IMG_2829New Principal at North Campus

We’re experiencing wonderful, exciting, transitional days here at CHCS! Not only is the school year winding down, we’re also gaining a new Principal at our North Campus.

In an emotional moment at our North Campus Fine Arts Festival, the mantle was passed from one great leader to another. Also, a special ceremony was held during the May 16th Chapel. Students prayed over Mrs. Shafer, and symbolically washed her feet. Family members, and several past and present CHCS faculty, gathered around to pray and commission Mrs. Shafer into these next days of servant leadership at Chapel Hill Christian School.

Of course there’s a bittersweet element as we say goodbye to our beloved Mrs. Sharon Ausbury; however, we’re thrilled and grateful to be led into a new season by Mrs. Cathy Shafer!

IMG_0944Midieval Faire

Mrs. Watson’s  6th Grade class “Medieval Faire” is the culmination of a Middle Ages unit of study.

This yearly event begins bright and early with a parade of 6th graders, in full period costume, around the North Campus school grounds for the enjoyment and entertainment of the whole student body. After this, the students participate in “The Castle Games” which consists of curling, a stone throw, the gauntlet (a Medieval obstacle course), corn hole, and a huge tug-of-war.

The cafeteria is transformed by parent volunteers into the grand hall of a castle. A feast is served, including a whole roasted pig. And winners of various “Castle Game” events are awarded such coveted prizes as the pig hooves and head!

As the day winds down, students are regaled with stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

All loyal subjects then return to the manor where they depart for home. And, as Romeo said to Juliet, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.”

IMG_0173ACSI Art Festival

On Friday, May 13, CHCS hosted the annual regional ACSI Art Festival for the second year. Held at Maranatha Bible Church, this wonderful event involved 3rd through 12th grade students from twelve area schools such as Firelands Christian Academy, Emmanuel Christian Academy, and Chapel Hill North and South Campuses. Selected students’ art pieces were submitted for judging, and we had many red and blue ribbon winners as well as nominations for best of show! Special thanks to many parents and friends of Chapel Christian School for volunteering at this event; in particular, Mrs. Kelci Rayl, who taught a painting workshop for students from participating schools.