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During the Middle School years, students are transitioning from childhood to young adulthood and many developmental changes occur, including physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual.  Adolescents are able to engage in a higher level of thinking and to think analytically and abstractly.  They are more independent, often egocentric, and are focused on searching for their identity and their place in the world.

At SCS, we provide a learning environment for our middle school students (6th – 8th grades) in which they are challenged to develop these higher level thinking skills and that prepares them for the rigor of high school coursework.  English, reading comprehension, vocabulary and math are emphasized.  Classed include: Algebra I, Honors English, Spanish, Music, PE, and Bible.  Learning goes beyond the classroom with field trips through the National Junior Honor Society, the 8th Grade Washington DC field trip, and through opportunities to take special courses, and participate in unique learning opportunities through our Winterim program.

In an effort to encourage healthy social, emotional, and personal development, middle school students are placed into societies.  Through them, they learn:

  • to work as a team
  • to identify their own strengths and weaknesses
  • how to capitalize on each member’s gifts and talents to achieve common goals
  • the benefits of healthy competition with the other societies

As is true throughout all grades at SCS, middle school students are reminded that all wisdom comes from the Lord (Proverbs 2:6), to evaluate their point of view through the lens of God’s Word as Truth, and that our value and identity come from Christ, not from the opinions of others or from what society deems as valuable.  All these efforts during the critical adolescent years help us work towards achieving our mission to prepare tomorrow’s leaders today to think, live, love and lead for Christ.

Thursday, August 11
August 11, 2022 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday, August 11th at 5:30 PM we have our 6th grade 101.  All 6th grade students and their parents are invited to attend in the Miller building cafeteria by the main office.  6th graders will receive their schedules and locker numbers at this time and will be able to set up their lockers at the conclusion of the meeting if they would like.  You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get all of the information you need for a great start to the year. 

August 11, 2022 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Family Orientation in the Fellowship Hall at Western Avenue Baptist Church next door to the school from 7-9 PM for all new families.  We will start with a brief meeting and then you will have the opportunity to get any information you need for the first day of school.  You can also get a jump start on where your classrooms are located, see your schedule, and meet our staff.  This is a great time to start getting to know SCS and meet some other new families as well.

Monday, August 15
August 15, 2022 | 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

On Monday, August 15th we hope to see everyone for our Back to School Blast starting at 5:30 PM.  We will have food trucks available, but we are asking that elementary families first go to an elementary meeting at 5:30 PM in the Western Avenue Baptist sanctuary.  Immediately following, you will be able to visit your classrooms and go to the upper school campus for food.  Upper school students and families are able to come starting at 5:30 PM to eat, visit teachers, see your classrooms, pick up schedules, get parking spots and set up lockers before attending an upper school meeting at 6:30 PM in the gym.  Copies of all forms needed by the office will be available during Back to School Blast along with opportunities to join our Parent Teacher Fellowship and support athletics through our Athletic Boosters.  The Back to School event will run until 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, August 17
Wednesday, August 31
August 31, 2022

More information will be provided as we arrive closer to the event date.