Welcome to Evangel Christian School for school year 2021-2022. It is my pleasure to serve as superintendent of the school.
The purpose of my letter is to share the vision, mission, curriculum updates, introduce staff and share organizational updates to enhance your child’s experience at Evangel.
The VISION of Evangel Christian School is: To empower students to become creative, responsible, and independent thinkers equipped with solid Christian principles and values in order to exhibit and utilize 21st century skills as they become global learners and leaders in a technological society.
The MISSION is: Evangel Christian School is committed to empowering, encouraging, and equipping ALL students to be Christ-like, compassionate, self-motivated lifelong learners.
First Day of School:
The first day of school is August 18, 2021.
School Hours are 7:45-3:15 daily (7.5 day with 6.5 instruction occurring). Day includes core academic subjects, a 30-minute lunch, recess for elementary students and study hall/tutorial time built in for high school.
Open house for Elementary (K-6 grades) students is August 16, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 P.M. Middle/High School (grades 7-12) orientation is August 17, 2021, from 6:00-7:00 P.M. During the orientation, you will meet Pastor Margaret Rodgers, Elementary Principal/ Director of Admissions and the staff. You will be able to set up your child’s meal account, receive information from the classroom teacher such as your child’s class schedule and drop off/pick up procedures.
The SY 21-22 School Calendar is posted on the Evangel School website. Please note that in the event of inclement weather, we will move to online learning. All students are expected to follow the instructions given by the teachers who will use Jupiter to post assignments. Another letter will be shared with more details about inclement weather and the use of online learning instead of closing school.
CURRICULUM UPDATES are as follows:
The elementary school will use the ABEKA program coupled with critical thinking skills strategies. Collectively, the elementary teachers will work in a concerted effort to provide a Biblical focus where students learn about God’s creation and salvation through His Son, Jesus. The elementary team will provide more information on the instructional focus and communication of your child’s overall development in the learning process.
The middle/high school will use the ABEKA series as they focus on National Standards with an emphasis on preparatory strategies for post high school work. The counselor will assist in the development of graduation plans, grade monitoring and individual and group counseling sessions. She will also work to prepare students for assessments such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT and Terra Nova.
A part of our Christian focus for 7-12 grade students will include a school wide book study about the significance of being a teen ager. The book entitled, “The Search for Significance” by Robert S. McGee, provides support to students who learn who they are in Christ.
K/1 Mrs. Laura Reel
2/3 Mrs. Anh Dewitt
4/5 Ms. Fawn Farris
6/7 Mrs. Wanda Hoffman - English and Social Studies.
6/7 Mrs. Darlean Poe - Math and Science. 8 Grade basic math.
8-12 Mr. Chris Leon - 8 Pre-Algebra; 9-12 Algebra/Geometry; Pre-Calculus, Calculus--Psychology
8-12 Mrs. Vivian Conner - English/Research; AP Economics
9-12 Mr. Larry Miller - Social Studies/Government
9-12 Mrs. Dondra Sherrill - Sciences which is based on an independent/acceleration plan
9-12 Mr. Tyler Lolla - Bible/Business Coach
9-12 Electives - Offerings will be built based on student survey - basic physical education, health, visual arts appreciation will be built into the student’s day.
Mrs. Rita French - School Counselor
Mrs. Donna Donlon - Administrative Assistant for the school
Ms. Amanda Bell - Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, FACTS Administrator, and Athletic Coordinator to the AD.
The school will be serving lunch daily. The Lord’s Kitchen is supporting the school by preparing our meals and serving them at the school. The cost per day for child is $4.00. Parents can pay daily or monthly or put whatever amount you want on your child’s account. Cash is accepted as well as checks. Make checks payable to Evangel Christian School. You may work directly with the administrative assistant on setting up a lunch account.
Parent Advisory Board:
The organization of a Parent Advisory Board is needed to support the work of classroom teachers, fundraisers, and general overall support of student needs. The PAB will meet quarterly to develop operating guidelines for the PAB, work on fundraisers and serve to support classroom teachers. A message will be sent home with the date and time for the first meeting. All are welcome to attend!
Parent and Student handbooks will be available at orientation. The students will have an opportunity to review the handbook the first day of school.
Restorative Justice Practices/Discipline Approach:
The school will be using Restorative Justices Practices coupled with a discipline approach that is biblically based. This process will be taught to every staff member, student, and parents/guardians. The goal is to have sound structure based on a discipline plan that holds a person accountability for the choices made, and as a person is held accountable, we seek to restore that person by using natural, sensible consequences to match the undesired behavior. We seek to avoid punitive consequences and operate out of the love of Jesus for every individual.
The goal is to always listen and support each child/each home. To provide the best solution to all concerns, please use this process to address an item at the lowest level. I’ve shared this approach with Pastors ‘Bob and Margaret Rodgers, Senior Pastors of Evangel World Prayer Center, so everyone understands how we want to manage all concerns. Begin with the teacher…if your concern is not resolved, move to the Lead Teacher followed by the principal/Superintendent. If a resolution is not found, the school board chairperson, Mr. Kevin McKnight, will hear all concerns that are not resolved by me. If he deems anything has not be resolved, he will conference with the senior pastors immediately.
First Week of School:
Students will engage in reviewing the student handbook, completing initial grade level assessments, learning routines, reviewing safety procedures, and working with the counselor on graduation plans. They will also review technological guidelines and procedures and begin working on designing STEM/STEAM education projects—learning the process associated with critical thinking skills.
Finally, it is my pleasure to serve as the Principal of the High School/Superintendent of the school.
Always remember to “Do all things in love!”
Youlanda C. Washington
Youlanda C. Washington, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Evangel Christian School