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Head of School Notes -- Julie Ambler It is a year-end tradition at Woodlands Christian for the Head of School to discern and announce a spiritual theme for the upcoming school year. The hope is to perceive a theme that will guide our school, faculty and students to grow more like Jesus “in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52) Throughout the year, we reinforce these themes in chapel, staff devotions and the classrooms. Previous themes included Edify (Ephesians 4:29), Authenticity (Matthew 5:16), Relationships (Matthew 18:20), Transformation (Romans 12:2), Prayerfulness (James 5:16b) and Integrity (Psalm 25:21). The theme for the 2012-2013 school year is Grateful, and the scripture verse comes from Psalm 100:4-5 (NIV) Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Outward expressions of thankfulness remind us of our great need for God and keep us humble before Him and the people around us. A grateful heart is thankful for all benefits and kindnesses we receive, and in turn desires to bless others. Sincere gratitude can produce a truly intimate relationship with Christ.

the host of prayer warriors, generous financial supporters, a beautiful 40-acre campus, permanent and modular buildings, athletic facilities, technology and teaching tools, incredible faculty and staff, and supportive families and students at Woodlands Christian. As individuals, we each possess unique gifts, talents, relationships and blessings that we can develop and use to bless others. As Christians, God gave the ultimate sacrifice to free us from our sinful nature. Jesus Christ died on the cross in order to take away our sin. Christians can be thankful to God that He loved us so much that he gave his Son so we may live. Furthermore, He is the initiator and finisher of our faith. God is utterly worthy of all praise that proceeds from our hearts and lips. His grace is powerful enough to change our lives and to present us faultless before His throne. At Woodlands Christian, we want to be a blessing to God and others as we focus on developing and expressing grateful hearts of thanksgiving. In the words of Philip Yancey, “If we comprehend what Christ has done for us, then surely out of gratitude we will strive to live 'worthy' of such great love. We will strive for holiness not to make God love us but because He already does.”

As a school, we are blessed with a foundation built on Christ. This is evidenced by

Campus will be closed on the following dates: Monday, May 28th and Friday, June 1st Summer office hours begin Monday, June 4th Summer offices hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday Campus will be closed on Fridays Join the administration and staff each morning this summer to pray for our school. All members of our Woodlands Christian community are welcome to attend! Prayer begins at 9:00 a.m. in the main reception area. 




Lower School News Spanish Chapel Lower school chapel took on a Latin flavor as students in Mrs. Rebeca Bukowski’s Spanish classes presented their annual Spanish Chapel. Students prayed, recited Bible verses and sang in Spanish. They also presented traditional Mexican and Spanish dances. ¥Muy bueno!

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Upper School News Students Receive Honors Following the upper school awards ceremony on May 14, it was determined that Courtney Williams, senior, should have received the award for excellence in painting. We apologize for the error and extend our congratulations to Courtney on her achievement in art.

Senior Todd Eaglin has been named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 2011-2012 Player of the Year for small private schools. Congratulations Todd!

All 6th-8th grade students in Coach Daysha Sanford’s physical education classes participated in the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge. This is a national program designed to evaluate the fitness levels of our nation's youth. Students compete against national standards for their gender and age group in five separate fitness elements. They are as follows: one mile run (endurance), shuttle run (speed and quickness),

sit-ups (core strength), pull-ups (upper body strength), and sit-and-reach (flexibility). In order to be recognized as a National Physical Fitness Award winner, students must score in the top 50% of the national average in all five events. To achieve the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, students must score in the top 15% of the national average in all five events.

Presidential Physical Fitness Award Recipients Elijah Bajoyo, Luke Hudson, Sam Mueck

Presidential Physical Fitness Award Recipients Darby Dwyer, Grace Huey

National Physical Fitness Award Recipients

National Physical Fitness Award Recipients

Dylan Bonner Kyle Clark Matt Dillard Leland Henry Zach Kontor Christian Mardaga

Ben Mueck Nick O’Connor Jacob Rogers Jonah Samuel* Max Walden *not pictured

Katie Albertson Liza Anderson Reina Awasum Darby Baker Anna Berent Sara Beth Bryant Brighton Chen

Paulette Garza Bailey Greer Hailey Hanigan Isabel Huey Kennedy Kesterson Logan Lusk Michelle McAden

Rylie Ray Alyssa Regier Emily Rogers Darcy Sanford Danielle Wassell Hailey Watterson

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Barnabas Award Each year, The Woodlands Christian Academy recognizes a volunteer parent for exceptional service to our school community. This is never an easy choice because so many parents bless us each day, and we are grateful to all those who serve in so many ways at Woodlands Christian. Congratulations to Anna Giorgi our 2011-2012 Barnabas Award winner. Without Mrs. Giorgi’s steadfast dedication to so many behind the scenes tasks many of our school events would not have been such a great success. Thank you, Anna, for your service to our Lord through your service to our school.

Woodlands Christian Lower School Presents

A Night of Music and Celebration Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:30 p.m. Crossroads Baptist Church

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A Note From The Business Office...

From The Nurse’s Office

Please make sure your account is current with the business office before the end of the school year. Transcripts, report cards and other school records will not be released until all accounts are current. Final statements will be sent via email on May 31, 2012. Questions? Contact Kathy Montes at or 936-273-2555, ext. 1005.

If your student has prescriptions or over-the-counter medications (including EpiPens) in the nurse’s office, please retrieve these items before Thursday, May 24, 2012. Please note that all unclaimed medications will be discarded. Questions? Contact Angela Kontor, Head Nurse, at or 936-273-2555, ext. 1004.

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All School News Strykers Offer Special Woodlands Christian Packages To celebrate their opening weekend, the Woodlands Strykers are offering a special three game ticket package to Woodlands Christian families. General admission tickets for all three opening weekend games (June 1-3) are now available for $15. In addition, the Strykers are offering special $135 pricing on general admission season tickets. The opening weekend ticket package and season ticket order forms are available at the front reception desk. The team is scheduled to play 30 regular season home games. All games are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Strykers are members of Texas Collegiate League Baseball which offers minor league style baseball featuring college athletes from around the country. The teams use wooden bats providing the players and fans with minor league quality baseball games in a hometown setting. Some of our very own Woodlands Christian graduates, Martin Cronin (2011), Garrett Lozano (2011) and Travis Winnon (2010) will play for the Strykers. For more information about the Woodlands Strykers, click here.

Warrior Camp If you are looking for a safe, fun, educational and stimulating time for your children, Warrior Camp is just the thing! Campers may attend for one week, any combination of weeks or all summer! Warrior Camp is a community-wide Christian day camp for students who have completed kindergarten - fifth grade. Warrior Camp kicks off on June 4th. CHECK US OUT AT WWW.TWCA.NET/WARRIORCAMP

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Newsletter, May 18, 2012  

Woodlands Christian Newsletter May 18, 2012