April 18No SchoolGood Friday

April 11Spring Picture Day!

HAPPENINGS April 10FACE Meeting6:30 p.m.Join us in final prep for the carnival

W0N THIS 1970 CUDA!Our giveaway was today and are winners are: Winner of CUDA - Gerry Shoulders - Fortville IN $1500 - John Miller - English IN $ 500 - Sam Allen - Richmond IN Congratulations to our winners and a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who donated and purchased tickets. We are truly grateful!!!!

Community Christian School is a non-denominational, independent Christian School. As an independent school, CCS is neither governed by nor consistently funded by any church, denomination, or religious institution. Fiscal and policy-making authority is vested in the self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Please see the Student Handbook for more information.Duties of the Board of Directors1. The Board shall establish policies governing the operation of the Corporation. These policies shall be in accord with the Bible, the constitution, and prudent business and management practice. The Board shall assure the operation of the Corporation in accord with these policies.2. The Board shall select and employ administrators, teachers, and other personnel as required to carry out the education programs and policies of the Corporation.3. The Board shall devise ways and means for obtaining the funds needed for the operation of the Corporation, determine how these funds should be distributed and disbursed, and monitor and prudently manage the finances of the Corporation.4. The Board shall promote the Corporation’s School and the cause of Christian education in the community.5. The Board shall establish and maintain proper relationships with local organized churches, para-church organizations, public school systems, government and regulatory bodies, accrediting associations, other Christian Schools and Christian School Associations, the community as a whole, and the news media.6. The Board shall meet at least once a month to conduct business; other meetings may be called by the Chairperson or by any three other members of the Board. A simple majority of its members shall constitute a quorum necessary to conduct official business. Unless otherwise specified in this constitution, any action by the Board shall result from an affirmative vote of the members present at the meeting.7. The Board shall serve as the final Board of Appeals in all misunderstandings or disputes involving the Corporation’s personnel or members. (See Good Report/Matthew 18 pg. 30).8. The Board shall serve as spiritual leaders of the Corporation, seeking and discerning God’s will, direction, and wisdom in conducting the affairs of the Corporation accordingly.9. The Board shall perform other duties and functions as required.

2012– 2013 School BoardMichele Gething937-456-7368Kathy Shelley 937-470-2271Brad Keesling765-914-9715 Bill Kehlenbrink 765-277-0972 Bill Jackson 317-650-0193

BIBLE PHILOSOPHY STATEMENTCommunity Christian School was founded by those who believed in and continues through those who are resolutely determined that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments hold unerring wisdom and knowledge, which is vitally applicable to all students. It is this belief that sets Community Christian School apart from other non-sectarian private schools. This belief in the inerrancy and applicability of Holy Scripture guides our biblical instruction, which we believe encompass all disciplines and activities of life. Further it is a privilege to give biblical instruction to our students. Without the understanding of Holy Scripture, our students are left in vacuum of knowledge devoid of the framework on which to base truth and reality.Biblical Principles of Instruction1. The earliest Bible lessons will include the truth that God creates us for His glory. Students will be called to live their lives as an offering to God protecting their body, which is now the temple of God. We are His workmanship… Eph. 2:102. Bible instruction will cause each student to encounter the living Christ and be given opportunities to choose a relationship with Him. Luke 18:16-173. Bible instruction will provide the knowledge of how to grow spiritually, socially and interpersonally through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Luke 2:524. Students will be provided historic and accurate biblical accounts of God’s actions within the human world; therefore, understanding history is truly “His story”.5. Students will be provided with an accurate perspective of biblical design for godly living through modeling and study. 1Thessalonians 1:4 –106. Students will be given opportunities through service learning to develop a lifecharacterized by concern for others, adhering to the second greatest commandment, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Matthew 22:387. The fully matured student will demonstrate the understanding of the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all of your Heart, all of your Strength, and all of your Mind.” Matthew 22:37PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCEScience is the study of God’s precision in creation. Our Creator-God has revealed order and design in the universe. God’s Word tells us in John 1:3, “All things were made by him and without Him was nothing made that was made.” Dr. Arthur Compton, Nobel Prize winner in physics, once said, “It is not difficult for me to have faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan, there is intelligence-an orderly unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered, ‘In the beginning God…’” (Genesis 1-2)Therefore, we believe it is imperative that our students understand that science and Holy Scripture do not conflict, but are instead a congruous continuum. Instruction in science and scientific principles, which include careful examination and evaluation, will prepare students to organize and problem solve in a logical and orderly manner and build an increased awareness of God’s intricate and loving plan for all of His creation.Biblical Principles of Instruction1. Science pursues the understanding of purposeful, planned design observable in creation. Genesis 1 and 22. Science is the study in which we begin to understand the depths of God’s loving, creative and orderly mind. His plan for humanity and all of creation may not be fully understood without the understanding of the Creator. John 1:33. Science seeks to understand the world seen and unseen, through observable and measurable means. Col. 1:15-17PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY“Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, andthere is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I makeknown the end from the beginning, from ancient times, whatis still to come, I say: My purpose will stand and I willdo all that I please.” Isaiah 46:9-10 NIVHistory is the record of past events. These events demonstrate God’s sovereign plan to care for His people and carry to completion this plan for redemption. God’s dealings with mankind throughout history reveal His nature. Therefore, studying history enables students to recognize God’s design and love for His world. At Community Christian School, it is our belief that when students reflect on the past, they will seek to fit into His plan and be used as His instruments.Biblical Principles of Instruction1. Studying history enables us to see God’s love for our country and our world since it’s beginnings. “Those who are wise will take all this to heart: they will see in our history the faithful love of the Lord.” Psalm 107:432. Study history enables students to recognize God’s sovereign plan for His world. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer. 29:113. Studying history emphasizes God’s pre-eminence. We are instructed to study “His story”. “God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites; I am has sent me to you.” Ex. 3:144. Studying history enables students to identify past mistakes so that they are not repeated. “History merely repeats itself.” “It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.” Ecc. 1:9 NLTPHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS“He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them.He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies indarkness, and light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:21-22Mathematics is the orderly and systematic study of God’s world. In developing a number sense, students will begin to understand the infinite nature of God and relate it to His eternal being. Through the use of mathematical reasoning, students will witness the precision with which God has ordered our world.In learning to problem solve, students will gain insight into the complexities of life. Their mathematical studies build essential life skills, which enable students to effectively serve the Lord.Biblical Principles of Instruction1. Mathematics demonstrates that there is a systematic means available to find a solution. “For God is not a God of confusion…..” I Cor. 14:33a2. Mathematics demonstrates the infinite (eternal) qualities of God. “…as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.” Jer. 33:22b3. Mathematics develops the ability to complete calculations and measurements that equip the student to carry out God’s instructions throughout life. (Gen. 6, the building of the ark and I Kings 6, Solomon building the temple)4. Mathematics disciplines the mind and develops wisdom. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Prov. 1:7PHILOSOPHY OF P.E. AND HEALTHOur bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made and house the Spirit of the living God while on this earth. Care for that body although temporary, is vital to living well and living out God’s purpose on this earth. Physical Education and Health instruction enables students to learn how to properly care and maintain their bodies.Biblical Principles of Instruction1. Health and P.E. develops right perspectives of personal and physical care. ThisIncludes body image (personal acceptance and contentment with our personal design), hygiene, avoidance of harmful behaviors, and maintenance of physical strength. I Samuel 16:172. P.E. will develop within the student the ability to work as a team. (Sportsmanship,self-sacrifice, and encouragement). Psalm 139:143. P.E. and Health will teach basic principles and rules regarding sport and physical care as well as courteous social behavior and safety. Hebrews 10:24

Steps toward Enrollment at CCS!Congratulations! Choosing to educate your child at Community Christian School is making a decision which will benefit your child for a lifetime. A history of proven academic excellence as well as practical spiritual training makes CCS the choice for your child’s education and future. Parents who are considering enrollment at Community Christian School should begin the process by educating themselves about the school (philosophies, programs, etc.) This is an important decision, and one which should take time, thorough consideration and prayer. By making the decision to place your child in this (or any) school, you are entrusting the institution you choose to “parent” your child in your absence. This choice then should be of utmost importance.To begin the enrollment process, please follow the outline below:Step 1: Visit the CCS Website (www.ccsrichmond.com) to examine all written materials found under Forms. These documents include: CCS Parent/Student Handbook, Application, Financial Contract, and etc.Step 2: Schedule a visit with the school administrator, Kim Soots or the principal, Lucinda Roberts. You may do this by calling the school office at: 765-935-3215, or directly emailing Kim at: ksoots@ccsrichmond.com or Lucinda at: lroberts@ccsrichmond.com During this meeting, you may bring a variety of questions for the administrator and expect to have a short tour of the building. If subsequent questions arise, it may become necessary to schedule additional meetings or you may again telephone or email the office for clarification.Step 3: Once you have determined that CCS is the right environment for your child, you should then complete the CCS Application and request to be scheduled for a screening test through the CCS office. The testing fee is $25.00 and must be paid at the time the service is rendered. At the time of testing please bring the following materials: Any background school information you have available including: ISTEP scores, grade cards, awards, or citizenship materials.Please include the signed reference release and provide a name and telephone number for your child’s former school/teacher(s).Step 4: Once the screening test process has been completed, you will be scheduled for an Admission Review Meeting during which the review of the test and a placement decision will be made. Please bring to the Admission meeting the following completed materials: •Application •Parents who believe they qualify for the “Indiana School Choice Scholarship” should begin the application process for this program. •Financial Agreement (including registration fee) •PE/Tech Form •Photo & Criminal Release FormAt this meeting, it is also our desire for you to meet other key office personnel including the: •IT coordinator for an introduction to our Sycamore student management system •Financial personnel •TLC/SCRIP managerFor More Information: Contact Kim Soots at ksoots@ccsrichmond.com or Lucinda Roberts at lroberts@ccsrichmond.com or by phone at 765 935-3215.Community Christian School admits students of any race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities accorded or made available by the school.

Forms for EnrollmentApplication for EnrollmentFinancial ContractPhoto & Criminal Check ReleaseMedical FormPE/Tech FormVolunteer/Parent SponsorClass Supply ListPre-KKindergartenFirst GradeSecond GradeThird GradeFourth GradeFifth GradeMiddle SchoolAdditional FormsStudent HandbookField Trip Driver FormAthletic HandbookSports Physical FormTeacher ApplicationHourly Employee Application

Application for EnrollmentFinancial Contract PE/Tech FormPhoto & Criminal Check Release

2011 – 2012 School BoardMichele Gething937-456-7368David Haber937-456-1438Kathy Shelley 937-416-5628Brad Keesling765-914-9715

As an on-going fundraiser CCS participates in a Scrip program. Scrip is "substitute money", and looks and functions just like gift cards and certificates. The program allows our CCS families to purchase Scrip for everyday expenses like food, clothing, and entertainment; while earning a percentage if each dollar of Scrip purchased back in revenue. Available in the office (on hand):Applebee’sArby'sBath and BodyBob EvansBurger KingChili's Grill & BarChipotle Mexican GrillClaire'sCracker BarrelDillard'sElder-BeermanFazoli'sGymboreeIHopiTunesJCPennyKmartKohl'sLittle Caesar’sLowe'sMeijer $25 and $100O’Charley’sRed LobsterSpeedwayStarbucksSubwayTexas RoadhouseWal-Mart $25 and $100Wendy'sTo find all cards in the program please stop by office for an updated list or visit http://www.glscrip.com Cards are ordered on Tuesday. If you would like something ordered that isn't always on hand please call the office and let us know.

Community Christian School is a non-denominational, independent Christian School. As an independent school, CCS is neither governed by nor consistently funded by any church, denomination, or religious institution. Fiscal and policy-making authority is vested in the self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Please see the Student Handbook for more information.Duties of the Board of Directors1. The Board shall establish policies governing the operation of the Corporation. These policies shall be in accord with the Bible, the constitution, and prudent business and management practice. The Board shall assure the operation of the Corporation in accord with these policies.2. The Board shall select and employ administrators, teachers, and other personnel as required to carry out the education programs and policies of the Corporation.3. The Board shall devise ways and means for obtaining the funds needed for the operation of the Corporation, determine how these funds should be distributed and disbursed, and monitor and prudently manage the finances of the Corporation.4. The Board shall promote the Corporation’s School and the cause of Christian education in the community.5. The Board shall establish and maintain proper relationships with local organized churches, para-church organizations, public school systems, government and regulatory bodies, accrediting associations, other Christian Schools and Christian School Associations, the community as a whole, and the news media.6. The Board shall meet at least once a month to conduct business; other meetings may be called by the Chairperson or by any three other members of the Board. A simple majority of its members shall constitute a quorum necessary to conduct official business. Unless otherwise specified in this constitution, any action by the Board shall result from an affirmative vote of the members present at the meeting.7. The Board shall serve as the final Board of Appeals in all misunderstandings or disputes involving the Corporation’s personnel or members. (See Good Report/Matthew 18 pg. 30).8. The Board shall serve as spiritual leaders of the Corporation, seeking and discerning God’s will, direction, and wisdom in conducting the affairs of the Corporation accordingly.9. The Board shall perform other duties and functions as required.

F.A.C.E. - Families Advancing Christian EducationA Ministry of Community Christian SchoolFAMILIESFACE is a very active ministry arm of the CCS Board of Directors. Moms, dads, grandparents, alumni and friends all join together to make CCS a wonderful place to learn and grow. CCS is a parent-sponsored school and receives its direction from an elected board of directors who govern under the articles written in the CCS Constitution.ADVANCINGFund raising is an essential part of life in the "Not for Profit" sector. CCS is designated a 501 (c) (3), by the United States Federal Government. Therefore, fundraising is a very important aspect of FACE. Gifts of classroom supplies, teacher appreciation, and many other requests for "extras" are found on the FACE agenda and fund raising calendar.CHRISTIANFaith in Jesus Christ sets the CCS school experience apart from other educational experiences. Well-grounded Christian teachers and staff members encourage and guide students to form a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. FACE assists the school to accomplish these goals by providing funding and coordination for opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.EDUCATIONEducating students for this life and the next is the end goal of the CCS educational experience. Training students to evaluate, understand, and apply the sixty-six (66) books of the inerrant Holy Scriptures, CCS students develop a Christian world view, while discerning absolute truth in all academic pursuits and in life.

Welcome and thank you for visiting Community Christian School’s web site. Community Christian School works in partnership with its families and community to provide an interdenominational, biblically integrated education, which is designed to prepare students to excel in any academic environment.Because of a deep desire to see students equipped to serve according to God's plan for their lives, CCS has designed a course of instruction which includes:Relevant, life-inspiring, spiritual trainingRigorous academic courseworkSocial interactions which promote relational intelligenceChristian valuesCaring environmentPrayerStrong academics What is your child learning at school?Through the efforts of 113 families, 22 teachers & staff, we have created what many consider to be the perfect school for children.Take 90 seconds and see if you agree that Community Christian School could be the perfect school for your childEducating for EternityThe primary purpose of Community Christian School (CCS) is to provide your child with a program of educational excellence set in a positive Christian atmosphere. Courses of study are developed in reverence to God’s word and taught in a Christ like way. We strive to exceed all state mandated academic standards by utilizing proven teaching methods and the latest technology. Your student will be challenged by these high expectations, intellectually and spiritually. Students experience a variety of opportunities to strengthen or develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ in a curriculum that teaches a life changing, biblical worldview that will bless your family and child for generations to come.Family Friendly, Safe & CaringAt CCS we encourage your involvement in your child’s education. We have developed creative ways that parents can be involved that are meaningful for both you and your student. Your families values are supported and reinforced by the teachers and staff.Our facilities and classrooms are attractive, clean and meticulously maintained. We have many systems in place to ensure your child’s safety. When not in the classroom, students are in the care of trained staff. All staff receives first-aid training and CPR certified staff is available at all times.We care for your child in ways other schools can’t. Our teachers are not only degreed professionals, but committed, mature Christians that exhibit the “Fruits of the Spirit” Each has received additional training to bring out and nurture your child’s unique “God given” gifts and talents. The teachers and staff pray for the students daily and rely on the transforming power of prayer, to nurture and provide guidance for your child.“I am most impressed how each year my child’s teacher has had special insights into what my child’s unique needs are and is able to focus attention on those needs to nurture and help my child grow in that area. My child has been blessed in many ways at CCS.” Rhonda & Doug PriceWhen you enroll your child in CCS you can relax because CCS is notably free of the adverse pressures and discipline problems often found in many non-Christian schools. Each child is made to feel loved and given a sense of worth and self-esteem.Strong Academics and More (Much More)Because of our smaller class sizes, personal attention and proven teaching methods, CCS students consistently score well above the national average on the ISTEP Tests and are among the highest in the county.We offer much more than just a strong academic base; our non-academic programs include music education, physical-education, computer lab, drama, foreign language and art. CCS students have the same opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as, school skates, sports, cheerleading, Scouting, plays, musicals and other family friendly social events.Is The Investment At CCS In Your Childs Future, Worth The Cost?CCS is an inter-denominational, independent, parent sponsored school. We are not governed by any church or denomination. Eighty percent of our budget is generated from tuition and the balance is met by the generous support of the Christian community at large.Is it worth the tuition cost? We recently surveyed our parents and ask them that very question. Enroll your child in CCS and see if you don’t agree what other parents are saying about our school.“Yes. Yes. Yes. No monetary value can be placed on the results we are seeing in our children. They are learning God’s truths and succeeding academically in all the ways we have hoped and prayed they would”.J. Edsell“Yes! What price can you put your child’s spiritual and academic growth? We can’t afford not to!”Jennifer RaderThink CCS Might Be The Perfect School For Your Child?If you are wondering if CCS might be the perfect school for your child, prayerfully consider CCS. Request our "Investigation Packet" or schedule a visit to see - what our children are learning in school.

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “ ‘You should love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ On these hang all of the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40)COMMUNITYIt is our goal at CCS to develop students who recognize that personal strengths and abilities are gifts from God. These gifts should be used for God’s glory, the good of the local church, and the community at large. Thus, consistently serving others provides many opportunities: at the school, in our connections with home, and through regular dealings with both local and international communities. Service is an important component of CCS program. The evidences of love, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control are to characterize the life of the CCS student, thereby blessing those with whom the students have contact.CHRISTIANThe goal of Christian Education is to represent Jesus Christ to students and families. The transforming power of Jesus Christ and the reality of the Holy Spirit are to be clearly seen in every facet of the school. The entire sixty-six books of the Bible, God’s Holy Word, are presented as the only reliable and infallible revelation of God, His nature, His supreme authority, and His active involvement in all of creation. His redeeming purposes reveal a holy will for all people. Discerning His holy will and those who lead and teach at Community Christian School understand making it known as a key facet. While at CCS, students will experience a variety of opportunities to strengthen or develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As this relationship is nurtured, through the school and local church, the student will be transformed through God’s Holy Spirit and will demonstrate a life of faith, being conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ.SCHOOLThe principal purpose of Community Christian School is to provide a program of educational excellence set in a positive Christian atmosphere. Courses of study, developed in reverence to God’s Word, are taught in a Christ-centered, truly patriotic manner. These courses utilize relevant materials and technology; these curricula acknowledge state-mandated academic standards and strive to exceed them. Students will be challenged through these expectations intellectually, physically, emotionally, and spiritually by a curriculum, which clearly teaches an integrated biblical worldview.

Tamara has worked at CCS since April 2011. Her children began attending CCS in 2005 when the family moved here from Maine (where Tamera home-schooled her children). She has helped in the past as a room mom, volunteered in the cafeateria and with the 1st grade reading group. She and her husband Rick have 4 children who all attend CCS: Joshua, Jessica, Nathan and Brianna. She enjoys reading and singing on the worship team at her church.

Mr. Shelley has been faithfully preaching the word of God since 1994. He is presently pastoring Twin Creek Chapel where he started in 1996. He began working at CCS in 2007. Mr. Shelley is very passionate about restoring Christ centered ministries in churches that follow scripture alone. He is married to his high school Sweetheart and they have three children Elijah, Levi, and Jenna. Mr. Shelley enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

Mrs. Price has worked in education since 1986 & at CCS since 1997. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and a M.Ed. in Elementary Math Education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In addition to her teaching duties at Community Christian, she has been involved in Professional Development for teachers in the area of math education and she teaches at Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond. Mrs. Price lives in New Paris, Ohio with her husband, Doug and their daughter Emmy. Mrs. Price loves sharing her love of mathematics with her students, young or old.

Mrs. King began working at CCS in 1998 as the Librarian and started teaching Bible to Middle School in 2003. She loves spending time with her family, husband Kevin, sons Michael, Kyle & Sarah and her first grandchild Isaac. She enjoys decorating; antiques and trips to Madison, Indiana.

Mr. Johnson has worked in education at CCS since 1998. He received a B.S. in Music Education from Ball State University with a minor in church music. Mr. Johnson has taught private voice and piano since 1992. He enjoys writing and playing Praise and Worship music. Other interests include landscape design and spending time with his wife and children.

Mrs. Root received her Bachelor's of Science in English and U.S. history education from Ball State University in 1994. She also has 18 hours of Master's credit in education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mrs. Root has taught at CCS since the fall of 1994. She is an avid runner who has completed four marathons and 17 half marathons, and she also enjoys reading and travel. She and her husband, Mathew, live in Richmond, Indiana.

Mrs. Tina Locker received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University. She has 18 credit hours towards her Masters in Children and Family Studies. Mrs. Locker taught at Brookville high school (Ohio) before taking time out to have her children. Her and her husband of 25 years, felt led to have their children in Christian education and found CCS. Mrs. Locker beginning teaching at CCS about 17 years ago. Both her children graduated from CCS and come back to visit often. Mrs. Locker loves the outdoors with fishing and camping, cooking and reading cookbbooks. She is active in her church and enjoys traveling to her sons college football games.

Heather Thomas received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Indiana. She completed her teacher certification program at Indiana University East. She teaches math and French to our middle school. She is the mother of three children, Hannah, Mallory and Noah.

Mrs. Yount earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana. She has worked in education since 2004, and at CCS since 2008. Mrs. Yount is married to Jeff Yount. They have a daughter named Bekah, who attends CCS, and a son named Jered. She enjoys reading.

Heather Jackson received a B.A. in Communications from Ball State University, then continued her education at Indiana Wesleyan University where she received her license to teach K-6th grade. Mrs. Jackson has been teaching for over 7 years, with 6 of those years here at CCS. She currently teaches third grade. She and her husband, Dan, have two daughters who attend CCS, Cassie (7th grade) and Jessica (2nd grade). Mrs. Jackson has a passion for the children of Haiti, and so every year her class supports an orphanage near Port au Prince as a class project. She also enjoys volleyball, and has coached the CCS team for several years. In her free time, Mrs. Jackson enjoys riding bikes with her family or just hanging out, playing games with friends.

Mrs. Unger received a Bachelor of Science from Maranatha Baptist Bible College with a major in Bible and minors in Christian Education and music. She studied elementary mathematics at Indiana University Bloomington. She has worked in education since 1981 and has been with CCS since 1998. She is married to Ed Unger and they have 4 children, Eddie, David, Kenneth and Mark. "I enjoy our four boys, piano, reading, studying the military and teaching second grade in this great place.

Miss Girdley received a B.A. in English from Tennessee Temple University and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Louisana Baptist University. She has worked in education since 1974. Miss Girdley enjoys reading, music and writing. God used Isaiah 54:13 to lead Miss Girdley into Christian Education: "All your children will be taught by the Lord and great will be the peace of your nation."

Joan Frame received her Bachelor of Science Degree from IUPUI in 1982 and her Masters of Education in 1998 from Indiana Wesleyan. She has been in Christian education since 1984. She and her husband Dave live in the Williamsburg area and have two children and five grandchildren. She enjoys reading, spending time with her grandchildren and raising Monarch butterflies.

Sheri Hickman has worked at Community Christian School since August of 1999. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Indiana University. Sheri is married to Dave and they have four children. They have three sons; Matthew, Micah, and Josh and a daughter, Aliie.



Lucinda Roberts earned a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Mrs. Roberts was Assistant Band Director at Northeastern Wayne Schools in Fountain City, Indiana for 10 years. After teaching, she worked as a School Improvement Planning Consultant with the American Student Achievement Institute.Lucinda is married to Darren Roberts, they have a son named Miles and a miniature daschund named Dash.



Community Christian School is located at: 500 Elks RoadRichmond, IN 47374Phone: 765-935-3215 Fax: 765-598-5152

Mrs. Soots attended Ball State University from 1976 to 1982. During this time she received degrees in Education and Sociology. She also obtained with the degrees, an endorsment in Reading Instruction.During the years following her graduation, Mrs Soots worked in the Department of Special Education at Ball State University. While in the department, she worked within the context of a demonstration classroom for the hearing impaired. In this setting, parents, extended family members as well as students from the university, and those desiring a simillar program, visited to observe and participate in the instruction process and teacher training. Mrs. Soots believes that her early work which linked instruction for children and parents as well as teacher training, prepared her to meet the needs of CCS families and faculty members.Mrs. Soots began her ministry at CCS in 1990 working with the board of directors and family group to develop a plan to expand the school. At that time there were about 57 students enrolled at CCS. Today, God has blessed us with many more students and the best is still to come! Enter New Text

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Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful....

Community Christian School admits students of any race, color, gender and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance program, athletic and other school administered programs.

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