Mr D’s Blog

Mr D: Welcome to the 2018/19 School Year

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,     and he turned to me and heard my cry.   He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.   He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.   He has given […]

Mr D: Welcome to the 2017/18 School Year

Dear VCS Society, Welcome to the 2017/18 School Year “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries […]

A Portrayal of Salvation: Art class explores media

My middle school students had a strange fixation with a song titled “Train Station” by the Gray Havens for over a year now. I had asked them “What is the deal with this song?” To which they replied “Miss Wielemaker, it is the message of salvation!” Humbled, I thought I should probably look into it. [...]

A picture says a 1000 words: This one could have said “Phew… Disaster Averted!”

With all the 10 top lists floating around this time of year I thought it might appropriate to create one for VCS. Necessary funds needed to meet very real expenses!  At first glance you might think this list looks very familiar. It reflects some of the real costs of owning a home – it could […]

The Manger is Empty: Principal’s Christmas Message 2016-17

“For this is the power of a wise love wisely expressed: to transfigure a heart, suddenly, forever.” (Walter Wangerin Jr.) Hello VCS students, families, and friends, I was greatly inspired this past weekend as I read a short story by Walter Wangerin Jr. called “The Manger is Empty.”  In it, Wangerin recalls learning a profound […]

A Remarkable Learning Community

Have you heard the word “murmuration?” I hadn’t until this past summer, when I discovered that it is used to describe a natural phenomenon – a flock of starlings moving in a huge, cloud-like mass, shifting back and forth across the sky.  Scientists are puzzled by the ability of these flocks to be “almost instantly […]