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Issue: #40
January 2017  

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SCCS parents of teenagers, please join us on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm  for AXIS: a must-see event that will challenge, equip, and encourage you in pursuit of faithful shepherding of your family.
Principal for a Day
By: Mr. Wilson, SCCS Principal
There has never been a day like it at SCCS! On December 9th, a six year old
kindergartner became Principal for a Day. Mr. Thome (aka - Brett) assumed his role and responsibilities with enthusiasm and did an excellent job. In fact, many have commented that Mr. Thome's leadership and service to the teachers and students at SCCS was truly amazing!  

Mr. Thome started the day with announcements to both secondary and elementary students in a take-charge manner. He then went to his office and prayed for guidance to lead. Next he initiated a practice Fire Drill and used the opportunity to speak to the entire school and encourage them to keep up the good work. All were thankful for his leadership. Click to read more.
The Western Association of Schools & Colleges Visits SCCS
By: Mr. Huckabone, SCCS Administrator
Have you ever had the experience where a relative or friend comes to visit after a long time away and once they see the kids you hear something like "My you have grown since I saw you last."  It is amazing how we don't always recognize the changes that take place around us when we are in the midst of those changes from day to day.  It is that outside perspective that helps us to realize that growth and progress really are taking place.  It is especially helpful when someone can help you remember how things were, compared to how things are. This is also true for a school.

In November 2016, SCCS had the opportunity to have a very special group from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) come and observe our school program. Click to read more.
SCCS Essay Contest Winner Inspired by Fourth Grade Field Trip
SCCS is excited to announce the Newhall Chapter winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) essay competition, SCCS sixth grader Alyssa Cardenas.

The American History Essay Contest was established by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation's great history and learn about history in a new light.

"Miss Walter encouraged all sixth graders to enter the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) essay contest this year," said Alyssa's mom Teri. "The topic was the National Parks and each essay needed to be in the form of a journal, showing a child's reflection upon one specific trip to a specific national park. Click to read more.
Kindergarten Preview Day - March 3, 2017 @ 8:15 am

SCCS Junior High Softball Girls Lead by Example
Ten SCCS girls from grades 4th to 8th have started the junior high softball season determined to progress to the play-offs this year.

" It's exciting to have the diversity from 4-8th grade girls playing this year," said Ali Aguilar, SCCS Athletic Director and Softball Coach. "It makes it fun for the older kids to be mentors to the young ones, and to see all the families come together is exciting."

The younger students have gained much from these relationships.
"The junior high girls have been such a great example to the elementary girls," said Amy Hernandez, SCCS parent of fifth grader Madison and 3rd grader Malia. Click to read more.
SCCS Senior Ryan Franchimone signs at San Diego Christian to play baseball! 

Elementary Students Participate in ACSI Spelling Bee
By: Jill Briganti
SCCS had the privilege to compete at the ACSI District Spelling Bee held at Vineyard Christian School in Lancaster on January 13.

Liam Willey (2nd), Jacob Trosper (3rd), Haylie Hernandez (4th), Rachael Wilson (5th), Hannah Gunther (6th), John Morton (7th), and Siloam Brenner (8th) competed against students from 8 other schools.

Miss Briganti, who enjoyed coaching the spellers, said, "It was very competitive and exciting to see numerous tie breakers needed to select the winners! Everyone worked so hard and we are very proud of our amazing spellers!" Top spellers from grades 5-8 continued in a combined "spell off" where Rachael Wilson and Hannah Gunther placed 3rd and 4th place and will be competing in the next level- ACSI CA/HI Regional Spelling Bee- which will be held in Pasadena on February 25. Click to read more.