You may be wondering what we do every month when your students have a half-day on a Wednesday. We’re not just taking a few hours to catch up a sleep, although that sounds really good. We’re not using the time to get caught up on grading papers, although I’m sure the teachers would readily like that, too. So what are we doing?

This year we have begun a focused time of professional development for our faculty and staff. Miss Christine Sipos has been appointed Assessment and Curriculum Coordinator, and she has been working with the division principals to provide training to the teachers on various topics, such as the use of standardized test scores to inform instruction, student-centric learning, and apologetics. This week, the entire staff spent Wednesday afternoon learning about how to answer the students’ questions about the Christian faith. And our students ask some great questions!

Here at ICSV we want our students to ask the deep questions about life and about our purpose in life. We want them to leave school knowing what they believe and why they believe it. We want them to have a good understanding of who they are and why they were put on this earth in the first place. These are difficult topics, even for adults. And so we invited Dr. Christian Hofreiter, the Director of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries here in Austria, to share with us on this topic.

This week I ask you, do you know what you believe? Do you know why you believe it? If your children asked you the tough questions about life, would you be able to answer them? If you would like to learn what Dr. Hofreiter shared with our staff this week, please go to the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries website at www.rzim.org. I encourage you to check out some of the articles there, read the free online magazine, or listen to some of their podcasts. It’s never too late to find answers to life’s questions.

Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon C. Brobst, Ed.D.
Director