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 […]

Running the Race of Faith

Dear Parents and students, Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! Yesterday we reunited as a PreK-12 staff to kick-off the year.  We began by joining with Board members and VCS Prayer-team parents for worship and a campus-wide prayer walk.  Wow! How powerful to see every square foot of the property, hallways and classrooms prayed-over, as [...]