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Trinity Christian School Varsity Track going to WPIALs

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.

GPCSN Giving Tuesday Opportunities

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!

Cheswick Christian Academy
Your gifts can become scholarships with the Tom Mellars Scholarship Fund!

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!

Greater Works Christian School
Your gifts help students year round!

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!

Penn Christian Academy
Every gift to Penn Christian Academy makes a difference!

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!

Pittsburgh Urban Christian School
Special Opportunity: Donor matching gifts to Pittsburgh Urban Christian School!

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!

Trinity Christian School
Special Opportunity: Donor matching gifts to Trinity Christian School!

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!

Bruce Blackburn – Most Positive Boys Coach Award

Out of hundreds of nominees, Coach Bruce Blackburn–Trinity Christian School’s Varsity Boys Basketball and Middle School Track coach–was named Western Pennsylvania’s Most Positive Boys Coach!
Positive Athlete recognizes the best of the best!

Congrats Coach Blackburn for a job well done and this very deserved recognition!

Only one boys and one girls coach are chosen, as well as one male and one female athlete in every sport. Here’s the entire list of winners!

Can My Child Ride the Bus to School?

Q. When does a public school district have to provide transportation to a
nonpublic school?

A. When a school district provides transportation for its public pupils, it must
provide transportation services to nonpublic pupils of the same grade level
that it is providing for its own pupils. The nonpublic school must be nonprofit
and located within ten miles of the district’s boundary, measured by the
nearest public road. If the school building in which the pupil is enrolled
is not located within the ten-mile distance, the nonpublic pupil is not eligible
for transportation, nor are his parents eligible for payment towards
transportation costs.

Q. Is the local school district that transports my child to a nonpublic
school required to transport her on days when the nonpublic school
is in session and the public school is closed?

A. Yes, unless the closure is due to weather conditions.