Did You Know? School Year Snapshots

July 01, 2006

Washington Conference students participated in an Art, Prose and Poetry contest this spring. Their creative work reflected the theme “Blessings” in artwork and “To give is better than to receive” in prose and poetry. Winning entries were displayed during camp meeting.

Baker View students honored their mothers with a special Mother's Day Tea. Students presented handmade gifts, prepared and served food platters, performed songs and recited poems.

After Hurricane Katrina last fall, Nelson Crane Christian School students held a Penny Drive where they collected coins for hurricane relief.

Washington Conference is saying “happy retirement” to two teachers this year. Jerry Sage, principal/teacher at Poulsbo for eight years, will retire and turn over the keys to a brand-new school that he hasn’t had a chance to teach in yet. Ciri Achord, third- and fourth-grade teacher at Olympia Christian School, is also retiring this year after 17 years at Olympia.

Burien K-2 students recently got a landscaping lesson. These students helped to beautify the school grounds as part of a gardening unit. Students planted flowers, moved bark, and placed hanging flower baskets.

Lewis County Adventist School fifth- and sixth-graders presented the entire church service at Chehalis Spanish Church last spring. The church service allowed students to get a taste of practical, cross-cultural ministry.

Almost 20 Shelton students are swinging along with new playground equipment. Not too long ago, only four students were enrolled at Shelton Valley Christian School. In the fall, the school will start a kindergarten program. Shelton Valley is excited to see how God is working in their school, with their new teachers and in the community.

More than 110 students graduated from Washington Conference schools for the 2005-2006 school year.

Bailey Gillespie presented ValueGenesis2 results for Washington Conference to pastors and teachers this spring. The survey results give guidance to leaders as they teach and mentor our young people.