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January 17, 2022

Advancement Update

- by Niki Cadwalader, Senior Director of Advancement

Our transition to LCOB is progressing nicely! We have had plenty of opportunities to get to know their pastors and transition team, which has been wonderful. The zoning hearing will be held on the evening of January 24. Please pray that housing our program at LCOB is approved by Lititz Borough. As we wait for their approval, I’ve prepped information for re-enrollment season. Thank you for your patience as the information is a little delayed this year.

A newsletter will be emailed to current PreK to 11th grade parents around February 1. This will outline information about re-enrollment and relocation with articles about programming, fundraising, the physical building and a timeline. Re-enrollment will be open from February 15 to April 1 and re-enrollment fees will automatically be charged to your FACTS accounts in the latter half of February (our tuition free month). As always, you can defer the packet and fee until May 1. Contact the admissions office to make this arrangement.

 

 

 

 

As you know, there will be additional operating expenses this fiscal year and the beginning of next because of our relocation. Our capital campaign will open to the public soon to help cover these costs. Fortunately, we were able to hold our tuition increase for 2022-23 to reflect the standard of 5%. Approximately 35% of our families receive tuition assistance. If you plan on applying for it, please be sure your 2021 taxes are prepared early. You will be able to apply through the enrollment packet.

We have plans to invite you to come in for Cookies and Conversation in March and also to LCOB early in the spring. Please keep your eye out for details!

I look forward to what this next season holds for Lititz Christian School. Your questions are welcome. Direct them to nicole.cadwalader@lcstaff.net.


January 11, 2022

Education Update

- by Allyson Harmon, Senior Director of Education

It was great seeing all of our student’s smiling faces last Monday as they returned from Christmas break. The kids were energized, ready to come back to school and excited to see their friends. As we come to the end of the first semester, it is a good time to reflect on what we have achieved and update you on some important Second Semester information.  

COVID 

We are praising God for a healthy return from Christmas break.  While many schools have suffered from increasing COVID cases and staff shortages, we feel blessed that we haven’t experienced significant challenges and have experienced little disruption to our in-person learning.  As a reminder, our COVID flowchart was updated last week.  The newest flowchart can be found on our website.

MAP Testing

Students in kindergarten through grade 10  will take the winter MAP test during the week of January 18th - 21st.  Please help your students get a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast in preparation for this week of testing.  The results of MAP testing will continue to be used by teachers as they plan instruction to best meet the individual needs of students.  You will receive a parent report at the beginning of February.  This report will provide information about your student’s current level of performance as well as their growth target.  

End of Quarter

The end of the marking period will end on January 20th due to last week’s snow day.  An email will be sent when report cards are ready for parents to view.  We will celebrate students who earned the honor roll during the first week of February. 

Senior Trip

Covid has caused quite the upheaval with regards to our annual 12th grade Service Trip. This year, instead of traveling to Guatemala City to work with Clubhouse Guatemala, we are staying in the United States. Working with Praying Pelican Missions, the senior class and 4 chaperones will be traveling to south Florida to participate in various ministries - children's outreach, food distribution to the homeless, and various work projects. (We'll also pay a visit to the beach while we're there.) Of necessity, the dates of this year's trip also needed to be adjusted; instead of March, we'll be going May 14-21. The Class of 2022 will be back just in time for graduation! It will be an exciting culminating trip for our soon-to-be graduates. We always appreciate your prayers and support as we plan and prepare for this trip!


Dec 27, 2021

School Board Update

- by Dr. Jeff Gerard, School Board Chair 

Due to the holidays, the board will not be doing a January update. We are still actively working on the transition and relocation specifics (including meetings on December 21) and are convening the search committee for our new senior administrator in January. There is more to come! In the meantime, have a blessed holiday season and joyous new year.


Dec 20, 2021

Advancement Update

- by Niki Cadwalader, Senior Director of Advancement

Year-End Giving,
the Capital Campaign,
and Hope

Greetings from the Advancement Office! Our team works tirelessly to raise money for our Annual Fund (which provides money for our current operating costs), and our Relocation Fund (which provides money to transition to LCOB and beyond). We have been successful in meeting our Annual Fund’s mid-year markers and are encouraged by your generosity! You should have received a postcard and/or an email about year-end giving. Now is the time to give in order to receive the tax benefit for the 2021 calendar year! 

The hot topic amongst the members of the Advancement Team is the impending capital campaign which will feed our Relocation Fund! This is a new endeavor for us and we are energized by this challenge! Lititz Christian School will need several hundred thousand dollars to relocate to Lititz Church of the Brethren(LCOB) and then several million for our eventual permanent home. Generally speaking, capital campaigns take 3-5 years to run and have two phases. The Quiet Phase is a time of pre-planning, planning and soliciting large gifts. The Public Phase, which will be opening soon, is the time period where general donations are encouraged and accepted. 

The public phase of our capital campaign will be launched at the beginning of the new year. Numerous gifts have been made to our restricted Relocation Fund already. This money will be used in the immediate future to move our school to LCOB over the summer. As the board mentioned in their post last week, details are forthcoming. Stay tuned! We invite you to give a gift to the restricted Relocation Fund HERE or by reaching out to our donations coordinator, Nicole Hurst, at nicole.hurst@lcstaff.net.

2021 has been a year of transition, resilience, and hope. Our lives at Lititz Christian School have taken several unexpected turns since the spring. We continue to look to God for guidance in our transition and with gratitude for His blessings. Our enrollment continues to grow and our fundraising markers continue to be met. We thank you, our treasured community, for continuing to lift us in prayer, greet us with smiles, provide encouraging words, and embrace the changes that are coming in 2022.

I wish each of you the merriest of Christmas seasons and a new year filled with hope! We look forward to working with you to continue to build a bright future at Lititz Christian School and Early Learning Center!


Dec 13, 2021

School Board Update

- by Dr. Jeff Gerard, School Board Chair 

I wanted to take a few moments to thank you. Your prayers, support, and encouragement have been a wonderful blessing. God is moving at Lititz Christian School. And literally, we are moving at LCS! Below you'll find an update on our progress in this time of transition. As each month passes, His hand is clearly upholding us.

In this season, as we prepare our hearts and homes to celebrate Christ's birth, I am reminded of this injunction in I John 4:19, "We love because he first loved us." The ultimate expression of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the good news of his birth, death, and resurrection is loving others. Let your hearts be expanded this Christmas. Care not just for family and friends, but for the least of these. Neighbors, those who serve us in the community, shut-ins, strangers, and the less fortunate need God's care for them reflected in our actions. Let this Christmas be a celebration of loving others!

This Update in Brief:

There are a number of critical projects the board is tackling. Our top three priorities include: relocation, the upcoming capital campaign, and the search for a senior administrator.

Relocation
Since April, we have been focused on finding a temporary home for LCS. In September, Lititz Church of the Brethren(LCOB) voted to provide that home for us – what an absolute blessing! Now, we are preparing to relocate our materials, furniture, classrooms, students, faculty, and staff. We have assembled a transition team to manage the logistics of the move, including working closely with LCOB’s transition team, communicating where classrooms will be, how the space will be used, and opportunities to tour the new space in the spring. There is much work to be done and there will be opportunities to help us move! Please stay tuned for future communication and updates on the transition.

It’s Coming! Lititz Christian School Capital Campaign!
There are significant costs associated with relocation. In order ensure Lititz Church of the Brethren’s building is prepared for both the ELC and the K-12 school, there are adjustments that need to be made to the infrastructure of the building. Specific costs will be outlined in the new year and we will be launching the public phase of our capital campaign. By God’s grace, we already have financial commitments beyond what we could ask or imagine. And we are excited to invite you into this opportunity to partner with LCS as we continue to provide a biblical academic education which prepares students to honor Jesus Christ in scholarship, vocation, and lifestyle.

Search for Senior Administrator
As we continue to praise the Lord for our new space, we believe that the new year is the time to launch our search for a senior administrator. In our next update, we will share the names of the search committee, which will include three board members, a parent, a student, and a faculty member. The search committee will be responsible for designing the search timeline, candidate profile, and communication plan. We will source, vet, and interview candidates to present to the board, and then introduce the new administrator to the LCS community. We are excited to see who the Lord will raise up in this season and are committed to pursue the search with excellence.

With gratitude and warm wishes for your Advent and Christmas season,
Jeff Gerard, LCS Board Chair

Nov 29, 2021

Operations Update

- by Ryan McCracken, Senior Director of Operations 

We trust that you all had a Happy Thanksgiving with loved ones and are eager to return to “normal” here at school for a few weeks before Christmas. As Mrs. Urquhart so eloquently wrote last week, we have much to be grateful for here at Lititz Christian! As a school we are extremely thankful for each of you and the committed partnership that you have forged with us here to prepare your children for a life of service to God.

Here are a few cool things happening in the life of Lititz Christian that continue to remind us of God’s faithfulness. In the last couple of weeks, Lititz Christian signed a lease for 10 storage units that are free of charge to the school for the next 3.5 years as we look to store necessary items for both the short term and items that will be utilized in our future forever home. Another way God has blessed us is by providing a dumpster for us free of charge as we look to purge items that will no longer be needed as we move on from our current building. Dumpsters and storage units are two small ways that we have seen God’s provision and blessing, and we are encouraged to see how God will continue to go before us as we follow his leading for Lititz Christian School. 

We thank each of you for your continued prayers and for being the hands and feet of Christ as we look forward to working with many of you in the process of embarking on our physical move in the coming months. There will be plenty of opportunities to help and serve this spring, so please be on the lookout for more details if you desire to help us in this way.


Nov 22, 2021

Gratitude Update

- by Anna Urquhart, High School English Teacher and all-around great author

Textbooks and Memories: A Faculty Reflection

Amidst the whorl of end-of-quarter grading and parent-teacher conferences, LC faculty and staff have started packing. Empty boxes sit like listing ships in offices and classrooms, waiting to be filled with the accoutrements of education: Algebra 2 texts and copies of Hamlet, microscopes and Spanish workbooks, file folders and petri dishes. 

As we box up our professional lives, I have heard myriad emotions voiced by so many: sadness, excitement, uncertainty, eagerness, frustration, hope. Yet, the prevailing theme rising from it all is gratefulness. As we look forward to Thanksgiving, it seems fitting to acknowledge just a few of the things for which we are grateful. 

We are grateful for our school. What a legacy we have. Pastor Young asked the Lord for a building, and the Lord provided. Today, we have hallways filled with children. Classrooms filled with truth and learning. Meetings and conferences filled with prayer and passion. We have asked the Lord again for a building, and again the Lord provided. 

We are grateful for Lititz Church of the Brethren. The incredible kindness and grace they have evidenced as they open their doors to us is breathtaking. Their hospitality bespeaks a deep, vibrant love for Christ and the work He is doing. It leaves us inspired and eager to share with them in continuing the work of living out Christ’s love for the world.

We are grateful for our community. Boxes and storage units, strong backs and willing hands; incredible generosity has been shown by parents, grandparents, sponsors, local businesses, and even strangers who heard about the needs of our school and responded. Already boxes have been loaded into trucks and moved to donation centers or into storage; and as Ryan McCracken will tell you, those boxes are HEAVY. Weighted with textbooks and memories, lab equipment and hope; we are even now on the move because of all that the Lord and this incredible community have provided.

We are grateful for each other. There is such ebullient camaraderie amongst the faculty and staff. We are both colleagues and friends. We listen to each other, laugh together, support each other, teach each other’s children, share meals (and cup after cup of coffee) together, meet weekly (sometimes daily) to pray for each other. We align our curriculum and our spirits, focused on the goal of bringing truth-filled, Christ-focused instruction to our students. What a gift these amazing people are.

We are grateful for the Lord’s strong, sovereign hand. He has carried us through difficult years, continues to direct our steps, and repeatedly fulfills His promise to “equip [us] with everything good that [we] may do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever” (Heb. 13:20).

With overwhelming gratitude,
The LC Faculty & Staff


Nov 15, 2021

Education Update

- by Allyson Harmon, Senior Director of Education

Last week the Early Learning Center reached its highest enrollment.  We currently have 200 children enrolled in the center. Most of the Early Learning Center classrooms have a significant waiting list.  We praise God for all these little ones He has brought to us and are grateful for our role in their early childhood development.  

The Early Learning Center began weekly chapel services for the children last week. It was an incredible morning with toddlers through pre-kindergarten students worshipping together.  We sang songs and listened to the Bible story of the Good Samaritan found in Luke 10.  The children enjoyed reenacting the story.  ELC chapel time will take place on the first Thursday of each month.

We are looking forward to incorporating our high school students into these chapel services.  Our campus pastor and high school Bible department will work with high school students who desire to share a message during ELC chapel.


Nov 08, 2021

Advancement Update

- by Niki Cadwaladar, Senior Director of Advancement

EXTRAGIVE means GIVE EXTRA !

Lititz Christian School will be participating in Lancaster County Community Foundation’s Extra Ordinary Give on Friday, November 19! This is one of our largest annual fundraisers and we are excited to present an online parody of “Dude Perfect” that day. Not familiar with “Dude Perfect”? Check it out on YouTube. It’s friendly, family fun! A special shout out goes to our 2020 alum, Isaiah Lapp, who spent hours recording our antics and editing the videos for you to enjoy that day. Another shout out goes to our dedicated teachers and staff who are willing to make themselves look foolish in order to show their support and love for Lititz Christian School!  Be sure to LIKE us on Instagram and Facebook so you can watch our faculty and staff participate in some “unfortunate” activities on November 19.
Money raised during the ExtraGive goes directly into our annual fund. Our annual fund is used to offset operating expenses. To view our ExtraGive profile and donate on November 19th, click here! 

The success of Lititz Christian School is attributed to many, especially our givers! We are blessed by all of you, whether you offer prayer, resources, words of encouragement, financial gifts or your time, THANK YOU! You are making an impact. Visit the LC Support page today to make a donation outside of the ExtraGive or contact Donor Relations Associate, Nicole Hurst at nicole.hurst@lcstaff.net to give a gift.


Nov 05, 2021

School Board Update

- by Jeff Gerard, LC Board Chair

I was recently reminded of how much life seems to change sometimes.  There are good changes, like the cooling colors of autumn and the bright hope of a new home for LCS at Lititz Church of the Brethren. There are difficult changes like COVID-19 pandemics, mandates, and societal unrest. Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that though the world is full of changes, Christ will be the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. His character, promises, and work are always reliable and true.  In a world defined by change He provides a place of peace, confidence, and rest.  As we face the change in location at Lititz Christian School, let us be completely confident in God's unchanging love and care for our families and our community. 

We are excited that our board is now complete with 9 members. Please see Lititz Christian’s Board of Education page for profiles. Our new members bring expertise in education and culture building.  We look forward to serving with them in the coming years.

Our work as a board now turns to establishing a new temporary home at the Lititz Church of the Brethren. The lease will be completed shortly. We are already in discussion with the Lititz Borough and a general contractor so that we can understand and implement the modifications necessary to safely and effectively house our school there. This process will include enhanced security, additional IT infrastructure, the addition of modular classrooms, and the need to retrofit each classroom, particularly for the ELC, to accommodate the needs of our children.

This month also brings one of our biggest annual fundraising activities: The Extraordinary Give held on Friday Nov19. Please join us as we support Lititz Christian School and continue to educate our children in the nature and admonition of the Lord.

Even in this season of change, some things remain the same. God and His love still hold us up, the teachers and staff at LCS are still fantastic, and there is much to be thankful for.  Blessings!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Oct 25, 2021

Operations Update

- by Ryan McCracken, Senior Director of Operations

Athletics Update
Late October is always a busy time in our athletics program as we prepare for our annual deep postseason run for our Varsity Girls Volleyball team. This year is no exception as the girls went 18-2 this Fall and secured the top seed in both the League and District playoffs. Here are some details with some upcoming opportunities to support our girls. We hope to see many of you at the games.

   CCAC Semifinal:  Wednesday, October 27 4:30pm at Lititz Christian School (Admission is $5 for all).

  District Quarterfinal: Tuesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm at Lititz Christian School (Admission is $6 for all).

Spiritual Life Update
We have wrapped up our first chapel series, “Who am I”, where our chapel speakers talked about our Identity in Christ. This week in chapel, the student-led chapel leadership team will facilitate small groups as the students discuss and process through what they have learned and how it will impact their walk with Christ. We count it a great privilege to partner with our families to help our students learn and grow in their Christian walk with the Lord. 


Oct 18, 2021

Education Update

- by Allyson Harmon, Senior Director of Education

One of the things we missed last year was the ability to take field trips.  We are excited about providing off-campus trips and experiences for our students this school year.  Field trips offer an opportunity for students to touch, feel and listen to what they are learning about in the classroom.  These experiences help students build on classroom instruction, better understand topics, and make connections to their classroom learning.  

A few field trip highlights over the last few weeks…
  • 11th and 12th grade students had the opportunity to visit the Renaissance Faire.
  • 8th grade students traveled to Hershey.
  • 6th grade students visited local points of interest in Lititz.

We are also excited about our middle school and high school students’ opportunity to participate in a service project at GAIN this coming week.  The students will prepare humanitarian supplies for shipment to people in need around the globe. Students will sort and pack new and used clothes and shoes and other critical aid items. International partners working in the toughest places on earth will use these items to express the kindness of Jesus to the people they serve. 


Oct 12, 2021

Advancement Update

- by Niki Cadwalader, Senior Director of Advancement

Our donors are inspiring! LCS is in the midst of transition and our donor base has been faithful and generous. Our annual fund goal is to raise $250,000 by June 30, 2022.  Over $62,000 has been raised in the first three months of our fiscal year. This is right on track for success!

We continue to look for new ways to request donations, especially for our Sponsor a Day fundraiser. Help us bridge the gap between revenue and expenses by making a one-time donation through our Sponsor A Day calendar!  Honor, celebrate, or remember a special person or date in your life!  Sponsor a Day and donate the dollar amount for your selected date!  When all dates are sponsored we will raise $66,795.00. Visit our website here. You make a difference. We continue to be blessed in many ways and look forward to a future filled with promise and hope!


Sept 30, 2021

School Board Post

- by Jeff Gerard, LC Board Chair

Member Meeting Update
Greetings Lititz Christian School members!  This blog is coming to you four days early so we can share some good news with you. 

Relocation Update
It was a pleasure to see many of you on Tuesday evening in-person or virtually. It was a great night celebrating what God is doing at Lititz Christian! We want to update those of you who were unable to attend the Member’s Meeting.  On Sunday morning, members of the administration and the school board presented a plan to the congregation of Lititz Church of the Brethren to lease their facility for 3 years. We are excited to announce that the congregation responded positively and voted to approve a 3-year lease of their building starting July 1, 2022.  

At Tuesday’s Members Meeting, Rachel Weaver, the board's vice-chair, shared the following about our experience with LCOB, "Let me tell you a little bit about our experience with the leadership team at Lititz Church of the Brethren. In a time when we were uncertain what the Lord would provide or where He would lead, when we were feeling the intense pressure of where our kids might learn and be discipled, where our teachers would teach… Pastors Eric and Jim opened the doors and welcomed us in. With their leadership team and congregation, they showed incredible kindness to us. They asked hard questions and so did we. They prayed for us, and we prayed for them." 

 The Lord has shown us a miracle and answered our prayers.  We are excited about this partnership and covet your prayers as we continue to work through zoning, traffic studies, and logistics. 

Financial Update                                                                             

We’d like to start off our financial update by highlighting our journey over the last few school  years. In 2019 we started off the school year with our highest enrollment in 10+ years with 414  students in ELC & K-12 programs. We were on pace to have our best financial year prior to  COVID shut down and our shift to online learning. For our 2020-21 school year budget we anticipated losing students due to the COVID impact. We had  349 students enrolled for the school year. This was down 65 students and was much lower than our budget had estimated. PPP funds were an answer to prayer and helped us to continue the school year without a drastic impact on programming. For the 2021-22 school year we have seen enrollment grow and we are up to 394. This is currently 7 students more than what was budgeted and an answer to prayer! 

2021-2022 Budgeted Revenues & Expenses 

Election Results      
Each of the five board member candidates was elected to serve on the LCS board. These are Marcia Brenner, Justin Harbin, Faith Kreider Evans, Jeff Gerard and Rachel Weaver.  Congratulations to our newest additions and welcome! May you find your work here to be fruitful.

Future of LCS
We are excited about what is ahead for LCS. The Lord's provision and your faithful support have helped us to be in a strong financial position as we look ahead to relocation. We are also excited as we look to develop our plans for a permanent home!


Sept 27, 2021

Operations Post

- by Ryan McCracken, Senior Director of Operations
 

Lititz Christian athletic teams are off to a fast start this Fall with a combined record of 18 wins to only 8 losses. And, believe it or not, after a full slate of games this week, we will be at the halfway point of the Fall season. Thanks to the many of you fans who have come out to support our Eagles in action this season. As a reminder, game schedules for all teams can be found in the Athletics section of the LC website or by visiting www.ccaconferencepa.org. We are looking forward to a successful second half of the season and value the relationships and life lessons that will continue to be learned through sport at Lititz Christian School.

A reminder that our Homecoming Celebration is coming up in October. The initial event will be a high school dance(gr9-12 only) that will take place in the school gymnasium on Saturday, October 9 from 7:00- 9:00 pm. The cost for this event is $15 per person. Checks can be made payable to Lititz Christian School and payment should be received in the school office by Friday, October 8. More details are to come for those attending the event. We will also do a school wide celebration later on in the school year in lieu of a large community and school wide homecoming celebration this Fall. In addition, we will host our previously rescheduled game night. Game Night will be open to all middle and high school students at Lititz Christian and will take place on Friday evening, October 15th.

Finally, tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 28, is our school board led annual members' meeting. You will not want to miss this time together as a school family.  Prior to the meeting, an email will be provided with the virtual link. Whether you join virtually or in person, we hope to see you there at 7pm.


Sept 20, 2021

Education Post

- by Allyson Harmon, Senior Director of Education
 

Lititz Christian has implemented MAPS testing during the 2021-2022 school year.  Students in kindergarten through Grade 10 took MAPS Growth tests from NWEA on a device (computer, Chromebook, or iPad) last week. This standardized testing replaces GMADE and GRADE testing we have used previously.  

MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students. MAP Growth tests are unique, and adapt to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If he/she answers incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—and whether their knowledge is on, above, or below their grade level. 

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics and then plan instruction accordingly. MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students in the same grade, subject, and starting performance level. Each school year, students in kindergarten through 10th grade will take the tests three times a year. While this year is our first implementation of MAP Growth tests, we are pleased with the outcomes of the first tests and are excited to share your student’s growth through the year. 

During the scheduled September 30th professional development day, teachers will receive further training for using the data collected from Growth MAPS testing.  We will share test scores with parents during the first week of October.  The next administration of the test will take place in January. 


Sept 14, 2021

School Board Post

- by Jeff Gerard, LC Board Chair
 

Our hearts are humbled and filled to see God's hand at work in the life of our school. In a recent board update, we noted that there were two current options for a future home for LCS. We would like to share one of those options in a bit more detail below.

This week, the leadership team at Lititz Church of the Brethren presented a plan to their congregation to consider allowing Lititz Christian School to be a tenant of their facility for the next three years while we consider more permanent options. Additional movement will depend on the decision of their church membership, LC Board of Education approval, and local zoning and permitting for this type of use. 

Our organizations are just beginning to understand this possibility and there are many details to work out.  Our work is far from over and we covet your prayers as we  explore this possibility.  Thank you for your continued care, support, and prayer for Lititz Christian School. 


Sept 09, 2021

School Board Post

- by Jeff Gerard, LC Board Chair
 

I trust that the 2021-22 academic year has started well for each of you! What an exciting season, as LCS opened its doors to 201 students in K-12, representing a 7.1% increase in enrollment. In addition, the ELC has 186 children enrolled. Praise God for His goodness!

We’d like to extend a special welcome to our 48 new students and their families. Welcome to Lititz Christian School! We are excited to have you join our school community and look forward to journeying together. For those who are LCS veterans, please warmly welcome our new families!

This Update in Brief:

Board Elections
In our last update, we shared that one of the important things LCS members do is nominate and vote for board members. Please note a change since our last update: John Connell will be ending his term in September 2021 and has decided not to submit his name for reelection. John has served LCS fully, with incredible sacrifice. We are grateful for his wisdom, push for excellence, and desire to see the school thrive. John will be missed but we know that this season with family and work is precious. John has promised to continue to be a huge fan of LCS and we feel the same about the Connell family. Please join me in thanking John for his service and dedication!


Please see below for board terms. There are currently 3 open seats: 1 seat that is open for nomination and 2 that have been nominated and will be submitted to membership for a vote in our upcoming member meeting: Justin Harbin and Marica Brenner. You can see Justin and Marcia’s bios, along with other board member bios, here.

One of the pieces of feedback we received through our listening activities earlier this year was the need for better transparency, especially in the area of board membership. This accountability is important for our school, and we are happy to share that process here. The process includes a nomination form, which can be found here.

Relocation Update
This continues to be a season of possibilities. In our last update, we shared that the relocation subcommittee identified a property that checks many of our boxes. Since that time, another potential existing building has emerged as a possibility. We are prayerfully pursuing both opportunities and believe that through doing due diligence on both options, the Lord will make clear His will. The excitement is growing and we ask you to please continue in prayer with us.

Member Meeting
Please mark your calendars for an in-person member meeting on Sept. 28 at 7 pm at LCS. At this meeting, you will hear an update on relocation, enrollment, finances, and will be able to vote on new board members. Please see Board Elections above for additional information on board nominees.


Niki Cadwalader
Senior Director
of Advancement

Ryan McCracken
Senior Director
of Operations

Allyson Harmon 
Senior Director
of Education