This week in Christian education (March 6–10)

Christian school fundraises to meet growing demand Hamilton Christian Academy in Montana is fundraising to expand classrooms and increase staff, all while celebrating the school’s 60th anniversary. “We need space,” said Head of School Matthew Zwicker. “With more people moving into the valley and more seeking the value of quality Christian education we need to expand.” Hamilton offers classes from K-12 and caps classrooms at 16 students. The school will host a dinner and live auction to fund its expansion. Read more here. 

Christian school receives grant for music program – Calvary Baptist Christian School in Watertown, Wisconsin, received a $6,000 grant to buy new instruments and music supplies. “We take music really seriously here and we push ourselves really hard,” said Jeremiah Willson, the school’s music teacher who applied for the grant. The grant will be used to buy new rhythm sticks, drums, ukuleles, trumpets, cymbals, and music stands, benefiting students in all the school’s pre-K-8 classes. Read more here. 

Christian school plans new elementary wing – Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, Indiana, is fundraising to build a new elementary wing with enclosed playgrounds. “I am so excited about what a state-of-the-art facility like this will mean for our youngest students,” said Juanita Hershberger, the lower school principal. Bethany Christian has currently raised $4 million towards its goal of $7.5 million. Read more here. 

Christian student wins art contest, meets governor – Marriah Hain, a 5th grade student at Cullman Christian School, won 1st place in the Alabama’s Arbor Day poster contest. Her reward included meeting the governor, Kay Ivey, and participating in a tree planting ceremony. Marriah previously placed 4th in an Alabama Farm-City art contest. Read more here. 

Christian school students win at regional science fair – Three students from Bloomsburg Christian School won first place in the regional Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Fair and will move on to the statewide competition. Six more Christian school students won second place awards. Kathryn Polstra, one of the first place finishers, also received a three-year perseverance award. Read more here. 

Christian school celebrates 75th anniversary – Trinity Lutheran Christian School in Amarillo, Texas, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an array of fun activities for its students. “We have thousands of our young children walk through these halls,” said Admissions Director Donna Hauter. “They have been blessed not only with a high academic standard but more importantly, they leave with a strong Christian foundation as they go out into Amarillo and all over the world.” Read more here.