SCS News

Junior Bible Quiz 2017

The SCS Junior Bible Quizzers participated in their 3rd Junior Bible Quiz meet in Queens this past Saturday. Our Quizzers have been busy studying God’s word and preparing for the JBQ since the summer. Between the 15 Quizzers participating in the JBQ, over 180 questions were learned and over 50 scriptures and references were memorized! Here’s how our Quizzers did…

The Quizzers competed against 11 teams, participated in 10 rounds, and answered a total of 200 questions…

-Mrs. Wong’s Team placed 11th.

-Mrs. Mahoney’s Team placed 8th.

-Mrs. Berner’s Team placed 5th.

-Mrs. Loiacono’s team placed 3rd.

Among 50 Quizzers…

-Abigail L. placed 11th.

-Gabriel L. placed 8th.

-Daniel H. placed 5th.

-Andrew W. placed 2nd.

Caileigh M. and Annalyn L. received 1st time Quizzer trophies. All of the Quizzers received medals for their participation.

We are so very proud of all the children who dedicated their time and energy to studying God’s word and participating in this year’s JBQ. If you see any of our Quizzers in the hallways at school, be sure to congratulate them on a job well done!

We’d also like to extend our thanks to all of the coaches, parents, siblings and friends who volunteered their time to serve at the practices and meets. We couldn’t have done it without your support! Thank you to all the family and friends who traveled to the meets to cheer on our teams as well! Last, but not least, thank you so much to everyone who covered us in prayer!

 

J-Term 2017

During the week of January 30th, all classes in grades 6 through 12 were put on pause as SCS hosted its first-ever J-Term. Throughout the week, students participated in hands-on, experiential-learning focused courses.

SCS implemented J-Term week after seeing first-hand how successful it had been at other Christian schools across the country. When Mr. Buttacy visited one of those schools last Spring, he was so impressed by what he witnessed. He found that the teachers loved participating in J-Term because it afforded them the opportunity to share their passions with their students in a unique way and that their students loved it because they were presented with the opportunity to try something totally new. Some students even ended up discovering what career path they wanted to take from their J-Term experience!

Upon his return home, Mr. Buttacy conducted some research on J-Term and the benefits seen from implementation of such a week. He discovered that students benefited not only from discovering something new, but also from having a mental break from school. J-Term provided a soft and fun entry into the second semester after spending many hours studying for midterms. He also came across articles that stated parents were in favor of J-Term week because they observed their children being more excited about going to school.

The secondary faculty worked tirelessly throughout the summer and first three months of school preparing a variety of courses from which students were able to choose. The faculty came up with their course offerings based upon their own passions combined with interests their students had expressed in conversations over the years.

J-Term proved to be a wonderful success at SCS! It provided unique opportunities for students to grow in their relationships with each other and their teachers outside of the traditional classroom environment. It is certainly something we all look forward to participating in again next year!

SCS PTO Auction 2017

Save the Date!  Saturday, March 18th is the 12th Annual PTO Auction.  Keep an eye out for notices from your PTO class representatives on how you can help make this year’s auction a huge success for our kids.  We need your help!  If you have an item or service you can donate to the auction, please email your class PTO representative.  We are looking for event tickets, vacations, gift certificates, offers for professional services, restaurant gift cards, etc.  Have a timeshare you’re not using??  Why not donate a week for our live auction?  Have season tickets you’re not using, or a friend with a business that would be willing to donate a free service/item to the auction?  Please let us know.  If you would like to support the auction and make a donation please email: tmccabe@scsemail.org.

NUT cards will be distributed for all donations made by February 15th!