Signing Off for 2016-2017

June 9, 2017Director's Blog

It’s June 9! Where has the year gone? It seems like just yesterday we were out on the field celebrating our 30 for 30 project. We certainly have enjoyed the chromebook cart and the improved internet connection that we were able to purchase with the funds you gave to the school. We started the year … Read More

The Bible Teacher’s Example of Grace

June 2, 2017Director's Blog

Mr. Bill Wiisanen and Mr. Cristian Pana, two of our Bible teachers, gave an extra credit question to their Apologetics classes about the topic of grace. They asked their students what it would look like if they gave grace on the exam that they had just taken. They then asked whether they should show grace … Read More

Exciting News at ICSV!

May 19, 2017Director's Blog

When re-enrollment started, we let you all know that you should re-enroll early because classes were filling up quickly for next year. This statement couldn’t be any more true than it is today. Right now there is the potential for over 300 students enrolled at ICSV in August. Many of the elementary classes have already … Read More

How Do I Determine My Worth?

May 12, 2017Director's Blog

For the last few weeks and for several more weeks into June our students are taking all kinds of tests: IB exams, mock IB exams, AP tests, MAP tests, SAT, and the list goes on. While we want our kids to take them seriously and to do their best, we need to be so careful … Read More

The Relational School

May 5, 2017Director's Blog

I just returned from an ACSI conference in the UK where one of the main topics was the relational school. Dr. Rob Loe, the Research Director for the Relational Schools Project, shared about the importance of relationships. He began by reminding us that relationships matter to God. God wired human beings to want to be … Read More

Super Exciting News! Let’s Cool the School!

April 28, 2017Director's Blog

Did you know that when the school was initially remodeled, it was made to use an air conditioning system to cool and circulate the air? Did you know that up until now, the school hasn’t had one? Our 2017 annual fundraiser is going to be for the installation of an air conditioning unit! We’re calling … Read More

Spiritual Emphasis Week

April 21, 2017Director's Blog

The week before Easter Break, we had a group of 11 individuals from Crossroads Church in Odessa, Texas bless us by coordinating Spiritual Emphasis Week. I’m not sure if our school community realizes that when a group like this comes to Vienna, they have raised the funds from other church and family members to make … Read More

The Book That Made Your World (The Bible)

April 7, 2017Director's Blog

I’ve been reading a book written by Vishal Mangalwadi that explains how the Bible has changed the way the western world looks at things like rationality, technology, true wealth, family, and heroism. If you like to think philosophically, I highly recommend reading this book. In one chapter, Mangalwadi explains how Jesus was so unlike what … Read More

Post-accreditation!

March 31, 2017Director's Blog

I don’t know about you, but whenever I put a lot of effort into something, I usually experience a bit of a down time when it is all over. I’ve been thinking a lot about Ms. Brown and Ms. Albaugh and the drama kids this week. They’ve been working toward this weekend’s musical performances for … Read More

Re-accreditation Recommended!

March 24, 2017Director's Blog

The ACSI Accreditation Team has completed its study of our school and will be recommending us for re-accreditation based upon their findings. What does this mean? The team was impressed with what it saw at ICSV and believes that we should maintain our accreditation to operate as an international school. They met with groups of … Read More