Looking Back at the Year

June 19, 2019Director's Blog

This year, we have focused on growing in grit and grace. Our students have demonstrated these two qualities in numerous ways this year. Our athletes have played to win by showing perseverance and tenacity. Our musicians performed for us at several concerts, blessing us with God’s gift of creativity brought to fruition after many hours … Read More

Curiosity, Part 2

May 31, 2019Director's Blog

This past weekend, I watched a TV show called “Nova,” a popular science series. It was about inventions leading up to the smartphone. What stood out to me was that each story told of how the person who invented something did so because of a hardship or tragic event in his or her life. For … Read More

I Wonder?

May 24, 2019Director's Blog

This year in elementary chapel we have been going through seven intellectual virtues that describe what it means to have intellectual character. The school setting is the perfect place to define, explain, and then acknowledge when our students exhibit these qualities. So far we have covered courage, carefulness, tenacity, fair-mindedness, honesty, and humility. Our last … Read More

New Building Ideas

May 17, 2019Director's Blog

After we announced the purchase of the new property to the school community, the first thing that I did was to go to the students to hear their ideas about what we should try to include in the project. I was super impressed with the practicality of their responses. The Middle School students asked for … Read More

What an Exciting Time to be Part of the ICSV Community!

May 10, 2019Director's Blog

ICSV is excited to announce that the school has purchased the 5736 square meter property immediately adjacent to our current campus. This land purchase has been in process for two years, and we are delighted that plans to expand the campus can now begin. Let me tell you how this all came about. In May … Read More

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

May 3, 2019Director's Blog

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to trust God even during the hard times. Yesterday I shared with the staff the story behind the old hymn ’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus. This hymn was written by a lady named Lousia M. R. Stead back in the 1800s. Some of the … Read More

Professional Development for God’s Glory

April 26, 2019Director's Blog

One of ICSV’s goals in our Strategic Vision is to build up our faculty and staff by “fostering a culture of continual improvement.” We have been working hard to develop a strong professional development program that provides in-house professional development, makes available conferences and seminars, and allows individuals to take additional university courses or to … Read More

Running with the Bulls

April 5, 2019Director's Blog

And I am free to run, I am free to dance, I am free to live for You, I am free, I am free! Last night I got to run around the MP with everyone who came out for Praise Night. Teachers and students and parents and the SEW team all ran around singing “I … Read More

Ain’t My Job, Man!

March 29, 2019Director's Blog

Way back when I was in college I worked as a waitress at a restaurant called “The Black Lantern.” When I started, I needed to ask others for help or to show me where things were. There was this sous chef who was really difficult to work with. If ever I asked him if he … Read More

My Chains Fell Off!

March 15, 2019Director's Blog

My absolute favorite hymn is “And Can it Be.” I know that’s a weird name for a song, but it is filled with such a rich message that I love it. One of the verses says: Long my imprisoned spirit lay, Fast bound in sin and nature’s night Thine eye diffused a quickening ray I … Read More