The week in Christian education (Jan. 23-27)

Christian school offers unique STEM programs – Fairfield Christian Academy in Ohio is helping its students foster a passion for science with its STEM career week and science fair mentoring program. A veterinarian, pharmacist, dental student and an engineer are among 12 guest speakers participating. “They’re gaining a love of science,” said teacher Kelli Frye. “They get to do these hands-on projects and a lot of the kiddos that like to do more advanced things, they don’t have to do this, they’re choosing to do this.” Read more here. 

Church announces plan to start a Christian school – Amazing Grace Fellowship in Twin Falls, Idaho, was granted a special use permit to operate a private K-8 school in its church building. The church anticipates having 100 students and may add grades 9-12 if its enrollment rises to 200. It currently offers a preschool and daycare program. Read more here. 

Christian high school students give $1,000 to Ohio pregnancy resource center – High school students from Ross County Christian Academy in Ohio raised $1,000 for Elizabeth’s Hope Women’s Center, which has five locations in the area. The freshman class, which raised the most, was rewarded with a pizza party. Lisa Cutler, executive director of Elizabeth’s Hope, said the center was “blessed” by their donation, which will go directly to the Ross County location. Read more here. 

Christian school student-athlete receives Gatorade Player of the Year Award – Emma Bourg of Houma Christian School was named the 2022-2023 Gatorade Louisiana Girls Cross country Player of the Year. The award recognizes athletic excellence as well as academic achievement and exemplary character. Bourg won a regional state title this season and intends to run on scholarship at the University of New Orleans this fall. Read more here. 

Christian school helps prepare Bibles for the mission field – Calvary Christian School in North Carolina partnered with a non-profit organization to help sort and assemble over 130,000 translated copies of The Gospel of John and The Epistle to the Romans. The books will be sent to tribes in East Africa and missionaries in Mexico. Read more here. 

Christian school institutes J-Term for practical learning – Students from Delmarva Christian High School got to learn outside the classroom during J-Term, the two-week period between the fall and spring semester. Some went on mission trips abroad or served their local community, some had internships, and others took extracurricular courses like First Aid Training or Computer Construction. “J-Term energizes students and staff for the second half of the school year and is key to accomplishing the mission of the school,” said school representatives. Read more here.