Columbus Christian School News

April 12, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Donnell

From the mouth of my 4 year old grandson, “James and the Giant Peach was awesome, GiGi”! I couldn’t have said it any better. Congratulations to Mrs. Maurey, the entire cast, crew and parent volunteers. You represented CCS in the best way!

Next week is a very busy week for CCS. We have a special all school chapel service on Monday featuring the Peyton Sisters in concert. We have a 2 hour delay on Thursday and our Spring Open House along with Stem Night. There is no school on Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday.

How exciting it is to see what God is doing through the CCS family. We are so blessed. The last 6 weeks of school will go fast, so keep an eye out for information regarding all of the events and activities!


Mrs. Donnell

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Middle and High School Students:

Effective Monday, April 15th through the end of the school year there will be NO After School Resource for the Middle and High School students. All students must be picked up no later than 3:30 pm. There will be NO adult supervision after 3:30 pm and students cannot stay in the building without adult supervision.
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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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STEM Night

You can download the flyer below or register online at:
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All-School Chapel on Monday, April 15!

CCS is excited to host The Peyton Sisters during an All-School Chapel on Monday, April 15! Join us at 9:00am to worship the King together!

Chapel is for all students and family of current CCS students. Visitors need to contact the school office to make arrangements to attend.

About the Peyton Sisters:
The Peyton Sisters are a family duo consisting of two sisters, Rachael who is 13 and Riley who is 15. The girls live in southern Illinois. They started singing at the age of 5 and 6 in churches and nursing homes and have branched out to different states and civic centers. They began singing harmony at the age 6 and 7. The girls parents knew instantly that it was a gift from the Lord as they can’t sing a note, and yet Rachael and Riley are able to hear and sing harmony fluently. They are able to do up to hour long concerts. Riley and Rachael say one of their favorite things they love about singing, is when they look out and see people raising their hands, worshiping God.

Special worship time

A very special thank you goes out to James Young, Music Pastor at The Ridge, for leading both chapel sessions in a wonderful time of worship!

Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Pastor & CCS Teacher, Mr. Brian Buterbaugh

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:11

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."

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Elementary Chapel 4-10-2019 by Columbus Christian School

Middle & High School Chapel

Speaker: Pastor & CCS Teacher, Mr. Brian Buterbaugh

Scripture: Phillippans 2:5-15

Topic: Your Mind

What does it mean to have an attitude of Jesus Christ?

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Middle & High School Chapel 4-10-2019 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!

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it's coming...indy 500

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The roar of engines returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as drivers of the NTT IndyCar Series prepare for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Enjoy the sights and sounds of May at the Brickyard while seeing your favorite drivers push their cars to the limit at speeds over 220 mph. Then mosey on back to the gift shop where Columbus Christian families work side by side to raise funds for the Athletic Department.

Contact the school office to schedule your volunteer hours: (812) 372-3780.

Volunteer Work Dates / Time of Departure (carpool) / # of Volunteers Needed:

May 10 FRI Depart McDonald’s at 6:00am
Number of workers needed: (5) Shop 17

May 11 SAT Depart McDonald’s at 5:15am (Indy Grand Prix)
Number of workers needed: (12) shops 17 & 28

May 14 TUE Depart McDonald’s 8:30am
Number of workers needed: (5) Shop 17

May 15 WED Depart McDonald’s 8:30am
Number of workers needed: (5) Shop 17

May 16 THUR Depart McDonald’s 8:30am
Number of workers needed: (5) Shop 17

May 17 FRI Depart McDonald’s 8:30am (Fast Friday)
Number of workers needed:(5) Shop17

May 18 SAT Depart McDonald’s 5:30am (Qualifications)
Number of workers needed: (10) Shop 17

May 19 SUN Depart McDonald’s 7:30am (Pole Day)
Number of workers needed: (10) Shop 17

May 20 MON Depart McDonald’s 10:30am
Number of workers needed: (5) Shop 17

May 24 FRI Depart McDonald’s 6:30 (Carb Day)
Number of workers needed: (12) Shops 17 & 28

May 25 SAT Depart McDonald’s 6:30am (Legends Day)
Number of workers needed: (10) Shop 17

May 26 SUN Depart McDonald’s 3:30am (103rd Running of the Indy 500)
Number of workers needed: (18) shops 17 & 28

Complete information about the day (what to expect, what to wear, how to get there, pictures, etc.) can be found on the website at: or you can download it below.

Baseball & Softball Schedules

Stay up to date with CCS activities using Eventlink. Need help getting started? Click here for information on setting up a free account.

It's Baseball & Softball Season!

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PTF Leadership positions available for 2019-2020

Are you prayerfully considering becoming more involved with service at CCS? Inquiring about Parent Teacher Fellowship is a great way to start! Please email to learn more about the PTF Leadership positions that are available for the 2019-2020 school year.
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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.

Jr/Sr High Talent Show sign up for “Creative Crusaders “ is now in the school office!"

Here are a few guidelines: Up to 3 students per act, 3 minutes per act, all acts will be screened by a staff member beforehand, and students will sign a code of conduct contract to participate.

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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

All School Chapel

Monday, April 15 / 9AM

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

Preschool Graduation

Thursday, May 16

1st & 5th Grades Baseball in Education

Thursday, May 16

Pre-K Graduation

Friday, May 17

Elementary Field Day

Thursday, May 23

Last Day of School

Friday, May 24

Kindergarten Graduation 8:15AM

MS/HS Awards 9-9:45AM

Elementary Awards 10-11AM

(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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Preschool and PreK enjoying some fun in the sun! We love these smiles!

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We caught Senora Humphrey prepping for class. What’s in red on her computer screen?

(Hint: You’ll find it in our most important textbook)

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:3‬

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CCS Student Council

So thankful for our Student Council! They make student life at CCS impactful and fun!
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8th Grade

Thanking the Lord for sunshine and studying - most likely in that order!
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6th grade

What’s it look like when 6th graders play? Check out this progressive group jump! Big kids like to play too!
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ice cream & the Peyton sisters at the rock

CCS students and families are invited to The Rock to hear the Peyton Sisters in concert. Ice Cream Sundaes will be served after the concert!

Sunday, April 14 at 6:00PM

The Rock, 3990 Rockyford Rd, Columbus, IN 47203

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hilltop christian camp summer sessions

Hilltop Christian Camp has been offering a summer youth camp program since it began in 1946. Their mission is to provide a secluded place where the young people of the area churches can grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. Campers learn about Christ in an atmosphere of worship, study and fun. They offer camps for ages 5-18 or grades K-12. The youth can experience Hilltop’s traditional dorm camp or the wilderness program. For more information, visit them on the web at or call (812) 988-4991.
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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

It's easy for us to go to God as a last resort. To trust in our best friend, our family or even Google! How would your circumstances look different if you went to God first? If you trusted in His ability to work in and through your situation according to His best plan?

What step can you take today to choose to trust Him first?

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