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Center for Career Advancement Teaches Students To Be Mission Minded in Their Work

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by Admin

Cornerstone Cornerstone Christian Academy hosted our third annual Center for Career Advancement event for junior high and high school students on the morning of Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Cornerstone’s Center for Career Advancement is an event where students learn from professionals in our community about being career minded and successful in their work. This year’s event focused on the theme of what it means to be a mission-minded Christian in the workplace.

 

Mrs. Roberta Jean Geosling, NIU Doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant, talks to Cornerstone students about living out the Christian faith in one’s workplace.

 
Cornerstone welcomed four Christian professionals who talked to the students about different aspects of how they personally live out their faith in their workplace. Kyle Dorf, Cornerstone alumnus (2010), is now a Civil Engineer with the firm Crawford, Murphy, & Tilly, Inc. Kyle is currently working on the O’Hare Runway 9C-27C team with other engineers. Kyle spoke our students about how he shares his faith through his job.

Mrs. Jennifer Groce, the Director of Community Affairs at Northern Illinois University, and Mrs. Roberta Jean Geosling, a Graduate Teaching Assistant pursuing her doctorate at NIU, talked to the students about hard work in itself being a testimony, along with how they share their personal testimonies with co-workers.

Pastor Jeff Knitt, who is the Senior Pastor of Crossview Church in Sycamore and has also worked as a Chemical Engineer, taught the students about the theology of work, giving them a Biblical perspective of faith and work.

Teachers and students collaborated throughout the morning during breakout sessions where they dug deeper into the ideas that were presented. Cornerstone is grateful to these Christian professionals who spent time teaching and impacting our students during this year’s Center for Career Advancement event.

Mr. Olmstead Holds a Tarantula & Ball Python!

Posted on: March 21st, 2017 by Admin

Cornerstone Christian Academy Administrator, Tom Olmstead, promised Kindergarten through fifth grade students that if they raised funds for a worthy cause he would have an assembly where the kids could watch him hold a tarantula and ball python!

 

 

Mrs. Donna High, librarian, challenged primary students to donate to a coin drive for bilingual books to be purchased for The Johannes Gutenburg School in Huanta, Peru. The Johannes Gutenburg School is a Christian preschool through 12th grade school. A team of Cornerstone high school students will visit the school over Easter break in April on a missions trip, personally delivering the books to the students. The Cornerstone high school team also raised funds to purchase playground equipment for this school located almost 4,000 miles away. The team will assemble the playground equipment while on the trip, and work with the children of the school.

The Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore brought in the promised tarantula and ball python, along with a walking stick, on Friday March 17th.  Beth Gilliam, the Volunteer and Event Coordinator from the museum, taught the students about these creatures. Students were delighted to see these fascinating critters crawl on their school Administrator!

Open House & Open Enrollment!

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 by Admin

Cornerstone Christian Academy invites all interested families to join us for our spring Open House on Thursday, March 23rd during the day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and in the evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enrollment is now open to the public for the 2017-2018 school year.

Families that desire a better environment and education for their children are invited to tour the school and learn more about the many advantages that Cornerstone has to offer.

 

Cornerstone Advantages:

Academic Advantages

• Classical and Traditional Teaching Methods (no common core)

• Small Class Sizes Allow for Individual Attention & Opportunities to Enrich Special Skills

• Strong Phonetic & Grammar Based Curriculum (primary)

• College Preparatory Curriculum (junior high & high school)

• Extracurricular Activities (Musicals, Sports, Clubs)

• Spanish Classes Kindergarten-12th Grade

Spiritual Advantages

• Bible Classes

• Character Building & Recognition

• Chapel

• Retreats & Mission Trips (junior high & high school)

• Encouraging and Teaching Children about a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ

Parent Advantages

• Opportunities to Volunteer in the Classroom and School

• Parents for Cornerstone Parent Organization (PFC)

• Parent Pick Up and Drop Off at Classroom Each Day

• Safe & Nurturing Environment

• Strong Community of Families and Teachers

• Weekly Prayer Groups

Please click on the link below for a Cornerstone open house flyer to share with family and friends!

Cornerstone Christian Academy Spring Open House 3_23_17

 

Second Annual Science Olympiad Combines Fun and Learning!

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 by Admin

Cornerstone’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Team appreciated the great turnout of parents and students at the second annual Science Olympiad Fun Night on Friday, February 24, 2017. The STEM team, led by high school science teacher Mrs. Hannah Mott, coordinated another fun filled night of learning for Kindergarten through eighth grade students and their families. The attendees enjoyed exploring a variety of activities including taking a part a computer, building bridges, separating the components of black ink, and more!

 

 

The STEM team is thankful for all of the support provided by Cornerstone students and families during this event!

Cornerstone teachers enjoy watching Kindergarten through eighth grade students grow in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math while exploring the creativity of the scientific laws that God put into place. Cornerstone continues to work on including STEM enhancements throughout our school’s curriculum, and to increase the array of learning opportunities in these subject areas.  The goal is to give students the following skills: adaptability, complex communication, social skills, non-routine problem solving, self-management, and systems thinking.

Please check out more STEM information on our website under “Academics” then “STEM,” or by clicking here.

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