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Contemporary Issues Alumni on a Mission Coaching by Example Head of School Report
Board of Trustees, 2017-2018 Don Moseley, Chairman Rich Protasewich, Vice Chairman Land Hite, Treasurer Anne Rogers, Secretary Jody Billiard Danny Church Kevin DeYoung Aaron Helms Caroline Kelly Jared Olshefski Brian Peterson Jerri Webb Larry Kirkman, Trustee Emeritus
Head of School Mark Davis
Mission Statement To assist the Christian family by providing an education marked by a biblical worldview, academic excellence, and affordability, so that students are equipped to be salt and light for God’s glory.
Mark Davis, Amadea Dancu, Abby Lee, Landon Rehg
Covenant Day middle school students had an excellent production of The Lion King Jr. (Cover photo by Daryl Tutton)
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Vision Statement Covenant Day School is committed to becoming an exceptional, Christ-centered, college-preparatory school. We will create an environment which develops lifelong learners, critical thinkers and problem solvers who will be actively engaged in the world as ambassadors for Christ. Our appraised, innovative academic courses and comprehensive extracurricular offerings will be taught through the lens of truth found in the historic Christian faith by godly faculty and staff who are skilled educators and dedicated mentors. Graduates will be prepared for matriculation into leading colleges and universities in order to live out their callings on the global stage. Our distinctive sense of family, with a diverse community of students, families, friends, donors, and alumni, will undergird these efforts necessary to bring excellence to every aspect of Covenant Day School, a ministry of Christ Covenant Church, for God’s glory.
Core Values Christlikeness
A reflection of the work of Christ, loving in thought and deed, serving God and others
A pursuit of biblical truth so as to develop the knowledge and discernment that guides our judgment and decisions in all areas of life
An insistence on biblical principles that develop character, integrity, and moral excellence
CDS high school students get once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the total solar eclipse at Windy Gap.
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DEPARTMENTS 2 From the Head of School 8 CDS News 10 Arts 11 Athletics 12 Alumni News & Class Notes
FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
Dear CDS Community, Welcome to this new edition of the Classic. Throughout each issue we seek to communicate the essence of Covenant Day through visual and written communication. As you turn the pages you will be reminded of the importance of the Christian family to us. You will find evidence of a biblical worldview, which we hold central in how we educate God’s children. We trust this issue of the Classic will be a reminder of our desire to bring an excellent academic experience to our students including extracurricular offerings that are also taught through the lens of God’s truth.
Read more about the monarch butterfly project on page 7.
We also hope you capture a sense of learning with imagination, critical thinking, and passion for problem solving. We pray that our students are inspired and drawn into an understanding that they belong to God, that they bear His image, and that they are called in every area of their lives to His purposes.
Join me in turning the pages and discovering once again what we aspire to see in each of our young men and women: following the Lord, serving others, pursuing biblical wisdom, learning with passion and purpose, communicating well, and engaging the world around us so that the next generation will be equipped to be salt and light for God’s glory. Sincerely,
Mark Davis Head of School
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CONTEMPORARY ISSUES MIDDLE SCHOOL INTRODUCES NEW CLASS
From social issues and medical dilemmas to military interventions and government policies to crime and punishment, it is no surprise that our world is facing a broad number of complex issues on a daily basis. Contemporary Issues is a new elective geared to eighth grade students and addresses many of the current issues our world is facing today. The course is taught by teachers Ryan Fuderer, Michelle Embry, and Elizabeth Jones and includes guest teachers Jason Klohr and Jesse Woolsey. This fall, students have debated whether we should have self-driving cars and whether or not we should celebrate Columbus Day. Students have also discussed the topic of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and whether there should be an initiative to promote kids going outside more to encourage a healthier lifestyle. “This class gives students the chance to use their voice in a safe and constructive environment,” Mr. Fuderer said. “We are hoping that it sparks an interest to be more informed about what’s going on around them outside of our South Charlotte bubble.” Eighth grade student Maria Manousos shared that this new elective has helped her approach current events using facts and then filtering those facts through scripture. “I have learned to recognize bias—mine and others—and use facts and scriptures to create an informed viewpoint.” One of the goals of this class is for students to better understand their own worldview. “We want students to understand that myriad worldviews exist, even in the Christian community,” Mrs. Embry said. “We are hoping to help them establish their personal worldviews through the lens of scripture.”
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Alumni on a Mission Student Contributor: Amadea Dancu, CDS Senior
This past summer, alumni Scott Hiller, Stewart Kepper, Joe Yardley, and Julia Kempf served with City Project through The Summit Church, a two-monthlong mission program for college students. City Project consists of one week in New York City, five weeks in Durham, and two weeks in one of eleven international locations. Here are their stories.
Kenya Scott Hiller traveled to Tigoni, Kenya, to serve with an organization called Freedom Global. Freedom Global consists of a dairy farm, a Christian girls’ high school, and a discipleship program. During those Scott (front right) with his team in two weeks, Scott worked on the farm, led Bible studies at various Kenya high schools, and worked with the school. Scott experienced many impactful moments during his time in Kenya, but shared that the most memorable was when he and a friend had the opportunity to sit down with a few men one night and talk for hours about the gospel around a campfire overlooking the African safari. “This experience was an overwhelming display of God’s work in people all across the world,” he said. Through his time in Kenya, Scott realized the importance of daily personal time with God. “My missions team in Kenya faced difficulties, and we were physically and emotionally worn out. If I didn’t have time every morning to get in prayer and the Word, then I wouldn’t have been able to do it,” he said.
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Poland Julia Kempf participated in City Project following her senior year in college and had the opportunity to serve in Poland. During her first week overseas, Julia’s team hosted a sports camp for teenagers where they played basketball, volleyball, tennis, and baseball. They also did crafts and attended a class. “At the end of the week, there was an altar call, and around thirty to forty teenagers came forward to accept Christ as their Savior,” Julia said. “It was amazing to witness and see that the Holy Spirit was at work and well received.” The second week was spent in Warsaw, Poland, during which her team mapped out where people spent their time in different neighborhoods. They also reached out to people living in those neighborhoods and shared the gospel with them, laying the foundation for long-term missionaries in Poland. While in Poland, Julia got a glimpse into the history of World War II when she visited the Warsaw Zoo and Auschwitz. Through City Project, Julia realized that “missions isn’t just a week long trip to a foreign country, but is something we should live out each day.”
with her team at Julia (back left) Poland the sports camp in
Nepal In Nepal, Stewart Kepper trekked through the Himalayas to share Jesus with remote villages. He also had the opportunity to share the gospel near a Tibetan Buddhist Stupa, a traditional place of worship.
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Serving showed Stewart how important it is to share the gospel with people around him. Stewart shared that the most memorable part of his trip was “witnessing the boldness and courage of local believers who follow Jesus despite being rejected by their families and shunned in the villages where they grew up. Many of them were forced to leave their homes, yet they continued sharing the gospel.”
England Joe Yardley partnered with a church of about forty people in England. His team planned six events where they invited people from the community to attend. During the day, he spent time in the city inviting people to the events and sharing Jesus with them.
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Joe shared that spending his summer devoted to missions made an impact on how he spends each day now. “It taught me more about how to share my faith with others and challenged me to have more gospel-centered conversations day-to-day.” COVENANT CLASSIC | 2017
LEARNING & EXPLORING IN
Anyone who has been on campus recently has likely noticed Covenant Day’s new outdoor learning and exploration zone. Located by the butterfly garden, this space gives students the opportunity to learn, observe, explore, and put their imaginations to work in a natural setting. “This space allows students to have hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment while stimulating their creativity,” Lower School Principal Mark Helmer said. “It’s believed that free and creative play opportunities benefit students socially and emotionally. Additionally, free (unstructured) play is even correlated with improved executive functioning skills.” The outdoor learning space includes a stage for mini plays, a drum made out of a hollow log, a log water chute, a table for sorting objects, an observation tower, a large cane teepee, a small table with stools, logs for building, an outdoor library, and a mine where students can dig and sift for gems. “Our students wanted to look in the bird houses in the spring when the nests were being built and baby birds were being born,” Lower School Teacher Lisy McLeod said. “They also wanted to be able to see the garden the way the birds, insects, and butterflies see nature and the garden. These desires led to the addition of the observation tower in our outdoor learning space.” Covenant Day’s outdoor learning and exploration zone is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Nature Explore Classroom, a collaborative program of the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Certified Nature Explore Classrooms are described as dynamic, nature-based play and learning spaces. Covenant Day has future plans to add additional items to enhance this space and we are thankful for the help and creativity from Christ Covenant Grounds Maintenance Supervisor Chris Baker and his team for helping create this learning and exploration space for our students. And if you haven’t had the chance to visit the outdoor learning and exploration zone or the butterfly garden, stop by today and explore!
Written by Brendan Osbourn, CDS Senior
The Covenant Day Butterfly Garden continues to serve as a space that provides learning opportunities while promoting community on campus. The butterfly garden is now a part of the certified locales on the list of the North Carolina Native Plant Society—one of only three schools in North Carolina and the only school in Charlotte—to earn this distinguished classification. CDS teachers Tim Blumenstein and Lisy McLeod serve on the board of the North Carolina Native Plant Society. A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT This fall, Covenant Day’s second and third grade students tagged fifty monarch butterflies to provide information on migration research for the University of Kansas. The butterflies were released at Covenant Day’s annual butterfly parade in October. Additionally, to protect our butterflies, a butterfly tent was created in the outdoor learning and exploration zone to house various moth cocoons and butterfly caterpillars so students can observe their similarities and differences. LOWER SCHOOL GARDEN CLUB Covenant Day added a garden club in the lower school this year where students have the opportunity to spend time working on the garden and creating a vegetable bed to help feed those in need in the community. These young gardeners will also enjoy activities such as creating lavender soap and goodies from the herbs and plants in the garden beds. COMMUNITY BUILDING The butterfly garden and outdoor learning and exploration zone have brought together the school community as parents, students, and teachers have worked together to care for the garden. CDS father Steve DeCillis has organized several Saturday workdays for parents and students to work on the garden. WWW.COVENANTDAY.ORG
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CDS NEWS ContainIt Announces Blitz Build (1)
ContainIt is excited to announce that it will be building four containers this year. Three of the containers will be built over the course of the year and one will be a “blitz build.” A blitz build is when a construction project is completed in a short amount of time. CDS freshman Jordan Daugherty is the student lead for this new project. ContainIt’s goal is to finish this blitz build project in two days in December (12/29-12/30). CDS senior Aislinn McGrory has been involved with ContainIt for several years and is excited to “see the passion and work ethic of the team get channeled into this blitz build.” If you are interested in getting involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nine CDS Students Qualify for NCAIS Honors Band (2)
Congratulations to the Covenant Day students who qualified for the NCAIS Honors Band. Students were chosen by a panel of band directors from around the state. Nine Covenant Day students were selected to work with these esteemed directors at the NCAIS Honors Band Clinic at UNC-Chapel Hill in October. Students receiving this honor were eighth grade students Caroline Cady, James Willing, Ben Bednar, and Cole Walton. The high school students participating in the clinic were senior Katie Culpepper, junior Connor Westover, sophomore Frank Hu, and freshmen Ian Macurda and Mark Gulley.
CDS Offers New Digital Storytelling Class (3)
This year, Covenant Day added a digital storytelling course to its high school curriculum. The class, taught by David Johnson, gives students the opportunity to learn the basics of videography, editing, and how to tell a good story through digital media. Additionally, students learn the basics of their work in order to enhance their public speaking skills. Mr. Johnson, founder of Silent Images, wanted to use this course as an opportunity to invest in the next generation of Christian filmmakers. “There is no greater joy than teaching others and playing a small part in raising up the next generation of great videographers,” he said. “There are many Christian artists out there who fall into the traps of thinking the only place to work is Hollywood, but I want to remind students that they can also use their video and photography skills in the mission field.”
Athletics Benefits from Addition of Fullwood Field (4)
1 The ContainIt team delivered three additional repurposed shipping containers to Pine Ridge Reservation in May.
2 Eight of the nine students who qualified for the NCAIS Honors Band attended the NCAIS Honors Band Clinic at UNC-Chapel Hill in October.
3 CDS Digital Storytelling Teacher David Johnson is the founder of Silent Images, a nonprofit organization that provides charities with professional photography and video services that educate and inspire viewers to take action.
The addition of Fullwood Field to Covenant Day’s athletic facilities has been instrumental to the lacrosse and field hockey programs as they continue to grow. As part of the Legacy campaign, Covenant Day completed the addition of a new field near Fullwood Lane last winter. The field is used as a practice and game field for field hockey in the fall and as a practice field for lacrosse in the spring. Both teams use it in the summer for offseason training.
4 Fullwood Field is home to Covenant Day’s lacrosse and field hockey teams.
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Lower School Partners with Matthews Police Department
The lower school entered the second year of its partnership with the Matthews Police Department by hosting a “survival kit” candy collection. Covenant Day lower school families brought in an abundance of items that were packaged into 60 individual gifts bags with a Bible verse and cards. These were delivered to the Matthews Police Department on Community Heroes Day in September.
CDS Introduces New Sustainability Initiative (5)
Covenant Day high school students have recently embarked on a new project within the aquaponics program: Restore 525. Students are partnering with Mission of Hope International (MOHI) in Grand Goâve, Haiti, to accept the challenge of outfitting a 16,000-square-foot field with self-sustaining aquaponic farming systems. After developing and building a model system in Charlotte, the students involved with Restore 525 will travel to Grand Goâve in early June to install the system in the field provided by MOHI. Check out the spring 2018 issue to learn more.
5 Covenant Day high school students embark on a new sustainability initiative through Restore 525.
CDS Grows Choir Program
This year, Covenant Day has seen extensive growth in its choir program, which is led by Choral Director Taylor Nelson. The program includes more than sixty students in middle school and high school choir in addition to nearly thirty students in high school a cappella and 20 students in middle school and high school worship. Additionally, two middle school students and two high school students were accepted to the North Carolina Honors Chorus. These students represented Covenant Day at the state-level concert in Winston-Salem in November.
Mark your calendar to join the Covenant Day community at Celebration of the Arts on Friday, May 4, 2018!
MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTS THE LION KING JR.
THANK YOU TO OUR ALUMNI
David Batson: CMPD Adam Brooker: U.S. Army Bryan Clark: U.S. Air Force Academy Jordan Dunn: U.S. Air Force Caleb Ernsberger: U.S. Marine Corps Paul Evans: U.S. Army Will Joyner: U.S. Coast Guard Sky Lesh: U.S. Air Force Pilot Daniel Martin: U.S. Army Matt Mercado: U.S. Marine Corps Scottie Miller: U.S. Army Will Ockerman: USMA - West Point Palmer Roberts: U.S. Air Force Hunter Rowan: U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Navy Reserve Erik Stewart: CMPD WWW.COVENANTDAY.ORG
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STUDENT LEADERS in the arts Student Contributor: Abby Lee, CDS Senior
More than twenty students have stepped up this year to develop their leadership skills by taking on new student leadership roles in theater and choir. These students are instrumental behind the scenes, assisting teachers with tasks that require more hands-on experience. Behind the costumes, choreography, and make-up in this year’s middle school musical, The Lion King Jr., were many of our dedicated student leaders. In theater, this year’s student director was Tori Winsky. Grace Wilson took on the role of student choreographer and Luke Protasewich worked diligently as the student musical director. Mary Kate Abner worked behind the scenes as the stage manager and Hanna Colvin showcased her talents as the student artistic director. “Having high school student leaders working on the The Lion King Jr. took the production from a fun middle school musical to a collaborative learning experience,” Theater Director Casey Starkey said. “My middle school cast members had something to push toward wanting to be as the high school students inspired and motivated them. These students sacrificed time, energy, and love while gaining knowledge, experience, and truly lasting mentoring friendships with those younger than they.” Middle school and high school students have also been stepping up as leaders in choir taking on a variety of roles including student directors, marketing managers, team building coordinators, and section leaders. In just a few short months, our students have learned many important aspects about leadership. “It’s a big responsibility and requires organization and passion,” high school tenor section leader Keller Jones said. Michael Bose, who serves as the bass section leader for high school a cappella said that through this experience he has learned that “leadership requires working with people, not over people.” One of the biggest changes to the arts department this year is the tremendous growth. The choral program has increased in enrollment by more than 300% in grades 6-12 since last year. Additionally, the middle school and high school worship teams now meet as a class instead of an extracurricular activity and includes a full band. “The growth of these programs matched with the already thriving theater, band, and visual arts programs sets the stage for the arts to continue to impact students at Covenant Day and to train students to use their gifts for the glory of God and for service to others,” Choral Director Taylor Nelson said. The growth within these departments has given students an opportunity to not only grow in their leadership skills, but also in their creativity and talent.
Pictured: Alumni Soccer Scrimmage (above) and Alumni Volleyball Match (right)
Coaching by Example Student Contributor: Landon Rehg, CDS Senior
Covenant Day student athletes make up more than forty different teams and compete in hundreds of athletic contests each year in front of their peers, family, and community, but they couldn’t do this alone. Behind every student athlete, every team, and every athletic contest are dedicated coaches who strive to reflect Christ while bringing glory to Him both on and off the field. Our coaches aim to do more than just win, they desire to provide a setting for our student athletes to develop and exercise personal character, sportsmanship, self-discipline, leadership, and athletic ability. “One thing that most players find challenging, but I think is really more of an opportunity, is the dynamic of competing with a high level of intensity while maintaining our testimony,” Varsity Soccer Head Coach Graham West said. “Keeping winning in perspective can sometimes be very difficult because we live in a society that emphasizes ‘winning at all costs’ and that teaches that losing is failure, neither of which I believe to be true.” The impact Covenant Day coaches have on students is not limited to just practices after school and on game day. With nearly one-third of our coaches serving as full-time faculty or staff, our students benefit from interacting with their coaches in the halls and classrooms, during chapel and lunches, and as advisors and mentors. Our student athletes are not just developed physically and mentally to excel in their specific sports, but spiritually and emotionally as well. “I am able to address the whole person coaching here at Covenant Day School and am able to teach to and model before our players the importance of hard work, getting better, sticking together, and trying to play in a manner that brings glory to God,” shared Varsity Volleyball Head Coach Heather Mills. Each year, dozens of graduates return to campus, some now collegiate athletes, to reconnect with their coaches and former teammates. In August, former soccer and volleyball student athletes step back onto the court and field to compete against current Covenant Day students during the Alumni Soccer Scrimmage and Alumni Volleyball Match. These graduates have the opportunity to encourage our current students as they strive to display good sportsmanship, strong leadership skills, and self-discipline. And our coaches have the unique opportunity to witness the impact they made on the many student athletes they have coached over the years.
FOOTBALL PROGRAM UPDATE
The Covenant Day football program just completed its second season and has grown to include both a middle school team and a JV team (grades 9-11). This year the Booster Club introduced the Touchdown Club and a pregame tailgate to continue to foster community and raise funds for the new program. Members of the Touchdown Club gain access to Lions Chalk Talk, JV Football Head Coach Chris James’s game day session where he reviews the game plan for members over breakfast and coffee. The pregame tailgate provides an opportunity for fans to socialize, enjoy a meal, and show support for the team prior to each home game. Covenant Day is excited to build upon these fan events next year as the JV team transitions into a varsity team, which will include students in grades 9-12. WWW.COVENANTDAY.ORG
NCISAA STATE CHAMPIONS
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CLASSNOTES SUBMIT YOUR CLASS NOTES ONLINE COVENANTDAY.ORG/ALUMNI
Ashley (Snell) Shepherd and her husband welcomed their second child Selah Charlotte on March 2, 2017. She is little sister to their son Micah (3).
alumni night - january 3 -
Lauren (Harvey) Batt and her husband Jeremy welcomed their baby Kennedy Michal Batt on July 30, 2017. Elizabeth (Maye) Drechsler and her husband welcomed baby John “Jack” David Drechsler on April 13, 2017.
Lauren (Harvey) Batt ‘06 Elizabeth (Maye) Drechsler ‘06
James Renwick Edgar was born to Lisa (Baldwin) Edgar and her husband on May 17, 2017 and lived for 5 hours before he went to be with our precious Savior. His older sister Eleanor, as well as other family members and friends, were able to spend time with him.
Arielle (deBrun) Crain graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters in Professional Counseling in May 2017 and married Joe Crain III in Charlotte on July 8, 2017. Arielle and Joe now live in Atlanta.
Arielle (deBrun) Crain ‘09
Emily (Welfare) Sanchez ‘09 Left: Elizabeth (Gaebe) LaPlant ‘09
Mary Hayes LaPlant was born to Elizabeth (Gaebe) LaPlant and Luke LaPlant on June 27, 2017. Mila Kate Sanchez was born to Emily (Welfare) Sanchez and her husband on January 15, 2017.
Lisa (Baldwin) Edgar ‘06
Ashley (Snell) Shepherd ‘09
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JUST BE YOURSELF Student Contributor: Amadea Dancu, CDS Senior
Evan Bertram (’15) has spent several years pursuing her passion in theater at James Madison University. Evan, who was awarded a Blumey for Best Featured Performer for her performance in Covenant Day’s Beauty and the Beast, credits the Covenant Day theater program as being instrumental in her desire to pursue a career in acting and musical theater. This past summer, Evan had the opportunity to gain even more experience in theater through an internship at Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina. She performed in two musicals on the mainstage and a children’s show on the weekends. When she wasn’t rehearsing for shows, she took different classes in lighting, costume design, set building, and other aspects of theater production. “I love Flat Rock so much and am so glad that I had the opportunity to work there this summer and make such amazing friends,” she said. “My summer at Flat Rock reassured me that I want to pursue theater and I gained confidence in my acting.” Reflecting on her experiences at JMU, Evan believes one of the most important lessons she has learned is to just be yourself. “Don’t try to be who you think people want you to be,” she said. “Looking back, I was a people-pleaser and wasn’t confident in the abilities God gave me. Do what the Lord is calling you to do, no matter what anyone else says. “
Kayla (Osterhus) Cherry ‘10
Julia (Cedarholm) Maloney ‘10
Hailey Manns ‘ 14
Cameron Church ‘ 14
Kayla (Osterhus) Cherry married Brad Cherry on June 24, 2017 at Matthews Presbyterian Church. Julia (Cedarholm) Maloney married Dylan Maloney on May 28, 2017 in Mooresville.
Blair Bolton is engaged to Drew Widner and is planning a January wedding. Tori Foltz is engaged to Matthew Housel and will be married on December 28, 2017 in Matthews. Emily Horner is engaged to Damon Harris and is planning a February wedding. WWW.COVENANTDAY.ORG
Tori Foltz ‘11
Amy Leonall ‘11
Cullen (Rosser) Jennings ‘11
Grace Foltz ‘14
Amy Leonall got engaged on June 16, 2017 to Harry Feril on stage at their dance studio’s first recital. Cullen (Rosser) Jennings married Thomas Jennings on April 8, 2017 in Clemson, SC. They live in Anderson, SC.
April (Miller) Atchley recently married John Kelly at Charlotte Country Club. They live in Auburn, AL. Rachael Snapper moved to Florida and works as an account executive at a medical software company. Catherine Crouch worked in the Equine Department of Vista Verde Ranch this summer and will serve as a back-country ski guide this winter.
April (Miller) Atchley ‘13
Catherine Crouch ‘13
Andy Dinsbeer ‘15
Hailey Manns is engaged to Cameron Dorton and they are planning a June wedding. Cameron Church is engaged to Hayley Hertel and is planning a July wedding. Grace Foltz is starring in Clybourne Park and Cyrano de Bergerac at Taylor University and was nominated for an Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship for her role as Gabrielle York in When the Rain Stops Falling.
Andy Dinsbeer is the lighting director for Jamison Strain and is touring with the Newsboys and other artists on the “Big Church Night Out Tour.” COVENANT CLASSIC | 2017
2016-2017 HEAD OF SCHOOL REPORT
For nearly thirty years, the Lord has shown His great faithfulness to Covenant Day School. The fiscal year 2016-2017 has been no exception, as He has used you and many others to help in continuing the tradition of giving at Covenant Day School. We are deeply grateful to all those who got involved and participated in both the 2016-17 Annual Campaign and the Legacy Capital Campaign. Here is how your investments in CDS have made an impact to our school.
2016-2017 Operating Budget Source of Funds: $10,278,000 Tuition (net of $585k in Financial Aid) Program Fees & Income Donations* & Endowment Income Church Direct Support
Use of Funds: $10,278,000
96% 1% 1% 2%
Salaries & Benefits 75% Operating Costs 22% Debt Service 2% Added to Reserves 1%
* Only donations designated for financial aid are included in the operating budget.
Total Commitment: $2,494,990 • Total Received (by fiscal year end): $2,146,870 Your gifts are enhancing our students’ educational experience and equipping them to be ambassadors for Christ both today and in the future. Thank you for investing in their futures and in the future of Covenant Day School. Here is how your investments have made an impact.
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