunch program! Order lunch from a wide variety of options provided by your students’ favorite local restaurants. To begin ordering lunches, click the link below and follow the instructions on the attached registration letter to create your free account. Just a reminder, the deadline for ordering is 12:00 noon the day before each lunch delivery. ORDER NOW! If you have any questions, please contact My Hot Lunchbox at (888) 894-8295 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for frequently asked questions.
- Lower School: Classroom Teacher
- Logic School: Fourth period teacher
- Rhetoric School: “A” Day, third period teacher
Lost and Found – Please be sure to clearly label your children’s items and have your children check the lost and found bins. The bins will be located in each stairwell. The last Friday of each month the items will be placed outside next to the K-2 playground during school hours for parents to come and look for missing items. All unclaimed items will be discarded.
The Parent and Student Handbook (2021-2022) is on all our Veracross Portals.
- Student Portal – Under “Student Life”
- Parent Portal – Under “Corporation”
- Staff and Faculty – Under “School and Corporation”
LOWER SCHOOL (CLICK TO EXPAND)
Grammar School Literature
- 3rd Grade starts the year by reading The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes. This beloved classic is a timeless story of empathy, belonging, and forgiveness. Students will identify with Wanda (the mistreated), Peggy (the bully), and Maddie (the complicit bystander). We will learn to forgive like Wanda and we will say with Maddie, “I promise to never stand by and say nothing again.” At the end of the novel, third graders will participate in an art contest based on the story.
- 4th Graders have already jumped into their first novel of the year, Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry. Students will be honoring their comprehension and writing skills as they uncover the mystery of the Phantom and follow the ponies on Pony Penning Day. As students read the adventures of Paul and Maureen, they contemplate the benefits of hard work, saving money, and the value of liberty.
- 5th Graders are reading The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. Students enjoy this playful book of puns, idioms, and homonyms they follow the adventures of Milo. He visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason!
UPPER SCHOOL (CLICK TO EXPAND)
August 9-11 – Rhetoric School Fall Retreat – Our students are excited to spend time together in fellowship, worship, and fun! Rhetoric students who are not attending will not have classes on these days.
Friday, August 13 – House Day
Wednesday, August 18 – Club Fair – Students can come and see all the different club opportunities this year. Reach out to Mr. Lederer if you have questions!
- When: 12:20 P.M.
- Where: Gymnasium
Wednesday, August 18 – Senior Parents College Counseling Meeting – Laura Smith, Director of College Counseling, will cover pertinent information for parents before she meets with the seniors the following week during Rhetoric Class.
- When: 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.
- Where: Band Room (Field House 2nd Floor)
Seminar – We are excited for our second year of Seminar! This year, Mrs. Lasch, Mr. Halbrook, Mr. McMahon, and Ms. Fredrikson are excited to kick the year off by contemplating the value of the Great Conversation. There will be no large group seminar; rather, each teacher will lead groups of 15-17 students throughout the year. Each grade will operate in tandem with the Literature and History curriculum; 9th grade focuses on Ancient and Classical thought, 10th grade on Medieval thought, 11th grade on Modern thought, and 12th grade on American thought. Each grade has a guiding question which the students will seek to answer by engaging with the great minds of the past. The questions are as follows:
- 9th grade: What is wisdom? Can man attain wisdom?
- 10th grade: How do we seek answers to the great questions of life in a manner consistent with our faith without dismissing the world around us?
- 11th grade: How can we understand and live well in a world of conflicting ideas and values?
- 12th grade: How should Christians understand self-government both in the personal and political realm?
Student Email Notice – Moving forward, all email communication between students and teachers will be through the Microsoft 365 platform. Password resets can be done from https://www.office.com/. Students’ emails will be either (first initial)(lastname)(graduating year)@student.carychristianschool.org OR (first name).(last name)@student.carychristianschool.org.
*DISCLAIMER* Student Microsoft Accounts will be available ONLY while enrolled at CCS.
Upper School Carpool Change – Due to ongoing construction, all students dropped off in the morning on the East side of the school must enter the school through the East door (3-5 Hallway).
PSAT/NMSQT Registration is Open – Sophomores and Juniors can register for the PSAT/NMSQT that CCS will host in the Gym on October 13 (over Fall Break). Click here for frequently asked questions.
8th Grade Literature – Why read Julius Caesar? – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is considered by many to be the greatest poet and playwright in the English language. Though his work is now over four hundred years old, his work engages timeless themes of love and hate, war and peace, comedy and tragedy. His creativity in poetry and prose has permanently enriched the English language. Reading Early Modern/Elizabethan English (approximately 1485-1603) can be a challenge but it gives us a window into a time period when the modern world was being shaped. In 1492, Christopher Columbus had brought the European powers into contact with the Americas, and by the time Shakespeare was writing, England was rising as a world power. Julius Caesar was first performed in 1599. The first permanent English settlement in the New World – Jamestown, Virginia – was colonized in 1607. So historically, Shakespeare represented a new literary confidence in English that reflected England’s global ambitions. These global ambitions would ultimately lead to the founding of the United States of America with the Declaration of Independence in 1776. I select this text to read first to give the students a sense of historical chronology alongside hopefully a sense of wonder about the rich narrative our American story is but one chapter of.
ATHLETICS (CLICK TO EXPAND)
Thursday, August 5 – Logic Sports Tryouts & Practices Begin Today – Click here for information on coaches, practices, and locations
Monday, August 9 – Coaches & Parents Meet and Greet – Come out and meet our fall coaches!
- Logic School Coaches: 4:30 P.M.
- Rhetoric School Coaches: 5:30 P.M.
- Where: CCS Gymnasium
Thursday, August 12 – Fall Sports Picture Day – Coaches will communicate which uniform to wear. Click here to order pictures (Picture Day ID:EVTSD377V).
Middle School Sports & the Athletic Performance Class