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Welcome to the South-Central Region

Three professional development forums are coming to our region this fall! The theme, Reimagine Education, will be explored at each venue. October 12-13 is the date of the O'Fallon, Missouri location. Dr. Glen Schultz, director of Kingdom Education Ministries will be one among several speakers. October 23 (one day only) is when the Dallas/Ft. Worth area forum will be held. Finally, our San Antonio venue is October 23-24 and will feature Dr. Phil Johnson, founder of Global Next, LLC. Links to our forum sites will appear in future Snapshots.

All early educators: please take note of a professional development conference scheduled for Saturday, March 25 at Happy Hands Education Center, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Keynote speaker Dr. Barbara Sorrels, founder of the Institute for Childhood Education, will present Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma. Visit the conference page to register. Do so very soon as time is running out!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 8-ACSI Summer In-Service. It will be held at the Hope Center in Plano, TX. We'll give you more details soon!

ACSI accredited schools are now advised to use the REACH 2.1 online protocol for renewals and annual reports. Contact us if you have any questions.

Please take note of the following announcements:

Be blessed and encouraged,

Diane Bunker, PhD
Regional Director
ACSI South-Central

Student Activities
Upcoming Worldwide Events
International Christian Educators Conference—Africa
Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017

A high-quality professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and staff serving in international Christian schools around the world.

International School Leaders Conference
Apr 30, 2017 - May 3, 2017

High-quality conferences designed specifically for leaders in international Christian schools

PFO 2017
Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 7, 2017

An annual conference for teachers, boarding parents, administrators, and their families headed to international Christian schools

Upcoming South Central Region Events
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Online Community Discussions 
Preschool Teacher Observation Form   
Does anyone have a good teacher observation form you use when it is time for yearly teacher observations?
Standardized Assessment of MS/HS Bible Curriculum  
I am interested to find out how different school assess Bible at the middle school and high school level. Which standardized test do you use for MS and HS Bible assessment? Do you assess at every grade level in middle school and high school? Does anyone conduct a comprehensive assessment at the end of the senior year as a high school exit exam? Are there ACSI standards in determining which grades need to assess Bible?
International Art Shows
I would like to join an international Art show and only see them in the USA based on regions. Can I join since I am from America? Can anyone tell me how I can start an International one so we can all see art from around the world? Let's glorify God in Art—Renee Smith at Hope International School in Cambodia    
Featured Member Benefit

ACSI proudly presents its Strategic Partnership Program, which includes companies carefully chosen to benefit you—our member schools—and to assist you in accomplishing your life-changing mission. Our goal is to proactively build long-term relationships with entities that thoughtfully align with the goals and purposes of Christian schooling and desire to assist you in your work as you educate the next generation of leaders.

ACSI's Strategic Partnership Program has four categories of organizations, National Corporate PartnersAffinity PartnersApproved Providers, and our newest category, Ministry Partners. You are encouraged to contact all of our partners and providers and see how they can provide additional services to your school ministry.

Featured Resources
48.8 Essential Training Areas for Children

Especially when my three children were younger, I always welcomed wisdom on how to raise them to honor and serve the Lord as adults. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), has created a model for deliberately training young people; I’m sure you’ll find his ideas practical. —Dan

48.7 Equipping Your Child for the Race

We’re raising our children in extremely challenging times: ungodly ways abound and loud voices hail those ways as right. How do you train children to live godly lives so when they’re old, they won’t depart from wisdom? Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), has developed a practical way to do that, and I’ve invited him to share it here. —Dan

48.6 Synergy-creating Family Practices

When it comes to raising godly children, many factors are outside our control. Even so, there are several things we, as parents, can do that will go a long way toward reaching this goal. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) and author of Running with the Horses, offers some insights here. —Dan