A New School Year Begins
The Nebraska Christian campus started filling up with students on August 15 as the 2017-2018 school year began with 198 total students enrolled (51 in preschool-6th grade and 147 in grades 7-12). Many familiar faces walked along the sidewalks, but there were plenty of new ones on the first day of classes. A theme for this year, according to Superintendent Josh Cumpston, is encouragement. “We hope to have great encouragement in our E-Groups and with the whole school in general,” he said.
Some events that took place in the first couple weeks of school were a root beer float social sponsored by the Student Council and the annual Family Fun and Fellowship Night, which included carnival games, sports drink scrimmages/cross country fun run, and a Student Council-sponsored movie on the football field. Perhaps the highlight of the year so far was the Solar Eclipse day, where the students in grades 7-12 spent the day at the Christian Resource Center in Giltner. (See this post for more about the eclipse.)
Senior Brennan Nokelby has enjoyed the first weeks of school, saying, “I really enjoy seeing old friends in the hallway and being able to make new ones.”
Leadership will also be a key to having a successful school year, as juniors and seniors are looking to be good role models to the younger students throughout the entire school year. Overall, both students and faculty are looking forward to a productive year.