Trinity Christian School’s Varsity Track and Field team has runners in seven events tomorrow, May 18, at the WPIAL Championships at Slippery Rock University.
For WPIALs, the top 16 competitors from each section, in each event, advance to these championships.
Here’s a breakdown of TCS’s WPIAL qualifying runners:
Freshman Teresa Conway-Phillips qualified for the Girls 3200 Meter Run by running these two miles in 12:40.57. (For other non-runners, this reads as 12 minutes, 40.57 seconds.) Freshman Eilidh Edgar qualified for the Girls 800 Meter Run by running a half-mile in 2:29.62. Junior Ben Gaunt qualified for the Boys 800 Meter Run by running a half-mile in 2:08.44. Junior Isaac Koerber qualified for the Boys 300 Meter Hurdles by hurdling 300 meters in 45:43. Sophomore Joshua Maurer qualified for the Boys 400m Dash by sprinting a quarter-mile in 51:73. Freshman Caleb Schmidt qualified for the 1600 Meter Run by running a mile in 4:54.41. Ben Gaunt, Zeke Sams, Max Agate, and Caleb Schmidt (alternates: Andrew Zambito, Tommy Nelson, and Silas Bolen) qualified for the Boys 4×800 Meter Relay by completing four half-miles (one half-mile each) in 8:57.08 total.
Anyone who comes in at the top 5 at tomorrow’s WPIAL Championships will advance to the PIAA State Finals.
In honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday, April 12 is Drop Everything And Read Day. When your kids get home from school, instead of having them put away the dishes, maybe let them Drop Everything And Read! Or when they reach for the switch controller, suggest they first Drop Everything And Read!
Looking for a new book that you can borrow instantly? Using your Carnegie Library card, you can immediately borrow electronic and audio books from Hoopla. Here are a few recommendations:
First, obviously, is Beverly Cleary! Here you can find either audio or electronic copies of most of her books! Here’s a very well done recording of The Ramona Quimby Audio Collection, which is where D.E.A.R. began!
Books Ramona would have read a million times: Understood Betsy Elizabeth Ann was orphaned at an early age and raised by her maiden aunts in the busy city. Sudden illness forces the aunts to send Betsy to other relatives, the Putnams, who live in the country on a farm. Betsy learns all about the farm and making butter and applesauce and dearly loves her new life. Then one of the aunts comes back and wants to take Betsy back to the city … such a dilemma! Children can readily relate to Betsy, a real girl in a real world where fortune seems to direct her life. She so loves being on the farm and doing all the things a farm girl does, including going to school. When fate again intervenes and tries to take her away from the life she loves, Betsy, though torn, bounds into another day of farm life, full of love for all she comes in contact with, and grows into a beautiful young lady.
Anne of Green Gables This tale follows the adventures of Anne, a young, red-haired orphan who has spent her entire childhood being passed around from one foster home to the next. Until one day she is sent to Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by mistake. While trying to adopt a boy to help work on their farm, the Cuthbert’s ended up with Anne, who they could not send away after learning that an evil woman in town was attempting to adopt her. Anne gains many friendships in her new town with her eager, quick-witted, and bright attitude. While working on the farm, she also finds herself excelling in school and aspires to become a teacher.
Betsy-Tacy Betsy hopes that whoever moves into the house across the street will have a little girl just her age. And the little girl who moves in is just her age. Her name is Tacy. She is very bashful, but she likes to listen to Betsy’s stories-wonderful stories that the girls love, and that they keep as their own special secret. After a while, it’s hard to remember a time when Betsy and Tacy weren’t best friends.
Books that show history is interesting: Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale These graphic novels can be a little gruesome (the narrator is the Revolutionary War patriotic spy Nathan Hale who is about to be beheaded by the British for treason and he is telling these tales to stall for time), so check them out for yourself first! But they are easy reads (comic-book style) and very informative! Your kids will be teaching you things about history!
Books with animal adventures: Redwall Series (Often especially loved by dads, too!) The first book of the series in not on hoopla, but the prequel and many sequels are! Brian Jacques’ tales of courageous heroes and deliciously hateful villains have captivated countless readers.
The Green Ember Series. Rabbits with swords! Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world. Kings fall and kingdoms totter. Tyrants ascend and terrors threaten. Betrayal beckons, and loyalty is a broken road with peril around every bend. Where will Heather and Picket land? How will they make their stand?
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (This animal is a toy china doll, but still…) Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost. . . . Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. Along the way, we are shown a miracle — that even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
Cheswick Christian Academy Middle School Boys end the regular season in first place. They’ll play 4th place Central Christian Academy in the quarterfinals. Winner of that game will play the winner of the matchup between Cornertstone Prep and Beaver County Christian School on Wednesday or Thursday. Winner of that game will advance to the championship at BCCS on Saturday, February 26 at 3pm.
Cheswick Christian Academy Varsity Girls end the regular season in third place. They’ll play their quarterfinal game at Beaver County Christian School on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 7pm against Jefferson County Christian. Winner of that game advances to the semifinals on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ Cornerstone Prep at 5pm vs Plants and Pillars Homeschool. Winner there advances to the Championships Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Beaver County Christian School at 5:15 pm.
Cheswick Christian Academy Varsity Boys end the regular season in second place. They’ll play their quarterfinal game at Portersville Christian School on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7pm. Winner of that game advances to the semifinals on Thursday, February 24, 2022 @ Portersville Christian School. Winner there advances to the Championships Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Beaver County Christian School at 7:15 pm.
Trinity Christian School Middle School Girls end the regular season in second place. They play in their quarterfinals Monday, February 21, 2022against Plants and Pillars Homeschool at TCS at 4pm. Winner of this game advances to the semifinals on Wednesday or Thursday at the higher seed’s home gym (TBD). Winner of that game plays in the Championships on Saturday, February 26 at BCCS at 1pm.
GPCSN in the SWPAA league:
Trinity Christian School Varsity Girls end the regular season in fifth place. They play in the quarterfinals Monday, February 21, 2022 against Calvary Chapel at BCCS at 3pm. Winner of this game advances to the semifinals on Wednesday at 5pm, also at BCCS. And winner of that game goes to the Championships Friday, February 25 at Cornerstone Prep at 6pm.
Trinity Christian School Varsity Boys end the regular season in first place. They earned a first-round bye and will jump right to the semifinals on Wednesday at BCCS at 6:30pm, opponent TBD. Winner of that game moves on to the Championships at Cornerstone Prep at 7:30pm on Friday, February 25.
As Pennsylvanians, we appreciate the ways our state recognizes school choice. One way PA helps Pennsylvania’s children is with the EITC! Watch the video to learn more. This is a program that could help your child attend a private school OR a way you can help create private school scholarships if you owe PA income tax! Go here to learn more!
Cheswick Christian Academy alum Ben Pollock is playing great basketball at Chatham! He’s averaging 10.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks. Earlier this season “he went for 25 points — his career high was a 30-point effort last year against Waynesburg.”
Photo credit to Jeanine Leech. Thanks to the triblive for the stats! See more stats here!
And check out Chatham’s schedule to catch a game nearby!
Love Christian education? Partner with us for #GivingTuesday! Every one of our schools works very hard to keep tuition as low as possible! Our schools are thousands to tens-of-thousands of dollars less expensive than many of the non-Christian private schools in the Greater Pittsburgh area, while giving students great educations in wholesome, loving, safe environments!
Here are ways to give to any of our wonderful, deserving schools!
Former CCA student Jamie Aiken has initiated the establishment of a scholarship fund* in memory of Thomas Mellars. Tom was with the school at its inception in 1978, and served faithfully until 1983 when he unexpectedly died on the job of a sudden heart attack. Jamie Aiken’s generous gift, and all other donations to the fund, will be applied to the tuition accounts of current students experiencing financial hardship. Go here to give!
Did you know that tuition covers only sixty percent of our operating expenses? This funding gap must be made up through fundraising and donations to our school. Please consider joining the many school families, alumni, churches, businesses, and friends who support Greater Works Christian School. Go here to give!
Your donation helps fuel our mission and your gift makes a difference each day in blessing the lives of our students and teachers. Through your partnership, our students are equipped to KNOW who God is, LEARN about God through creation, SERVE as Christ did, and LEAD others to Christ. Go here to see different ways to give!
Thanks to an anonymous donor, all #GiveBig donations will be matched as part of a challenge grant we received! Your generous gifts help us expand our academic programs, improve our facility and provide scholarships for children from low-income households. Go here to give!
A generous donor has committed to match the first $50,000 in donations! When you contribute to our endowment, you’re building up a resource that will work hard for our students and will bolster the stability of our school. Our goal is to achieve $50,000 by the end of the school year, which will turn into $100,000 because of our donor match! Together, we can move the TCS Endowment closer to the million dollar mark, achieving one of our long-term goals for the fund. Go here to give!
Scholé Academy Lecture Hall Presents Ecclesiastes: What the Strangest Book in the Bible Teaches Us About Education with Author/Teacher/Consultant Josh Gibbs
Monday, December 6, 2021 | 7:30pm ET
This lecture might interest some of our friends and members of Greater Pittsburgh Christian Schools Network.
From Scholé Academy: No book in the Bible offers a more glum assessment of this life, or inspires deeper yearning for the life to come, than Ecclesiastes. This glum assessment is a caution for those who believe that classical education can “change the world” or that reading old books can help students “get ahead in the world.” And yet, Ecclesiastes also insists that refusing to “love the world or the things of the world” will actually make a man’s life tolerable, joyful, and spiritually fruitful.
This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register for this Lecture Hall event. (Nota bene: Personal information provided in the registration process will be shared with Josh Gibbs, owner of Gibbs Classical.)
Congrats to six Trinity Christian School Falcons for being selected to WPIAL All Sections! Sierra McCabe, Morgan Walker, and Rachel Dutton in varsity volleyball and Courtney Wright, T.J. Braun, and Luke Kost in varsity soccer. Varsity Soccer Coach Kost was also named Co-Coach of the year for Class 1A Section 2!
And a special shout out to Trinity’s Cross Country club. They sent senior Tommy Nelson to the WPIAL Championship on October 28. He finished in the top 50 out of almost 200 runners with a time of 19:54.6 for the 5000 meter (a little over 3 miles). It’s a great honor to compete at WPIAL—Congrats!