Insights from our Head of School

December 21, 2017

Episode 16 – No Room At the Inn

In today’s episode Erick reflects upon the most famous of all Christmas stories, Luke Chapter 2.  It’s the chapter our kindergarteners memorize and recite every single year, but it is so much more than a cute story. This story redefines and challenges all worldly assumptions about the nature of God and his relationship with us.

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December 15, 2017

Episode 15 – The Word Became Flesh

In this episode we take a break from school news, updates, and curriculum overviews and, instead, focus on the meaning of Christmas. Why does this matter? Why do we celebrate? What does this tell us about who Jesus is and why faith in Him is the only way to the Father?

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December 7, 2017

Episode 14 – The Power of Music

In this episode, Erick talks with Kim Johnson and Octavius Womack, two of the outstanding music teachers at SVC. They discuss the power of music, how it fits into the overall mission of Christian education, and the vision for the future of the SVC music program.

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November 16, 2017

Episode 13 – The SVC Foundations Program

In today’s episode, Erick Interviews Jimelle Carlson, director of the SVC Foundations Program.  Here is a quick summary of the episode: Foundations is a program unlike any offered in all of Orange County.  No one else is doing what we are doing save a few specialized schools around the country. A lot of Christian schools are, quite frankly, institutions … Continued

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November 8, 2017

Episode 12 – Biblical Truth in Elementary School

In today’s episode Erick interviews two of our amazing teachers at SVC, Gail Newton and Kara McCoy, about the ways in which we work to instill Biblical truth in Elementary school.  These ladies are passionate about their jobs, your kids, and our Lord!

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November 2, 2017

Episode 11 – Laying the Groundwork Part 1

Today’s episode is the first in our four-week Laying the Groundwork series, where we will be exploring various aspects of our JK-8 curriculum. On this episode, Erick interviews Lori Jensen (JK-8 Principal), Jennifer Darling (JK-8 Curriculum Director), and Barbara Shaw (JK-8 STEM Instructor) about the new SVC STEM lab and an exciting partnership with Project Lead the Way, … Continued

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October 27, 2017

Episode 10 – A Culture of Generosity Part 4

This is the last episode in our series on generosity.  In today’s episode, we recap the series and end with the goals of the year’s annual fund campaign.  Let’s get everyone involved and see what we can do together!  

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October 20, 2017

Episode 9 – A Culture of Generosity Part 3

This is the 3rd episode in our series on generosity. On today’s episode, Erick interviews Matt Schambari.  Matt is currently the President of Hayden Catholic School in Topeka, Kansas.  He has led successful fundraising and giving campaigns at several schools, raising over 1 million dollars, year after year. He has an amazing heart for Christian … Continued

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October 13, 2017

Episode 8 – A Culture of Generosity Part 2

This is the second episode in our series on fundraising, giving, and generosity.  Today we discuss some thoughts from Dr. Alan Pue’s book Rethinking Sustainability.  We also dive into some specifics of our school, our budget, our cost structure, and our fundraising needs.

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