Columbus Christian School News

April 5, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

Most of the kids are getting excited about the fact that we only have 34 days of school left. Sometimes I think our longer summer break is a bit too long to go without seeing their sweet faces and getting their heartwarming hugs in the hallway, but I know that it is always good to step back sometimes. But, keep your eyes and ears open for some exciting opportunities that will allow the students to stay in touch with the CCS staff over the summer and earn some great rewards!

I hope you all get a chance to come and see the Drama Department’s production of “James and the Giant Peach” this weekend. The Drama Department has worked very hard and we are very proud of them. Also don’t forget that the Senior Class is sponsoring a Pulled Pork Dinner tonight before the Drama production from 5:00 - 6:30 in the CCS gym. There will be a free-will donation box to help support their trip to NYC in May.


Mrs. Donnell

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* No After Care April 18th *

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Open house invitation for you!

CCS Families,

Do you have friends and family members who wonder what a PreK-12th grade Christian education looks like? Now you can show them!

Come! and invite your friends to our All-School Open House on Thursday, April 18th from 5:30-7:30pm. This will be an evening where both current and future families can witness Christ-centered academic instruction, see results of athletic excellence and experience worship through the arts.

Are you or your child curious about what the transition looks like from Kindergarten to Elementary... Elementary to Middle School... or Middle School to High School? Come get a taste!

In the coming weeks, we will have open house promotional materials for our families and staff to share at your churches, in social groups, and with your family and friends. We will also be asking for and depending on your participation to showcase what God is doing at Columbus Christian.

Please begin praying for this event and for attending families who are weighing what public, private and home school options could look like for their child. We all know what that is like! There are exciting things happening and together we look forward to giving God the glory for His work in and through the lives of students, families and Columbus Christian School.

Building His Kingdom for eternity,

Kendall Wildey


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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Clarity Tracey Pike

Scripture: Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 5:8, Matthew 25:45, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 139:13-16

Vision: To create a culture where every life is valued and celebrated as a gift from God.

God determines our value. He is the author of our lives.

GOD is Pro-Life!

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Columbus Christian School

Elementary Chapel 4-3-2019 by Columbus Christian School

Middle & High School Chapel

Speaker: Clarity Tracey Pike

Scripture: Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 5:8, Matthew 25:45, Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 139:13-16

Vision: To create a culture where every life is valued and celebrated as a gift from God.

God determines our value. He is the author of our lives.

GOD is Pro-Life!

Columbus Christian School

Middle School & High School Chapel 4-3-2019 by Columbus Christian School
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Jobs For Teens HQ wants to help teenagers not just find a job, but help them explore and understand the opportunities they have access to as well as learn a variety of skills that future employers will find extremely valuable.

They are the largest FREE website on the internet that helps teens find a job. Whether it's an 11 year old looking for a part-time job to make a few bucks during the summer, or an 18 year old trying to decide on the direction they want to take in their career, they have information kids need to succeed. The website covers the specifics around full-time jobs, online jobs, summer jobs, and side jobs.


Video tour of website:

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21st Century Scholar Program

For students in the 7th and 8th grade.

For specific program requirements, visit the home page of their website:


This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to be fearlessly GENTLE. Please join us in encouraging your student(s) when they demonstrate this "focus-fruit" at home!

We are excited to see how the Holy Spirit will transform the hearts and minds of these young fruit-bearers!

Senior Class of 2019 Fundraisers

Pulled Pork Sandwich Dinner

The 2019 CCS graduating class will offer concessions during intermission of the musical, James and the Giant Peach, proceeds benefiting their senior class trip to NYC.
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The Columbus Christian School Drama Department proudly presents their spring musical: James and the Giant Peach. This is sure to be an eccentric evening of entertainment for the whole family!

This show is a delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure. An orphaned boy is sent to chop down a fruitless tree by his conniving and dreadful aunts. There he meets an enigmatic stranger that concocts something special resulting in human-sized insects with overgrown personalities. This show has a wonderful medley of fun and heartwarming songs and laugh out loud moments!

James and the Giant Peach the musical words and music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Timothy Allen McDonald based on the children's book by Roald Dahl.

Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show begins at 7:00pm

Tickets: $7 for adults / $5 for children (Under 3 are free)
Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling the school office at (812) 372-3780.

The 2019 CCS graduating class will offer concessions during intermission, proceeds benefitting their senior class trip to NYC.

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Southern Roads Conference BOYS Basketball All Conference Team 2018 – 2019

1. Player of the Year – Rafe Garrett (Cannelton)

2. Conner Emily (Columbus Christian)

3. Luke Carter (CAM)

4. Keaton Seniours (Medora)

5. Ben Dobbins (Dugger)

6. Mason Boyd (Dugger)

7. David Reed (Cannelton)

8. CJ Reed (Columbus Christian)

9. Connor Sharp (Evansville Christian)

10. Owen Sullivan (Medora)

Southern Roads Conference Girls Basketball All Conference Team 2018 – 2019

1. Player of the Year – Caressa Sloss (Cannelton)

2. Chloe Davis (Cannelton)

3. Kayla Jones (Columbus Christian)

4. Hannah Smith (Dugger Union)

5. Grace Lorimor (Columbus Christian)

6. Stormy Kinnard (Dugger Union)

7. Madison Marlow (Dugger Union)

8. Mackenzie Reed (Cannelton)

9. Izzy Wall (Dugger Union)

10. Kailen Flynn (Medora)

11. Kelsey Turner (Medora)

Beautiful flower baskets for sale

The Athletic Department is sponsoring the sale of hanging flower baskets. Cost of each basket is $16.00. The plants are potted in a green 10 inch hanging basket. In addition to the hanging baskets, we are also offering flats of 32 plants for $16.00. Plants in the flats must be the same plant and same color. We cannot break flats in to different plants or colors. These flowers are beautiful and make great Mother's Day gifts, as well as brighten your own home. Flower pick up date is Wednesday, May 8 from 3:00 - 5:30 at Columbus Christian School.

All orders must be turned in to the school office by Thursday, April 11. Orders must be paid for at the time of pick up.

The Columbus Christian School student that sells the most hanging baskets will receive $25.00.

Download the order form below or pick up a form in the school office. Order forms also went home in student's folders.

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Creative Crusaders: A Family Night of Food, Fellowship, Talent, & Art

All Crusader Families are invited to this fun and engaging school-wide event! Bring the whole family (grandparents, aunts, uncles too!) to enjoy a homemade meal, Junior and Senior High Talent Show, and Elementary Art Exhibit.

The night will begin with a delicious meal, prepared by our wonderful school chef, Tammy Carlson. During dinner, you will enjoy the talents of our fantastic Junior and Senior High Students. At the end of the evening, you are invited to peruse the Elementary Art Show in the Elementary Hallway. All student’s artwork will be available to purchase by donation only.

Thursday, May 2nd 6-8 p.m at Columbus Christian School

Tickets: $6 pre-order, $8 at the door

Proceeds go to fund PTF projects next school year!

*Note: All Talent Show acts will be screened and approved, and students will sign a code of conduct contract to participate. Sign-ups for Talent Show will be posted in the coming weeks. Also, Junior and Senior High students are more than welcome to create a piece of art for the exhibit, but it is on a volunteer basis- all elementary students will be creating art work for the show during specials.

Look for information on purchasing tickets in next week's newsletter.

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School Documents & Forms

2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook, eLearning info and more.

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Important Dates

CCS Drama Program: James and the Giant Peach

April 5 & 6

Pork BBQ Dinner - Senior Trip Fundraiser

Friday, April 5

ISTEP+ (10th Grade Testing)

April 8-12

National Honor Society Induction

Tuesday, April 16 / 6:30PM

2 Hour Delay for Professional Development

Thursday, April 18

All School Open House

Thursday, April 18 / 5:30-7:30PM


Thursday, April 18 / 5:30-7:30PM

Good Friday - No School

Friday, April 19

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 21

PTF Meeting

Thursday, April 25 / 3:30PM

Mid Term Ends

Friday, April 26


Friday, April 26


Saturday, April 27

ILEARN (6th-8th Grade Testing)

April 29-May3

ILEARN (3rd-5th Grade Testing)

May 6-10

Scholastic Book Fair

May 13-17

Senior Trip

May 13-17

1st & 5th Grades Baseball in Education

Thursday, May 16

Elementary Field Day

Thursday, May 23

Last Day of School

Friday, May 24

MS/HS Awards 8-9:30AM

Elementary Awards 10-11:15

(Parents are welcome to come to the Awards Ceremonies/Located in Sanctuary)

Class of 2019 Graduation

Friday, May 24 / 7:00PM

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A huge thank you to dorel for the children's car seats

Our smaller CCS students can now safely ride to their fun field trip destinations!

Dorel Juvenile Group

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Thank you, Coach Roth & Coach Roth

Great last day of basketball camp! Thanks to Coaches Roth and to the parents who helped out this year!
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James and the Giant Peach this weekend!

Tickets on sale now or at the door! We wouldn’t miss it!
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Columbus First Church of the Nazarene

Springhill Daycamp will held at Columbus First Church of the Nazarene (located at 1245 McClure Road) and WE WANT YOUR KIDS TO BE THERE!!!! Springhill is an amazing week jam-packed full of fun that is centered around the kids learning more about Jesus. Early Bird registration is now open and will last until the end of the month. You can register your kids for Springhill at This week will be the highlight of your kids’ summer. Spots are filling up quickly so get your kids registered today. Don’t let your kids miss out on this much fun. If you have any questions or for more information about scholarship opportunities, please contact Pastor Brent Roll at

Community Church of Columbus

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Hey Crusader families! Our CCS library just got HUGE!

CCS is now a RightNow media partner and that benefit extends to you! Check your email for your gift subscription information and begin enjoying access to Christian materials, teaching videos and books available in this online Biblical library. You can use these with your kids, for your personal growth and even as part of a family devotion or small group.

" that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God..." Colossians 1:10

FREE Family Resource of the Month

Prepare for Easter with family devotionals from Focus On The Family. There’s also journal pages and sermon notes for kids. And Easter cards to help you share the love of Jesus with family and friends. FREE Family Resource Easter Pack.

Can a Parent Expect Respect?

Respect is not outdated or old-fashioned, and modern parents have a responsibility to teach their teens to be respectful in a myriad of ways. Check out the article from Focus On The Family. Article: Can a Parent Expect Respect?

Parent Resources available on the CCS website

Check out more resources for parents at:

AfterSchoolHelp is an educational service offered by BJU Press to further student understanding in difficult concepts. AfterSchoolHelp provides extra practice exercises that correspond directly with the wording and chapter numbers of BJU Press textbooks. Not only does AfterSchoolHelp offer extra practice exercises, but also videos chosen by BJU Press teachers, reviews, speed drills, and extra materials for each lesson. All material is searchable by chapter and lesson numbers from BJU Press textbooks.

By using AfterSchoolHelp, students can strengthen their understanding of the concepts that they learn during their lessons, and AfterSchoolHelp can help struggling students to grasp difficult concepts by reinforcing instruction or by adding new elements to the way they look at the problem.

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Better Together

For further information: or 812-348-6257.

CCS Verse of the Week

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