Shiloh Christian School Newsletter
Vol. 5 Issue: 29 "NWA'S PREMIER PRIVATE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL"
THREE CRITICAL QUESTIONS
Last week I answered the first of three critical questions that I believe every organization and business must be able to clearly define and communicate.
The three questions are:
1. Why do we exist?
2. What does success look like for us?
3. What do our actions demonstrate?
This week I want to focus on the second question of "What does success look like for us?"
Success for us is to be "PARENT'S NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR PRIVATE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS!"
(I say that with one caveat; our success will never come at the cost of our mission. We will always fight mission drift!)
We are growing as a school; however, we are not just growing just to grow. We are growing on purpose; for a purpose! We will hover around the 1,500 students mark until we are able to add an elementary building. If we are fortunate enough to be able to build an elementary building we plan to limit our enrollment in a range from 1650 - 1800 students. There has been a lot of thought, outside consultation, and reasoning behind that number. We believe that number will allow our school be at its best. We will be small enough to still know all of our families, have a small school environment, and maintain our mission. We will be large enough to staff very well, develop the additional programs that we want to offer, improve facilities, and to compete at an appropriate level for our school.
To achieve success year after year there are five cyclical processes that we do as an organization consistently to find success.
1. Advance Our Mission
2. Continuously Build/Develop Trusting Teams
3. Study Worthy Rivals
4. Prepare For Existential Flexibility
5. Demonstrate the Courage to Lead
This is a cyclical process that has no linear end. There are victories along the way but there is no ultimate victory in the cycle. That is why I love it, I love the chase, the challenge, and the grind. You never reach the top. There will always be a cause, rivals, changes, development, and the need for courage. These processes are at the forefront of our mind and what we work through each Monday as leaders of this school!
Next week I will answer question three! There is significant interest in Shiloh from the community. It is imperative that we remain focused on why we exist, what success looks like for us, and what our actions demonstrate. We want quality students and families at Shiloh that align with our school culture.
The future is bright and exciting for Shiloh! I am beyond thankful for our families and the support you show! This is such a special place.
Lead NWA well this week!
- Dr. Keith McDaniel
START YOUR WEEK IN WORSHIP!
INDOOR ATHLETIC FACILITY NEEDS
This week, our special guest speaker in secondary chapel was Dr. Samuel Bierig, who serves as the Vice President of Undergraduate Studies, Dean of Spurgeon College, and Assistant Professor of Christian Studies. He holds degrees from Ouachita Baptist University, Southern Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Midwestern Seminary, where he wrote his dissertation on interpreting the book of Proverbs. Dr. Bierig teaches Hermeneutics and Biblical Theology.
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS
FINAL ETS OF THE YEAR!
Please join us Tuesday, April 25th, on the Springdale Campus as we hear from guest speaker, Bryant Forshee. Bryant recently came on staff at Cross Church Springdale as the Student Pastor. Prior to his arrival in NWA, he served as an associate student pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. Bryant earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Baptist University. He and his wife, Kyndall, have been married since 2019.
Our secondary students have been exploring what it means to go all in for Jesus throughout the spring semester. As we draw the school year to a close, Pastor Bryant will help students see from the lives of the disciples that being a devoted follower of Christ isn’t just about being near him, but also believing and obeying his commands. In that same vein, Pastor Bryant will equip parents by helping them see the opportunities and resources that are at their disposal for discipling their students to live all of life all for Christ.
Dads: ETS will be held in the CMR. Please enter through the SEC foyer glass doors on the north side of the building (the main gym entrance). We will have greeters waiting to direct you. Dads will meet from 6:45 am to 7:30 am.
Moms: ETS will be held in the CMR. Please enter through the SEC foyer glass doors on the north side of the building (the main gym entrance). We will have greeters waiting to direct you. Moms will meet from 8:15 am to 9:30 am.
JUNIOR SENIOR PROM!
SECONDARY ART SHOWCASE & SILENT AUCTION!
Our AMAZING art students will host an Art Showcase & Silent Auction in the Worship Center Foyer on next Tuesday, April 25th, from 5-7 pm (before the band concert.) Join us for refreshments, browse the art galleries, and bid on special silent auction items! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Background (inked line portrait) artwork by art student: Alessia Baciga
Our elementary students love their Library time each week!
Mrs. Anthony's fourth grade students have been learning about recycling. They brought in trash to create new items. Two class favorites were an aquarium and a double drinker. They had fun turning trash into treasure!
Mrs. Duell has taught the Gifted & Talented students at Shiloh for 31 years, and today she took 40 of them on her final field trip (before she retires.) She has impacted and inspired hundreds of children at our school over the years.
The students loved doing a scavenger hunt at the Benton County Quilt Fair and playing at the park.
1ST GRADE AERODYNAMICS
SHILOH CHRISTIAN ATHLETICS - HERE COME THE SAINTS!
SHILOH CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC PHYSICALS
SHILOH CHRISTIAN BASEBALL
Shiloh beats Elkins to close out the regular season. Saints will play in the district tournament Wednesday 5pm at Servant’s Field vs winner of Gentry/Pea Ridge.
Blake Ward 2 HR, 5 RBI
@bowen_gillison.61 HR, 2 RBI
Connor Shockley 2 RBI
@colbyoleary_ & @graham.jones25 each had RBI’s. @shilohsaints @pbr_arkansas @sbliveark
SHILOH CHRISTIAN SOCCER
SHILOH CHRISTIAN TRACK
Our JH Track Saints did a great job at the 4A Conference meet! The boys's team got 2nd place overall and the Girls Team got 3rd! Way to go, Saints! #saintsathletics
@ShilohSaintsFB has CORE VALUES we talk about every day
These young men were selected by their coaches for embodying these values and were recognized at our final Gold Standard Practice. Congratulations!
SHILOH CHRISTIAN TRAP SHOOTING
Yesterday was a great final practice before regionals for the Shiloh Trap Shooting Team.
Blake Seidel got to shoot his hat for his first 25/25. Chance Lanning shot his hat for his first 25/25 and Bryar Hale also shot his first 75/75.
The team was also surprised by special guest (and sharp shooter) Dr. Keith McDaniel!
WE ARE ACCREDITED BY STATE, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS!
WE ARE SHILOH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - YOUR #1 CHOICE FOR PRIVATE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
We are Northwest Arkansas' Premiere Private Christian School!Our Mission Is: "To develop Godly leaders who engage their culture and change it."