Roseland Christian School
l u o S & t r He a Volume 2, Issue 1
A GOOD START AT RCS Both Monet and Jordan Jackson agreed that their first impression of RCS was that the teachers and students here were nice. Being new in school can make one nervous but both children experienced the kindness of present students, Taylor Clark and Nyajia Robinson, who made them feel welcomed and introduced them to others in their classes. Jordan appreciates that we have fewer stairs here than his old school. Monet is looking forward to playing the flute or the clarinet in the band. Jordan says he may take up the saxophone. He is already on the RCS soccer team and is looking forward to playing basketball also. Both children play basketball together on the court of their home church, Tri-Stone Full Gospel Baptist, and Monet is in the choir and on the dance team. They play video games together. They also play hide and seek with their cousins as well as going to movies with them. Monet draws clothes in her spare time and is consid-
September 16, 2008 ering being a fashion designer when she grows up. Jordan listens to gospel music, and his favorite subjects are Biology and gym.
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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 1:7 Latanya Jackson, who is the mother of these two quiet, polite youngsters, is a clerk at their church. She is pursuing her master’s degree in Art and Teaching at Chicago State (which may be the reason why she chose to name her daughter after the Impressionist painter, Monet). Jordan says she relaxes by watching TV and soaking in the tub. The family hopes to move sometime soon to a new house. The children have been promised a dog once they get into their new place.
RCS STUDENT—PAGEANT WINNER! RCS second grader Heaven Boone is excited to have been crowned 2008 Miss Illinois American Princess. She has been busy making appearances in local parades and in her community. In November she will represent Illinois in the 2008 National Miss American Coed Princess Pageant in Orlando, Florida. The Pageant was incorporated in the state of Florida in 1983 making this year their 25th anniversary. The word “coed” in the name brings to mind an all-American girl. The program stresses education, love of country, and strong commitment to church and family values. Their motto is: “Youth, Pride of the Present, Hope of the Future.”
“Heart & Soul” is a monthly publication of Roseland Christian School focusing on the heart and soul of the school. The students, parents and teachers are what make RCS a great place to learn and grow!
“Stuff About Staff” SHE BROUGHT “HOME” WITH HER
NEW RCS TEACHER-FROM ARIZONA TO CHICAGO
Joining the RCS faculty is Bethany Haak (pronounced “hawk”). She is serving as the 7th grade homeroom teacher, middle school Science teacher, and 7th grade Bible teacher. She is originally from Arizona and graduated a year ago from Dordt College in Iowa with dual majors in Biology and History. Being interested in Science comes naturally to Bethany as her family are very “outdoorsy” and love to camp in the beautiful forests and mountains near Tucson.
Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Mary Beth Palmer, received a multi-cultural scholarship to attend Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights. She graduated from Trinity with a degree in elementary education and a minor in philosophy.
Homesickness may not be as big of an issue as it could be. She shares a house in Chicago with her sister Sara, a recent Trinity Christian College graduate, and her high school friend and basketballplaying nemesis, fellow RCS teacher, Mary Beth Palmer. They have another roommate named Laura.
Bethany will make use of Chicago’s resources with trips to museums and borrowing from them. She will familiarize her students with the settings and histories surrounding the characters and books they study in Bible class.
After teaching 5th grade and middle school for a year in Arizona, she is delighted to be back in the Chicago area and teaching the 3rd grade at RCS.
She loves animals and has brought “Sam” the box turtle into the classroom. She also loves basketball. Mary Beth is the only girl amongst four brothers. Her family is multi-cultural in that the various members are of Mexican, Caucasian, and African American descent. One of her goals is to share with her students the important contributions made to society by African Americans.
FOOD FOR THE FAMILY Angel Food Ministries with Chicago, suburban and Indiana sites, enables families to purchase $65 worth of food for $30 and a package of food for seniors worth $25. They create a menu which changes every month and box up the food for that menu that can feed a family of four for a week or an individual for a month. Each month you can also purchase boxes of specialty items such as assorted meats, fresh fruits, and 2 lb. heat and serve meals. The program is available to everyone, and the LINK card is accepted. Pickup locations have their own ordering deadlines. The website is www.angelfoodministries.com or call 888-918-3745. Some local host sites are: House of God Church, 10555 S. Emerald Contact Michelle Stovall 773-568-3520
Cartoonist's Comment: Satan's lies can seem scary, but they are no match for the truth of God, found in His word.
Mary Magdalene Missionary Church, 10920 S. Princeton Contact Stephen Henry 773-468-2283