Sabre Nation News, December 6, 2018
A Weekly Parent Communication from Southside Christian School
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
THE GIVING MANGER AT SCS
While in the Sabre Commons you may have noticed a slightly empty manger. This year at SCS we are celebrating Christmas with the addition of The Giving Manger. It is based off a book written by Allison Hottinger and focuses on serving others as Jesus did his entire human life. As students, teachers, staff and parents serve one another, they will add a piece of straw to the manger. Our goal is to overflow the manger with service and love making an ideal bed for baby Jesus.
MEETING ON TUESDAY – SABRE DADS IN PRAYER
All Sabre Dads please plan to join Dads in Prayer in the Lower School STEM Lab this Tuesday for the next meeting. You are welcome to come anytime between 12-12:30 p.m., even if you cannot stay the entire time or need to come late. Dads will join together to pray for SCS, our families, students, teachers, and community. The first meeting after Christmas break will be January 15. Please contact Marc McNatt
or Wayne Bissette
for more information.
EARLY EDUCATION NEWS
Upper School Handbells and the Honors Band Ensemble performed for the Early Education students during Chapel on Wednesday.
LOWER SCHOOL NEWS
BOOK FAIR ON-CAMPUS, LAST DAY TOMORROW
The last day to purchase books on-campus from the Scholastic Book Fair is tomorrow. It will be open in the Sabre Commons from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Online purchases can be made through December 10 by clicking here
. The purchases made will help SCS add more amazing books to the Media Center collection.
Thank you for supporting Southside Christian through the book fair!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, LOWER SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM,
DECEMBER 20, 6:30 p.m.
You don’t want to miss this special event as our Lower School students present Celebrate Jesus, sharing the Christmas story through music and drama.
UPPER SCHOOL NEWS
CHAPEL TODAY – FOLLOWING UP WITH YOUR STUDENT
Today during Middle School and High School Chapel, Senior Class Chaplain Harrison McDermott encouraged the students and staff in attendance to find their fulfillment in God alone. Here’s a question you can ask your student(s) to further this discussion at home:
What practical steps could you take to find complete fulfillment in Jesus?
To read the summary of Harrison’s chapel message, “The Unfulfillment of Life Outside of God,” click here.
UPPER SCHOOL SEMESTER EXAMS, DECEMBER 18-21
The end of 1st semester is quickly approaching. Click here to view the Upper School Semester Exam Schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Steele in the Guidance Office.
Congratulations to Ashton Brown, a Junior at SCS, for competing in the Vocal Matrix Sing for Scholarship competition. She was awarded third place and a $200 scholarship.
Congratulations are also in order for Grace Notes, the SCS ladies ensemble. They were featured guests at the Vocal Matrix Chorus Christmas Show. Audience members were moved to tears as Grace Notes beautifully sang their Christmas pieces.
PLAN TO ATTEND – UPPER SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS
The Middle School concert will be on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. Come enjoy our Middle School choir, band and string orchestra.
The High School concert will take place on Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. The band, string orchestra, choir and handbell ensembles will most definitely get you in the holiday spirit with collection of Christmas music.
VARSITY BASKETBALL, HOME GAMES TONIGHT
Come out to the Sabre Center tonight to cheer on the Varsity Basketball teams as they play Spartanburg Day School. Varsity Girls will kick off the games at 6:00 p.m. with Varsity Boys following at 7:30 p.m. Cost for admission is $5. SCS students, SCS faculty/staff, and children under 6 years of age are free.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS AT SCS
December 11 Middle School Christmas Concert
December 13 High School Christmas Concert
December 14 Faculty and Staff Cookie Drop-In, VIP
December 18-21 Upper School Semester Exams
December 20 Lower School Christmas Program
December 21 Half Day, Christmas Break Begins