From the Headmaster
Another school year is upon us. I hope this letter finds you well rested and energized for the new school year to begin. Our final summer days will be spent wrapping up maintenance projects, moving furniture, setting up classrooms, and holding several days of in-service orientation for the faculty, staff, and substitute teachers.
Please make note of these faculty/staff changes:
Mr. Bill Narvaez joins CCS as Security Officer. Mr. Narvaez is a retired Millville police officer with 33 years’ experience on the force.
Mr. Mark Yuhnke is our new Director of Security and Student Life. Mr. Yuhnke spent the last six years as a police officer in New York State. In addition to the security work, he will handle student discipline in the high school, fill the role of athletic director, and coach boys’ varsity basketball.
Mrs. Sara Bates will be moving into a fulltime elementary principal position; she will no longer be teaching kindergarten. This change will better help to serve our families by allowing Mrs. Bates to do the following:
- Increase her availability to parents and students
- Provide increased mentoring support for newer teachers
- Provide increased support for veteran teachers in classroom management
- Focus on administration without full time teaching responsibilities
- Continue to improve and expand the elementary academics
Dr. Palmer, Mrs. Bofinger, and Mr. Howard will pick up some additional teaching assignments (science & math) in the middle school this year. All three have science and/or math in their backgrounds.
Mr. Gebhardt will be directing the high school drama production this year which will now be in the spring.
Mrs. Katie (Torrance) Berge has accepted the PreK3/PreK4 teacher aide position.
Finally, please click here to review drop-off/pick-up procedures before the first day of school. We have made a slight adjustment for the elementary drop-off.
I Timothy 1:12 sums up how I feel about being in the ministry. It says, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.” Serving the Lord in Christian education since 1977 (42 years) has been a wonderful experience, not always easy, but still fulfilling. Time and time again, God has demonstrated His care for His ministries. Quite often God has used you here at CCS through prayers and financial support. Paul said it well in 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3a, “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith…” On behalf of Cumberland Christian School, thank you very much.
I would like to ask that we continue to focus on the good God is doing here at CCS and be alert as the enemy wants to disrupt and discourage us as we seek to “[Reach] the Mind, the Heart, and the Hands for Christ!” Please keep our school in your prayers.