Student Life 2017-01-26T02:49:59+00:00

We’re Kind of a Big Deal!

Retreats, Field Trips, Spirit Week, Homecoming, and we are just getting started! Take a look around and share some of our favorite moments.

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Spirit Week

Homecoming

Pep Rallies

Revivals

Spiritual Retreats

Field Trips

Our students enjoy hands-on and visual learning when they attend several field trips throughout the year. Our school is conveniently surrounded by so much history and other exciting locations that are just within reach. Our elementary students visit locations that enhance their learning, first-hand, and give them a clearer picture of specifics in subjects like history, science, art and drama by visiting places like: Charlotte’s Quest, Bear Branch Nature Center, Christmas caroling around the surrounding areas of Westminster, plays and productions at Goucher College, Ft. McHenry, the Baltimore Aquarium, The Baltimore Zoo, Carroll County Farm Museum, Annapolis, and the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Our middle school students enjoyed seeing the production of Noah at Sight & Sound Theaters this year. Students in 9th through 12th grades also visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC where they were able to gain a new respect for that era.

Our upperclassmen get to experience a few trips on their own such as hikes, senior missions trips, and lunch outings several times a year.

Each year, students entering grades 7 through 12 go on a week-long retreat in the beginning of September as a building foundation for the year. The retreats are fun, energetic, lighthearted, and spiritual. Many students leave the retreat at the end of the week with new friendships, closer relationships to each other, to staff, and with the Lord. Strong bonds are formed during the retreat and the students get excited to begin the school year.

These trips are especially beneficial for our new students to help introduce them to our CCS family and help them feel welcomed and loved.

In September 2016, our faculty and students had a blast at Camp Calvary in Bernville, PA. The students and staff enjoyed canoeing, kayaking, water slides, zip lines, rock climbing, high speed tubing and much more. We met for chapel services five times that week and ended the evenings with a bonfire where students and staff bonded with spiritual and life experiences and stories. Our CCS family looks forward to the Spiritual Retreat each year.

The enthusiasm is lifted once again during the secondary revival when a guest speak comes in to deliver powerful messages to the students regarding their life paths: where they’ve been, where they are, and where the Lord may be leading them.

CCS has many special activities throughout the year that honor special people in our lives and those who have sacrificed so much for our country. Each fall, we host a Veterans’ Day Program. The CCS PTO hosts the annual CCS Grandparents’ Day where programs are performed for grandparents, refreshments are served, and special gifts are made by the students. The PTO also hosts Muffins for Moms, and Donuts for Dads, and the annual consignment sale. The music and fine arts departments work hard to put on several productions throughout the year for both elementary school and the middle school and high school. There are many activities throughout the year where students can get involved to do something special for others in their family and for those who they respect.

Eighth Grade Banquet
The 8th grade banquet is a special evening for each 8th grade student and their parents who are invited to attend a banquet. At this banquet, the students dress up and celebrate the honor of their completion of middle school and their promotion to high school. The parents create memory boards and display memorabilia for their student to reflect on and enjoy. A nice meal is enjoyed and some middle school teachers will share about the students and the class as an entirety. A few Seniors will challenge the 8th grade class with things that they, themselves, learned in high school and give some words of wisdom to the eighth graders as they enter high school. There is a time for pictures and creating more memories. The evening is highlighted when the students receive their middle school diploma. This is a special evening with many opportunities for memories. Each eighth grade student and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Chapel Schedules

Elementary
Mondays 8:15 – 9:10 a.m.
Pastor Dennis Atkinson
Each week an elementary class will begin chapel by leading the pledges and sharing a song, poem, or memory verse. Specific students may also share an instrumental special during this time.
1/9/17 – 5th grade
1/16/17 – 4th grade
1/23/17 – 3rd grade
1/30/17 – 2nd grade
2/6/17 – 1st grade
2/13/17 – K5A
2/27/17 – K5B
3/6/17 – 5th grade
3/13/17 – 4th grade
3/27/17 – 3rd grade
4/3/17 – 2nd grade
4/18/17 – 1st grade
4/24/17 – K5 A/B combined
5/1/17 – 5th grade
5/8/17 – 4th grade
5/15/17 – 3rd grade
5/22/17 – 2nd grade

Secondary
Thursdays 8:55-10:00 a.m.
Pastor Josh Belcher

The Student Council Association is made up of class representatives for 6th-12th grades that meet certain requirements as outlined in the SCA Guidelines. Each class representative is elected by his or her class. There are also four core officers who are elected by the entire secondary student body that must meet additional guidelines.

The core offices are:
President: Joe DiMaggio
Vice President: Jonathan Bernatowicz
Secretary: Zachary Tracey
Treasurer: Sarah Bernatowicz

Class officers are:
6th grade representatives:
Sophia DiMaggio, Aaron Reisberg
7th grade representatives:
President: Allie Williams, Vice President: Jessica Little, Chaplain: Alexander Reisberg
8th grade representatives:

President: Austin Shaw, Vice President: David Richardson, Chaplain: Anthony Mendez
9th grade representatives:

President: Josiah Albaugh, Vice President: Dominic DiMaggio, Chaplain: Jonnie Robertson
10th grade representatives:

President: Samantha Israel, Vice President: John Dixon, Secretary: Mikaela Martin
11th grade representatives:

President: JT Woods, Vice President: Kiana Risenhoover, Secretary: Mickayla Kumrow, Treasurer: Erin Delph, Chaplain: Kevin Richardson
12th grade representatives:

President: Hannah Nelson, Vice President: Ethan Zak, Secretary: Cathy Han, Treasurer: Bailey Murray, Chaplain: Sean Devaney

SCA Events, Activities, and Duties – The SCA will host several events and activities during the year as well as perform duties for the CCS Administration. These include greeting duties at several CCS events including Open Houses, Grandparents’ Day, and other special days, composing and administering several student surveys, and more. SCA members should plan to attend all SCA activities and duties

Students in grades 9 through 12 will have the opportunity to intern at a pre-approved place of their choice for one full work week. This allows them to gain a clear picture of what it takes to work in various places to prepare them for their future, and to be an example of Carroll Christian Schools, build a foundation for college applications and work resumes, open the door for future possibilities, and learn what it means to seek the will of the Lord for their lives and how to function in a the workplace as a child of God.

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12