High School Campus Blog
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).
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,
I can’t believe this year is coming to a close. What a year it has been! There isn’t enough space to talk about and highlight all the noteworthy accomplishments this year. However, here is a small taste of what happened at CCHS during the 2021-22 school year:
We’re nearing the end of our time with the Class of 2022. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be celebrating them and their accomplishments in a variety of ways. Check out the class statistics below:
For our incoming high school families, we're excited to welcome you to high school with this video our students took part in. Check it out!