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.
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!
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.
Congratulations, RCLS graduates! Earlier this week, RCLS celebrated the 8th-grade Class of 2019 with a formal commencement ceremony. Just before her graduation, one student sat down to consider her RCLS experience, which began in Kindergarten. Her reflections, prompted by our questions, are here.
For all of the intellectual, social-emotional, and spiritual benefits that reading aloud renders for school-aged children, RCLS wants to encourage parents to make this a summer of reading, not just for your child but with your child. There are plenty of great titles out there, and we offer here a short list of recommended titles that may get you started. Pick a book, grab a chair––at home, at the lake, on the beach––and read together!
These reads are recommended with a variety of RCLS students in mind––some reluctant readers, some avid bibliophiles––but all of these narratives are “good” in that they are about that which is true. In every case, these are books beloved by RCLS teachers and students who have read them, and they promise to lend understanding that broadens your student’s perspective or reinforces her embrace of goodness. Peruse this list for titles your middle schooler might enjoy this summer, visit the library or local bookstore, and get him reading. Even better, maybe you’ll want to read alongside (or with) her, too. Enjoy!