I have had the privilege of teaching music and leading chapel at Centralia Christian School since 1990. That means I have had a chance to see hundreds of students grow in their knowledge and faith. What a blessing it has been!
Music classes are busy ones!
Kindergarten students sing and dance to music that correspond to the letter of the week and other subjects they are learning in their classroom. First through fourth grade students are learning about American composers and their fun, exciting music. The first and second graders are playing rhythm instruments and reading music charts. The third graders are dancing with rhythm sticks while the fourth graders are learning the treble clef notes with boomwhackers. After a couple of years off, 5th and 6th graders are back playing recorders!
Seventh and eighth grade students have enrichment time twice a week. The seventh-grade class is learning how to work together on a service project and the eighth-grade class will be preparing for their Washington D.C. trip in the spring.
As a chaplain I have the opportunity to teach and lead students in song and prayer during our chapel services. I am also available for those students, parents and staff who may need someone to talk to and pray with.
God has great plans for CCS this year, and I am excited to be a part of them once again.