Columbus Christian School News

March 29, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

Spring Break is over and we are now only 39 school days away from the end of the 2018-2019 school year! It will fly by so fast! Please encourage your CCS student(s) to finish this last nine weeks strong! (See video below)

Lots of exciting things will be happening over the next couple of months, please make sure you are checking our Facebook page, reading your weekly CCS Newsletter, checking your email, text messages and Renweb messages. We don’t want anyone to miss out on fellowship opportunities for our students, staff and families.

God is doing great things at CCS and we are so excited!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13


Mrs. Donnell
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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


P.S. CCS will also be coinciding the Open House with a special STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) family night at CCS led by Cummins. Be on the look out for information coming soon!

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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: C.J. Reed, CCS 11th Grade Student

Scripture: John 14:1-7, Ephesians 2:8-9

Message: No matter what you do and how hard you try, you cannot save yourself. You have to go to God. Keep your relationship with God strong by reading the Bible, praying, and worshiping Him.

C.J. Reed has attended Columbus Christian since Preschool. What a blessing it is for the elementary students to have older students, like C.J., to look up to.

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Elementary Chapel 3-27-2019 by Columbus Christian School

Middle & High School Chapel

Speaker: Mr Kevin Ridder, CCS Bible Teacher

Scripture: Genesis 6:5-8, Genesis 7:11-16, Matthew 24:37-39

Topic: Our Ark and Refuge of our Faith

Based on the article, written by Mr. Ridder, for his newspaper.

First, it demonstrates the accuracy of the Bible because all Scripture - including the book of Genesis - is the divinely inspired word of God.

How can anyone believe that stuff?

The God of the Bible exists, and He is the one, true and living God, and He can do anything He wants according to His holy will (Psalm 115:3).

Secondly, "The Ark Encounter" impressed upon me is the significance of the world-wide flood.

What truth do we encounter in Genesis 6-8 where this account is divinely recorded?

  1. We encounter the judgment of God against human sin. (Matthew 24:37-39)
  2. We encounter the mercy and patience of God in the account of the flood. (1 Peter 2:5)
  3. We encounter the saving work of Christ through the Ark. (Peter 3:18-19)


  1. Will you consider God’s judgement against sin? Are you prepared for eternity?
  2. Will you respond to God’s love, patience, and mercy?
  3. Will you call on God to save you believing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sin and was raised from the dead?

* Due to technical difficulties, only the first half of Mr. Ridder's talk is recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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CCS Middle School & High School Chapel 3-27-19 by Columbus Christian School
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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 FAITHFULLY fearless. 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

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The 2019 CCS graduating class will offer concessions during intermission of the musical, James and the Giant Peach, proceeds benefitting 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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Character Breakfast fundraiser

Save the Date to help the CCS Drama Dept raise funds for their upcoming Spring Musical- James and the Giant Peach. Join us for a Character Breakfast Fundraiser on March 30th 8am-10:30am.
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parents portal

Keep up to date on CCS happenings and information on the Parents Portal located on the website:
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 Character Breakfast Fundraiser

Saturday, March 30 / 8:00-10:30AM

CCS History Day (8th-11th grades)

Friday, April 5

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

Good Friday - No School

Friday, April 19

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

Graduation for Class of 2019

Friday, May 24

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College Planning Class

Thank you to everyone who attended the College Planning Class with Thrivent Financial.
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Art Class

"In the beginning, God created..." (Genesis 1:1)

Grades 2 - 5 enjoyed learning from a visiting artist this week! They learned and practiced the creativity God has given them and showed in designing them.

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My Best for You - 5th & 6th Grades

The My Best for You workshop for children in grades 5-6 and their parents/guardians, empowers parents/adult mentors to create environments that model God’s plan, honor a child’s curiosity, and equip the whole child to make healthy decisions. We want to lay a foundation of truth so, when they reach adolescence, they are prepared to avoid selfish sexuality and all its consequences, yet still prepare them to enjoy a healthy expression of mature sexuality within marriage.

"My Best for You" is a program from Clarity Care Center

Located at: First Christian Church, 531 5th Street

Parent Meeting: Wednesday, April 3, 6:00-9:00pm (Chapel)

Dates: Friday, April 5, 6:00-9:00pm & Saturday, April 6, 9:00am-12:00pm (Fellowship Hall)

Cost is $10 per family (scholarships available).

Register online at:

or download form below.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Lisa Newton at 812-447- 0422 or OR Sue Crenshaw, Children's Minister at First Christian at 812-379-4491 or

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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

Where is God at work around you?

He has divinely placed you in your school, work, neighborhood, church and family to influence others and tell them about Jesus Christ. If the door is open to proclaim His truth, will you trust the Lord to do His work and courageously walk through it?

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