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Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Importance of a Good Teacher!


William Arthur Ward once said,  “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”  Ms. Cannon, shown here with her Kindergarten class is a great teacher! I watch her students come off the bus each morning with excitement in their eyes. They start as soon as they step into the classroom and leave with the same enthusiasm that they came in with!

Like a gifted Doctor, Actor Athlete or Business Mogul, some people have found their God given gift and when they share it it is a wonder to watch. Ms. Cannon's room is filled with anticipation and excitement. The connection between her and her students is beautiful.

Great people make a great school and I thank God that at Upper Room Christian School God has brought us some great people. Great teachers and Great families working together with the anointing of God to raise up these children in the way they should go! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

National School Choice Week

Upper Room Christian School is joining together with thousands of schools and educational institutions in celebrating National School Choice Week! Freedom of Choice is a major tenet of our constitution and a major reason for the formation of our great country. It promotes competition between schools as they compete for the tuition of children based on merit and parental preference rather than geographical location.

While we agree that there is a place for "Public Education" we feel that parents should not be financially penalized for choosing "Private Education". School tax money should be distributed back to the families to choose where and how to spend those dollars. As Christians we believe that the mandate to teach our children comes from God and He has given us a scriptural pattern for that education which for us includes the tenets of the Bible.

Here at Upper Room Christian School we have students from all over the world as well as locally and they leave with not only a college prep level education but with God's Word in their hearts so they can fulfill their destiny and dreams.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day

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On the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, young people learn about the power of unconditional love even for one’s adversaries as a way to fight injustice and defuse violent disputes. It is a time to show them the power of forgiveness in the healing process at the interpersonal as well as international levels.

Dr. King once said that we all have to decide whether we “will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. Life’s most persistent and nagging question, he said, is `what are you doing for others?’” he would quote Mark 9:35, the scripture in which Jesus of Nazareth tells James and John “…whosoever will be great among you shall be your servant; and whosoever among you will be the first shall be the servant of all.” And when Martin talked about the end of his mortal life in one of his last sermons, on February 4, 1968 in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church, even then he lifted up the value of service as the hallmark of a full life. “I’d like somebody to mention on that day Martin Luther King, Jr. tried to give his life serving others,” he said. “I want you to say on that day, that I did try in my life…to love and serve humanity.

The video above shows a few of our Kindergarten students who created a song together to culminate their study of this great man. Here at Upper Room Christian School we celebrate the life of this great man who was a follower of the greatest man to ever live...Jesus Christ! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Real Meaning Of Christmas Through the Eyes of a Second Grader.

When asked by her second grade teacher, Mrs. Blom, what does Christmas mean to you Illyana one of her second graders wrote, "Christmas means that its time to celebrate Jesus' birthday. We give toys to the less fortunate. That makes me very happy."

The Bible says, "Raise up a child in the way they should go and they will not depart from it." It's so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season but it is refreshing when we get back to the true meaning of Christmas which is God's demonstration of His love for us in sending His Son Jesus to live, die and resurrect for us and how that translates in our desire to give to others as a sign of our love.

Here at Upper Room Christian School we pray that you would be filled with the love of God this Christmas and that His peace would fill your hearts and homes.