Lynn Kong (class of 2022)
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Congratulations to Lynn Kong for being named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Out of over 1.5 million Juniors who took the qualifying exam, Lynn scored in the top 16,000. This puts her in the top one percent nationally!
Thank you to the Families
Who Joined Us for Movie Night!
We had so much fun, and we are thankful for the beautiful weather the Lord gave us! What a special community!
Marshall Moody (class of 2022)
Recognized by Raleigh Sports Club
The club honors a local high-school athlete at each meeting. Our very own Cary Christian soccer standout, Marshall Moody, was recognized on Wednesday, September 8.
Friday, September 17 – Last Day for the Food Drive Competition – This school-wide food drive competition organized by our Rhetoric School Service Team will bless Dorcas Ministries. Bring canned food and nonperishables. Each hallway has grade-specific bins for your students to place their donations, and each hallway will have a grade winner!
Friday, September 17 – All School Spirit Day – To celebrate Homecoming, students and teachers K-12 are invited to wear their approved CCS Spirit Wear. Click here for the Non-Uniform Dress Day Guidelines.
Friday, September 17 – Parent Teacher Fellowship Meeting – Come fellowship with other CCS parents and get involved in our school community!
- When: 8:15 A.M.
- Where: Pavilion
Friday, September 17 – Homecoming – We will be offering off-site parking at Bethel Church once our parking lot is at capacity. Please head to 1111 Chatham street to park, and a CCS shuttle will meet you there to bring you to the festivities. The shuttle will be running all evening to get you back to your car at the end of the night. The shuttle service will end 30 minutes after the football game.
- 4:00 P.M. – Varsity Field Hockey vs. St. Mary’s School
- 6:00 P.M. – Food Trucks Open
- 6:30 P.M. – Varsity Volleyball vs. Crossroads Christian School
- 7:00 P.M. – National Anthem & Football vs. Rocky Mount Academy
Wednesday, September 22 – See You at the Pole – Come worship and pray as the nation joins together in prayer at 7:00 A.M. All are welcome.
- When: 7:00 A.M.
- Where: CCS Flagpole
Wednesday, September 22 – Worship Night – Come enjoy a night of worship led by our Rhetoric School worship team! Lieutenant John Reeves (Cary Police Officer & CCS Parent) will be speaking. Make sure to bring your Bibles and something to write with!
- When: 7:00 P.M.
- Where: Upper Field
Friday, September 24 – Lost and Found – All items from the Lost and Found bins will be outside. Any items remaining at 3:00 P.M. will be discarded. Please remind your students to check the bins regularly for any missing items.
- When: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
- Where: K-2 Playground
Friday, September 24 – New Family Connection – The New Family Connection is a monthly gathering created for parents who are new to CCS. It provides the opportunity to make friends and meet other families in the CCS community. An Evite will be sent out this week. If you have any questions or do not receive the Evite, please contact Pam Boilen at (914) 924-0408. Coffee and pastries will be served. We look forward to seeing you!
- When: 8:15 – 9:45 A.M.
- Where: CCS Pavilion
Picture Day Follow-Up: Lifetouch individual photo orders were distributed to students this week. Students who had a photo taken but did not order photos should have received an envelope with a proof link. You are welcome to place a new online order using that link.
- If I ordered and didn’t get my photo package, what should I do? First, ask first period/homeroom teacher if they have it. If not, call Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-866-955-8342 with your payment receipt information.
- If I got a proof only, how do I place a new order? Order online at mylifetouch.com and use the ID and code on your proof flyer.
- If I was absent and missed Picture Day or don’t like my photo, when is make-up/re-take picture day? Wednesday, November 3 during Class Group Picture Day. The Knightly News will have more information after Fall Break.
Senior Service Practicum Donations – Our seniors will be going to Tennessee. We would like to send them with some donations to give to the people they are ministering to. The needs include gift cards for Walmart, Amazon, and fast food locations, children’s toiletries (shampoo/body wash-tear free, bubble bath, children’s toothpaste, children’s toothbrushes, hair brushes, combs, etc.). Drop-off donations on Thursday, October 21, during carpool.
- When: Carpool (Morning and Afternoon)
- Where: Carpool Lane
Please Return Unpurchased GoPlaySave Books – If students have not turned in their GoPlaySave book, they must do so this week or they will be charged for them.
2020-21 Yearbooks – The 2020-21 yearbooks have been distributed this week. If you did not order one, please be on the lookout for an email sometime after Fall Break regarding extra yearbooks for sale.
Helpdesk Information – If you have any IT questions or needs, please reach out to email@example.com.
- Face Painting: 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. (2 – 3 people)
- Alumni tent Volunteers: 6:00 – 8:30 P.M.
LOWER SCHOOL (CLICK TO EXPAND)
Thursday, September 23 – 4th Grade Wild Boy Feast – Students will taste some of the foods from My Side of the Mountain and experience wilderness eating like Sam does 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!”
Friday, September 24 – Kindergarten Patriotic Day
Thursday, September 30 – 1st Grade Space Camp – Parent volunteers, please sign up on class Shutterfly sites. First graders are getting excited about their interview with a planet to show what they’ve learned about space.
Friday, October 1 – 3rd Grade Greek Olympics – Parents, please sign up on class Shutterfly sites.
Ocean Animal Reports – 5th Graders have each been assigned their own ocean animal and begun researching their ocean animal for a paper. We’re excited for their presentations.
2nd Grade Egypt Salt Dough Map
UPPER SCHOOL (CLICK TO EXPAND)
Friday, September 17 – All School Spirit Day/Rhetoric School House – Pep Rally & Color War!
Friday, September 17 – Logic School House Day
Monday, September 20 – Sophomore Parents’ College Counseling Meeting – Laura Smith, Director of College Counseling, will be sharing pertinent information for our Sophomore parents.
- When: 7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
- Where: Band Room (Field House 2nd Floor)
College Visits – Juniors and Seniors please stop by the pavilion during your lunchtime. This will give you an opportunity to gather information about these College Options.
- Monday, September 20 – University of Tampa
- Monday, September 20 – Belmont Abbey University
- Tuesday, September 21 – Furman University
- Wednesday, September 22 – Wofford College
- Thursday, September 23 – Elon University
Thursday, September 23 – Senior Dress Day – Senior Citizen Day
Sunday, September 26 – Senior Night – Come hang out with friends, play games, and decorate parking spots and fence line. Friends, music, cornhole, spike ball and pizza! Parents are welcome. Bring a chair and $5 for pizza. RSVP will open soon.
- When: 5:00-7:00 P.M.
- Where: Senior Parking Lot
Wednesday, September 29 – College Fair – Please join us in the gymnasium where several colleges will be represented! Students and Parents are welcome!
- When: 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.
- Where: Gym
AP Exam-Only Registration – AP Exam-Only registration (for students who are self-studying for an AP Exam) is now open for May 2022 AP Exams. The deadline to register is Friday, October 1, 2021. To register:
Both steps must be completed by Friday, October 1. Students who are in AP Classes at CCS are already registered and have paid for the corresponding AP Exam. No further action is needed from students in our AP Classes.
Upper School Art Projects!
9th Grade – Ecclesiastes – Why is it better to do good rather than evil?
10th Grade – Augustine’s Confessions – How does having role models spur us on in the life of faith? Are role models sufficient to live the life of faith?
11th Grade – Thomas Hobbes – Why do we have government?
12th Grade – Plato’s Republic – What are the four cardinal virtues and why must a state embody them? How does this relate to the virtuous individual?
ATHLETICS (CLICK TO EXPAND)
Knights Athletic Pass – As we finalize our process for spectators, we are implementing a “Knights Athletic Pass.” All CCS families are invited to come to sporting events free of charge. We ask that you show the attached “Knights Athletic Pass” to the Gate Attendants, so they know that you are a CCS community member (feel free to take a screenshot).
Morning Lifting Program for Rhetoric Students (Co-Ed) – Lifting Program for athletes with Ms. Rushin (she was a student athlete at University of Missouri-Columbia, two-time SEC Champion in the shot put, a four-time first team All-American in the shot put, and professional athlete for two years) and Coach Kinney. Sessions will start Monday, September 13. In order to participate, parents must fill out this release form.
- When: 6:00 – 6:50 A.M. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
- Where: CCS Weight Room