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What a Great Year!

June 08, 2022
By Tyler McClung, Board Chair

As I reflect on this past year, I am reminded of God’s faithfulness through the school year. As Jesus followers, we know that relying on the Lord’s wisdom, peace, and strength is what gets us through. From Convocation to Christmas programs, athletic events to performing arts productions, this year has been full of amazing moments of being together as a community. Congratulations to the Class of 2022! 

 

The Lord has been faithful, expanding our community as we continue to grow. Through that growth, we see God’s faithfulness also in providing the incredible staff we need to serve more students. 

 

Additionally, we are excited to see our administration and teachers develop and implement programs that deepen our biblical worldview immersion while developing discerning leaders who are known and valued. Our focus is to continue to be intentional about providing opportunities for our students’ growth in their faith with Jesus. 

 

We also see God’s blessings through financial resources that our community continues to provide, which help us move forward with our junior high capital campaign and other strategic initiatives we are working to accomplish. There is so much to be excited for! 

 

Last, I want to say thank you to our superintendent, Dr. Friesen, and his leadership team. The Board of Trustees has supported the administration as they have navigated difficult challenges over the past couple of years. The challenges have given us the opportunity to grow in our faith and reliance on Jesus as we walk through every situation. I am grateful for our team, their hearts for Jesus, and their passion to continually serve our CCS community. 

 

I pray your family experiences a joyful summer in which you each grow in your walk with Jesus. I hope you’re able to enjoy some of the CCS Thrive summer programs! We look forward to seeing you back as a unified Cascade Christian family on September 8th at our All-District Convocation (details will be sent closer to the date). 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Joyful Reflection

June 01, 2022
By Dr. Ken Friesen, Superintendent

To say we have navigated challenging circumstances this past year could easily be a major understatement. And yet, as this year comes to a close, we have so much to be grateful for and plenty of reasons to be content. Interestingly, if we get the final monthly focus of our spiritual theme correct (that theme being Unshakeable Trust), the natural outcome will be unshakeable joy and contentment as well. I’ve taken the liberty to expand our focus on trust this month to include that joy and contentment. 

 

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:12, NIV, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.” It is reasonable to contend that the secret of contentment is true joy—“The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). And true joy comes as a result of trusting God in all situations—“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6). 

 

So, whether we are looking back on what we now know to be true of 2021-22 or looking ahead to what we don’t yet know of 2022-23, we can do either from a position of gratitude and trust, with joy and contentment. That is the beauty of a life centered on Jesus. His joy truly is our strength, and in Him all things are possible.  

 

My prayer for the year ahead is that we will continue to partner from a place of trust (trust in God and trust in each other), joy, and contentment. I am beyond blessed to walk this journey with you. 

 

In His service and with deep gratitude, 

 

Ken 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What an Amazing Journey!

May 25, 2022
By Annie Pichot, Principal

Dear Frederickson Community,

What a wonderful school year this has been, and I can't believe it is coming to an end so soon! It feels like yesterday when I welcomed students onto campus to start the school year, and now we are preparing for the summer. I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to our hard-working students, wonderful school community, dedicated faculty and staff, and amazing leadership team who all helped make this a successful school year. Our partnership is an integral part of who we are, and we are better together!  

This school year we have been learning and growing in our unshakeable faith and reminding ourselves that God is BIGGER. Our ASOs (all school openings) and chapels have challenged us to go deeper in our relationship with the Lord while strengthening our understanding of the heart of God. As we enter into the summer season, my prayer is that we would continue to build upon the spiritual and academic foundations that we built this school year.  

Our theme verse this school year was Psalm 16:8 (NIV): “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” May we remind ourselves that as challenges come our way or circumstances try to shake us, the Lord is by our side. He will always be there to help us in times of need and remind us of His unfailing love.

Entering into a new season always brings mixed emotions because it is hard to say goodbye, but there is excitement for the road ahead. This summer, I am truly going to miss every smiling face that I now see on campus. We have journeyed together and strengthened each other along the way, but I know the Lord is not done yet! His Word says in Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

I am so very grateful for YOU and our journey this school year. It is because of YOU that we celebrate another successful school year and look forward to the new year ahead!

 

 

Promotion Ceremonies

May 18, 2022
By Frederickson Campus

Both our kindergarten and 6th grade students have been preparing for their upcoming promotion ceremonies!  Please read the messages from their teachers below:

Mrs. Martin (K)- Reading, writing, playing, oh my! What an amazing year of learning and growing! As we prepare for Kindergarten Promotion, I am thinking about all the things my kids have accomplished, and I am so proud! First grade, here they come! 

Mrs. Johnson (K) - We are so excited to celebrate our kindergartners as they move up to 1st grade! Kindergarten is a big year of learning how to read, write, and do math. We also learn how to be a good friend and what it means to follow Jesus. These kids have done an amazing job this year! They have learned and grown so much! 

Mrs. Helle (6) - We’ve had a great 6th grade year! It’s a blessing to watch the students grow into independent thinkers and learners. They are truly ready for junior high. Way to be unshakeable, 6th graders, during your last year of elementary school!

Mrs. Kidd (6) - What a year we have had together learning to be unshakeable! It has been a joy to see you 6th graders learn and grow in leadership together.  We are ready for the adventure of junior high! Can't wait to see where God takes you!

We are excited to celebrate all that these students have accomplished this school year on June 7, with kindergarten at 9:00 a.m. and 6th grade at 6:30 p.m.

 

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5/18/22 - By Frederickson Campus
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