Do we have great parents, or what?

February 17, 2017Director's Blog

This week our new parent group honored all the teachers and staff members at ICSV with gifts of appreciation. Last Friday, we were surprised with delicious homemade cupcakes (I must admit it – I had two!). Then on Monday, we received a gift bag with candy and a giftcard to Starbucks. On Tuesday we enjoyed … Read More

What’s in a Name?

February 10, 2017Director's Blog

In many cultures one’s name is very important. It carries meaning. In the Bible we learn why people received their particular name. For example, God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, meaning “father of many nations,” and Simon became Peter meaning “rock.” In the US, carrying on the “family name” is important – or, at least, … Read More

ACSI Self-Study is Almost Complete

February 3, 2017Director's Blog

For the last two years, the ICSV staff has been working on a Self-Study leading up to an ACSI/Middle States Re-accreditation visit in March. The Self-Study is broken into eight sections, with each one focusing on a different area of the school program. They range from philosophy and governance to the instructional program and student … Read More

From the Director

January 27, 2017Director's Blog

I always love attending the three chapel services that we have each week. At the middle school chapel last week, Bible teacher and chaplain, Cristian Pana, spoke about “fact, faith, and feelings.” He reminded us that Christianity is based on facts – of Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection. He then went on to tell us … Read More

From the Director

January 20, 2017Director's Blog

I had a weird dream the other night. I’m not sure if you all know, but my husband and I spent five years with our family serving in Kenya at a huge missionary school called Rift Valley Academy. Well, I dreamt that we had returned there to serve again. After we arrived, I met with … Read More

New Vision Statement

January 13, 2017Director's Blog

The ICSV School Board has adopted a new Vision Statement for the school. ICSV desires to be “an international school of choice where every student is valued and empowered with truth and knowledge for life.” In these 18 words are expressed the school’s vision for the future. What do these phrases really imply? An international … Read More

Christmas is in the Air!

December 16, 2016Director's Blog

This is our last Eagle in 2016. How can it be that 2016 is almost over? As I write this, I can hear our elementary students practicing for Thursday evening’s elementary Christmas program….I couldn’t resist. I had to go to the multi-purpose room to check it out. The primary and grade one students were up … Read More

Mountains or No Mountains!

December 9, 2016Director's Blog

I took my husband, Greg, to the French Alps over the long weekend. You see, I had worked at a small mission station in the Haute-Savoie 40 years ago when I was studying French as a college student. I’ve been telling him about the beauty of the Alps region for almost as many years, and … Read More

Spiritual Emphasis Week

December 2, 2016Director's Blog

The week of November 14 through 18 was ICSV’s Fall Spiritual Emphasis Week. A group from Bethlehem Church in Georgia came and ministered to all three divisions of the school: elementary, middle school, and high school. The secondary chaplain, Christian Pana, worked with the school principals and Brian and Pearl Williams to organize the week. … Read More

From the Director

November 18, 2016Director's Blog

I’m sitting in the airport in Frankfurt waiting for the last flight of my journey. It never ceases to amaze me that a mere six plus hours can transport me from rural Lancaster Pennsylvania in the US to metropolitan Europe. To be honest, I had a hard time leaving this time, as I had the … Read More