Dear AVC Families,
As the first semester ends, it is a natural time to think back over the launch of the 2018-2019 school year. With the August flood, it certainly started off differently than expected, but what a blessing that turned out to be! Several areas were freshened up and updated all at once. Our antiquated phone system and server were replaced and upgraded considerably. Miraculously, school started on time even though a month delay was predicted.
As I reflect, I also remember several key events that bolstered goodwill and a genuine feel of community. The High School and Middle School had Back to School parties with games and refreshments. Our first College and Career Fair exceeded our expectations and allowed us to invite four other high schools to participate. Students engaged with college representatives and career professionals to explore options for their future.
Right on its heels came the annual Harvest Festival. Our campus was filled with princesses, superheroes and everything in between. Students enjoyed carnival games, jump houses and candy galore while adults fellowshipped and partook in a myriad of sweet treats. This was a student led and organized event, and I was very proud of how this rookie Student Leadership team shined!
Then, it was my privilege to bring back the annual Thanksgiving Feast. Over two hundred guests were treated to a traditional meal in a beautifully decorated room. There was such joy in the atmosphere that we can’t wait to do it again next year.
All that was going on while excellent academics continued, sports teams trained and competed and our new students became a part of the AVCS family. The High School and Middle School chapels switched to live worship and alternating small group meetings. The Computer Lab become fully operational and training on managing online classes began. Our High School and Middle School students adjusted to the block schedule. Whew! What a whirlwind of positive activity!
Don’t get me wrong, as wonderful as that all was, the first semester has not been without its challenges primarily in the financial arena. Our enrollment alone cannot support the running of the school adequately. For this reason, I am asking once again for your help. Will you please remember Apple Valley Christian School in your end of the year, tax-deductible giving? Thank you in advance for your generosity.
I am looking forward to the New Year and the second semester. Hold on! It is going to be good.