Four Key Principles of Christian Schools

  1. The education of a child is the responsibility of the parents to whom that child was given.  Parents will answer to the Lord for the education their children receive.  (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:18-21; Psalm 78:1-7; Ephesians 6:4)
  2. The education of a child, if and when delegated to others by the parents, must be accomplished by teachers chosen with the greatest of care, with the clearest of intentionality, and with the knowledge that the teacher will disciple those students found within their care.  (Exodus 18:21, Psalm 78:6-7, Matthew 28:19-20)
  3. The education of a child should be structured in such a way as to provide an academic platform for success for the whole child.  (Proverbs 22:6, Luke 2:40 and 2:52)
  4. The education of a child must take into consideration training for student impact upon his own culture, and his educational impact with eternity in mind.  (Acts 1:8, II Timothy 4:6-8, Colossians 3:23-24, I Corinthians 3:11-13, Philippians 3:9-14)

The Fine Arts and Academic Competition – 2018

We appreciate Pastor Dean Walter from Latham Christian Academy for leading our Fine Arts & Academics Competition this year.

 

Bethel Christian Academy

Music – Senior High

Brass Solo – Caleb Verdu

Art – Senior High

Crafts – Caleb Verdu

 

Central Baptist Christian Academy

Art – Junior High

POLYCHROMATIC Drawing – Katie Jones

Monochromatic Drawing – Natasha Lewis

Water Color – Julia Clements

Photography: Animals and People – Kiersten Griffith

Art – Senior High

Polychromatic Drawing:

Amada Diers

Monica Hulburt

Monochromatic Drawing:

Jillian Weintraub

Photography:  Animals and People

Matthew Tripicco

Acrylic Painting – Cerilene Gould

Calligraphy – Samantha Conn

Sculpture – Allie Diers

 

Hudson View Christian Academy

Bible – Junior High

     JH Bible Teaching – Ashley Vivar

Academics – Junior High

     JH Pre-Algebra – Ashley Vivar

     JH NT Survey – Ashley Vivar

     JH OT Survey – Ashley Vivar

Bible – Senior High

     SH Bible Teaching – Melissa Gallagher

     SH Topical Preaching – Brandon Aponte

     SH Expository Preaching – Joey Vivar

Art – Senior High

     Photography: Still Life – Stephanie Zheng
     Photography: Landscape/Arch – Stephanie Zheng

Academics – Senior High

     SH English – Melissa Gallagher

     SH Biology – Melissa Gallagher

     SH – Physics – Ying Zheng

     SH Algebra/Geometry – Joey Vivar

     SH Spanish – Joey Vivar

     SH World Hist/Geog – Melissa Gallagher

     SH NT Bible Knowledge – Melissa Gallagher

     SHOT Bible Knowledge – Ying Zheng

 

Latham Christian Academy

Academics – Junior High

JH English – Emily Hadden

JH Science – Emily Hadden

Academics – Senior High

SH Spelling – Joshua Arthur

SH Chemistry – Andrew Galinato

Music – Senior High

Male Vocal Solo – David Arthur

Art – Senior High

    SH Watercolor – Maria Izzi

 

West Seneca Christian School

Music – Senior High

Large vocal Ensemble

Small Vocal Ensemble

Classical Piano Solo – Hannah Mohr

Speech – Senior High

Oral Interpretation of Scripture

Madeline McCoy

Duet Acting – Olivia Newkirk & Alyssa Tryon

 

Wilton Baptist Academy

Bible- Junior High

Topical Preaching – Evan Burhans

Music – Junior High

JH Small Vocal Ensemble

JH Instrumental String Solo – Emily Parish

Art – Junior High

Photography: Still Life – Emily Parish

Photography: Landscape/Arch. – Summer Harness

Academics – Junior High

JH Spelling Bea – Evan Burhans

Bible – Senior High

SH Evangelistic Preaching

Matthew Parish

Music – Senior High

SH Female Vocal Solo – Melissa Gallagher

Art – Senior High

Woodworking – Caleb Yancy

Academics – Senior High

SH US History/Geo – Joshua Yancy

May Day for Christian Schools

“Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.” — Ezekiel 33:4

The State Department of Education is planning to release the new Guidelines for Non-Public Schools later this month – maybe.

During the recent State Budget negotiations, Senator Simcar Felder (D-Brooklyn) insisted on an exemption or a moratorium on increased academic oversight of ultra- Orthodox Yeshivas. It is the controversy surrounding these schools that started the whole revision process.

Senator Felder has some power in the State Senate because he conferences with the Republicans, helping them maintain their majority status.

He finally agreed to some compromise language, and the budget passed ($165.3 billion).

The Executive Committee of the Commissioner’s Non-Public School Advisory Committee met with the Commissioner and insisted that a religious freedom clause be included in the new guidelines and requested more time. The Commissioner seemed open to the first, but not the second.

So, barring any further delays, I expect the new Guidelines to be release later this month.

It is vital that our schools be prepared.

Therefore, I am asking ALL of our Pastors and School Administrators to join me in Albany on May 1.

I have asked Dr. Christina Coughlin, the Director of the State Office for Religious and Independent Schools (SORIS), to brief us on the new Guidelines. She has assured me that she will be able to do so, whether the Guidelines have been released or not. She and her staff will join us for lunch.

James Cultura, Lobbyist for the Non-Public Schools, and Jamison Coppola, Legislative Director for the American Association of Christian Schools, will give us Legislative Briefings.

I will lead a Q & A and give my perspective on the new Guidelines and our response to them. It is important that we stand together – and we can’t if we are not informed.

Please make this meeting a priority! The State Department of Education is planning to release the new Guidelines for Non-Public Schools later this month – maybe.
During the recent State Budget negotiations, Senator Simcar Felder (D-Brooklyn) insisted on an exemption or a moratorium on increased academic oversight of ultra- Orthodox Yeshivas. It is the controversy surrounding these schools that started the whole revision process.
Senator Felder has some power in the State Senate because he conferences with the Republicans, helping them maintain their majority status.
He finally agreed to some compromise language, and the budget passed ($165.3 billion).
The Executive Committee of the Commissioner’s Non-Public School Advisory Committee met with the Commissioner and insisted that a religious freedom clause be included in the new guidelines and requested more time. The Commissioner seemed open to the first, but not the second.
So, barring any further delays, I expect the new Guidelines to be release later this month.
It is vital that our schools be prepared.
Therefore, I am asking ALL of our Pastors and School Administrators to join me in Albany on May 1.
I have asked Dr. Christina Coughlin, the Director of the State Office for Religious and Independent Schools (SORIS), to brief us on the new Guidelines. She has assured me that she will be able to do so, whether the Guidelines have been released or not. She and her staff will join us for lunch.
James Cultura, Lobbyist for the Non-Public Schools, and Jamison Coppola, Legislative Director for the American Association of Christian Schools, will give us Legislative Briefings.
I will lead a Q & A and give my perspective on the new Guidelines and our response to them. It is important that we stand together – and we can’t if we are not informed.
Please make this meeting a priority!