BVCS Annual Report 2019-20


Big Valley Christian School Annual Report to the Community - February 2020 Our Students 875 total students 146 students in Preschool 398 students in Elementary 134 students in Junior High 197 students in High School 16 students in Online School 5 students in Homeschool Hybrid 92 TK-12 students receive a partial tuition scholarship (up to 40%) based on need 27% of high school seniors have attended BVCS since kindergarten Our Staff 128 total staff 65 teachers 53 support staff 12 administrators/directors Average teacher salary $45,100 Starting teacher salary $37,710 In 2019-2020, we opened a third 4th grade classroom and an online [...]

BVCS Annual Report 2019-202020-03-03T11:14:39-08:00

Praying Like Jesus


  How Jesus Prayed The picture above is from the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed before he was arrested. In the garden, a place that should represent peace and tranquility, Jesus poured out his heart in sorrow and anguish. In Matthew 26:39 Jesus prayed, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." We see Jesus praying a short prayer, but also a profound one. His prayer shows the reality of what he felt in his situation, but also his complete surrender to the greater purposes of God. [...]

Praying Like Jesus2020-03-03T10:53:25-08:00

Will you help make an IMPACT this year?


Dear Big Valley Families and Friends, By now I trust you have received a letter from me and a copy of our new IMPACT Fund brochure. I hope my enthusiasm for this initiative and what it can accomplish for our students, staff and families comes through loud and clear. Give to the IMPACT FUND We would love to have 100% or our families, staff, and board members make a gift to help us positively IMPACT the education we provide to BVCS students. Already we have been receiving gifts of all sizes and we are so grateful for every one of them. [...]

Will you help make an IMPACT this year?2019-10-23T11:08:46-07:00

Be – Message from Pastor Scott


How do your help your child be real? Someone once told me that you should always say exactly what you think and feel, but that you shouldn't always say everything you think and feel. Let's face it... Junior High is hard! It's a time when feelings seem more important than facts and everyday can feel like an emotional roller-coaster. We want our students to learn how to be authentic Christ followers and not wear a mask. But how do they do that in the midst of figuring out who they are? What does it mean for a teenager to be real? [...]

Be – Message from Pastor Scott2019-10-23T10:52:12-07:00

Search Me – Message from Pastor Scott


An Open Invitation Have you ever been searched? I remember how uncomfortable I was the first time I got patted down in an international airport. Being searched is invasive and uncomfortable, but it's also necessary sometimes. In Psalm 139, David invites God to search his heart and his thoughts. This is such a great prayer, but also a scary one! We should probably all pause more often and ask God to search us. It's quite possible that God might bring something to the surface that you didn't know was there. Teenagers can be a challenge. Sometimes there is no amount of [...]

Search Me – Message from Pastor Scott2019-10-23T10:05:47-07:00

SUPERINTENDENT QUARTERLY March 2019 Big Valley Christian School || Christ-Centered, College Prep


Our Christ-Centered DepartmentWe are committed to incorporating discipleship into every aspect of our school. Discipleship, or the process of learning about the teachings of Jesus, internalizing them and then acting upon them, is critical to our mission of preparing and nurturing our students to impact the world for Christ.This month, we sent 17 high school students and 5 staff members to the Dominican Republic to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Having our students make a global and local impact is at the core of who we are as a discipleship school.On March 18th, we will be hosting our first [...]

SUPERINTENDENT QUARTERLY March 2019 Big Valley Christian School || Christ-Centered, College Prep2019-03-26T10:50:23-07:00

The Importance of Accuracy – Family Email February 6, 2019


The Importance of Accuracy In Acts 18 we get introduced to a man named Apollos. He was a well educated man and he knew about Jesus, but his information was incomplete. Fortunately for him, there were people listening to his message and willing to share more about Jesus.He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.Acts 18:26 (ESV)Priscilla and Aquila were friends of Paul and a great help to the early church. Here they were a great help to Apollos! It's [...]

The Importance of Accuracy – Family Email February 6, 20192019-03-26T11:15:30-07:00

529 Plans – Education Savings Plans


The tax overhaul bill passed by Congress in December 2017 provided a change to the College 529 plans. Formerly, these plans only provided preferential tax treatment of account distributions if the money was used for higher education. The new tax bill now allows tax-free distributions for primary and secondary private education for up to $10,000 per plan beneficiary. Distributions are paid to the owner/trustee of the account and are for tuition only. For years, 529 plans have allowed parents, grandparents and others to contribute money to an investment account that allows tax-free growth of investment returns and tax-free distributions as long [...]

529 Plans – Education Savings Plans2018-04-04T12:24:14-07:00

Focus Group Feedback


2015-16 Focus Group Highlights During the 2015-16 school year, Big Valley Christian School parents were invited to participate in one of 11 different focus group meetings with our former Superintendent Bobby Kirchner to discuss their experiences at BVCS. Each meeting followed a similar outline discussing what things the participants felt were going well or working well, and what things they felt needed attention. We wanted to share with our school families the summary results of those meetings. Under the category of what is working well at BVCS, two themes were expressed in multiple ways at every meeting. Communication - parents are [...]

Focus Group Feedback2019-01-29T12:05:07-08:00

How does BVCS address the Common Core standards?


The introduction of the Common Core State Standards has generated much interest and controversy in recent years. These standards, created at the initiative of governors’ and state school chiefs’ organizations, were released in 2010 and are written for each grade level K-12 in the areas of mathematics and English. Most states, including California, have adopted these standards. The phrase “Common Core” has been used in a variety of ways, at times referring to the content of standards themselves, the way the standards are implemented in classrooms, and the standardized testing that measures student learning related to the standards. Here is how [...]

How does BVCS address the Common Core standards?2016-07-13T15:29:42-07:00
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