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Welcome back to school!
It is time for another great year at TRCS! We are excited for a new school year to start and for students to grow and learn.

Elementary office hours are back to normal along with the high school.

 A Few Dates to Remember:

August 29: Cross Country Season Begins
August 30: Back to School Evening
Elementary: 4:30pm-6:30pm
High School: 6:30pm-8:30pm with a special message for High School families from Principal Randy Lemiere at 7pm.
August 31: First Day of School!
September 2: Elementary Prayer Night
September 5: Labor Day (No School)
September 8: Elementary Teacher Info Night 6:30pm
September 10: Golf Tournament
September 16-17: High School Retreat
September 20: School Board Meeting

If your student is new to the High School campus, remember to turn in your $100 Technology Fee for Chromebooks!

Hot lunch will not be served until September 7th! Please pack your child a lunch for our first week of school.
Administrator's Message
The TRCS staff are back in action, class lists are being printed, and the smell of fresh school supplies is in the air!

This year, we've got some amazing new faces on both campuses.  We're getting rid of the blended elementary classes, bringing additional teachers to the middle school program, and welcoming some great new electives at the high school.

Library:  In the elementary school, we're welcoming Mrs. Mary Norton, our new library instructor!  Mrs. Norton holds her BA in Education from University of Puget Sound, Tacoma,along with an endorsement as a School Librarian from University of Puget Sound.   A specialist in curriculum development, Mrs. Norton will be doing great projects with our students and further igniting their passion for the written word!

3rd grade:  This year, 3 rd grade will be "team taught" by Mrs. Takko and our new hire, Mrs. Zenobia Scott! Mrs. Scott holds a BA in education from Washington State University in Vancouver. She has been in education for over 20 years and has substituted for our school numerous times. The reason she is excited to teach with TRCS is "just seeing how the students can worship so freely!" Mrs. Scott looks forward to sharing Christ with our students this year. This change will allow Mrs. Takko a little more time for her own daughter's last year in preschool, but it also gives our third grade students DOUBLE the teacher love and oversight. 

4th and 5th grade - not blended!:  We're so excited to welcome our new 5 th grade teacher, Miss Jillian Avalon!  Mrs. Vegh will continue to teach the 4 th grade class in Room 20, and Miss Avalon will have the 5 th graders in Room 5.  This is her first year as a full time teacher, after spending a couple of years substitute teaching in Kelso School District and student teaching at TRCS. She received a BA in Literature from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA, and a Masters in Teaching from Liberty University in Roanoke, VA. She is excited to work in a school environment that is small and supportive for both the staff and students.

6th and 7th - new format!:  We see a need for innovative program changes in middle school, and this year we're working at improving the format of these grades.  Students will start the day in individual 6 th and 7 th grade homeroom classes (Room 21 & 22) with Bible.  Mr. Wenzek will remain the middle school lead teacher, focusing on Math and Science.  He will be joined by Mr. Royce (6 th grade Bible), Mrs. Moore (English Language Arts), Mrs. Nortness (7 th grade Math), and Mr. Heath Annett (Social Studies).  We want our students to begin to get to know the high school teachers AND see what it's like to work with different teachers in the core subjects.

High School:  We are so pleased to welcome Mr. Brice Richards, our new high school assistant principal.  He'll be teaching some math classes as well as spearheading our new "Fish and Wildlife" elective.  We've just received a large grant from the National Archery in Schools Program to outfit the archery portion of this elective.   Mr. Heath Annett will be teaching Bible, Worship Arts and assisting the middle school. Mr. Annett holds his B.A. in Biblical Literature from Northwest University and his M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College.  We're also adding Pastor Chris Toms (Father's House) as our 8 th grade Bible teacher. Pastor Chris is set to graduate with a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute this fall.  He has been working in youth ministry for over 10 years and is currently the Youth Pastor at Fathers House Church.  His time in ministry began in 2005 with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Pastor Chris has done mission work in India, New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. 

Our teachers and staff have been working hard all through the summer to ensure that your child is receiving the best education possible.  We are grateful that you continue to partner with us in education!  Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or comments!
-Erin Hart, TRCS Administrator

A Message From the Early Learning Center
Welcome to our 2016/17 school year at Three Rivers Christian Early Learning Center! 
Debra Zandi
  It is an exciting time of the year and we look forward to yet another opportunity to welcome your family into the celebration of Early Learning! Three Rivers Christian Early Learning Center is an innovative program developed to provide quality early learning and child care for children between the ages of 4 weeks to 12 years.  We incorporate the child's sense of self,combined with interactive play, implementing community resources, family involvement and support which all contribute and create a higher level of value and confidence in every child so that they may grow and flourish in their life and world.
Here's what's happening On Campus:
Honoring Staff
Three Rivers Christian School Early Learning Center staff, remains committed to creating learning experiences with rich curriculum that honors God; so as to create a foundation of a lifetime of learning.  We honor you Staff, for your continued dedication to children and families!
Preschool Fun Health and Fitness
From Tumbling to basketball, movement and exercise... the preschool physical education and fitness class is designed for good health and optimal learning.  Mrs. Kristy Ford will be the specialist for this class and all activities and skill development are based within the curriculum physical development of Growing up Healthy.
Joyful Praise and Music
Mrs. Vicki Stagner and Mrs. Barb Noel are the ELC Early Learning music specialists and will be celebrating music in an environment of community learning with our youngest Learners.  Children will experience fun with instruments, create and perform movement while developing interests and skills in visual art, dance and singing.
Dance Classes and Creative Movement
Mrs. Debby Kramer owner and instructor of "Luv 2 Dance" will be joining us to teach dance classes and creative movement to our early learners.  She is looking forward to creating an atmosphere of having fun while building a level of coordination, confidence and character in all her aspiring students!
Quick Start Sports
We have had an ongoing response of continued interest and support for our Quick Start Sports Enrichment programs under the leadership of Chris Heath!  Fall Flag Football will be our Fall Class with registration beginning soon.  The session will include: Weekly flag football participation sessions for 8 weeks.  Weekly Values and Lessons relating to sports while creating a team experience with healthy exercise and positive social interaction as a team player!
Early Achievers
Everything about Early Achievers enhances and accelerates high quality programs for Early Education which is so valuable within our professional early learning community!  Preparing children to succeed in school and life seems to be the heartbeat of their philosophy which is immeasurable!  We are happy to announce that Three Rivers Christian Early Learning Center is an active participant in Early Achievers!
"But the plans of the Lord Stand firm forever,
the purposes of His heart through all generations"
 Psalm 33:11 

Principal's Message
Welcome back everyone!
This year promises to be one of the greatest years ever at Three Rivers Christian School.  The staff is so excited to see the returning students and families and feels so blessed to have first time students and families as well.  An almost sure recipe for success is the unity between parents, teacher, and student.  When all three are working together, students have a great year of academics and spiritual growth. 
The administration has hired unbelievable new teachers.  Each one has heard the clear call from the Lord, too.  During a time of teacher shortages across the nation, TRCS keeps getting high quality people.  God's miracles are constantly blessing us.  

New events and programs are in store for us as well. At the high school, we are planning our first missions trip for our 11th and 12th graders.  We have a tremendous AXIS team coming in January to encourage students in their faith.  We have some dynamic electives at both campuses.  Our new middle school structure promises to be exciting for our 6th and 7th graders.
TRCS teachers have improved their craft of teaching by taking professional development courses during the summer.  Master Degrees have been attained, ACSI Certification for many teachers has been accomplished as well.  During our August in-service trainings, we improved our writing curriculum and techniques, student assessment and evaluation, and learned many other strategies to improve our school district.

Please keep TRCS in your prayers.  We can only do this with God's grace and protection.  The new theme for this year is taken from Galatians 5:22-23, the Fruit of the Spirit! There will be lots of sweet tasting students
around here!

See you soon,
Randy Lemiere
Athletic Director's Message
Athletics Start Dates:

Cross Country has started... But it's not too late to join!
tim carns The TRCS High School and Middle School Cross Country Teams need more runners. No experience is necessary and any 6th - 12th grade student is welcome regardless of ability.

The team will practice Monday through Friday at 6:00P.M. at the high school campus at 2441-42nd Avenue, Longview

If you have questions, please contact Coach Kevin Rentner:

Girls Volley Ball: Join Today!
Starting August 29th we will have regular, single practices in the afternoon from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  If you are in need of new volleyball gear, please remember that all pads, spandex, ankle braces, shoes and socks should be black in color.  I can't  wait to see you all, it's going to be a great season!!!!! 
If you have any questions, please concact Coach Lisa Caddel:
Do You Goodsearch?
This is EFFORTLESS Fundraising!
If you're not already doing it, take a minute to change your internet search window to default to , and select Three Rivers Christian School as your charity of choice.  Did you know this simple act brings in hundreds of dollars to TRCS every year?