2017/2018 Spirit Week Highlights . . .
2017/2018 Spirit Week Highlights . . .
The Bear Crossing March 2018
For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the Gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.
- 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
How well do you understand the culture, assumptions, and beliefs of your kids and the culture that they are a part of? The apostle Paul set an example for us. We must understand and reach into people’s culture, assumptions, and beliefs in order to reach them with the Gospel and disciple them into lifelong faith. As parents, that starts with our own kids, but it is so difficult to keep up with and understand how our children experience the world differently than us . Yet it is so necessary. The alternative is to let the culture teach our kids instead of us teaching our kids about the culture. So first, I want to encourage you to do your best to embrace a mindset and posture of learning when it comes to the culture of Generations Z (kids who have grown up after 9/11). Second, here are two very helpful resources for understanding and parenting in today’s world.
1. Undercover High1
What it is: Seven young adults posed as students at a Kansas high school for A & E’s documentary series to discover what it’s like to be a student in today’s classrooms.
Why it’s alarming: These “students” took regular classes, did homework and made friends while secretly exposing the almost ritualistic bullying, sexual harassment, and violence kids experience every day in school. In fact, they found seven unique challenges [see link below] today’s students face. The underlying difference? The smartphone. “What I saw going back to high school, more than anything, was an alarming disconnect between teenagers and adults today.”
2. Snapchat Guide for Parents
Confused about Snapchat? What is it? What should you do about it? This will help . . .
1The Culture Translator, Vol. 4, Issue 07, https://axis.org/vol-4-issue-07/
We made the decision to put our girls in school too. I tried putting them in last year and it was not what we were wanting so last Christmas we took Lacy ( my oldest out of public). We enjoyed it, but still felt like I couldn't get everything thing done. I just didn't feel peace about any of it. So we prayed for a long time. I started visiting a few schools near my new home and still didn't feel right about it. Then we found a school that values God above all else. It has a classical feel which was amazing! The principal prayed with me! I knew this was where God wanted my girls! We also had no idea how we would pay for it but God provided!! Two days in and the Girls love there wonderful God loving teachers!! - Bobbi Winters
Juniors & Seniors: There are only two SAT and three ACT testing dates remaining for the 2017/2018 school year! If you haven't signed up for these, you need to do so. Remember they have deadlines for registering.
Juniors - remember you need to take both before the year ends.
Seniors: You will need to fill out your FAFSA & FFAA (Bright Futures) before graduation. The sooner you do this the better your chance for scholarships & grants.
Up Coming Dates:
Juniors & Seniors:
WHCS College Board SAT Testing - Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:30pm
WHCS College Fair - Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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