No School Friday, September 18
From the Superintendent
I want to thank all of our parents, staff, students, and school board members who have done so much to help with our food booth at the fair. Special thanks go to Mrs. Dachelle McVey for all of her hard work in organizing the booth. It is an incredibly difficult and time consuming task to find and organize volunteers, order food and supplies, account for the money, etc. Mrs. McVey has done an outstanding job. We still need volunteers to work this week, so please contact Mrs. McVey if you are able to assist. You may get a message to her through us here at school.
I also want to thank Mr. Steve Hillis and Mrs. Sonia Vandagriff for their efforts in organizing our booth under the grandstand. Thanks to some donors, we have been able to give away free Bibles with the school’s name inside to anyone who wants a copy. We also have been showing the video of the Gene Stallings speech, as well as a promotional video about the school which was filmed by Mr. Shelby Kohring, the youth minister at the Westwood Church of Christ. This video was very professionally done, and we are indebted to Shelby for his efforts with this.
Last week, Mr. Greg Vinson and I attended a luncheon at Lipscomb University for business managers and administrators from area Christian schools. In attendance were representatives from Middle Tennessee Christian, Ezell-Harding, Nashville Christian, Friendship Christian, and the Lipscomb Campus School. All of the schools represented reported a decline in enrollment, with a couple of schools dropping by as many as 60 and 70 students. Only Boyd Christian reported an increase in
enrollment. I felt very fortunate that in tough economic times, God continues to bless us.
Some of you have been helpful in providing names and contact information for home schooled students in the area. We are putting together a database of home school families here in Warren County that we can contact about providing some of these services. This could be an excellent source of revenue for the school; we could even gain some new full time students. If you know of a family that home schools their children, please pass along their name and phone number to us here in the office.
Upcoming Important Dates
Thurs., Sept. 17...Last Day of Grading Period
Tues., Sept. 29...Report Cards Distributed
Mon., Oct. 5...Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:15-6:00
Westwood Bridge to Close Monday, September 14
Please remember that the Westwood Bridge will close Monday, September 14. If this affects your route to school in the mornings, please be thinking about your alternate route so that your children will still be here on time next Monday.
Upcoming Sports Events
9/14...Golf vs. Van Buren Co.
9/15...Golf vs. Webb