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

TEACHER TUESDAY: ALLIE ELIFRITZ

TEACHER TUESDAY: ALLIE ELIFRITZ

Allie Elifritz is currently in her second year as WC’s sixth and seventh grade science and social studies teacher, and brings over 10 years of teaching experience to her classroom.How would you describe your teaching style? “I am a big believer in hands-on learning, and give multiple ways for studen

TEACHER TUESDAY: BETH HEISEY

TEACHER TUESDAY: BETH HEISEY

Beth Heisey has taught at WC since 1992. She currently serves as the Visual Arts Department Chair and teaches many art classes, ranging from Drawing I to Advanced Placement Art.How would you describe your teaching style? “I teach traditional styles of working such as the correct way to use watercolo

WEATHERING THE STORMS OF LIFE

WEATHERING THE STORMS OF LIFE

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share via EmailVeteran teacher Al Iten reflects on his life and work in light of his retirementThe name Mr. Iten has echoed in the hallways and hearts of students at Worthington Christian School since 1986. He is beloved by his students, and with

TEACHER TUESDAY: KAREN RUGG-KLAPHEKE

TEACHER TUESDAY: KAREN RUGG-KLAPHEKE

In honor of the 2020 Choir and Orchestra Christmas Concert taking place tonight and airing live on WC’s YouTube channel (make sure to catch it at 7pm!), this Tuesday’s “teacher feature” is Karen Rugg-Klapheke. She has taught at WC since 2002 and currently serves as the Performing Arts Department Cha

THE BEAT GOES ON

THE BEAT GOES ON

WC continues its rich music program amidst many changes For the last several weeks, the sound of Christmas music could be heard coming from the western corridor of the Upper School building. WC’s choir and orchestra students have been diligently preparing for the annual Christmas Choir and Orchestra

HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE: NEW WORLDS TO UNDERSTAND

HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE: NEW WORLDS TO UNDERSTAND

Education and learning open up new worlds to students As I write this, I am looking out my office window at the new blanket of snow on the school grounds. I remember when I was a child and the wonder I felt at such a scene. It was as if a completely new world came […] Education and learning open up

TEACHER TUESDAY: RHONDA HEARON

TEACHER TUESDAY: RHONDA HEARON

Rhonda Hearon has taught at Worthington Christian since 2008. She taught 11th grade English for ten years and became the Upper School’s French teacher two years ago. She currently teaches Introduction to World Languages and French 1-4.How would you describe your teaching style? “I bring a lot of ene

FY1920 FINANCIAL AUDIT

FY1920 FINANCIAL AUDIT

Each year Worthington Christian School undergoes a financial audit conducted by a local CPA firm. The audit for fiscal year 2019-20 was recently presented to the board during their November meeting by Chris Mast, CPA with GBQ Partners. GBQ is a well-regarded accounting firm in Columbus that does ext

TEACHER TUESDAY: DOUG TANNER

TEACHER TUESDAY: DOUG TANNER

After 12 years as an accountant and financial analyst, Doug Tanner began considering a career change. He didn’t dislike his work in finance but was in search of something more meaningful. He decided to obtain a Master’s degree in education and began his second career as a teacher at WC 17 years ago.

SHOP ONLINE, SUPPORT WC WITH AMAZONSMILE

SHOP ONLINE, SUPPORT WC WITH AMAZONSMILE

Attention Amazon Shoppers! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support WC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon wil

SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS WITH A BIG IMPACT

SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS WITH A BIG IMPACT

School changes and challenges bring unique opportunities for blessing and community Ask a teacher what this school year has been like for them, and it will likely sound similar to fourth-grade teacher Sarah Herren, “This has been a crazy year – a year full of added responsibilities, new protocols, e

TEACHER TUESDAY: LUCAS GANTZ

TEACHER TUESDAY: LUCAS GANTZ

Mr. Lucas Gantz has taught fourth grade at WC since 2005.How would you describe your teaching style? “My teaching style is centered around building relationships with my students. I believe my students have the most opportunity for growth if they are comfortable in the classroom with their teacher a

HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE: PARENT SURVEY

HEAD OF SCHOOL MESSAGE: PARENT SURVEY

WC Administration Seeks Parent Input on Extension of Christmas Break We are well into our third month of school and are very pleased that we have had only two positive COVID-19 cases among our students and staff, with both being rather mild. This speaks well of the precautions that everyone is takin

TEACHER TUESDAY: ELIZABETH AMES

TEACHER TUESDAY: ELIZABETH AMES

Elizabeth Ames has worked as a Kindergarten teacher at Worthington Christian since 2015, but she has 20 years of teaching experience in preschool and Kindergarten. With a Master’s degree in Montessori Education, her teaching methodology is largely influenced by a hands-on, interactive approach to ed

THANKFULNESS AND GRATITUDE

THANKFULNESS AND GRATITUDE

What does gratitude look like and how can we show gratitude and not just thankfulness?These were questions that Upper and Lower School Counselor, Nancy Secrest, asked Lower School students during chapel this week. She went on to explain that to show gratitude, one must stay alert of the role of othe

TEACHER TUESDAY: PAM CAIN

TEACHER TUESDAY: PAM CAIN

After earning a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, Pam Cain worked in the business and technology industry as a consultant and tech helpdesk expert. After 12 years in that field, she began to sense the Lord calling her to teach. She went back to school for education, and started her teachin

WC TO LAUNCH PODCAST FOR PARENTS

WC TO LAUNCH PODCAST FOR PARENTS

Office of Advancement Opens New Avenues for Reaching Parents In the summer of 2019, WC’s Office of Advancement shifted its marketing focus. Once reliant on the traditional forms of broadcast marketing like radio and print ads, the focus was re-oriented to a content-based marketing strategy. That is,

“YOUR KINGDOM COME”

“YOUR KINGDOM COME”

With our words and actions everyday, we are ushering in some kind of kingdom. We each have a throne at the center of our lives. We often fill our lives with good things, and perhaps even put good things on the throne of our lives. But good things can’t handle what ultimate things are supposed to fil

CALENDAR CHANGE | NO SCHOOL JANUARY 15, 2021

CALENDAR CHANGE | NO SCHOOL JANUARY 15, 2021

This year we will be changing our standardized testing program in grades K-8 from TerraNova to MAP. There are a number of good reasons for this, including the ability to administer the test multiple times over the school year in a much smaller time period, which frees up additional time for classroo