Back to Normal
The activities of this week make me feel like ICSV is back to normal. On Thursday, we were able to host a Pastors’ Day where local pastors were invited to visit the campus and to learn more about how ICSV can partner with their families in the education of their children. ICSV is still the only English-speaking Christian school in Vienna, so we feel a responsibility to these church kids. They first enjoyed our elementary chapel service as they sang along with the kids and tried to keep up with all the hand motions. They then enjoyed a tour of the school and a light continental breakfast with a presentation by our advancement director, Nari Kim, and some special words from our new board chair, Dr. Anna Gryskiewicz.
On Friday, we were able to host our first Parent Coffee in the DWT room in the building next door. It has been so nice having parents back on campus, at the Secondary and Elementary Back to School events, and now during this time of fellowship. I want to apologize for not being present at the Elementary Back to School night. After fighting off Covid for 2 ½ years, my husband and I finally succumbed, which knocked us off our feet. It is so good to be back at school again, even though we are told that it will take several more weeks to truly gain our strength back. Ms. Fitcher told me that the children had a lot of fun getting their passports stamped as they served as tour guides for their parents.
At the same time as these on-campus events were happening, our high school leaders traveled to Budapest for the ACSI Student Leadership Conference. ACSI is the Association of Christian Schools International, one of our accrediting bodies. Each year they host this conference that allows our student leaders to fellowship with students from other international schools and to learn how they can use their leadership skills to benefit the school. The ICSV students have consistently been seen by the other schools as leaders among the students who attend. It is so nice that we can freely travel, allowing our students these special activities that will impact them for the rest of their lives.
I hear that Covid numbers are again on the rise. It is my prayer that we will be able to continue to experience all of the extra activities that make ICSV so special. I encourage you to take part as often as you are able.
Because of His Faithfulness,
Dr. Sharon Brobst, Director