Middle Campus Walks the Wall
On Friday morning, October 16, with the wind at our backs, and the sun shining brightly overhead, the Middle Campus students and staff walked or ran from Terra Nova to Garry Point on the west dyke, covering 5.5 kilometeres. Besides enjoying the beautiful creation (including a coyote), and receiving some great exercise, we had another purpose for running. We were participating in our annual “Walk the Wall” to demonstrate our support for International China Concern. This is an organization that brings love, hope and opportunity to abandoned and disabled children in China. ICC currently has 346 children in their care. They work in 3 cities in China and have recently partnered with the Chinese government to be involved in giving these precious children hope for their future. Just how do they do this, you ask? They rescue children, they feed, house and love these kids, they provide an education, they fund much needed surgeries and therapies, and train caregivers to look after them.
We have been involved in supporting this very worthwhile organization for several years now, and last year we were able to raise over $46,000! Just from our Middle Campus! This year our goal is to raise $50,000. With your generous help, for the next 4 weeks, we will endeavor to do just that! I would encourage you to give generously, knowing that you will have made a difference in a child’s life in China.
Grade 7 Slime Time!
Gr 7 Science students were treated to some cool chemistry as a guest scientist from High Touch – High Tech led their investigations into the properties of Matter. Students tested liquid sample for pH values, analyzed various solutions and mixtures, and conducted chemical reactions to create some very cool green slime!!
Spirits High at Bear Creek Run
The weather held until around noon; the rains came down, however, spirits were still high throughout the entire day. Bear Creek Run 2015 was a great success for the middle campus in many ways. We had over 100 participants from the middle campus and that has never happened before! Also, we had some terrific individual results this year, especially in the Grade 7 Boys race where Josh A. finished 6th overall and in the Grade 6 Girls race Averyn N. finished 7th. These are races where over 150 runners are competing in the same age and gender category so no small feat! Another special moment was during the Grade 6 Boys race when James K. was finishing along the track, several other runners from other Christian schools came alongside him to cheer him on to the finish line. Thank you to the parents who drove and were spotters, the students who trained and the teachers who recorded and supervised. We had a fun day of competitive running. See you next year!
Mrs. Kay Harbridge
Grade 7 Girls Volleyball
The grade 7 girls volleyball team has been practicing twice a week since Thanksgiving, and are working hard on their foundational skills of serving, passing, and setting. This past Monday, the 15 girls were divided into two teams and played games against St. Paul’s School. Coaches Mrs. Burkholder and Mrs. Folkeringa were very pleased with the team’s consistent serves and energy on the court. This was a great warm up for the all day Christian School Tournament coming up on November 17 @ Langley Christian School.
Team members are: Majorie C., Nailah C., Gracie F., Madeline F., Amy G., Kimberly K., Kristy L., Naomi L., Grace L., Angela L., Avianna M., Emily S., Sophia
Grade 8 Girls Volleyball
Richmond Christian had the opportunity to host the Grade 8 Girls CESS volleyball tournament last weekend. The grade 8 girls did an amazing job seeding first in their pool by winning all their round robin games. The girls played very well against the higher-seeded Langley Christian and made it an exciting match to watch. Unfortunately, the girls fought hard but lost to Langley Christian in 2 sets. RCS then went on to play Regent Christian and won that game to place 3rd out of the ten teams. The girls came out on top due to their great serves and their ability to create offensive opportunities. Throughout the tournament, our girls continued to encourage one another on the court and off the court, and it was a great shared experience and achievement for the team. Thank you to all the students, parents, and teachers that came out to support the team and represent RCS. Go Eagles go!