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Parent Letter - 3/28/24

March 28, 2024
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

In a few short days, Christians worldwide will celebrate the “Superbowl of Christianity” – Resurrection Sunday.  Why is this day so important?  There is so much to the Passion Week events, but we can’t take any one of them, even Resurrection Sunday, as a stand-alone moment.  The entire week is necessary to provide the context and set the stage for this incredible miracle.  In fact, we need to truly go back to the beginning of Genesis to understand the full worth of Easter.  Back in Genesis Chapter 3, the encounter Adam and Eve had with Satan, the great serpent, and their disobedience put God’s plan, leading up to Resurrection Sunday, into motion.  After about three and a half years of ministry, Jesus returned to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration.  We read in John 12:12-13, “The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessed is the king of Israel.’”  They were ready to get out from under Roman oppression and crown him King.  But within a couple of days, the shouts of joy became shouts of condemnation as Jesus stood before Pilate.  The once joyful crowd became an angry mob shouting, “Crucify Him!”  With Jesus’ declaration on the cross that “it is finished,” the fate of Satan and his fallen angels was sealed, punctuated by His resurrection three days later.  There will come a day when he will return again to defeat evil forever – for now, let us rejoice as we declare, “He is risen!  He is risen indeed!!”

A huge shout-out goes to the Elementary division for their efforts in celebrating Grandparents’ Day and the Spring Book Fair.  We sold nearly $8,100 and were blessed to have over 150 grandparents on campus for this amazing day.  The elementary students did a great job in their performances, with the grand finale performance of Mrs. Cassidy’s 4th-grade class of “Arise My Love,” performed through the God Rods ministry.  Mrs. Waddill would like to thank all of you who made this book fair and our special celebration such a success!  RCS will receive approximately 20% of the book fair proceeds (after taxes, of course) to be used for improving our library resources.

There is a lot going on in the final seven weeks of school after the break.  So please pay close attention to the communication from the teachers and administrators about details of upcoming events.  Included in the list are IOWA Testing (22-26 April), Junior/Senior Banquet, Elementary Field Day (26 April), two more Open House events, Middle School King’s Dominion Trip, final exams, and Graduation on 24 May.  More details to come about these events as we get closer.

May the Lord bless you in His abundance this coming Resurrection Day and give you a restful Easter Break!

All 4 Him!

Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School
 

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Parent Letter - 3/8/24

March 08, 2024
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

In Acts chapter 8, we read of Philip, one of the disciples of Christ, and his encounter with an Ethiopian eunuch, a man in charge of the entire treasury of the Ethiopian queen.  When Philip came across the eunuch, the eunuch was engaged with the Word, specifically in this passage from Isaiah: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth.  In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.  Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”  The passage, of course, refers to Jesus and his crucifixion.  As a result of Philip’s explanation of the scripture, the Ethiopian was moved to ask Philip to baptize him on the spot.

This passage ties both Elementary and Secondary Spiritual Emphasis Days together around the concept of Authentic Faith – truly living a life that honors God and points others to Him.  The Elementary students heard from Ms. Cassidy on Monday and Tuesday, focusing on using our tongue for God – speaking truth, building others up, and praising God.  Philip spoke truth to the eunuch; his heart and life were forever changed.  In Secondary, Pastor Mike Camire of Parkway Baptist Church gave students hands-on, practical ways to live out their faith and share it with others.  Knowing God and His Word is only the first step – Doing, by living it out, is what changes the world.

Monday marks the official beginning of the fourth quarter – the home stretch!!  Students will very quickly lose focus as the weather warms and thoughts of summer plans invade their minds.  It is this time we really need your help at home – keeping them focused on doing homework, studying, and working on projects with excellence so they can finish strong.

Upcoming events to note:

  • Open House – 21 March at 6:30. Still plenty of space for your friends and co-workers to call and register.  They will hear from administrators, parents, and students, get a campus tour, and meet our awesome teachers. Encourage them to call 804-276-3193 to register.
  • Easter Break – 1-5 April
  • IOWA Assessments – 22-26 April

Please check the website for a list of anticipated vacancies for next year.  If you know a qualified teacher looking to make a kingdom difference in education, have them go to the website, complete the application, and email it to me.  Hey, maybe it's YOU!

Thank you for your continued partnership in Educating Hearts and Minds For Christ.

All 4 Him!

Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School
 

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Parent Letter - 3/1/24

March 01, 2024
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

Welcome to March, when spring begins, March Madness for college hoops begins, and the weather could change in a moment.  As they say, if you don’t like the weather in Virginia, just give it a few minutes!  We are also excited about the next Open House event on 21 March at 6:30. Please share this information with anyone you feel would be a great addition to the RCS family.

As we continue to navigate the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year, it is important that we remember the path we walk is uniquely designed and laid out by God.  Some parts are smooth, open, and flat; others are steep, winding, and challenging.  In EVERY part, however, we can lean on God’s word found in Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  It doesn’t mean the journey will be easy. It means that God has it, start to finish, and is walking with each of us on our unique road.  It means that when we stay connected to God and read His Word, he provides wisdom and direction in order to walk with Him on a well-lit road.

Although it is still one month away, I want to give you a heads-up for the next re-enrollment deadline.  The re-enrollment fee will increase to $350 per student on 1 April.  Applications are coming in and we are continuing to enroll new students.  If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to us and let us know.

Share your heart and home this summer! Host a student from Spain or France (ages 13-17) in your home for 3–4 weeks. Learn about their culture while he or she learns about living in an American family by just being a part of what you regularly do. There are various programs to suit your family’s work or non-working schedule. Families receive stipends to help out with expenses. Transportation or vacation concerns can be worked out. This will be a treasured memory for your family! Contact Debbie Hardy at 804-909-3190 or debbiehardy2003@yahoo.com.  For more information, click HERE.

Blessings on you and your family for a great, restful weekend.

All 4 Him!

Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School
 

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Parent Letter - 2/16/24

February 16, 2024
By Bill Sharp

Dear Warrior Nation,

You don’t have to look far to see how chaotic our world has become.  With so many things (including Satan) vying for our attention, all of them, if not contained, can keep us from accomplishing God’s work.  Psalm 46:10 tells us, “He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God’”.  By “be still”, the psalmist isn’t saying sit and do nothing.  Rather, it is maintaining peace and consistency through the surrounding chaos.  This is only possible in the Lord’s strength.  When we fully trust in Him in all circumstances, He will provide all we need to thrive, not just survive.  So, when things seem crazy, remember to be still in God and watch Him accomplish great things.

Tuesday’s Open House was a success, with eight families joining us for a great evening of parent testimonies, student-led tours, and meet-and-greet time with our amazing teachers.  One family shared why they came to the Open House.  This past football season, when we played their current school here at RCS, the player and his parents remarked on how impressed they were at the attitude and conduct of our players and coaches, and even had great conversations with members of our chain gang.  At the end of the game, our senior players led the teams in prayer, and this family was convinced that RCS was the school for their family.  What a great testimony of representing Christ in all circumstances!

If you have not completed your re-enrollment form, please do so soon as we are now in Open Enrollment, and seats are filled on a first-come, first serve.  The re-enrollment fee will increase to $250 on 1 March.  We are better together, and RCS is better with YOU!  New applications are being processed, and rolling enrollment means grades may fill quickly.

Share your heart and home this summer! Host a student from Spain or France (ages 13-17) in your home for 3-4 weeks. Learn about their culture while he or she learns about living in an American family by just being a part of what you regularly do. There are a variety of programs to suit your family’s work or non-working schedule. Families receive stipends to help out with expenses. Transportation or vacation concerns can be worked out. This will be a treasured memory for your family! Contact Debbie Hardy at 804-909-3190 or debbiehardy2003@yahoo.com.  For more information, click HERE.

May the Lord bless you in his abundance this three-day weekend.

Blessings,

Bill Sharp, M.Ed.
Head of School
 

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