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303, 2020

BVCS Annual Report 2019-20

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

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 [...]

303, 2020

Praying Like Jesus

By |March 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

  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 [...]

2310, 2019

Will you help make an IMPACT this year?

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2310, 2019

Be – Message from Pastor Scott

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2310, 2019

Search Me – Message from Pastor Scott

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2603, 2019

Are You Ready? – Family Email March 13, 2019

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Are You Ready?   I recently met a family who had to flee from their home country because it had become too dangerous for them to stay there as Christians. I saw a list a few weeks ago of the fifty most dangerous countries in the world for Christians, and it is very sobering. In Acts 21, as Paul was preparing to go to Jerusalem, people kept warning him not [...]

2603, 2019

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

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

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 [...]

2603, 2019

The Importance of Accuracy – Family Email February 6, 2019

By |March 26th, 2019|Categories: News|

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 [...]

404, 2018

529 Plans – Education Savings Plans

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: News|

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 [...]

803, 2017

Family Routines That Build Faith

By |March 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

It is important to celebrate the big moments in our children’s lives. But beyond recognizing milestones, simple routines can also have big significance in the life of a child or teen. The little ways a family engages faith together have major impact. We can come up with a lot of great ideas from the examples in scripture. Listed below are some of those ideas. I’d like to encourage you to read [...]

811, 2016

Focus Group Feedback

By |November 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

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 [...]

1307, 2016

How does BVCS address the Common Core standards?

By |July 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

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 [...]

1804, 2016

STEM Innovation Exposition

By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The 2nd Annual BVCS STEM Innovation Expo on Saturday, April 23, was a great success! Students worked on their projects from August-April in preparation for the Expo. There were 57 projects on display in the following categories: Science fiction writing Reverse engineering Scientific inquiry Environmental innovation Rube Goldberg Robotics Invention The Expo also featured robots created by our junior high students, AP Psychology projects, and Algebra 2 projects.

501, 2016

Pursuing a Life of Growth in Christ – What it Means to be Christ-Centered

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

A Message from Bobby Kirchner, BVCS Superintendent,  I’m so grateful that we have a full time campus pastor this year devoted to our junior and senior high students. I want you to be informed about all things on our campus, and so I am excited for you to read this update from Scott Elliott, our  campus pastor. It really is an amazing privilege to be a Christ-centered school! I wanted [...]

1811, 2015

BVCS Families Have Personal Tour Guides in the College Prep Counseling Dept.

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A Message from Bobby Kirchner, BVCS Superintendent..... You want to find a college/university that is the perfect fit. But how do you do that? Attending a college fair can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Visiting a college campus can be intimidating. What colleges should you visit? How should you spend your time? How can you afford tuition and housing? Fortunately, Big Valley Christian School families are offered free personal [...]

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