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All School Spirit Day
Friday, September 23
Come to School
in Your CCS Spirit Wear!

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Bumper Crop Food Drive
for Dorcas Ministry
Last Day to Donate
Is September 22!

Sacramental Moments

National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

We celebrate the success of six CCS students who have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists. These students placed in the top 1% nationally out of 1,500,000 on the qualifying PSAT/NMSQT that they took in 2021. This class has the highest number of Semifinalists in our school’s history. We wish them well as they advance to the finalist round.  

Nicholas Andrews
Chloe Chan
Daniel Joo
Andrew Li
Sruti Narisetti
Will Rhoades

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The Knights Podcast – Just War and the American Revolution

Join me in a conversation with Rhetoric School History teacher CJ Zbinden. He shares how he teaches the American Revolution to Seniors and what it looks like to dive into really important questions through the lens of History. Mr. Zbinden does a great job of helping his students navigate difficult topics by not teaching them WHAT to think, but rather HOW to think. Click here to listen!

Important Dates

 

Friday, September 16 – Lower School Convocation – For the month of September, we are focusing on the biblical character trait of self-control.  Self-control is a worthy goal, commended by God.  Self-control involves thinking before speaking or acting.  It requires not speaking or acting out of anger or frustration.  We will be learning the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23, and using Proverbs 29:11 to remind us, “A fool shows his anger.  A wise man keeps himself under control.” 

 

Wednesday, September 21 – 4th Grade Wild Boy Feast – At the end of their novel, My Side of the Mountain, Fourth Graders will enjoy a Wild Boy Feast to experience some of the foods foraged, hunted, and eaten in the story.  “Wild boy!” he shouted.  “What a sanguine smell.  What a purposeful fire.  Breakfast in a tree.  Son, I toil from sunup to sundown, and never have I lived so well!”

 

Thursday, September 22 – Kindergarten Assembly – Kindergarteners will take the stage to present some patriotic songs and their first sound off, showcasing what they’ve learned in the first few weeks of kindergarten.  Parents, families, and friends are welcome to join.  There will be a brief reception in the classroom following the assembly. Students may leave with their parents after the reception.  

    • When: 10:00 A.M.
    • Where: CCS Theater

 

Friday, September 23 – 5th Grade Field Trip to Aquarium and Battleship – The Fifth Graders are excited about their Field Trip to the Ft. Fisher Aquarium and the U.S.S. North Carolina battleship.  This is an all-day field trip with the opportunity to take a chartered bus and fellowship together while furthering our 5th grade studies of ocean animals. 

 

Friday, September 23 – All School Spirit Day – All students, staff, and faculty are invited to wear their approved CCS spirit wear. We cannot wait to celebrate Homecoming and we hope everyone comes out for the games that night! Click here for the Non-Uniform Day Guidelines.

 

Friday, September 23 – Kindergarten Patriotic Day – This special day will feature crafts in the classroom, a parade to the oak tree, and story time presented by visitors from the DAR in colonial dress and our very own mayor of Cary, Mr. Harold Weinbrecht, dressed as George Washington. 

 

Friday, September 23 – 2022 Homecoming – Join us for 6 different home athletic events, food trucks, games, and fun for the whole family! Click here for the schedule and to learn more! Overflow parking will be at Bethel Baptist Church (1111 W Chatham Street), with a shuttle provided.

  • When: 2:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
  • Where: CCS Upper Field, Gym, and Godbold Park

 

Announcements

 

Golf Classic Registration – Registration is open for this year’s 22nd Annual CCS Golf Classic on Monday, October 24!  Click HERE.  Each year, friends of CCS put on their spikes for a fun day on the links to support our amazing school!  You can register a foursome or individually.  The day will tee-off with breakfast from Chick-fil-A and then players will head to the courses to swing their way to victory.  After a great day of fun and fellowship, players will check the results and wait expectantly to hear their name called as the winner of fabulous raffle prizes!  Would you like to sponsor our golf tournament?  Click HERE.  For questions, please contact Ellen Wentz at ewentz@carychristianschool.org.

 

DATE CHANGE:  Fall Individual Retakes and Classroom Group pictures have been moved to Wednesday, October 26.

 

GoPlaySave – Thank you to everyone who participated in the GoPlaySave Fundraiser. Congratulations to our Week 4 Top Sellers: Logan Rojo (1st Grade), the Hoban Family (4th Grade), and Jackson McKale (6th Grade).

 

Bumper Crop Food Drive – Donation collection began Monday, and the whole school is encouraged to participate! We’re collecting cans and non-perishables for the Dorcas food pantry and any donations are appreciated! Upper school collection bins will be in the commons area starting Monday, and we’ll be transporting all donations on Thursday, September 22. Lower school donations will be collected on September 22 as well, at carpool drop off and pick-up. Thank you for supporting this ministry!

 

Drop Off Time for Lower School students is 8:00 A.M. with class beginning promptly at 8:15 A.M.  On the occasion that your child needs to be dropped off early, there is supervision starting at 7:40 A.M. on the playground.  Please do not drop off your lower school student before 7:40 A.M.

Important Dates

 

Monday, September 19 – Friday, September 23 – Rhetoric School (9th-12th Grade) Homecoming Week – During the week of Homecoming, our Rhetoric School students have the opportunity to dress up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click here for the Dress up Day Guidelines. 

    • Monday: Hawaiian Day
    • Wednesday: Team Jersey Day
    • Friday: Navy (9th and 10th grade) and Gold (11th and 12th grade)/All-School Spirit Day 

 

Friday, September 23 – All School Spirit Day – All students, staff, and faculty are invited to wear their approved CCS spirit wear. We cannot wait to celebrate Homecoming and we hope everyone comes out for the games that night! Click here for the Non-Uniform Day Guidelines.

 

Friday, September 23 – 2022 Homecoming – Join us for 6 different home athletic events, food trucks, games, and fun for the whole family! Click here for the schedule and to learn more! Overflow parking will be at Bethel Baptist Church (1111 W Chatham Street), with a shuttle provided.

    • When: 2:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
    • Where: CCS Upper Field, Gym, and Godbold Park

Announcements

 

Golf Classic Registration – Registration is open for this year’s 22nd Annual CCS Golf Classic on Monday, October 24!  Click HERE.  Each year, friends of CCS put on their spikes for a fun day on the links to support our amazing school!  You can register a foursome or individually.  The day will tee-off with breakfast from Chick-fil-A and then players will head to the courses to swing their way to victory.  After a great day of fun and fellowship, players will check the results and wait expectantly to hear their name called as the winner of fabulous raffle prizes!  Would you like to sponsor our golf tournament?  Click HERE.  For questions, please contact Ellen Wentz at ewentz@carychristianschool.org.

 

DATE CHANGE:  Fall Individual Retakes and grade level pictures have been moved to Wednesday, October 26.

 

GoPlaySave – Thank you to everyone who participated in the GoPlaySave Fundraiser. Congratulations to our Week 4 Top Sellers: Logan Rojo (1st Grade), the Hoban Family (4th Grade), and Jackson McKale (6th Grade).

 

Bumper Crop Food Drive – Donation collection began Monday, and the whole school is encouraged to participate! We’re collecting cans and non-perishables for the Dorcas food pantry and any donations are appreciated! Upper school collection bins will be in the commons area starting Monday, and we’ll be transporting all donations on Thursday, September 22. Lower school donations will be collected on September 22 as well, at carpool drop off and pick-up. Thank you for supporting this ministry!

 

Seminar

 

9th Grade – Job 1-7

    • How can a good, all-powerful God allow suffering and evil?

10th Grade – Augustine’s Confessions

    • How do God’s grace and human will work together in conversion?
    • What is happiness?

11th Grade – Francis Bacon, Novum Organum

    • In what ways do humans tend to deceive themselves?

12th Grade – Plato’s Republic

    • How should a self-governing people be educated?
    • Why is it that political structures created by man seem to suffer from the phenomenon of rising and falling?

 

 

College Counseling

 

Wednesday, September 21 – AP and Dual Credit Meeting for Sophomore, Junior and Senior Parents and Students – Interested in learning about AP “Exam-only” offerings or Dual Credit? Plan to attend an information session by Ms. Smith and Mr. Seitz. AP Exam only is open to 10th–12th graders. Dual Credit is open to 11th and 12th graders. 

    • When: 7:00-8:30 PM
    • Where: Theater

 

Wednesday, September 28 – College Fair– Rhetoric School students and parents, please join us in the gymnasium where over thirty colleges will be visiting with lots of information to share. Students and Parents are welcome!Students can receive extra credit for Rhetoric if they attend the College Fair. Click this link to see which colleges are coming!  

    • When: 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.
    • Where: Gym
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Athlete of the Week – Kaitlyn Estep had an amazing week! On Tuesday, she came in first out of 341 middle school girls at the Jamboree race.  On Friday, Kaitlyn ran at the Beach Blast 5k and competed with high schoolers.  She came in first with an impressive time of 17:46!!  She now holds the fastest 5k time ever run by a NC middle schooler and has the fastest 5k time by a middle schooler in the country so far this season.  Her future is bright! 

Parent Resources

Our prayer for our school is that the Lord would use Cary Christian to call each of our students to be rooted and grounded in love . . . filled with all the fullness of God (Ephesians 3:17-19).

Called to Cultivate

 

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