TPCS NIFTY NEWS
April 8. 2016
Is God Calling You to Host an International Student In Your Home This Fall?
We are looking for 5-6 families for the Guatemalan students, who will be here from Oct 15 - Dec 11 (includes fall break).
We are also looking for 4-5 homes for Chinese students who will be with us for the full school year.
This is an incredible way to impact the WORLD for Christ and help TPCS at the same time. Please contact Mrs. Toni Kanzler, Director of Admission, by April 18th for more information and to find out how you can be part of this ministry.
Yearbook Order Deadline
TPCS Offers RightNow Media to School Community
You should have received an email invitation last week - please sign up right away for this FREE amazing library of resources to help you and your family grow in your faith. May it be a blessing to you!
Summer Camp Info is Now Available
TPCS to Support the Justin Langford Walk/Run May 14
TPCS will be involved in the Hope Fest/Run 4 Hope, a community run/walk that will benefit the Memorial Fund of Justin Langford and the Vanderbilt Scholarship Fund. Justin is the nephew of TPCS family, Kevin & Teri Langford (Abby -5th, Alex - 6th, & Hadley - PS3). Justin lost his life tragically while training for Allison Transmission in Arizona. This event also has a big focus on STEM programs. TPCS is partnering with Zionsville & Lebanon schools along with Roche Diagnostics, Allison Transmission, Boone County 4H, 1st Maker Space, and Dow Agro Science. TPCS along with the other schools and business will be hosting a tent to promote our organizations while having a focus on STEM activities.
REMINDER: Check Out the TPCC Blog
Make sure and regularly check out our TPCS Blog. We just finished a series on the importance of learning environments and covered the intentional, innovative design of our planned high school Learning Center. Our new blog series talks about research on student learning losses during the summer months and how parents can help their child continue learning and not lose academic ground.
Blog posts are written by our TPCS administrators (our version of the "Writers Workshop" model taught to our students). We incorporate our personal experiences and knowledge along with topical research. That means you get to know your administrators better AND you get very practical parenting tips. We hope you will read our blog, published 1-2 times each week at TPCAblog. Login each week or watch our Facebook to read it, and then and share it with friends on Facebook or Twitter. We trust it will minister to you.
McKynzye White, grade 2, Addy White, KG, and family returned from a mission trip and were greeted at the airport by their teachers Mrs. Westra and Mr. Truitt
Anna Carr, grade 2, was receptionist for the day with Mrs. Beth Meeks
Emma Pratt, grade 5, was Principal for a day with elementary principal Mrs. Erica Buchanan-Rivera
American Heritage Trip
As they complete their America History studies, students have selected an historical figure from the early American time period to research fully. They will attend the upcoming American Heritage dinner dance later this week in costume and character for the evening to "live" the time period. If you want to have a great time on April 22nd, play like paparazzi and catch the students as they arrive for the 6 pm event. It's such fun to see Thomas Jefferson, Betsy Ross, Ben Franklin, Booker T Washington and others strut their stuff!
Students & Storm Troopers
Students participate in the ACSI Music Festival
A very musical group of 7th grade students (and one from high school) represented TPCA at the recent ACSI Music Festival. These students traveled to Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN, to work with clinicians for a day and then perform a concert on Saturday. This is the third year we have attended the band festival and the first time we have taken choir students. We were able to make a few side trips, including a tour of the Conn Selmer woodwind and percussion factory, a visit to the Basilica at Notre Dame, we ate family style at an Amish Restaurant and visited the very unusual Fulton County Historical Museum and the Grissom Air Base Museum.
In their words: "The Band Festival was a great experience that helped my skills as a flutist. I loved that it was not just Traders Point band, but lots of bands from all over the state. We got to meet new people and play with kids that were skilled on their instrument. I think this was a good opportunity to use the gifts that God has given us and to challenge ourselves with those gifts."Nicole Gruesser.
Another take: "Oh, what an experience! Band festival was definitely an experience never to be forgotten. A highlight of the trip was visiting the Notre Dame campus. Never have I seen a college campus that was so beautiful and that has so much history within its very walls. The Basilica was absolutely spectacular! When we went in it, there was a choir rehearsing and they were amazing! Also, the stained glass windows were beautiful! I made so many memories while on the trip and I would never have changed anything, except maybe for not practicing for five hours straight!?" Rachel Croner
Students participating were: Sam Johnson, Caleb Ott, Caleb Probst, Emma Sweeney, Wade Robbins, Caleb Wood, Matthew Miller, Will Jacob, Anna Fischer, Bre Woodard, Izabella Shaul, Makenna Kowal, Sunny Su, Rachel Croner, Claire Akard, Nicole Gruesser, Janki Kuber, Alison Lance, Madison Small, Regina Bour, Ella Clayton.
Dr. Ho & Students Attend HSD Leaders tech conference
TPCS senior, Jordan Mount, signed a letter of intent to play basketball this fall for Ancilla College in Donaldson, Indiana.
Students experienced painting using brushes in their mouths, just like world renowned quadriplegic Christian artist, Joni Earekson Tada.
The Indiana Radio Sport Network selected TPCS high school athletes Sarah Walker, Kiara Hunt and Brittany Walker to play in the recent Indiana RSN All Star Game. We also had three boys playing: Cameron Simmons, Bennett Sayre and Jacque Williams.
7th Advanced Math Scale Models
The Traders Point Christian Academy 7th grade Accelerated Math class recently completed a scale model project. Students in Mrs. Mendy Morrison's class chose an object to enlarge to scale using advanced math concepts and computations. Pictured are: Luke Shelton, Eli Martin, Nicole Gruesser, Claire Akard, Graham Shelton, and Matthew Miller. Their projects are in the Eagle's Nest - check out the HUGE scale blowups!
Rapid Reminders (things we really want you to remember)
- K-12 Grandparents & Special Persons Day - Monday, April 11th
- 6th grade trip to Marengo Cave - April 14-15
- 7th grade trip to Cincinnati - April 28-29
- TPCS Production of Shrek the Musical - May 20-22
- Class of 2016 Graduation - Sunday, June 5 @ 4:00 pm at TPCC