Savage Selected for Save the Children Advocacy Summit
For the second consecutive year, Southwest Christian School is very proud to announce that a member from our school was selected as a Save the Children Advocacy Summit Scholarship recipient. Junior Lauren Savage was one of only twenty-three students from across the nation chosen for this prestigious honor. Application criteria included a series of essays written to convey the candidate's interest in humanitarian relief as well as a letter of recommendation from a sponsor teacher. Lauren's passion for service to her country and service to underdeveloped nations was exemplified in her application. She aspires to attend the USAF Academy and become a fighter pilot. While on deployment, Lauren hopes to assist those in need and effect change in these underserved regions. Lauren traveled with her sponsor, Mrs. Kim Chaulk, on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. While there, Lauren had the opportunity to meet and discuss issues of concern with individuals such as Andrea Mitchell, host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, NBC News; Kevin Madden, CNN commentator and senior advisor/spokesman for the Romney 2012 presidential campaign; Stephanie Cutter, host of CNN's Crossfire and deputy campaign manager for the Obama 2012 presidential campaign; Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education; Senator John Boozman (R-AZ); Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA); Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY); Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT); Raj Shah, USAID Administrator; Dr. Tom McInerny, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Cokie Roberts, political commentator of ABC news and senior news analyst of NPR; and Bridgit Mendler, actress and platinum-selling recording artist. Lauren noted that the highlight of the trip was having the opportunity to advocate for children's rights with members of Congress from her home state (Granger, Johnson, McCaul, and Weber) and tell them how her school had nurtured her passion through its partnership with international, domestic, and local organizations (Minimester, JWAC, Samaritan Purse, to name a few). SCS is very proud of Lauren and her numerous achievements; we recognize that she has a very bright future ahead of her and are eager to hear about her future accomplishments.
SCS - Summer Camp Sensation
Summer programs enhance the summer experience for your students. SCS summer offerings include athletics camps and academic enrichment as well as crafts, acting classes and other fun courses.
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Three weeks of camps at the Elementary Campus. Camps are Monday through Friday 9-12 and 1-4.
Week 1 (June 9 – 13): Summer Camp Sensation
Week 2 (June 16-20): Sky Ranch Summer Camp at SCS for campers who are not ready to stay overnight
Week 3 (July 14-18): Summer Camp Sensation
MS Recent Art Awards
Middle schoolers performed very well at several local arts competitions.
At the PSI (Private Schools Invitational) Art Competition there were more than 200 entries and 18 school participating. Seventh grader, Walker Lot,t was the 1st Place Champion in 7th Grade 3D.
In the JrVASE (Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event) Art Competition for both a public and private schools there were more than 700 total pieces entered, and more than 40 schools participating. SCS took 40 pieces of artwork from seventh and eighth grade students. Out of those 40 works of art, over 83% of them scored a top ranking of 4. Eight of those 33 pieces received a perfect score of 60.
A perfect 60 score was awarded to Patty Beth Austin, Nicole Grimaldos, Kiersten Hart, Madison O'Brien, Eunice Park 2), Lucy Philips and Georgia Riddle.
State Champion Top 8%:
Patty Beth Austin - Photography
Kiersten Hart - Mixed Media
Lucy Philips - Oil Pastel
JrVASE Winning Medals for a "Superior" Rating: 8th Grade Division: Patty Beth Austin, Braden Bass, Kailen D'escayrec, Hillary Garlington, Nicole Grimaldos, Nathan Little, Rachel Massey, Madison Monte, Jason Norman, Georgia Riddle, Chaz Sullivan
7th Grade Division: Tatiana Grimaldos, Kiersten Hart, Victoria Hunter, Julie Jung, Natalie Neale, Madison O'Brien, Mara Ondrizek, Eunice Park, Lucy Philips, Mary Elizabeth Watson
Track Standouts Advance to Regionals
The boys' and girls' high school track teams competed last week in Abilene at the TAPPS 4A District 1 Championships. The top four runners in each event qualified for regionals, which will be held April 25 in Plano.
Ashley Bratton advanced in both the 1600M and the 3200M for the second year in a round. The girls' 4 x 200M relay (Jessica Jones, Megan Register, Olivia Corley, Kandace Canaday) and 4 x 400M relay (Jessica Jones, Megan Register, Olivia Corley, Kandace Canaday) also qualified.
For the boys, Cameron Brown qualified in the 200M along with the 4 x 400M relay team of Stephen Willis, Ty Derouen, Cameron Brown and Gabe Paschall.
Girls' Golf Team Advances
Congratulations to the girls' golf team. They earned their way to the TAPPS 4A North Region after placing second in the District. The team was led by Christine Robb, Lauren Paulus, Kellen Lyness, Sydney Forrester, and Molly Magby. Four of the five members also earned All-District Honors by placing in the Top 10. Christine Robb(6th), Lauren Paulus(8th), Kellen lyness(9th) and Sydney Forrester(10th). Regional will be played on April 15 at Canyon Creek CC in Richardson. GO EAGLES!!!
Boys' Golf Wins District
The boys' golf team won the district championship which makes the fourth time they have won in the past five years. After a shaky first day, the team settled down and won by over 20 strokes. Several golfers earned All-District honors by placing in the Top 10. Will Dennis(3rd), Graham Lewis(4th) and Robert Collision(7th). Congratulations Coach Higden and the team. Regional will be played April 15 at Canyon Creek CC in Richardson.
2014 National Merit Finalists
Southwest Christian School is proud to recognize Dalton Butler, Chris Cook, and Christine Robb who have been named as 2014 National Merit Scholarship Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Dalton has been at SCS since 7th grade. Chris came to us in 6th grade and Christine has been an SCS student since Early Childhood. We congratulate these exceptional students and their families!
The Time is Now - Eagles Fan Facility
We are so excited to share with you plans for a new Eagle Stadium Fan Facility. With the full support of the SCS Board of Trustees and administration, the SCS Booster Club has taken the initiative to fully fund and complete this greatly needed addition to our athletic complex.
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Admissions Season in Full Swing
Prospective families are invited to explore the programs, places and people that define Southwest Christian School and our commitment to a Christ-centered college preparatory education. Check out the information on our Admissions pages and discover opportunities for your child in every direction.
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NASA Aerospace Scholars
Four SCS seniors have been announced as NASA High School Aerospace Scholars. They are Ashlee Huff, Benjamin Johnston, Christine Robb, and Alynna Knaub. High School Aerospace Scholars, or HAS, is an interactive online learning experience highlighted by a weeklong internship. Selected students are encouraged to study mathematics, science, engineering and computer science by interacting with engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The project includes preliminary interactive Web-based activities, distance learning and a residential experience during the summer at JSC. From across the state of Texas, students are selected to participate by their state legislator through a competitive process. Selected students are Texas residents and U.S. citizens currently in their junior year of high school (rising seniors) with an interest and aptitude for mathematics, science, engineering or computer science.
Elementary Arts Academy
The Elementary Arts Academy is an educational opportunity for students in grades 4-6 that essentially extends the school day. Students will be instructed in the arts in addition to the core instruction offered in the curricular day. This is a wonderful opportunity for elementary students interested in furthering their education in Music, Theatre, and/or Studio. The Academy aligns with our K-12 SCS Fine Arts instruction and programming.
Elementary Fine Arts develops disciplines which stimulate creative and organic expression. Students express and refine their creativity through works of art, both visual and in performance, critical thinking of the arts, and a cultural awareness of the world around them with Christ at the center.
- Beginner Band
- Introduction to Theatre Arts
- Improvisational Acting
- Studio Art
- Private Music Lessons in voice/instrument
- Elementary Main Stage Performance
Septmeber 18, 2012: Board of Trustees members announced the newly established SCS Endowment Fund at the President's Circle Dinner. The charter reads:
Let it be proclaimed that on this sixth day of September in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve, the following individuals, hereinafter known as “Charter Donors”, have assembled together to establish the Southwest
Christian School General Endowment Fund.
BE IT KNOWN that the Southwest Christian School General Endowment Fund is hereby established to provide the long-term financial stability of Southwest Christian School while creating a framework for future contributions in perpetuity.
BE IT FURTHER KNOWN that said Donors, through their collective faith, vision and support, have hereby laid this foundation upon which Southwest Christian School will fulfill its mission and purpose of providing a Christ-centered, college preparatory education that graduates young adults equipped as Christian leaders in the world.