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

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