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


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

Book Character Costume Contest

March 17, 2017Director's Blog

As I entered the Hall of Flags to greet our students this morning I was met by numerous odd characters. There was Sponge Bob and Cinderella. There were Storm Troopers and even a pirate. One little girl from our primary class entered with a beautiful sparkly dress on. The expression on her face was so … Read More

March is Book Month!

March 10, 2017Director's Blog

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald March is really Book Month! Last week I talked about all the creative activities going on at the secondary level. This week, I’d like to highlight the elementary students who are actively participating in a month of reading. What a delightful way … Read More

ICSV Fine Arts Opportunities

March 3, 2017Director's Blog

This must be Fine Arts Month at ICSV! Just yesterday, students and teachers were preparing for three upcoming events all at the same time! Many afternoons I enjoy the music of our drama students, as they are in the final weeks of rehearsal for Bye Bye Birdie. This is a super fun show with some … Read More