Columbus Christian School News

August 10, 2018

Welcome from Mrs. Donnell

We have made it through the first few days of school and not lost any students yet! That is always a win! The CCS staff and students have done a great job getting started. We have so many changes in the building, but everyone is being so patient and helpful as we all adapt.

We are “Fearlessly” moving forward and prayerfully working to implement the changes we know will help us advance God’s Kingdom and create students who are Fearless for Christ!

Again, thank you all for a great start!

In Christ’s Love

Mrs. Donnell

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Elementary Chapel

Speaker: Mr. Kendall Wildey, CCS Superintendant

2 Timothy 2:15

"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."

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Chapel Elem 8 - 8-18 by Columbus Christian School

MS/HS Chapel

Speaker: Mr. Kevin Ridder, CCS Bible Teacher
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Chapel MSHS L 8 - 8-18 by Columbus Christian School
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Girls Volleyball Pre-Season Tournaments

Friday 8/10

  • 5:30 – CCS Elem vs White Creek Elem
  • 6:30 – CCS JH vs White Creek JH
  • 7:30 – St. Bartholomew Elem vs St. Peters Elem
  • 8:30 – St. Bartholomew JH vs St. Peters JH

Saturday 8/11

  • 9:00 – CCS Elem vs St. Peters Elem
  • 10:00 – CCS JH vs St. Peters JH
  • 11:00 – White Creek Elem vs St. Bartholomew Elem
  • 12:00 – White Creek JH vs St. Bartholomew JH
  • 1:00 – CCS Elem vs St. Bartholomew Elem
  • 2:00 – CCS JH vs St. Bartholomew JH
  • 3:00 – St. Peters Elem vs White Creek
  • 4:00 – St. Peters JH vs White Creek JH

Lego Robotics

Interested in LEGO Robotics? Visit: to learn more about the program. Students in grades 4-8 and ages 9-14 can apply.

Application link: Creator Crusaders LEGO Team

Applications due Wednesday, August 22nd. Please turn them into the office.

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CCS Welcomes...

Mr. Roy Sidener - High School Mathematics

Mr. Sidener received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. After graduation, he and his wife Connie, moved to the Kansas City area where he began his career as a Fire Protection Engineer, working for an insurance company. After moving to Texas for several years where he worked on large projects such as the Alaskan pipeline, Denmark off-shore drilling platform and an Arabian water plant, Mr. Sidener moved to Ohio where he and his wife raised their three children.

Mr. Sidener has taught and tutored, Mathematics, Science, Mechanical Drafting, AutoCad, MathCad and various Microsoft Office programs at the University of Toledo. In his free time, Mr. Sidener enjoys archery, woodworking and air-brush spray painting. Mr. Sidener will be teaching Algebra I & II in addition to Geometry. Mr. Sidener looks forward to joining our CCS family!

Mrs. Miranda Fleeharty - Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Fleeharty was born and raised in southern Illinois. She moved to Columbus with her husband over 11 years ago. She is a graduate from IUPUC with a degree in Business. The Fleehartys have two children, Maddyn (3rd grade) and Raelee (Pre-K). Mrs. Fleeharty is excited to be a part of the CCS staff and cannot wait to start working with the elementary students!

Mrs. Cynthia Gover - Teaching Assistant

"I was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia in a large and loving family. I met my husband the first week of our freshman year at Berea College in Kentucky where I received my bachelor's degree in Community and Human Services. Eleven years of marriage and four spunky and spirited children later, we are so happy to be settled in this special community where we call Columbus Christian School home! What a blessing it is to send our kids to a place we know is pointing them towards Jesus through their education. In my spare time (what's that with four kids?) I enjoy baking, reading, and photography. While our family has been a part of CCS community for six years now, I am greatly looking forward to joining the CCS team full time - and helping students and teaching staff on a daily basis!"

"FEARLESS" theme school t-shirts

Parents are welcome to purchase a school themed t-shirt for $10. These are great to wear on field trips and as spirit wear. Place your order today on the Google form. Orders due Wednesday, August 15. Payment must be sent to the office by Wednesday, August 15.

*Do not place order for students. This is for parents/guardians/siblings only.

Click here for t-shirt order form.


Thank you, East Columbus Christian Church Esther Circle!

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Members from East Columbus Christian Church, called the "Esther Circle", volunteered their time to cook and serve the hot dogs for Back to School night. Because of their servant hearts and love for the school, families are able to enjoy the fruit of their labor.

Is there a group at your church that would like to volunteer at the school? Have them contact the office and let them know that you are interested in serving.

Thank you, Rally's!

Rally's, located on National Road in Columbus, donated all the hot dogs at the Back to School night. A huge thank you to them for their generosity!

Thank you, Frito Lay!

Mrs. Nikki Dailey with Frito Lay donated all the chips. A huge thank you to Mrs. Dailey for arranging this generous donation with Frito Lay!

Thank you, PTF!

Parent Teacher Fellowship provided the cookies for the evening. They also helped you place orders for the school themed FEARLESS t-shirts!

Get to know this wonderful group of parents. They can help you get plugged in and navigate your way around CCS. Email:

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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 the retreat MUST have a Volunteer Application/Background Check on file with CCS. Please pick up a form at the Crusader Connection (located just outside the office door) 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 2018-19 Required & Recommended School Immunizations.

Theresa Forkert RN

Bartholomew County Health Department

2675 Foxpointe Drive Suite B

Columbus, IN 47203

812-379-1555, Ext 1 (office)

CCS School Documents & Forms



  • First Day for PreK: 9:00 - 11:30AM
  • First Day for Preschool: 12:30 - 2:30PM

Middle & High School Curriculum Night

August 14, 6:30pm

CCS Board Meeting

August 16

Middle & High School Fall Retreat

August 22-24

Labor Day - No School

Monday, September 4

Grandparent's Day at CCS & Pancake Breakfast

Friday, September 7

2 HR Delay for Staff Professional Development

Tuesday, September 11

Classes begin at 10:00AM

Picture Day

Tuesday, September 18

College Fair at East High School

For 11th-12th grades (11:00AM)

Thursday, September 27