Rest & Replenish

"We need to do our ministry and our work out of the overflow of what God is putting into us."
Gary Haugen
CEO and founder of International Justice Mission

Some years we come back from spring break rested and ready to get back to school. Other years we come back tired from a busy spring break and it’s hard to get back into the groove. This past week, I’ve sensed the latter.

I know for my family, we had a packed spring break and had a great time, but it seems like we spent this week recovering rather than feeling rested and replenished, and without rest, everything just seems more difficult.

Much of that is the idea that you can’t pour from an empty cup (meaning, when you’re tired, you don’t have the energy available for others).

In the same way, our cups need to be filled each day so we can pour into our students’ lives. When our cups aren’t full, our students feel it. When our cups are full— when we’re able to do our work out of the overflow of what God is putting into us— that’s when we’re at our best.

Today, I’m going to be very mindful of allowing God to pour into my life so that I am able to pour into those around me. Please join me if you can relate.

  • Prior to spring break, Jason Gates and Erik Schramm served as judges at the NLR elementary campus science fair. It’s always great when our teachers can spend time at our elementary campuses, and Coach Gates and Mr. Schramm had a blast!

  • This has been a challenging week for Carrie Vick and Sonya Gates as they worked through the 7th and 8th grade RenWeb schedule changes. Thankfully, Mrs. Vick and Mrs. Gates were able to identify the issues and make the necessary changes in RenWeb.

  • One week down and Laura Hall is doing a great job stepping in for Mrs. Prestridge. It’s been a smooth transition, and our students are going to love Mrs. Hall (while still missing Mrs. Prestridge).

  • Doug Killgore made it back from a speaking engagement in Vermont, and other than being stuck in an elevator for over an hour and having to crawl out the top Mission: Impossible style, he had a wonderful fime. It’s great that Doug is able to make a difference and encourage ADs all across the nation at these events.

  • We had a great week of chapel thanks to Gee Santos and Jimmy Teigen. They really connected wth our kids and made chapel a meaningful time for everyone.

  • A big thanks goes to everyone who helped fill in and cover classes for teachers who attended Mrs. Wingfield’s funeral on Wednesday.

  • Update on the CAC March Madness Tournament Challenge (as of Friday morning)

Upcoming Events
  • Today
    • Week A for 7th & 8th grade 4th period rotations
  • Monday, April 1
    • Cheer Informational Meeting for Parents (in choir room); 7th/JH— 6:00 PM; Varsity— 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 3
    • Faculty Meeting— Day of Service Info (7:30 AM; library)
  • Thursday, April 4
    • Evening at CAC— 6:30 PM
  • Friday, April 5
    • ACT Aspire Interim #3 testing window deadline (grades 6-9 ENG, MA, HIST, and SCI)
    • Week B for 7th & 8th grade 4th period rotations
  • Tuesday, April 9
    • Spring Sports pictures (during school day)
    • Cheer Clinic (after school in gym)
  • Wednesday, April 10
    • Faculty Meeting— Day of Service Info (7:30 AM; library)
    • General Music Performance at Elementary Campus (10 students) 8:00-9:30 AM
    • Day of Service Chapel (Representatives from Organizations)
    • Cheer Clinic (after school in gym)
  • Thursday, April 11
    • 8th Grade Reality Fair (atrium)
    • General Music Performance at Elementary Campus (10 students) 8:00-9:30 AM
    • Family Chapel Day
    • Faculty Lunch Provided by 9th Grade Parents
    • 7th-12th Grade Cheer Tryouts (after school in gym)
  • Friday, April 12
    • Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy (7:30-9:30; Choir Room)
    • DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) Day
    • HS Band Elementary Tour (all day)
    • State Choral Festival Performance for HS Choir
    • Week A for 7th & 8th grade 4th period rotations
    • Varsity Cheer Tryouts (after school in gym)
  • Saturday, April 13
    • Lights Up Spring Tour Leaves (Dallas)
    • ACT Testing (8:00 AM- 1:00 PM)
  • Monday, April 15
    • 6th Grade Leaves for Space Camp
    • ACCESS Gators Chapel
  • Tuesday, April 16
    • 8th Grade Field Trip— College Tour at UCA; 8:00 AM -3:00 PM
    • Chapel: Day of Service Service Project Meetings (rooms, rosters, and informational checklists will be provided)
  • Wednesday, April 17
    • 6th Grade Returns from Space Camp
    • 12th Grade Civics Field Trip (all seniors). 8:00 AM -3:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 18ACCESS Gators Track Meet / Day of Service
  • Friday, April 19
    • No School (Good Friday)
  • Tuesday, April 23
    • Senior Night— Soccer/Track
    • 8th Grade Parent Meeting (evening)
  • Wednesday, April 24
    • Faculty Meeting— Aspire Testing Information (7:30 AM; Library)
    • APUSH Field Trip to Clinton Library
  • Thursday, April 25
    • Final Family Chapel Day
  • Friday, April 26
    • ACT Aspire Summative Testing (Grades 6-9)
    • No School for Grades 10-12
    • Parade of Dates
    • JR/SR Banquet

Anything missing? If so, please let me know.

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Responsibilities for the Week of April 1-5
  • Cafeteria AM— J. Wilhite
  • Cafeteria PM— J. Thomas
  • Parking Lot AM— A. Kyle
  • Parking Lot PM— B. Arnold
  • Lunches— Coaches
  • D-Hall— J. Wilhite
  • Chapel
    • Monday— M. Hall
    • Tuesday— Stuart Cash (Matt Hall)
    • Wednesday— Worshipful Wednesday (C. Tappe)
    • Thursday— Admin Chapel
    • Friday— STUCO chapel (L. Noble)

Remember, it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to cover your assigned duty. Check the cheat sheet for the full duty schedule.

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