A beautiful spring day outside — an exciting fun-filled celebration of Pathfinder ministry inside.
The Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair was held May 21 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, Ore. Thirty Pathfinder clubs from around the conference arrived in time to set up their booths displaying the “Trusting God” theme and honors they had worked on throughout the Pathfinder year.
As you walk down the long hallway, there is a slight hum of Christian music emanating from the classrooms. Often there will be the joyful noise of students and teachers frolicking to a rhythmic “brain break” between study sessions. Perhaps you’ll see students out on the 10-acre field walking laps with their friends. Like the sister schools in the Upper Columbia Conference, Milton Stateline Adventist School (MSAS) in Milton-Freewater, Ore., keeps a fresh, positive, accelerated system for educating its youth.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is today's updated version of the long-honored three Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic).
The inclusion of STEM skills is necessary to ensure our students will be equipped to comfortably navigate their 21st-century future. STEM helps make creators, thinkers, problem solvers, inventors and innovators. Experience at the elementary level provides the foundation for higher learning.
The month of May was an exciting one for the students, friends and families of Cottage Grove Christian School (CGCS) in southern Oregon. The month started off with a family field trip to Wildlife Safari. The students were able to explore the village and have animal encounters with the tigers, cheetahs, lions, bears, giraffes and hippos. It was a great opportunity for the parents to get to spend the day with their students and interact with other parents as well.
As followers of Jesus, we are called to be stewards of God’s time and money. The Caldwell Adventist Elementary School (CAES) believes this skill of financial responsibility needs to be taught.
With this in mind, Reality Town, a financial simulation, came back to CAES by popular demand. Students in grades five through eight from the Treasure Valley attended this event.
Central Valley Christian School (CVCS) in Tangent, Ore., hosted its first off-site dinner and fundraising auction on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Funds were targeted for updated technology in classrooms and around the school. Central Valley hopes to incorporate more digitally based instruction and learning, as well as to partner with remote organizations to bring more outside learning and applications into classrooms. This desire seeks to emphasize the current Oregon Conference priority for classroom instruction of project-based learning.
During the past 70 years God has provided Christian education for the community of Glendive, Mont. The mission of this small rural Adventist church has operated a Christian elementary school, nearly every year, for the children of its church, as well as members of the community. This is a school where children can learn of God’s great love along with their other lessons.
Livingstone Adventist Academy’s kindergarten class has been working to bridge the gap between our local churches and the school in Salem, Ore. Being a school with seven constituent churches, Livingstone has a daunting task connecting them, but we have been doing our part.