TCCS begins its 75th year

Published 10:00 pm Monday, August 27, 2012

Kindergarten students bob for apples during A Week at Terra Ceia Christian School. (Submitted photo/TCCS)

Terra Ceia Christian School kicked off its 75th year of Christ-centered education with the theme “Be Encouraged: Encourage One Another.”
Students embarked on a journey through a new school year starting Aug. 15 so that classes can be wrapped up by May 31. The schools was started in 1937 by parents who desired a Christian education for their children. There will be an 75th-anniversary celebration Oct. 5-6. More details are available on the school’s website.
The first activity starting off the school day was chapel. Jon Postma, principal, introduced the new kindergarten and PreK students and expressed the meaning of the new theme on encouragement.
A LEGO building, made by third-grade student Wyatt Hubers was used to illustrate the time it takes to build someone up, and how quickly a person can be torn down by careless words. The building ended up as scattered pieces on the floor.
The there for this school year comes from Philippians 2:1: “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ,” and from 1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.”
TCCS chose the theme to guide students into healthful relationships throughout their school years. In their opening meetings, faculty members brainstormed ways to encourage students, parents and one another. TCCS promotes Biblical standards for students,so that they may grow in their academic and spiritual lives.
At the end, students were pumped up with some Christian songs, including “Shake a Friend’s Hand” and “Yes, We Can!”