When re-enrollment started, we let you all know that you should re-enroll early because classes were filling up quickly for next year. This statement couldn’t be any more true than it is today. Right now there is the potential for over 300 students enrolled at ICSV in August. Many of the elementary classes have already reached capacity, and secondary classes are growing quickly.
With that being said, we would like to announce that we have decided to open a second section of grades one and five. In addition to there being a waiting list in these classes three months before school begins, these are strategic entry points. By opening a second section of grade one, we can expect to see growth from the ground up. This could mean that next year we may need to open a second section of grade two in order to accommodate the larger class. By expanding grade five, we are ensuring the possibility of two sections throughout all of secondary.
Another change at the elementary level is that Miss Sipos and Miss Grumbach will be team-teaching grade three next year. They will be taking on additional roles in curriculum, assessment, and office support in addition to teaching grade three. As we near August, we will send out a complete list of the new teachers and what they will be teaching. We have had many excellent educators interview for our open positions, so we are excited about those that will be joining our team.
There are also some announcements to be made from the School Board. Effective June 1, Larry Henderson will no longer be serving on the Board. He has been involved for four years, two of them as Chair. If you see Larry, please thank him for his faithful service to the school in this capacity. He will continue to be an ICSV parent and local pastor. The following is the makeup of the School Board beginning on June 1:
- Brad Hunter will become the Chair.
- Wim Douw will serve as Vice-Chair and head of the Governance Committee.
- A new member to the Board is Othmar Scharrer, who will serve as the Treasurer.
- David Easler is the Assistant Treasurer.
- Pearl Williams continues as Board Secretary.
- Leslie Walt continues as Assistant Board Secretary.
- Anna Gryskiewicz continues as Board member on the Strategic Planning Committee.
Please be in prayer as the school looks at all its possibilities to meet the needs of our growing population. We have a strong Board that is committed to strategic planning and to supporting the mission and vision of the school. We can be thankful for all that God is doing at the school. It sure is an exciting time at ICSV!
Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon Brobst, Ed.D.