At TRCS, we know that the best way to share what our school is all about is through the positive experiences of our school families. This month, we’re starting a new series of testimonials which show that true educational excellence is about more than test scores. Yes, those test scores are meaningful, but so are the spiritual, physical and emotional elements of your child’s development — but don’t just take our word for it. Listen to the testimony of this mother:
My husband I are blessed to be the proud parents of two sweet young girls. I grew up in a small town and enjoyed the blessings and trials of small town school life and attended church each Sunday with my family. My husband was born and raised in Mexico and attended public school and sometimes Catholic Mass with his family. Our children would be raised walking in two worlds, American and Mexican. We wanted our children to be proud of their heritage, firm in their beliefs, and joyful of heart.
Often in my job as an administrator, I listen to my employees tell me about the issues their children face in public schools. Each time, my heart would ache for those children. As our eldest daughter reached school age, my husband and I felt strongly about seeking a learning environment for our daughter that would nurture her spirit. We began first grade at Three Rivers Christian School. Each day, she would return from school bursting to tell me what she had learned that day.
As with any school, kids still face the challenges of growing up, such as bullies. The first time this happened, my daughter asked if we could pray about it. The next morning, she had resolved to tell the teacher and confront the other child. I was impressed as I watched her teacher listen and create a safe environment for the two children to work out their differences.
If you ask my daughter about her favorite part of school, she will hands down say “Chapel.” She loves belting out love songs to Jesus. She told me one day, “Did you know at my cousin’s school they can’t sing or talk to Jesus when they need him? That makes me sad.” My daughter wants to be a Paleontologist when she grows up. It is interesting watching her reconcile Creationist teachings alongside Evolutionist teachings. I am pleased that she is studying in an environment where she is free to reach her own conclusions.
My daughter loves school activities. She has discovered she is a super speller and looks forward to the annual spelling bee. She also has discovered she likes poems and speeches and loves the state speech meet. She later performed her speech for our talent show where I work. Wow! When I was young, you would think I was going to die if I had to speak in front of others. For her, it is natural and even enjoyable. She also discovered Chess Club this year. I didn’t think she would like it, but she did. During this time, I noticed that her reasoning skills in mathematics took a major leap forward.
Our daughter was also challenged this spring by the STRIVE program. (editor’s note: STRIVE is a project-drive honors program for self-motivated students in 3rd-7th grade.) It was so neat to watch her getting recognized for working hard in the class and being challenged to reach beyond her years to try new things!
Our youngest daughter is now getting ready to start Kindergarten. I have no doubt that she will be well taught and cared for. The school is like an extension of our family. It has greatly enriched our lives and has allowed us as parents to be active and participate in our children’s’ schooling. We are pleased to be a Three River’s Christian School Family. Financially, I can’t think of a better way to spend our money. Our girls are truly being raised to shine their spirits and to be leaders amongst their peers. Thank you Three Rivers Christian School.
Ready to learn more about what TRCS would mean for your family? Call or email us today to schedule a tour or learn more. (360) 423-4510