This year we are trying something a bit different during our weekly chapel times. In order to better meet the needs of our international student population, we are planning to vary the format each week. Sometimes teachers and students will meet in small groups where they can discuss different topics. During these times, we hope students and teachers can learn more about each other and form deeper relationships. Last week the high school students were asked to reflect on Mr. Hummel’s previous chapel talk about loving and serving others. Some weeks we will invite guest speakers to present about a certain topic and then the next week the students will go to their small groups to discuss what they heard. We will continue to have times of singing, being led by our talented worship teams under the supervision of Mr. Sattler at the high school level and Ms. Gerdes at middle school. We will also continue to do announcements and have fun activities and games when it is appropriate.

In high school chapel, we are also going to highlight the various countries that are represented at our school so that we can learn more about each other and to remember these nations in prayer. Last week, Mr. Ade shared a little about his country of Nigeria. He and nine students come from this large West African country. As a former English colony, English is the official language of Nigeria, but 500 different languages are actually spoken throughout the country. I am excited to celebrate the different nationalities that are represented at ICSV as we “Stand United” through our mission and message.

Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon Brobst, Ed.D.