Summer News July 2017

 

Summer Newsletter July 2017

United Christian School

903 Finnie Flat Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322

www.cvucs.org T: (928) 567-0415

 Dear UCS Family,

   Wow, summer break is flying by at lightning speed. We hope you were able to find some rest and relaxation! We at United Christian School are teaming with excitement as we prepare for the upcoming school year. We are committed to making this a school year full of fun, learning, and growth in the Lord.

Scholarships

 

  Take the stress out of paying for a quality Christian Education by applying for scholarships.

   Many of you have turned in the Northern Arizona Christian School Scholarship Foundation (NACSSF). If you haven’t please do so, you can pick up an application from Barb at the front Desk or Leah (ltaylor@cvucs.org) can email you a copy to fill out and send back. You can also apply online, please let Leah know if you applied online.

 Please also apply at Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization (ACSTO) acsto.org. This scholarship is applied for online.

  It is best to apply for the scholarships as soon as possible so they can review and approve your applications.

  Leah is happy to answer any questions you have about these tax credit scholarships and a parent tax credit information class is in the works.

 

Happy Greetings from Kathy Holden,

I am excited to be joining you at UCS and look forward to meeting you at the Open House on August 4!

I have found a wonderful staff here and all are already busy planning for the wonderful year to come!

 

Blessings to you in Christ our Savior!

 

 

Upcoming Events

August 4

Back to School Night

August 7

First Day of School (K-12)

August 14

First Day of Preschool

 

Important Announcement

School Supply lists are being emailed.  Please contact Barb at the front desk if you did not receive one.

 

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

Summer 2017 News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

5/22/17 Weekly News

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CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

5/15/17 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

1/9/17 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

1/3/17 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

11/28/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

10/31/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

10/11/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

9/8/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

8/29/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

8/15/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

5/18/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

May Calendar

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

5/11/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

4/21/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

4/7/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

3/31/16 Weekly News

CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.

Our very own Ms. Gressly

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3/28/2016 6:01:00 AM
Making a connection
Latin, French teacher makes Camp Verde her home

Kristen Gressly (Photo by Bill Helm)

 

Bill Helm
Reporter



Kristen Gressly has more stamps in her passport than the average Verde Valley resident, so much so that her idea of a good time is to stay at home.

"Staying put is a vacation for me," the 24-year-old says.

But where is home for Camp Verde United Christian School's Latin and French teacher?

The Ivory Coast.

"It was the one place I kind of had the most connection to," Gressly says. "The French-African mix is very much home to me."

Most of her life, Gressly has lived in faraway places, such as Nigeria, Guinea, India and Senegal.

"I've mostly lived in West Africa," she says matter-of-factly, as her father currently lives in South Sudan while working for the United Nations. "I know how to blend into a place. But there are times when I don't feel like I fit in."

Arizona might seem like another world to someone with overseas roots, but with parents who were born and raised in America - the same parents who attended Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, Camp Verde really is not that far off.

"I really like Arizona," Gressly says. "I'm an outdoors person. Kayaking, hiking. I hike Mt. Humphreys. I enjoy that. Kayaking the Verde River. I really like that. It's open. Good weather. Good climate."

Gressly is in her first year teaching non-American languages. Most people call them foreign language, but Gressly knows so many different tongues, it's hard to know which came first.

Actually, Gressly first learned English, the language she and her family spoke in their home. But in school, French is what she mostly spoke and learned.

"I didn't learn how to read or write English until I was 13," says Gressly, who besides French and Latin also speaks a little German, a little Spanish, and a few African languages "enough to converse."

Gressly says the key to learning a language is to treat it as a "tool, that it has a structure."

"And to develop an appreciation of the rules of the language."

Gressly beginning to make Arizona her home. And UCS Principal Kathy Becker is pleased that her new teacher found Camp Verde.

"Having lived in different places, she brings a great wealth and understanding of her experiences," says Becker.

"One day I walked into her class. She had her kids saying Latin phrases that we hear but we don't think about anymore. Latin is so much in the history of the world. It's beautiful that we can provide that experience because of her."

As adjustments go, Gressly is happy here in Camp Verde, she says.

"First it's that honeymoon period, where it's new and it's amazing," Gressly says. "Then, two or three months of being homesick.

"Then, you don't want to leave."

-- Follow Bill Helm on Twitter @BillHelm42 and on Facebook at @CampVerdeBugle

 

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CVUCS Org

Christ. Family. Education

Our Vision: to build up disciples of Christ who live by The Book. 

Our Mission: to provide a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for all who attend. 

It is the belief of UCS that academic excellence and spiritual development go hand in hand.  With God as the source of all truth, education becomes an exciting adventure!  By challenging our students to excellence in all areas of their lives-mentally,spiritually, physically, emotionally-we are preparing leaders for tomorrow.