Stephanie Schafer, Principal | February 7, 2020
Our Weekly Moments that Matter Update
Every week we hear incredible stories of how Bible Center School makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our students and their families, and in the community. We call these Moments that Matter.
Wow! What a week! If I could sum up this past week in one word, it would be: Momentum.
The back-to-back events of Grandparents Day, the Gala, School Emphasis Sunday, Re-Enrollment, and Open House created natural energy surrounding each of these events as so many people recognized the impact BCS is having on our community.
From the hundreds of grandparents at Grandparents Day to the family, friends, and Business Partners at the Gala, to the Bible Center Church family, to our prospective new parents at Open House, we thank you for being part of our week-long celebration of what God is doing in and through BCS!
1. First-Ever Grandparents Day was Amazing!
Students loved showing off their school to more than 300 Grandparents!
- Grandparents and special guests enjoyed fun and fellowship over a continental breakfast in the lunchroom.
- 8th Graders helped greet, serve, and direct our special guests throughout the morning.
- Kindergarten and first grade students put on a “Long Ago Day” program followed by 2nd-4th Grade Readings of “5 Reasons I Love My Grandparents,” a song and an acrostic about Grandparents Day.
- Middle School students, Carter Campbell and Malia Saar, talked about what BCS has meant to them as students.
- Middle School Choir and Drama students performed moving pieces that showcased their talents.
- Our students’ favorite part of the day was getting to bring their grandparents or special guests back to the classroom for a fun time of activities and games.
Why this Matters: Grandparents Day is an opportunity to build relationships across generations and showcase our campus and academics.
Grandparents provide valuable wisdom and guidance to our children throughout their educational process. It is our desire that BCS students befriend and honor older generations as they learn to love others well.
2. Renew the RIM Gala
Parents, Friends, and Business Partners gather to raise $75,000 to Renew the RIM.
- More than 250 Parents, Faculty & Staff, Friends, and Business Partners came out for an evening of giving to support the mission and vision of Bible Center School.
- The silent auction provided the opportunity to bid on class artwork, baskets, and other items such as WVU tickets, photography packages, skincare, and vacation packages.
- Eighth Grade students served dinner to our guests and made sure they were well taken care of.
- Second, third, and middle school students put on a drama celebrating how we are equipped after salvation to do the good works God has called us to do.
- Jeff Velepec gave a moving speech about how BCS strongly equips our students in these four pillars: Academic, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.
Why this Matters: The Renew the RIM campaign will bring new life to a space that will allow our Fine Arts program to reach a new level of excellence.
The renewing of the RIM fits with the mission and vision of BCS as we continue to cultivate an environment where students reach their highest potential academically, spiritually, physically, and emotionally.
This multi-purpose space will be a place where students make spiritual decisions after listening in chapel, build confidence and celebrate their God-given talents through drama and music programs.
Open Houses in the RIM will bring new enrollment to BCS, and special events like the Preschool Mother’s Day Luncheon and Grandparents Day help build and extend our BCS family.
Thank you for your encouragement and support in Renewing the RIM!