May 22, 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a fantastic weekend! The high school students, in particular, were excited to realize that today is the second-to-last Monday of the school year. Things are winding down quickly and we are hoping to finish well. Planning for next year has been in full swing for some time and we continue to evaluate ways to make your family’s experience the best it can be. One program that started to gain traction is developing a more comprehensive music program. It has been something we have kept in mind over the past several years and thanks to our partnership with MusicTown Studio and the great interest in their program, it seems like we might be able to start something to bring musicians together for a WCS program to complement what MusicTown is doing. A survey was sent out last week and we would love to hear from anyone who has yet to respond, particularly at the middle and high school levels. Visit the survey here: Music Program Survey.

While this week is pretty quiet on most fronts, there is NEVER a dull moment for our FFA chapter. Those who have ordered tri-tip dinners can pick those up on Thursday between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the WCHS parking lot. Tonight, the WCHS FFA chapter is holding their annual banquet. Along with thanking the many community members and businesses who support our FFA chapter, they will celebrate the year that was and transition in their new officers. This year’s theme is “Fiesta” and the event will be held in our Student Union on the MS/HS campus. Our chapter continues to grow and has become a template for private schools of our size throughout California.

We are beginning a new tradition for our seniors. To inspire our elementary students and celebrate the accomplishment of reaching graduation, our seniors will march down “Main Street” on our elementary campus Wednesday around 8:30 a.m. Hopefully, the ceremony will further connect our campus K-12 and provide our K-5 students with vision for the future. Following the short ceremony, the seniors are treated to breakfast and spend the day reminiscing and bonding.

After a win on Saturday, our WCHS varsity softball team has earned a spot in the semi-finals of the SJS Playoffs. This Wednesday, we will take on Argonaut High School out of Jackson, CA for a chance to make it to the championship round. All games from here on out are played at Arnaiz Softball Complex in Stockton. As soon as Wednesday’s game is over, we will get information out through our various social media outlets to rally support for Thursday’s championship round. Stay tuned and let’s get as much support out for a possible championship game.

All of WCS will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Let us all take the time to remember those who have fallen in defense of our freedoms. For many within the WCS community, the realities of military service, even the loss of a loved one, hit home. Jesus teaches, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13). These are not the first turbulent times in the world and, thanks to the willingness of our servicemen and servicewomen who put themselves in harms way, there is no more secure place in the world to live. Let us remember those who gave their all and honor the families who live on without them. We are fortunate to be close to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. They have two events this weekend to recognize Memorial Day. Check out their website for more information: Here. Have a great week and God Bless!

Thank You,
Justin Smith
Administrator, WCS


Woodland Christian School 1787 Matmor Rd Woodland CA 95776