At JCS, our goal is to point students to Christ and to make Him known in our world. As a staff, we strive to be Jesus Christ to our students, as we intentionally plan and teach lessons with that goal in mind. Prayer and devotions, as a staff and with our students, focus our hearts on Christ in all we do.
Every year JCS chooses a new school-wide, faith-based theme to focus on. Learning about the theme through scripture, chapels, classroom discussions, and activities helps students develop their faith.
Spiritual Emphasis Week
Spiritual Emphasis Week is a five-day experience in spiritual growth. It is our prayer that during this time, the staff and students of JCS build community, connect with Christ and with each other, grow in our relationship with God and with each other, and deepen our faith commitment. This takes place at the beginning of the school year and sets the tone for the rest of the year.
As a whole student body, we gather to worship for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Chapels. Many students and grade levels participate through scripture, art, and music, including our middle school praise band and the third and fourth girls’ interpretive dance team.
Praise and Worship
On Fridays, the elementary students and staff gather to worship and praise God. This is a meaningful time of singing, celebrating our faith, and learning more about our school theme.
To build community and grow in the love of Christ, the elementary students are part of teacher-led family groups. Family groups consist of multi-age groups of students in Pre-K through 4 th grade who meet five times throughout the year. During each meeting, teachers and students spend time in devotions, learning more about the school theme, making a craft, and building community.
Every Thanksgiving, students in the middle school host a school-wide food drive for area food-distribution agencies. Students collect food and non-perishable items to help those in need.
Love God, Love Others, Love Creation, Love Yourself
The Love and Logic discipline approach focuses on loving God, others, creation, and yourself. We approach problem solving with the eyes of Jesus, talking out problems to resolve issues. Grace and consequences are key principles that drive this discipline program. Children learn how to take ownership of their choices.