Covenant Christian School Blog
Below is an article written by our Sophomore, Gabriel Smith for "Navy Leaguer" Magazine. We are proud of you Gabriel; your goals, your ambition, and your patriotism!
Last week, the 6th graders made clay models of the tabernacle furnishings as part of their study of Ancient Israel in Heritage. They worked with a partner to research their assigned piece of furniture and wrote out a short summary of what they found including the appearance, dimensions, purpose, location in the tabernacle, and how each piece represents Christ. The tabernacle furnishings featured in the pictures are the Altar of Burnt Offering, the Altar of Incense, the Golden Lampstand, the Laver, and the Table of Showbread.
Great job students!
Last week in Mrs. Scheler's 4th grade class they were sharing prayer requests and one student, Hayden mentioned knowing someone who recently had their home destroyed by a fire.
Mrs. Scheler took that opportunity to mention that she might have some things to donate to the individual. This spurred on another student, Ali who asked if they could gather items as a class to help this family in need. Ali herself brought in books, a sweet note and bag of items to donate to this family.
Mrs. Scheler was so impressed with Ali's heart to serve and the class all agreed that they'd like to do something to help. After further inquiries into this unfortunate event, she discovered there were children also affected by the fire that destroyed the home. Two more students; Faith & Grace stepped up to help and brought in two bags full of items!
Their class is joining together to bring in donations next week too. These sweet children truly are "doers of the Word"! They see a need and have acted on it with hearts to serve and share God's love.
Way to go 4th grade Cougars!
You make us proud.
The Sophomores follow "Gene" from "A Separate Peace" in his desire to dress and feel like his friend and hero. From Gatsby to Lucille Ball. From Sadie Robinson to Slash. From Tai Lopez to Captain America...we all enjoyed becoming someone else... even if for one day!
See more highlights here!
In honor of Veterans Day, second grade Covenant students were given the assignment to write about family members or friends who currently serve or who have served in the United States military. Most students have family with military backgrounds or have family currently serving in various banches of the military.
Santa in Sherwood Forest?
Batgirl & Supergirl are the
Sheriff of Knottingham's wife and daughter?
The Joker loves Maid Mario?
Come watch these characters transform back into the cast
of our Junior Play performing Robin Hood
on November 18th & 19th
at the Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe.
November 18 at 12:30 p.m.
November 19 at 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5.00 for students $7.00 for adults
(Chaperones for matinees get in free)
Our Secondary Art Teacher, Mrs. Peverill is the vice president of a local art league. Each year the league participates in the Texian Heritage Festival in Montgomery at the Fernwood Historical Park. This year's event took place last Saturday, October 17th
At the Festival, the art league has a big art display and invites visitors to participate in a community painting on the history of the area. This year the title of the piece was "Steaming Through History" featuring a steam train loaded with logs and a saw mill .
It's a 4'x5' canvas:
“You are correct!” I assured him. “The Belt of Truth is something that is always with you no matter what you wear.” In that moment, I knew that the lessons were becoming more than just words on a page. They were becoming living and active in his life. Pre-K has such a wonderful, childlike faith and show so much of what it means to truly love God.
Last spring, seventeen kindergarten students accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. You are most likely picturing a classroom full of students praying the prayer of salvation together, but nothing could be further from the truth. Covenant teachers know the seriousness of the decision to follow Christ. It is the most important decision students will ever make, so teachers want to be certain they fully understand what they are doing.
Have you visited Covenant's science lab recently? Just this morning, secondary science teacher Louette deJager had exciting news to share about Striped Bangaii Cardinals Bonnie and Clyde. The fish have had babies - and they are adorable!
Covenant dad Louis Zapeda has spent the last year and a half cultivating salt water tanks in the lab that also contain a few of God's awesome creations. He strategically placed Bonnie and Clyde in one of the tanks hoping they would grow to enjoy their new surroundings. For the last 30 days, it's been obvious that Clyde and Bonnie were expecting - because Clyde's mouth has been full (lately, VERY full). You see, God designed male Bangaii Cardinals to be caregivers to their offspring, and the way Clyde does his job is by keeping the eggs, hatchlings and then tiny fish inside his mouth until they are ready to live on their own.
During class this morning, Clyde released three of the several offspring he has been protecting for the last 30 days. Some photos show Bonnie waiting patiently outside the protective bag that contains Clyde and his charges. Mrs. deJager and Mr. Zapeda expect to see more babies released as the day progresses, and everyone hopes Bonnie will give Clyde a reprieve before presenting him with more babies to care for - because poor Clyde hasn't eaten anything for the last 30 days!
Stay tuned...students have some new fish to name. Isn't God's creation awesome?!
The 6th graders had the opportunity to experience some of the tastes from Ecuador; a sweet pudding drink called "Morocho", plantain chips, and an Ecuadorian soup. The reactions were positive..."I could live in Ecuador, I love their food"!
The students compared and contrasted Ecuadorian foods with our foods in the U.S. on a Venn Diagram.
"Pray for our advanced students as I force them to wrap their minds around sophisticated language and highly metaphorical literature. They are working to receive college credit, and it is not easy." - Mrs. Fox
Last week our 8th & 10th graders took a tour of the Holocaust Museum in Houston. Here are some of their unique responses of what they saw:
A Holocaust Apology
During the 2014-15 school year, Covenant's first grade class decided they wanted to write to our American soldiers for Valentine's Day. Barbara Bledsoe, first grade teacher, located a military contact to whom the notes would be mailed. Prior to mailing, students and teachers prayed over the notes and Valentines asking God to protect and bless our soldiers. They were mailed to Paul Fraser, Retired Communications Specialist, who continues to work with our military living on-base with the soldiers at Bagram Airfield. He is also Uncle Paul to one of our Covenant families.
If you know much about our school, you know what amazing students we have. This past summer several of our CCS students took part in serving our community here and around the world. Here are two special kids that made an impact:
Second grader, Zell Ferro was able to help at the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Center through his church, First United Methodist Church-Conroe this past summer. Zac joined in with other kids by collecting new shoes and food and then delivering them to the center. They also organized the food in the food pantry. While there, Zac and his family found out that a lot of people are given peanut butter and jelly but there was a need for bread to go along with these items. Zac saw the need and decided that he and his family should try and take bread to the center every week! Every Thursday their goal is to take in 20 loaves of bread to help make a difference in their community. What a big effort by a great kid that saw a simple need. Way to go Zac. We are proud of you and your desire to be the hands and feet of Christ in serving others!
Eleventh grader, Cheney Emberg, was able to take a missions trip with Faith Bible Church last June to the Dominican Republic. While there they loved on the people in the village through Vacation Bible School, construction work, and door-to-door evangelism. Pictured below is Cheney with her sponsor child in Cotui, Dominican Republic. What an incredible opportunity to share the love of Christ to others around the world. We are proud of you Cheney and your heart to serve others.
Do you have a CCS student that went on a missions trip this past summer? Tell us about it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today six 2015 graduates of CCS will invade the Abilene Christian Campus. As I was praying for these six this summer, I realized that they are from 5 different churches and denominations. At that moment the Holy Spirit infused me with enthusiasm for what this group will accomplish on the ACU campus. What a beautiful expression of unity in the Body of Christ-a ideal fostered in our interdenominational school. As one of their senior Bible teachers, I have witnessed these students praying for and encouraging one another. I have watched them minister to older people in a nursing home and observed them loving on underclassmen. Join me in praying for all of our college freshmen as they begin great new adventures. Praying the 2015 graduates will allow the Holy Spirit to move mightily through them, praying for boldness, and for a growing passion for God and others!