Apr. 19, 2021
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Coronation 2021
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Middle School/ High School News
The hard work, creativity, and commitment overflowed this week as we served our community, made memories, and honored our seniors. With Bracken Serves, senior chapel, a pep rally, Coronation, and prom, we had a busy, but exciting week!
2021 Coronation Court
King Jace Stirm
Queen Claire Shannon
Prince Ty Wolf
Princess Brogan Ortman
Duke Ryan Jester
Dutchess Madi Cobb
Baron Cody McCoy
Baroness Isabelle Isgro

Coronation is a long-standing Bracken tradition that is as special as it is unique. It's an event that honors the senior class, recognizes family and key people in the seniors' lives, and crowns two members of each high school class for the court. As the gym is transformed into an elegant venue, so are the seniors as they arrive red-carpet ready in dashing suits and dazzling gowns. Stepping out onto the stage, each senior's Bracken biography is read describing their time as a Warrior and their plans for the future. Letters written by seniors thanking their parents, family, and other special people in their lives are then read (with the risk of triggering a few tears) followed by letters from parents to their child. Once each senior has been recognized, the peer-selected court is announced and crowned. But they don't stop there! After family photos, the seniors and the newly-crowned court wind their way through the halls of Bracken where they are met with applause by the youngest Warriors who stare in awe at their role models' extraordinary new look. Coronation gives seniors and their loved ones some well-deserved recognition and memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations, 2021 seniors, their families, and the Coronation court!
Sophomore Class
It took over 100 hours and numerous volunteers working into the (very) early hours of the morning to transform the gym into a dreamy little piece of Venice. A million thanks to Kendra Crerand who, along with dedicated volunteers, transformed an ordinary gym into a magical setting for coronation and prom. Many volunteers assisted her in design, donations, set up, clean up, and countless other ways. She would like to specifically acknowledge: Nancy Young, the Janowiaks, Katsy Joiner, Amy Day, Karagan Day and family, Cynthia Prater, Laura Wood, Terri Sanders, Christina Wood, the Stirms, the Kacmars, Teri Jennings, the Pattersons, Kelly Humphries, Ann Shannon, Mrs.Holland, the Vandergriffs, the Slussers, the Grinsteads for the donation of gelato/italian sodas, and Bulverde Baptist Church (the Brands) for lending plants. Thank you to all! Your efforts created the stage for a day and evening of beautiful memories.
Service Day
On Wednesday, the middle and high school students participated in the second "Bracken Serves" service day of the school year providing assistance in various ways to sixteen different nonprofit organizations throughout the local community. Some of those included Bulverde Baptist Church, The Hope Center Food Pantry, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, The SHARE Center, Bulverde Assisted Living, The Loft Coffee House, Hill Country Daily Bread, The Vintage Barn, and Hillside Fellowship.
Senior Chapel and "Hats Off to Seniors" Pep Rally
After a special chapel hosted by the senior class, seniors were treated to some unique gifts at the "Hats Off to Seniors" pep rally. Student council members presented each senior with a "custom-made" hat that highlighted their individual personalities, interests, sports and other activities. It turns out that you can tell a lot about someone by what they wear!
Announcements and Upcoming Events: Please see Week at a Glance for events this week.
  • Class pictures April 29th
Elementary School News
Fifth Grade Chapel
The fifth grade chapel was full of imagination and valuable lessons for us all. Entertaining, humorous and inspiring, the fifth graders took charge of writing their entire chapel presentation and cleverly reminded us about the power of the words we use. Our words can hurt or they can help. Choose them wisely.

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

Reading is always more fun when you have a fury, cuddly friend to read to. The STREAM second grade class has been enjoying reading "Owls in the Family" along with...Who? Who? Oh, yes -- their stuffed animal owl buddies!
Upcoming Events: Please see Week at a Glance for events this week.
  • April 22, 29: Code Club for 4th and 5th graders from 3:00-4:30
  • May 18 - Kinder graduation n the gym
  • May 20 - Elementary awards and 5th grade graduation in the gym
Warrior Sports
DATE CHANGE: The athletic banquet will now be held on May 19
BCS and You
There are many ways you can support YOUR Bracken Christian School. Choose to volunteer, donate classroom items, participate in fundraising campaigns, and make monetary donations. See below for many opportunities to help your Warriors thrive!
The Giving Tree
BCS classrooms have needs that you can help meet. Weekly featured items are below. Please contact teachers for any questions you may have.

Elementary Needs:
Kinder Mrs. Wilcox: Teacher pay Teacher
1st Grade Mrs. Crouch: Sterlite boxes (8x10)
2nd Mrs. Beene – Learning Zone gift card, portable CD player
Science : Gift cards for perishable items for lab.

Nosebuds (x5)
Thermometer covers
Thank you!
Our Bracken families have very generously donated some wonderful cookbooks to the library. Librarian Teri Jennings wishes to pass along her thanks for the donations and is excited to process the cookbooks into our library database and get them on the bookshelves. "Bon Appétit" to all of the families who will be enjoying some delicious meals prepared by our aspiring Warrior chefs! Thank you, Bracken Families!
Revenue Sharing Fundraising
Help Bracken with no extra cost to you.
Raise money for BCS with gift cards through Scrip. When you buy a gift card from Scrip, you give a gift to Bracken. Over 700 merchants. See Tammy G. in the elementary office or go to ShopWithScrip.com and click "Join a Program." Enter code 6BL5A91B6151.
No clipping. No sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the Box Tops app HERE, shop, then scan your receipts. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.
Prayer Warriors
Pray for an increase in spiritual depth on campus, for students and staff to be overwhelmed by God’s amazing love for them.

Pray for the Lord to move in power and reveal Himself to each of our students, and that our students would know Him and receive His love.

If you have a prayer request that you would like to share in the newsletter, please contact one of the principals or Amy Day to have it included here.

Administration Announcements
Bracken Backers will be awarding three $1500 scholarships to student athletes. The scholarship recipients will be announced at the sports banquet on May 8. The submission deadline is April 30. Please contact Ms. Cobb for scholarship packets and more information.

The ACE scholarship can pay up to 50% of private school tuition or a maximum of $2,000 per year for grades K-8 and $3,000 per year for high school. It is based on financial need. Please contact the office for more information.
To access the Bracken Uniform Plus, please contact Amy Day to make an appointment. amy.day@brackenchristian.com.

Head of School:
Jeff Coleman

Assistant Head of School/STREAM Director:
Jamie King

Marketing and Communications Director:
Amy Day

HS/MS Principal:
Tashi Land

Athletic Director:
Terri Sanders

Admissions Director:
Mallory Smith

SHIELD Coordinator:
Kim Miglicco