It’s June 9! Where has the year gone? It seems like just yesterday we were out on the field celebrating our 30 for 30 project. We certainly have enjoyed the chromebook cart and the improved internet connection that we were able to purchase with the funds you gave to the school. We started the year with 246 students, and today we have 265. We are looking at possibly even hitting 300 next year. God is so good!

As I write this I can hear the sounds of happy children out on the playground. Our Finance Manager is on a field trip at the zoo with her primary daughter. Grade four is at the Blumengärten Hirschstetten, and our high school science students are at VIS making ice cream and combining that with the effect of salt as a cooling agent. Our eighth-graders just practiced for their Celebration on Monday night, and now they are taking their first finals in math and science. Life at ICSV is never dull!

As this is our last Eagle of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for allowing us the privilege of partnering with you in the education of your children. They are truly gifts from God, and we treasure each one. May you have a wonderful summer with your students. We look forward to seeing you back here on Wednesday, August 23. For those of you who will be leaving us for another adventure, we wish you God’s blessings. I hope that your time here at ICSV has been filled with happy memories and growing experiences. You will be missed.

We will keep you posted on the progress of the “Cool the School” project this summer. Please continue to pray that people will give as they are able. We have a ways to go in meeting our goal. Also, please pray for our new staff that will be arriving toward the end of July and for those who are completing their time at ICSV. One of the hardest parts about living and working in an international community is having to say goodbye. Since I don’t handle goodbyes very well, I will simply say, “Signing off for 2016-2017.”

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