I need to begin this blog post with a little preaching. Occasionally we need a gentle reminder about the power of our words. I assume that all of our constituencies want CCS to be successful. After all, why would a faculty or staff member want it to fail? Why would a parent, whose child is being educated at CCS, want it to fail? Why would a student, who will hold a diploma from this school, want it to fail? Of course, the answer is they wouldn’t want it to fail. They would want it flourish. However, sometimes we “shoot ourselves in the foot.” When parents, students or staff talk negatively about the school, faculty, administration or each other in public (or online), it yields irreparable damage to the school and its families. This could also include potential damage to our individual Christian witness. If you have a grievance, problem, or conflict I encourage you to respond scripturally and go to that individual. Then, if not satisfied, take your issue to the administration. I do not believe it is ever appropriate to talk publicly about private grievances or problems. If we follow this important, biblical principle, we protect the reputation of the school, we protect our own reputation AND we honor God with our response. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Let’s commit to following this path.
Thanks for listening.
- Congratulations to our Lego Robotics Team! They have earned the opportunity to compete at Northern Kentucky University tomorrow!! Thanks for making CCS PROUD!!
- Congratulations to our Girls and Boys Basketball Teams on winning the Cougar Classic.
- Congratulations to Steven Wells and Rachel Lain on being selected as our 2017 Spirit King and Spirit Queen.
- Congratulations to Naomi Belanger (3rd – Science), Nathan Davis (4th – Science) and Erin Riley (5th– Language Arts) for advancing from Districts to Regionals in the Governor’s Cup. This is the first-time CCS has sent more than one student to Regionals.
I’ve had the opportunity to watch our Interim Athletic Director, Jeremy Leach, interact with coaches, students and parents. I have seen him handle some tough issues with other schools. His response in those situations have won the praise of other area Athletic Directors and presented CCS in a very positive light. I’ve witnessed his interaction with the administration in staff meetings. He not only survived, but flourished during his first Spirit Week and the Cougar Classic. He is organized, gracious and wise. I am very pleased with what I have seen. I am also pleased to announce that we have removed the “Interim” tag from his title. When you get a chance, please congratulate Mr. Leach on being named our Athletic Director.
Here is a quick update on the Strategic Plan. We are currently getting our final approvals and designing the final product. We hope to have something in your hands by the beginning of April. I am very excited about this plan for our future.
We are in need of a few more substitute teachers. If you are interested, please contact Tonya Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get an application and schedule an interview.
Re-enrollment is upon us. We have already seen a strong response, with over one third of our re-enrollment target attained after only a few days. Be sure to reserve your spot. Enrollment will open to siblings on Feb. 21st and the general public on March 1st. Additionally, on March 1st the re-enrollment fee will increase to $150. To insure your child’s spot for next year and avoid a higher re-enrollment fee, please re-enroll soon.
We are beginning our final push to reach our Annual Campaign goal. Our goal is $125,000. We are currently just over $91,000 with under five months left in the fiscal year. A great way to help is supporting our upcoming Cougar Fun Run. This is our big second semester fundraiser. Help us meet our Annual Campaign goal!!
I hope you have a wonderful Super Bowl weekend. Let me leave you with a little promo video for our WCCS News team. Click here to view WCCS Promo.