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 of practice. Our actors graced the stage with the combined performance of “Oliver,” showing how our high school students can serve as leaders and examples for our elementary students. Our high school leaders represented us well at the Student Leadership Conference and in our newly-organized Student Government. Our students served others on the Romania outreach trip this year, as ICSV community members donated items, demonstrating grace to those in need. Our scholars completed their two-year IB program after hours of studying, and our elementary students were recognized for working hard and showing grit as they reached for their personal MAP growth goals. Overall, I think I can say that our staff and students simply finished well.
One of the biggest achievements this year was the final purchase of the land next to our current campus. After two years of demonstrating grit, God showed favor on ICSV, providing us with this amazing gift of grace. We are truly thankful for how God has demonstrated His ongoing provision at ICSV.
Now, as the 2018-2019 school year comes to a close, we remember our graduates who have been accepted to universities in Austria, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the US, and as far away as Thailand. We have enjoyed having students from over 60 countries, up from 50 just a few years ago, and we celebrated the 300 enrolled students that God brought to our open doors. What an exciting year!
Once again, it has been my pleasure serving as the director of ICSV. Thank you for the confidence that you have placed in me and our awesome team of teachers. It is truly our privilege to partner with you in the education of your children. Enjoy the last week of school – with the field trips and final exams, and the eighth-grade celebration. And don’t forget to join us on Thursday, June 13, for graduation. What an exciting way to end the year!
Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon Brobst, Ed.D.