Columbus Christian School News

August 9, 2019

Welcome from Mrs. Donnell

God is so good, all the time! Our students, staff and families have made the first 4 days of school great! Our team has fallen into place and adjusted well. The students have stepped up to the challenge and seem to be excited to be back in school with their CCS family. The staff has gone above and beyond to make sure that everyone feels welcome.

We will be riding the “iTrain” to Godliness this year. We can’t wait to see the growth in all of us.

1 Timothy 4: 7-8 “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales;rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”

Again, thank you all for a great start and welcome aboard the CCS “iTrain”!

In Christ’s Love

Mrs. Donnell

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Look Here For Up-To-Date School Information

Be sure to look at the 'PARENTS' tab on the school website for:
  • Parents Portal
  • Parent Resources
  • Newsletter
  • School Information
  • Health Services
  • Handbooks
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Chapel Podcasts
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Middle School & High School Chapel

Speaker: Mr. Kendall Wildey, CCS Superintendent

Topic: The Rich Young Ruler

Scripture: Mark 10:17-22

Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Mr. Kendall Wildey, CCS Superintendent

Topic: Welcome! Opening Our Hearts And School To Others

Scripture: Matthew 10:40-42

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First Day for PreK

Monday, August 12 / 9:00AM - 11:30AM

First Day for Preschool

Monday, August 12 / 12:30PM - 2:30PM

Curriculum Night for 6-12th grade parents

August 13 / 6:30PM

High School Retreat

August 21-23

New Families Dessert Night

August 29 / 6:30PM

Labor Day - No School

Monday, September 4

Mid Term Ends

Friday, September 6

Grandparent's Day

Friday, September 6 / 8:45-9:30AM

2HR Delay for Staff Development

Tuesday, September 10

School Picture Day

Tuesday, September 17

Middle School Retreat

Friday, September 20

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Background Check Must Be On File

All family members who anticipate volunteering in the school, going on field trips, attending school functions, even driving MS/HS kids to their retreats MUST have a Volunteer Application/Background Check on file with CCS. Please pick up a form at the Crusader Connection (located across from the office window) and return to the office.


Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students. As students go back to school, it is important that they eat healthy, stay active, and are up to date on their immunizations. The Bartholomew County Health Department would like to help you make sure your child is up to date. Call 812-379-1555 option 1 to check immunization status and make an appointment. Publicly funded program for those uninsured and underinsured to receive immunizations at no charge. Most insurances also accepted. Click here to view the Required & Recommended School Immunizations.

ParentsWeb - RenWeb School Management Software

Want to get more involved in your child’s academic progress and future success – all via the Internet! See your child’s grades, attendance, homework and conduct, as well as other useful school information. You can also communicate with teachers and other school staff online whenever necessary. All you need is an Internet-capable computer or cell phone. For more information on how to access RenWeb, click here: Parent Login Instructions.

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Desserts - Homemade or Purchased

Calling All Crusader Bakers!

CCS is hosting a "Welcome" night for New Crusader Families. Nothing says "Welcome" like homemade treats! Help welcome our new Crusader families by donating a sweet treat for them to enjoy! Purchased treats are always welcome too! Click here to sign up.

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Prayer & Care - August Prayer Guide

iTrain Focus for the Month: Courage

Follow the Holy Spirits Leading to Pray for...

I. School Leadership/Administration

  • a. Praise the Lord for His gift of each of our staff and students
  • b. Eyes to see students/families needing help with transition to CCS
  • and returning families needing support
  • c. Accuracy of records, filing of IN Choice Scholarships/SGOs
  • d. CCS Board – discernment of God’s will for CCS and courage to obey

II. Students

  • a. Courage to begin a new year/grade/school (friends, academics, spiritual)
  • b. New students feel welcome and connected
  • c. Safety of students in and out of the classroom
  • d. Cooperative and teachable spirits
  • e. Athletic teams - compete by the power of God for the glory of God

III. Teachers

  • a. New staff to feel welcome and transition to roles smoothly
  • b. Returning and new staff to quickly connect with students and their needs
  • c. Opportunities to point students toward their need for Christ
  • d. Courage to continue growing professionally and spiritually
  • e. Protection (health, spiritual, family, safety)

IV. CCS Families

  • a. New families - transition to CCS smooth, genuine connections
  • b. Returning families - excitement and continued provision
  • c. Courage to trust the Lord in their present circumstances
  • d. CCS families/staff suffering from recent loss of loved ones

Prayer requests may be submitted to:

Depending on the nature of the request, PTF may chose not to share it publicly.

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Games kick off this weekend at home with the Round Robin Preseason games. Come out to cheer on your Crusaders!
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EventLink is a free app that will keep you up to date on your child's athletic activities.

  1. Go to

  2. Click on Create Account

  3. Add Columbus Christian as the school to subscribe to. To do that type in Columbus Christian School where it asks for the school or zip code and then click search.

  4. Once Columbus Christian School populates in the left window, click on the “+” sign. This will subscribe you to CCS. Click on the green Next button

  5. Fill out the information (Name, address, phone number, user name, password, time zone). You also need to click on the “add contact” and enter your name again, and your email. This is how you will get your access code. Once you hit the green save button (verbiage may be different) twice, it should bring up your account with calendar and a box that will ask you for that access code.

  6. Check your email that you put in during registration, there should be an email from Eventlink with your access code. Enter that code in the box. This should get you in.

You can manage which calendars you want to see by clicking on"My Calendars” on the left side and clicking on “Manage Calendars”on the drop down box. Also, you can unselect “District of Columbus Christian” because that is basically used for bigger school districts like Bartholomew Consolidated.

If you encounter any issues, contact Matt Bond, Assistant Athletic Director at

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High School Retreat

Theme: 1 Timothy 4:7-16

Grades 9th - 12th

Wednesday, August 21st through Friday August 23rd

Located at: Wabash Park Camp and Retreat Center

Detailed information will be sent directly to all parents via email.

Get directions here: 304 E CR 650 S Clay City, IN 47841

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School Supply List

Click here to view or download the school supply list.

School Forms & Documents

Back to School Forms, After Care, Yearly Calendar, Supply List, & FAQ

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