News & Announcements
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! I hope you had a great celebration of our Savior's birth, of God's faithfulness in 2017, and of His continued providence in 2018.
The change in the calendar this year also brings some particularly exciting changes for Calvin Christian: The board of Calvin Christian School is delighted to announce the hiring of Dr. Jeff Pratt as our Superintendent/K-5 Principal starting with the 2018-2019 school year. The road to this point has been a long one with a number of you generously helping out along the way, for which we are thankful. The process involved examining the needs of our school in the years ahead so we could find the leader to guide us forward, and we are thrilled to have Jeff as that leader.
Jeff has been an educator for his entire 30-year career, with a number of years teaching as well as working in administration. Most recently he helped Horizon Prep launch and grow their high school. His work in a variety of schools in different parts of the US, plus time teaching in Santiago, Chile, will bring unique and valuable insight and experience to Calvin Christian. Jeff and his wife, Sonja, are both California-natives and now reside in Carlsbad. They have two children, Madelina and Nathaniel. Madelina plans to marry this summer after graduation with a master's degree, and Nathaniel is in college.
The board thanks you for your support of Calvin Christian over the years in a wide range of ways, including prayer, encouragement, time, and financial. We welcome Jeff and Sonja to our community and look forward to Jeff's leadership in fulfilling the mission of the school:
The mission of Calvin Christian School, in cooperation with home and church, is to teach the whole child from a Biblical worldview, founded in the Reformation, providing children from Christian families with an excellent education for a life of Christ-centered service.
CCS Board President, 2017-2018
The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to Calvin Christian School. From Jan. 3 through Jan. 23, 2018, Calvin Christian will broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series.
A few of the featured presenters include Katherine Boo, a staff writer for The New Yorker whose work has been honored with a Pulitzer Prize; Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution who witnessed the Broadway show’s journey from concept to cultural phenomenon; and Kevin Olusola, who is best known as the beatboxing member of the Grammy-winning vocal quintet Pentatonix.
The experts will offer informed perspectives on a wide range of today’s most relevant topics, including race in America, technology and national security, biowaste and global poverty, among many others. For a full list of speakers and topics, visit www.calvin.edu/january-series/speakers.
CCHS student, Daniel Esguerra, was KUSI's week 11 PPR Spotlight Athlete. Daniel has been at Calvin since kindergarten and has excelled in many areas. Watch his PPR interview HERE.
Wednesday, October 25 - Every year CCS holds a Used Book Fair to encourage students to read more and improve their reading skills. The Used Book Fair allows students in grades K-5 to trade in their used books for new used books to read. We encourage kids to choose books that will challenge their reading skills and help them enjoy reading more! The Used Book Fair is open to the community after 2:00 p.m. All K-1st grade level books are 10¢ each; 2nd - 3rd grade books are 25¢ each; and all 4th - 5th grade level chapter books are 50¢ each.
The 2017 dramatic production will be performed October 26-28 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone from the Calvin Christian School community is invited to see the first dramatic production in the Heritage Center. Ticket prices are: $3 for students and $5 for adults.
It's back to school time at Calvin Christian School! We have been busy cleaning and setting up classrooms, finishing up various remodeling projects and making sure our campus is ready for your students! Don't miss one of our 2017/18 back to school events/activities! Details for these events can be found in your 2017/18 School Calendar. Please call the school office with any questions.