HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE: BOOKS THAT SHAPED ME

HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE: BOOKS THAT SHAPED ME

Troy McIntosh reflects on five books that have had the greatest impact on him Someone recently asked me which books have been most influential in my life. I suppose that any person who has read even a small amount over their lives could point to a title or two that changed how they think, inspired [

TEACHER TUESDAY: DAVID O’ROARK

TEACHER TUESDAY: DAVID O’ROARK

Since 2001, David O’Roark has served as director of WC’s robust theatre arts program. He currently teaches Beginning Acting and Theatre classes at the Upper School.How would you describe your teaching style? “I have a unique teaching experience. Typically, the theatre class gets to be very active. W

WC THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS ‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’ MARCH 5

WC THEATRE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS ‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’ MARCH 5

Mark your calendars! The Worthington Christian Theatre Department will live stream their winter play Little Shop of HorrorsFriday, March 5 at 7 p.m.Little Shop of Horrors is a morality tale that asks us what we are willing to give up in order to gain the “good thing” in life. Seymour finds a new kin

TEACHER TUESDAY: KIMBERLY PEREZ

TEACHER TUESDAY: KIMBERLY PEREZ

Kimberly Perez has been a teacher at Worthington Christian School since 2006. She currently teaches fifth-grade language arts.How would you describe your teaching style? “Building relationships with my students is so important to me. I also try to have a lot of fun with my students. I have been know

CLEARING THEIR OWN PATH

CLEARING THEIR OWN PATH

New research program provides incredible opportunities for WC students If you ask Worthington Christian senior Rena So what field she is interested in pursuing after graduation, her collected, nonchalant answer might catch you off-guard: tissue engineering. She and classmate Josh Jeyandran have been

LUCILLE’S LEGACY: CULTIVATING A COMMUNITY OF LIFELONG LEARNERS

LUCILLE’S LEGACY: CULTIVATING A COMMUNITY OF LIFELONG LEARNERS

New endowment fund honors a family legacy, invests in ongoing education for WC faculty members It’s been said before, but it bears repeating: Worthington Christian’s teachers are the lifeblood of the school. One of WC’s six core values is “recruiting and developing an outstanding faculty.” One way t

KROGER SHOPPER’S CARD KICKS BACK $1736 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER

KROGER SHOPPER’S CARD KICKS BACK $1736 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER

Thank you WC families for linking your Kroger card to WC and supporting our annual fund. In the fourth quarter of 2020, with 261 households linked to WC, the school received a check for $1736. Indeed a blessing to the entire student body, but can we do more? With the holiday season upon us, please m

TEACHER TUESDAY: HANNAH BARD

TEACHER TUESDAY: HANNAH BARD

Hannah Bard is one of WC’s third-grade teachers, and has been a member of the faculty since 2018. She is also the girls golf coach.How would you describe your teaching style? “My teaching style is very relational. In my classroom, it is important for me to treat students like they are people. The mo

CELEBRATING AL ITEN | RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 4

CELEBRATING AL ITEN | RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 4

Student-led service set for March 4. The Worthington Christian School community is invited to join together in celebrating the life of Al Iten on March 4, 2021. A beloved father, teacher, preacher, colleague, and friend, was summoned to his heavenly home on January 21, 2021, shortly after announcing

WC APP HITS A MILESTONE

WC APP HITS A MILESTONE

School app surpasses 10,000 downloads. The WC app was launched in 2016 as a simple way for parents and students to stay abreast of news and announcements, to view lunch menus and the shuttle bus schedule, upload and see pictures, check social media, and more. This month the app surpassed the 10,000

A FRESH START

A FRESH START

Senior basketball star Kobe Buford shares how WC has changed his life A quick Google search of the name “Kobe Buford” reveals that this Worthington Christian senior has already made a name for himself in the basketball world. At six feet three inches tall, he is an imposing small forward and shootin

TEACHER TUESDAY: CHRISTIE BURNS

TEACHER TUESDAY: CHRISTIE BURNS

Christie Burns has been teaching science at Worthington Christian since 2011. She currently teaches Honors Chemistry, Advanced Placement Chemistry, and Physics. She also serves as the Dean of the House of Vita and golf coach for girls in grades 7-8.How would you describe your teaching style? “I stri

HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE: SHIFTING LANDSCAPES

HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE: SHIFTING LANDSCAPES

Christian school landscape shifting and providing new challenges. The Christian school landscape, like nearly every 21st-century enterprise, is constantly shifting and providing new challenges to be met. Perhaps no shift in the landscape, however, has provided as large of a tremor in the Christian s

TEACHER TUESDAY: ANNA BURFORD

TEACHER TUESDAY: ANNA BURFORD

A Worthington Christian alumna, Anna Burford (WC ’91) has been a Physical Education teacher for Lower School grades since 2012.How would you describe your teaching style? “Gym class is such a unique class. I want the kids to have the opportunity to run and have fun. Many of them need the time to use

CALENDAR CHANGE | NO SCHOOL MARCH 5

CALENDAR CHANGE | NO SCHOOL MARCH 5

Thanks to Ohio’s decision to place our staff members in a high priority category for the COVID vaccine, WC staff are scheduled to receive their first dose of the Moderna vaccine this Thursday, February 4, and the second dose on Thursday, March 4. Getting our staff vaccinated will play a key role in

A NEW LEAF

A NEW LEAF

Upper School student organization seeks to impact school, improve the world In recent years, Worthington Christian School has offered more than a dozen different clubs for students in grades 9-12. From Minecraft Club to Hebrew Club, Fishing Club to Mental Health Club, these groups provide space for

TEACHER TUESDAY: KRISTA WOOD

TEACHER TUESDAY: KRISTA WOOD

Krista Wood has been an Upper School science teacher at Worthington Christian School since 2016. She currently teaches Biology classes and leads the school’s very active Environmental Biology Club.How would you describe your teaching style? “I would describe my teaching style as trying to reach all

STRENGTH FOR TODAY

STRENGTH FOR TODAY

New memorial scholarship honors the incredible story of one WC dadBeginning this spring, a new memorial scholarship will be awarded at Worthington Christian School. Established in November of 2020, the Rikki Dunson Memorial Scholarship seeks to advance its namesake’s legacy of encouraging, inspiring

WARRIOR WAREHOUSE NOW OPEN

WARRIOR WAREHOUSE NOW OPEN

The Warrior Warehouse is now open and orders will be delivered by the end of February. The Warrior Warehouse is WC’s online store for Warrior wear and gear. Nike, Under Armour, and more great name brands and the latest styles in youth and adult sizes are available. In addition to showing off your sc

TEACHER TUESDAY: AUSTIN BRUNS

TEACHER TUESDAY: AUSTIN BRUNS

Austin Bruns has been a part of Worthington Christian’s faculty since 2018. He is an Upper School social studies teacher, currently teaching Advanced Placement U.S. History, three different sections of semester-long U.S. History courses, and Ancient Non-Western History. He is also a family leader in

2020 CHARITABLE GIVING STATEMENTS

2020 CHARITABLE GIVING STATEMENTS

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share via EmailA year like no otherEach of us has ‘feelings’ about 2020 but we can all agree, it was a year like none we’ve experienced before. With that said, it was a historic year in the life of Worthington Christian School that we want to rem

JOURNEY TO FINDING HERSELF

JOURNEY TO FINDING HERSELF

First Senior Spotlight of 2021: Alysha Beard [Editor’s Note: This school year, we are starting our celebration of the 2021 Senior Class early by highlighting a different graduate each month of Spring semester.] Alysha Beard’s journey at Worthington Christian School started with a shadow visit before

TEACHER TUESDAY: ADAM HEATH

TEACHER TUESDAY: ADAM HEATH

Adam Heath graduated from Worthington Christian School in 1999 and returned to teach at WC in 2004. He has taught a variety of classes in Christian Studies and Social Studies.How would you describe your teaching style? “I would describe my teaching style as narrative. I would aspire to be conversati

GRADES 9-12 BAND CONCERT

GRADES 9-12 BAND CONCERT

Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, the Grades 9-12 Band Concert did not stream LIVE in December as originally planned. Students instead recorded the concert at Grace Polaris Church. We are grateful to Grace Polaris Church for providing a space for students to perform and to Brian Bayless, David