VCHS students are invited to join us on Saturday, October 23rd in the high school gymnasium for this year’s homecoming dance. Expect a fun evening with refreshments, music, dancing, and a photo booth. The event will begin at 6PM and end promptly at 9:30PM. Students are allowed to bring a guest from another high school, but must get the necessary permission form from Miss Yargo. Tickets cost $30 for a single or $50 for double. You may buy tickets during lunch from a student council representative, or directly from Miss Yargo in Room 320.
This week’s student of the week for 3-5th grade is Xo-Qai Oliver. Her teacher wrote: Xo-Qai is such a pleasure to be around. She always follows the rules and tries to help others do the same. She uses the most pleasant manners and goes above and beyond to show love and friendship to her classmates and all those around her.
This week’s student of the week for 6-8th grade is Kay’Vonna Crockett. Her teacher wrote: Kay’Vonna has an amazing work ethic and consistently completes her assignments and gives her all. She is more than willing to help classmates who may have questions or need additional help. Kay’Vonna also displays a positive attitude in all that she does.
This week’s High School Student of the week is Tyler Connell. His teacher wrote: Tyler has assumed a lead role in the band, using his study hall to help the younger students learn all the newly assigned music. He leads sectionals with the drumline and keeps the students focused without teacher oversight. Tyler designed the band shirts and takes on any task asked of him and volunteers for more responsibilities.
Our 6-8th grade student of the week is Katlyn Rivera-Colon.
Her teacher wrote: Katlyn is a caring individual who models leadership in the classroom. She always has a positive look on the work that is given. Katelyn is a good friend to those around her.
Katlyn has a love for the arts. She likes to draw. She also like to play music. She wants to be an animator or a guitarist when she is older.
Proverbs 21:5 tells us; “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty,”
furthermore, Proverbs 15:22 says; “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisors they succeed,” and finally, Proverbs 16:9
says, “The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
God’s word makes clear the importance of planning while committing our hearts to Him. It is in that admonishment that Valley Christian Schools is launching its 2nd Strategic Planning Process. A Strategic Plan ensures that we fulfill the mission and vision of our school. In 2014, the leadership of Valley Christian School (Youngstown Christian School then) completed its first Strategic Plan, which resulted in the following major initiatives; 1) Accreditation, 2) Campus Expansion, 4) Mission Trip Opportunities for students, 4) Increased Teacher Compensation, 5) Enrollment Growth, 6) Technology Enhancements, 6) Facility Expansions and
Improvements (nearly $1,000,000), and 7) Academic Program Expansions.
A critical component of any strategic planning process is obtaining information and insights from each school stakeholder group
To that end, we are seeking parents to participate in one of five Focus Group sessions. A consultant will facilitate these focus
groups by leading a “brainstorming session” covering the following topics related to the schools; Prouds (accomplishments),
Regrets, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.
Following is a schedule of the Parent Focus Groups:
Monday, October 4th; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday October 5th; (10:00 am-12:00 pm) and (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm) and (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Wednesday, October 6th; ZOOM session (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
Please prayerfully consider joining us in this process to assist our school in accomplishing all that God has called us to do. Please
CLICK HERE to complete the registration form to participate.
I appreciate your consideration.
Michael A. Pecchia
Our HS SOTW is Kaydin Brown grade 12. Kaydin enjoys watching and playing sports, especially baseball and basketball. He loves all kinds of music. Kaydin is always willing to help out a friend in need and has a grateful and generous heart.
His teachers wrote, ” You are truly a leader among your peers”! You have become such a successful young man.
His mother wrote, “Kaydin’s personal relationship with the Lord has given him strong roots in his beliefs.” If you’ve ever had a conversation with Kaydin, you know he’s always up for a debate about anything.
This week’s Student of the week for 3rd-5th grade is Azariah Tarver.
His teachers wrote: We decided to nominate Azariah because it is always polite and uses manners. He follows the rules all of the time and always tries his best on his schoolwork!
Azariah loves to play with legos. His favorite television show is Paw Patrol. His favorite sport is baseball. He wants to be a firefighter when he grows up. `
School Food Service departments across the country are starting to experience food supply chain issues. Some items like chicken, bread/buns, salad mixes, muffins French toast, condiments and paper products are among the latest challenges for our food service department to receive.
VCS is committed to providing delicious hot meals to our students. Please know that menus are subject to change, and that we will do our best to get as “close as possible” substitutes for items that are unavailable.
We appreciate your patience and understanding! We look forward to serving all of our students free breakfast and lunch this school year!
Our HS SOTW is Ella R. Woodward grade 10.
Her teachers wrote, “Ella is selfless, an exemplary student, and a leader among her peers.”
Ella enjoys playing soccer with her team. She loves to read the bible. She also loves singing and enjoys meeting new people.