The Bear Crossing August 2018
Preparing Students for the World
The world is extremely complex, and whether it is simply perception or reality, today’s students have much to contend with. Our nation’s spiritual and moral foundation was once rooted in Biblical truth, but today our culture is made up of a mix of conflicting ideas. Technology has both connected and isolated us. It has brought about significant improvements in some areas of life, while also competing to consume as much of our attention as possible. We feel that there is so much to fear in the world around us. It seems that our kids are less safe and the world is increasingly hostile. There are a societal wrongs and destructive mindsets that find their way into our lives, and yet at the same time we fight to allow our kids to maintain the level of childlike innocence that they deserve.
We want them to be prepared. We want them to have the spiritual and moral foundation that will serve them for their entire lives. We want them to have the poise to speak and live with intelligence, grace, and courage. We want them to redeem the brokenness they see around them; to learn to embrace failures as part of the path to success.
As a new school year begins, I pray that our hearts stay tuned to God’s leading, and that our students learn to apply the wisdom of God’s truth to every facet of life. As we work hand-in-hand, I pray that our students grow in their faith, character, knowledge, and wisdom. When Jesus was very young, the Bible says that He “grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him” (Luke 2:40). And then as Jesus entered his teenage years we read that “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man” (Luke 2:52). This is my prayer for your children. This is the desire of our entire school for our students.
Before the school year officially kicks off, there are several improvements that we have been able to make to better serve you and your children that I am excited to share with you:
We also have some new staff, as well as some existing staff who are taking on new responsibilities. I am excited for you to get to meet them. Each of them is a wonderful addition to our school.
You will get to learn more about all of these new folks soon, but in the meantime, enjoy the last weeks of summer. We will see you at Open House on August 10th.
In His Service & Yours,
David W. Hand II