ICSV is Back to Normal
Last Friday evening the ICSV community enjoyed the annual Lip Sync. This is one of my most favorite school events, as it is just plain silly fun. During Covid, we lost out on the activities that make ICSV so special. I am so thankful that even though Covid is still around, we are able to enjoy fellowship with each other. The tenth grade, led by class advisors Mr. Dossett and Ms. Porterfield, served breakfast for dinner and then organized the Lip Sync. All money raised will go to Mary’s Meals, an organization that ICSV has supported for a number of years. This ministry feeds almost 2.5 million children every day while they are at school.
In addition to the Lip Sync, various extracurricular activities are now in full force. The drama students, under the direction of Mrs. Gutheil, are busy rehearsing for their March production of “Annie, Jr.” The basketball teams are practicing and competing (and winning!) several times a week. Our musicians are preparing for the two upcoming spring concerts. Our CAS students are running clubs, and our elementary students enjoy clubs, as well. The IB students are taking Mock Exams, and the senior IB art students are organizing their art exhibit. On Tuesday, we held an Open House for prospective families, and Student Government sold and distributed Candy Grams for Valentine’s Day. Last night, this year’s grade 10 students and their parents were invited to an informational meeting about the IB program for next year. We even held a graduation meeting this week. And today, our older elementary students are out ice skating. Life sure is exciting at ICSV!
Our secondary students also have the opportunity to join a discipleship group. Students who would like to meet in a small group with a staff member can sign up with Mr. Totten, the school chaplain. Discussions will center around spiritual growth.
Next week we can all enjoy a week of rest and refreshment as there is no school during Energy Break. When we return, you will receive a survey that is the start of our re-accreditation cycle. Every seven years, ICSV must conduct a self-study and then host a team visit from our accrediting body, the Association of Christian Schools International. This survey will provide us with a 360-degree view of the school. It is essential that we receive feedback from you in order for the results to be accurate. Members of the school board, administration, faculty and staff, parents, alumni, and secondary students will be asked how well ICSV is doing in different areas. Please take time (it’s supposed to take only 10 minutes to complete) to provide us with this much-appreciated feedback. Be on the lookout for a special email during the week that we return from Energy Break.
I wish you all a wonderful time with your family and friends. My husband and I are excited to be heading to Scotland for the week. We never cease to be both amazed and blessed to see the beautiful creation that God has given to us. Scotland has been on Greg’s “bucket list,” so I’m glad that we managed to schedule this trip. Stay safe and healthy! We’ll see you in a week.
Because of His Faithfulness,
Dr. Sharon Brobst. Director