South-Central, may 2018
FROM YOUR REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Happy May! I know your schedule is full of year-end concerts, sporting events, graduations and open houses... it's enough to make your head spin. You have run the race of this school year with diligence and grit. But, as a wise sage once said, "it's not how you start the race that counts, but how you finish it."
Here's something to think about: finishing this school year with JOY. Before this school year is over, give yourself time to reflect on all the good that has happened this year. Students, teachers, staff and families have been strengthened and enriched. You've grown in your ability to lead. Perhaps, you've grown in the area of trusting Him. Take the time to consider all that the Lord has done in your school. Give Him praise...may it well up in you a grateful heart. That joy may sustain you in these last busy days of the year, for "the joy of the LORD is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10, NIV)
Diane Bunker - Regional Director, South-Central
P.S. Since the Maundy Thursday Day of Prayer, we have received many amazing reports from schools all over the world about answered prayer. One Christian school in the Northeast region of the US shared that they were about to be foreclosed upon because of a large debt they weren't able to pay. Since they asked the Christian school movement to pray for them, God has provided a donor to pay their entire debt and enable the school to continue their ministry. Praise the Lord! Consider encouraging others by sharing stories of answered prayers on social media using the hashtag #SchoolsThatPray.
Plan to attend the 2018 Summer In-service to be held on Thursday, August 2, at The Hope Center in Plano, Texas. The featured speaker will be Dr. Barbara Sorrels, Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education and author of the award-winning book, Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma.
In keeping with her book, Barbara will address the impact of trauma on healthy growth and development in children. Dr. Sorrels will provide insightful information important for all grade levels. Other courses offered will be The Philosophy of Christian School Education and REACH 2.1. Look for more information coming soon to your email and mail box.
Fall District Meetings
Mark your calendars for our Fall District Meetings scheduled for this October. This is a time of connection, collaboration, and confirmation. Among the topics discussed in roundtable format include the issue of school safety... physical, emotional and spiritual.
Find a meeting near you!
Join us at The Wheaton Academy Best Practices Conference for the Christian SchoolTM! The event will move to Nashville this summer, where it will be co-hosted by Lipscomb Academy. Be sure to register your team - the conference has sold out in the last two years!
Learn more about speakers, breakouts, schedules, and housing.
Looking for a catalyst to mobilize students towards making a positive impact with their endless energy? Check out upcoming ACSI student leadership conferences and feedback from previous events!
Middle School Leadership Conferences
"Our students implemented a school-wide event generated from the ideas received at the conference."
"My students learned to work outside of their comfort zone, what the Bible says about leaders, and how to work with people they didn't know."
"This event transformed hearts of students more than any event we've invested in."
"This conference continues to be fresh, fun, and challenging year after year! Our students leave with practical ideas for practicing conference topics in our school and community."
Nominations are now being accepted for tbe ACSI Career Service an Achievement Award.
This award recognizes teachers and administrators at the preschool through 12th grade level who are entering formal retirement at the conclusion of the present school year (2017/18) and who have spent a significant portion of their education career in Christian schooling. Learn more about the award.