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SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT


Contents Philosophy 5 A Letter from Board President

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Governance 9 Mission 11 Staff & Faculty 13 Volunteers 14 Donations 19 Finances 20 PAGE 3


STRONG CHILDREN STRONG FAMILIES STRONG COMMUNITY


GARDERE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (GCCS) IS A LOUISIANA APPROVED NONPUBLIC SCHOOL COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE IN THREE PRIMARY AREAS.

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First, we focus on students learning well and mastering core academic subjects that are essential for future achievement and success.

Equally important, we believe instruction in spiritual and character development is integral in providing a firm foundation for life.

Finally, the school positively interacts with the student’s family & community to bring about lasting change.

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“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.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)


A LETTER FROM

THE BOARD PRESIDENT

Dear Donors, Friends, Volunteers and Community Partners: When Gardere Community Christian School (“GCCS”) was founded slightly more than three years ago, it was our vision to serve God in building a Christian elementary school in the Gardere community. On August 23, 2013, the vision of GCCS became a reality, as the school embarked on its third school year of serving the Gardere community—but for the first time—with a schoolhouse in the Gardere neighborhood. Over the last year many blessings have truly been bestowed upon us and the GCCS children, none of which would have been possible without the Lord’s guidance, your generosity and countless volunteer hours to renovate the building that GCCS now calls home. The relocation into Gardere has served as a rebirth for both GCCS and the community, as the school has brought light into the community and the community has provided a spark for our administrators, educators and students. While the permanent relocation of GCCS was the cornerstone of our year and future, it was not the only notable event to happen over the last twelve months. We continued to expand GCCS by adding a sixth grade class and educator to the school. We also added several new educators, administrators and staff that will enable us to better serve the students and our Heavenly Father in accomplishing the mission of GCCS.

Fulfilling the initial vision of GCCS is just the beginning, as we know that God continues to have great plans for us and the community that GCCS serves. In the near future, we anticipate continuing renovations, with an eye on physical expansion; the addition of a seventh and eighth grade and a preschool; and further increases in the student population. With the grace of God and your continued support and generosity, we look forward to continuing the mission of GCCS to provide a firm Christian foundation in the educational and spiritual life of children in the Gardere neighborhood, thereby enabling our students to grow into strong and responsible Christian men and women. In the year that I have been fortunate to serve on the Board of Directors of GCCS, I have been blessed with many new friends and seeing the Lord work in many ways in making the vision of GCCS a reality. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank you for your support and generosity and look forward to another year of blessings on GCCS and Gardere. With love, gratitude and much appreciation,

Michael T. Durham PRESIDENT PAGE 7


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Our vision is to build a Christian elementary level school in the Gardere community, providing the

necessary

education

for

children and their families to overcome obstacles and develop their God given talents, strengths

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and abilities.


GOVERNANCE

Gardere Community Christian School is a 501c3 non-profit organization incorporated in The State of Louisiana on April 1, 2010 and a Louisiana State Approved Non-Public Elementary School. All long-term planning and financial decisions are decided upon by the Board of Directors listed below. Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday, with the Annual Meeting on the third Tuesday of March. The school’s day to day operations is over-seen by Nancy Zito, Executive Director/Principal.

Michael Durham - president Adams and Reese LLP

Deidra Johnson, Ph.D – member at large The Dunham School DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT

Steven (Chris) Jordan – secretary eRisk Corporation

Transforming Cultures Ministries PASTOR

PRESIDENT

Jeffery Maddox, CPA – treasurer Maddox & Associates, APC

Crystal Pichon - member at large Lexlee’s Kids EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OWNER

Kenneth Novak - vice president Group Novak

Melissa Terito, CPA - member at large Sentinel Pension & Payroll Faulk & Winkler, LLC

OWNER & PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

Elizabeth Novak - member at large Runnels School

Daniel Zito – member at large Tipton Associates PARTNER

EDUCATOR/MATH DEPARTMENT HEAD

Nothing Bundt Cakes OWNER

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THE MISSION OF GCCS IS TO PROVIDE A FIRM CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION IN THE EDUCATIONAL AND SPIRITUAL LIFE OF CHILDREN IN THE GARDERE NEIGHBORHOOD. PAGE 11


TEACHING

STUDENTS

TO

LIVE

AND LEARN ACCORDING TO A GODLY PLAN, BELIEVING THAT CHRISTIAN VALUES AND BIBLICAL TRUTHS

CAN

GIVE

A

FOUNDATION

FOR

DIRECTION

AND GROWTH.

MORAL


Faculty

[2012-2013]

Paula Walker – Grade K/1 Classroom Teacher | Physical Education Coordinator Susan McClain – Grade 2/3 Classroom Teacher | Chapel Coordinator Joshua Woltmann – Grade 4/5 Classroom Teacher | Special Programs Coordinator

Faculty

[2013-2014]

Paula Walker – Grade K/1 Classroom Teacher | Physical Education Coordinator Lauren Burtt – Grade 2/3 Classroom Teacher | Special Programs Coordinator Cheryl Lott – Grade 4/5 Classroom Teacher | Chapel Coordinator Nancy Thibodeaux – Grade 6 Classroom Teacher | Middle School Coordinator

AmeriCorps/Delta Service Corps Members

[2013-2014]

Tiffany Lemon – Student/Family Health and Fitness Coordinator Earl Thomas – Student/Family Health and Fitness Coordinator

Staff Nancy Zito – Executive Director | Principal Onolee Thomas – Administrative Assistant

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VOLUNTEERS Joyce Butler

Winifred (Wendy) Hazey

Jerry Parker

Cybil Simmons

Lisa Head

Rebecca Pero

Jordan Abney

Tyler Hester

Suzanne Petty

Patricia Aldrich

Lindsey Hovis

Kimberly Phillips

Whitney Alexander

Claire Hutchinson

Rebecca Phillips

Sharae Alexander

Carl Jackson

Claudia Phillips

Mary Alfortish

Bonnie Jackson

Crystal Pichon

Paul Algu

Edna James

Caroline Reeder

Celeste Anderson

Wally Jenkins

Casandra Rosby

Jill Arbour

Ann Jennings

Brooks Roy

Ricquel Archer

Deidra Johnson

Rebecca Runnels

Katie Babin

Randall Johnson

Laterica Seaberry

Doreen Barnes

Charleen Johnson

Courtney Smith

Mark Bateman

Thomas Johnson

Tamiko Spears

Gary Black Jr

Steven (Chris) Jordan

Nancy Spiller

Pamela Braud

Kelyshia Kelly

Benjamin Stalter

Carrie Bridges

Louise Kinney

Adrina Stribling

Tabatha Brown

Annette Lamond

Lori Sturdivant

Mary Brumfield

Cynthia Lazar

Lintot Sturgis

Ryan Burner

Jean Liehe

Melissa Terito

Sara Caballero

William Liehe

Leroy Thompson Sr.

Gregory Caballero

Cory Mabile

Shonlonda Thompson

Bradford Chauvin

Jeffrey Maddox

Joann Thurston

Locke Chauvin

Gregory Marks

Alesin Tipler

Katie Copeland

Stefanie Mathes

Meritha Toston

Debra Copeland

Scott McClain

Laura Tracy

Tammy Cotton

Carla Mcclelland

Robert Treppendahl

Cammie Davis

Patricia McClelland

Phyllis Turner

Rhonda Dawson

Tonni McCollister

Cheryl Tyler

Andrea Deshotesl

Meagan Meaux

Jennifer Vidrine

Donita Duncan

Madison Miller

Jonathan Walker

Michael Durham

Mitzi Miller

Susan Ward

Damaris Dyer

Peggy Milligan

Jordan Watts

Janet FaKouri

Rachel Morris

Katherine Wilkerson

Sidby Garcia

Carla Moye

Clarke Williams

Valerie Gastinel

Adrian Nadeau

Peter Wilson

Jane Gill

Carol Ann Nadeau

Joseph Woltmann

Natalie Goldberger

Joshua Nelson

Bryanna Zawodniak

Forrest Gordon

Yvette Nicholson

Daniel Zito

Karah Guillory

Kenneth Novak

Michael Zito

Emily Guillory

Elizabeth Novak

David Zito

Jessica Haltom

Jon Odenwald

Max Zoghbi

Katherine Hartzog

Victor Onuoha

Grace Hayes

Rebecca Parker


MENTORS Whitney Alexander Locke Chauvin Rhonda Dawson Forrest Gordon Grace Hayes Carl Jackson Madison Miller Jon Odenwald Rebecca Parker Rebecca Phillips Caroline Reeder Brooks Roy Meritha Toston Cheryl Tyler Joseph Woltmann

IT’S ABOUT

COMMUNITY,

ABOUT GIVING BACK, HELPING THOSE THAT

Joyce Butler Emily Guillory Ann Jennings

WOULD OTHERWISE BE LOST IN THE

Jean Liehe William Liehe Madison Miller Adrian Nadeau Carol Ann Nadeau Kimberly Phillips

COUNT ON ME PARTNERS

SHUFFLE.

Rebecca Phillips Claudia Phillips Brooks Roy Rebecca Runnels Benjamin Stalter Joann Thurston

Meritha Toston

VOLUNTEER OF FOUR YEARS

Meritha Toston Laura Tracy Chery Tyler Susan Ward

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Partnerships Charles W. Lamar Branch YMCA

New Life Church

Episcopal High School

Manship Theatre

First Presbyterian Church of BR

The Gardere Initiative

River Center Library

LA Delta Service Corps


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The Goal of Gardere Community Christian School is to make a high quality, Christian education available to every child and family in the Gardere area regardless of their financial circumstances.

EVERY DOLLAR DONATED IMPACTS A CHILD DIRECTLY. Contributions go into our Tuition Assistance Fund which finances books, supplies, nutritional meals, qualified teachers, equipped classrooms and special programs.

VISIONARY

BENEFACTOR

PARTNER

Charlene Belk

Bryan and Leigh Ann Evans

Scott and Anna K. Bardwell

Boo Grigsby Foundation

Frances Hines

Boydston Family Foundation

Executive Women Internationa

Dan and Nancy Zito

Episcopal Community Services

($10000+)

Baton Rouge Chapter

($5000-$9999)

($2500-$4999)

Brett and Renee Furr

First Presbyterian Church

Winifred and Jane Gill

Jerry and Devera Goss

Adam and Tara Haney

John and Mitzi Miller

Claire Hutchinson

New Life Church

Claire Elyse Photography

Gary and Claudia Phillips

Laurie and Janet LeMoine

Mike and Kim Wampold

Lowe’s

Anonymous

Jeffrey and Leigh Ann Maddox Kirk III and Nell Patrick Randy Whittington / GCAL


FOUNDER

($1000-$2499)

Jackie Airhart

Losey and Crystal French

Ronnie Briggs Foundation

Albemarle

Ernest Hamilton

Sherwin Williams Paint Store

James and Rachel Alexeas

James and Judy Haslitt

Larry and Virginia Simeral

Alan and Maureen Andries

Ed B. Jones /Bell Fence Supply

Randy and Nancy Thibodeaux

Anonymous

Steven and Rachel Jordan

Bobby and Onolee Thomas

Apex Industries

Karl Krousel

Scott and JoAnn Thurston

Princeton and Dadie Bardwell

Bill and Jean Liehe

Transforming Culture Ministries

Kyle and Rosemary Beall

John and Carla McClelland

Rob Treppendahl

Brian and Lori Boeneke

Robert and Eva Muhumuza

John and Amy Crane

Breaux and Holland Nader

Bob and Susie Tucker

Gerrit and Rhonda Dawson

Ken and Elizabeth Novak

Robyn and Cheryl Tyler

Deep South Crane & Rigging

Jon Oldenwald

FRIENDS

Treppendahl Tree & Landscape

($100-$999)

Carolyn Abernathy

FPC Circle 5

Danny and Lisa Oubre

Adams & Rees LLP

FPC Circle 6

Blair Purgerson

Ken and Carol Anderson

FPC Circle 10

Rebel Stamp & Sign

Gary Black

Craig and Alison Gardner

Stephen Rhodes

Mr. and Mrs. Black

Marilyn Gladden

Larry Roedel

Herb and Nan Boydstun

Fred and Linda Grace

George Rogan

Chris and Diane Braud

Clayton and Ann Hayes

Karen Runnels

Martin and Cheryl Brodnax

Margaret Heffron

Rebecca Runnels

Kay Broussard

Highland Presbyterian Church

E. Holmes Smart

Sean Cangelosi

William and Leigh Hill

St. John’s Methodist Church

Rayne Carpenter

Stephen Jenkins

Pete and Lin Sturgis

Dwayne Carruth

John and Ann Jennings

The Zumaloon Fund of the Ayco

Cathy Chesney

Charles and Mary Lynn Jones

Robert & Onolee Thomas

Christian Outreach of BR, Inc.

Laveta Jones

Meritha Toston

Todd Denton

Danny and Frances Kennison

LaJuan Tracy

Bob and Pam Downing

Brian and Lori Kinchen

Steve Tubre

Michael and Jennifer Durham

Gus and Toni Kinchen

Howard Tull

Dykes Electric

Louise Kinney

Mary Wetmore

Kent and Sana Ellis

Peter and Carol Lazar

Robert and Anna Beth Whittington

Jack and Sharon Field, Jr.

Mary Lockman

Kate Wilkerson

Barry Fontenot

Lumpkin Management Co., LLC

Jim and Susan Wilson

Richard Fox

Jonathan Malden

Joseph and Marge Zito

FPC Circle 1

David and Carolyn McMillen

FPC Circle 3

Ross and Donna Munson

If you have supported us financially and your name is not listed we apologize for the omission and ask that you please bring the omission to our attention. PAGE 19


GCCS BEGAN THE SCHOOL YEAR 2012-2013 WITH NET ASSETS

$127,260 TOTAL REVENUE RAISED 07.01.12 THROUGH 06.30.13 WAS

$216,80 0 TOTAL EXPENDITURES 07.01.12 THROUGH 06.30.13 WERE

$278,108 ENDING THE YEAR WITH NET ASSETS OF

$65,952


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My kids are safe here.

Tamiko Spears Parent of a 1st, 4th and 6th grader


Mary Brumfield Mother of a 6th grader

My child, he is learning. (Before GCCS) he couldn’t read at all, he can actually read all by himself now.

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