Jesus as Lord (all aspects of life under His authority–health/body, work hard…”whatever you do, do to His glory.”
Health & Physical Education—daily PE & recess, hot lunch program daily featuring a variety of low-fat, unprocessed food, chapel food demos, Prez fitness, field day, frequent exercise breaks, outdoor ed, red ribbon week, Let’s Move Day, Jump 4 heart, ski day, soccer & basketball
Some links showing the value of physical activity for learning.
“Wholeness and health have been an emphasis of the Seventh-day Adventist church since the 1860s when the church began. The Bible reminds us that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we have been entrusted with the privilege of maintaining and improving our spiritual, mental, social and physical health.” (taken from GC/Health Website)
- Our focus on dietary health is seen through our hot lunch program. A dietician cooks healthy meals that focus on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, unprocessed food, and low sugar.
- During Friday chapels we frequently feature food demos that support our health focus.
Several times a week each class experiences a 30 minute educational time.
Every day each class is able to have Recess/Exercise Breaks. (insert quote )
Let’s Move Day:
Once a year we work with the General Conference in “Let’s Move Day”. On this day students with parents and siblings, participate in triathlons, as well as walking, biking, and swimming. The goal for the day is for the General Conference to reach 1 million miles in one day!
Jump Rope For Heart:
Once a year students participate in the Jump Rope For Heart with the American Heart Association. These events engage elementary and middle school students with jumping rope or playing basketball while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues. And both programs are great ways to satisfy the physical education standards as determined by NASPE (National Association for Sport and Physical Education) and AAHE (American Association for Health Education).
In February all students are encouraged to participate in a ski day at Timberline Resort.
In the fall and spring all students are encouraged to join the age appropriate soccer team.
In the fall grades 5-8 can join the basketball team and compete with other local schools.
Grades 5-8 enjoy several days in an outdoor education program. During these times the students ________________________.
Every Friday students come together to focus on spiritual development. The 7th and 8th grades, led by a faculty member (name Gail/position?) lead out in a biblical story.
Week of Worship:
Twice a year the students have a week of spiritual emphasis. One week the 7th & 8th graders, led by Gail, act a bible story to students and discuss lessons learned. Another week a special guest teaches the students on how to grow closer to Him.
Every morning, minutes before school starts, faculty and students hold a volunteer prayer time in the front lobby.
See You at the Pole: (?)
Operation Christmas Child:
Every November students volunteer to participate in Operation Christmas Child.
Every year right before Thanksgiving, the student body prepares a Thanksgiving meal and small program for the local elderly. (not sure if using correct word “elderly”)
not sure details of this or correct name.
(LINK – to Extracurricular Activities)