Welcome back, Warriors! We are elated to have our students back on campus!
Woodlands Christian has been blessed with 655 exceptional students this year (including 131 new students) and, in my humble opinion, the most dynamic faculty anywhere. Their passions for sharing Christ, challenging minds, and inspiring future leaders are contagious. We are all looking forward to a tremendous year as we celebrate the 25-year anniversary of The Woodlands Christian Academy.
In spite of the rain this summer, we are making excellent progress on the construction of our high school building. We've added over 800 loads of dirt, poured the footings and piers, and are ready to lay the foundation. The steel arrives at the end of the month, and we hope to complete construction before the end of this school year. Thus far, we have removed three portable buildings from campus and relocated two next to the Early Childhood area for additional classrooms. I must say that our Facilities Department sure does know how to make our portable buildings and our campus look good!
I am very excited to announce that Woodlands Christian was accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) in July. ECFA accreditation is based on seven standards of responsible stewardship including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. Very few schools are qualified to apply for and receive this very prestigious accreditation which is highly regarded by sophisticated donors. It's also noteworthy that we received this accreditation on our very first application!
Since the founding of Woodlands Christian, the Head of School has discerned an annual spiritual theme for our school community. This year's theme is heritage, and we will celebrate heritage in many different ways. The goals are to help our students value their heritage and to consider the heritage that they themselves will leave to others. Throughout the year, we will reinforce this theme at chapel, in the classrooms, on the playing fields and in staff devotions.
This year, we will celebrate the 25-year anniversary of The Woodlands Christian Academy and give thanks for the many blessings at our school. We will honor our families and the lineage that gave us life. We will rejoice in the God who loved us enough to give us His Word and His only Son, Jesus Christ, to heal us from our sins and to give us eternal life. Ultimately, we will encourage our students to appreciate their heritage and to covet godly character in order to leave a personal legacy of Christian heritage at their school, in their families, in their communities and in future generations.
Our scripture verse this year is Psalm 37:18. The Amplified Bible Classic version reads,
The Lord knows the days of the upright and blameless, and their heritage will abide forever.
I will culminate this year by hosting an optional family trip to Israel, the birthplace of our spiritual heritage, from May 29 - June 7, 2019. If you are interested in learning more and hopefully joining me, please contact Nancy Sievert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we reflect upon our blessings and look forward to this school year, we remain committed to serving your family and being obedient to God. Thank you for choosing Woodlands Christian for the education of your children. We are grateful for your partnership as we jointly strive to equip the next generation of Christian leaders – spiritually, academically, physically and socially – for the glory of Jesus Christ.