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2nd and 3rd grade students

How is discipline handled at RCLS?

The short answer is that discipline is handled in an atmosphere of grace that encourages respect, repentance, and resilience. The longer answer is that discipline is handled in a positive learning environment that is shaped, in part, by two related tools: a responsive classroom and a common language. Read more to learn how school and home can partner together. It's all in the Word(s)!

Read more about this article about On Mission: The Power of Words for Teaching and Raising Children
2nd grade students with friends

Success in school is not just about reading and math. It is also about knowing how to learn and how to get along well with others. Researchers have found that students too often leave school with skills in the areas of math, reading, and technology, but without adequate social and emotional intelligence to complement these skills so that they may be successful in the work force. RCLS recognizes its students’ need for Social-Emotional Learning and seeks to meet this need, in part, through Second Step, a curriculum designed to help students develop social-emotional skills that will benefit them in the RCLS classroom and beyond.

Read more about this article about Building Skills for Life: An Introduction to Second Step Curriculum
red carpet welcome to school

We spend a lot of time and resources at RCLS to ensure that the whole child is educated, so we are thrilled to hear about all the ways our students extend that education, on and off campus. Recently, we learned that five of RCLS's middle-school students took their learning all the way to the state fair.

Read more about this article about Committed to Learning for Life: A Community of Learners, On and Off Campus
Bold Logo

This school year, we’re charging our school community to “Be Bold”:

Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9b, ESV).

As part of our year-long reflection on these words, RCLS has adopted a ministry theme logo. We are thrilled to introduce RCLS alumna and current parent, Mrs. Kelly Hicks, as the artist of this year’s  logo. A graphic designer, Kelly loves that she got to design a logo for the Bold theme, which she hopes will encourage her own boys to be Bold in Christ. Read on to be inspired by her expression of the biblical principle that God is with us. We may Be Bold, indeed!

Read more about this article about Be Bold! Picturing Biblical Truth
Boy reading Charlotte's Web

It's summer. That means it's time to read. RCLS is here to help you facilitate your child's summer reading––to eliminate the "summer slide." Check out summer hours for the RCLS Library, register your child for one of these great Summer Reading Programs, or check out an RCLS recommended book list. 

Read more about this article about Tips and Tools for a Reading Summer: RCLS Library Hours, Reading Programs, and More