Our Primary Objectives

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t hear someone refer to our mission statement, but rarely does someone mention our Primary Objectives. Perhaps they’re long and harder to remember? Maybe they seem obvious within our culture? Maybe we just don’t reference them enough?

Whatever the reason for not hearing them in our daily conversations, these objectives should be the driving force and basis for all of our decisions each day much like we depend on our mission statement.

  1. Nurture an understanding of God’s love which inspires students to love God, to love others, and to see themselves and the world from God’s perspective;
  2. Encourage students to trust God and faithfully seek His will in their lives as they seek to develop an eternal relationship with Him through Christ;
  3. Provide clear moral and ethical standards based upon the biblical principles established by God to govern our lives;
  4. Model Christian values, joyful living, and a spirit of community;
  5. Cultivate a wonder for God’s creation and a love of learning;
  6. Teach and model self-discipline;
  7. Encourage and value creativity;
  8. Emphasize essential knowledge and skills for future learning;
    • Equip students with effective reading and listening skills;
    • Teach students to think critically;
    • Teach students to write and speak effectively;
    • Teach students the fundamental principles and laws of mathematics and science;
  9. Promote an appreciation of the arts and development of basic skills in music, visual arts, and theatre;
  10. Develop proficiency in a second language;
  11. Encourage the development of attitudes and habits for healthy living;
  12. Develop the basic skills and aptitude to use current and future technology;
  13. Equip students with an understanding and appreciation of our country’s history, government, economic system, and the duties of responsible citizens;
  14. Promote participation in activities which allow students to learn and develop through personal involvement (e.g. serving, competing and performing).
As long as our actions are consistent with meeting these primary objectives, we’re on the right track to making CAC a special place.

  • It was great hosting Theatre Squared last Friday for the Shakespeare Show. A big thanks goes to Jenna Thomas for arranging the performance and talk back sessions.

  • This month’s Mustang Mission is off to a great start! Shout-outs are in order for Tamara Hodges, Kassandra Allison, and Jimmy Teigen for helping our 6th graders lead Socktoberfest.

  • Wednesday’s PSAT session couldn’t have gone smoother! A big thanks goes to Carrie Vick and Jan Penrod for their planning and work to make the testing day a success.

  • On Tuesday and Wednesday, Caroline Prestridge participated in her second year of Lit Lab training at Harding University. The workshop is a great way to learn new techniques for teaching critical thinking and improving literacy skills. Way to go, Mrs. Prestridge!

  • The English Department is reading 180 Days and had their first book club meeting on Wednesday. This book is full of practical tools for encouraging reading in the classroom, and I can’t want for the next meeting to discuss new ideas and strategies.

  • A big shout goes to Coach Q for leading chapel this week. It was a nice surprise hearing Coach Spencer, and our students loved it! What a great idea!

Upcoming Events
  • Today
    • Faculty Meeting (7:30 AM; library)
  • Monday, October 15
  • Tuesday, October 16
    • Senior Citizen Day
    • District Volleyball Tournament (at CAC; Begins at 4:00)
  • Wednesday, October 17
    • Meme Day
    • End of 1st Grading Period; 2:00 Dismissal for Students (4:00 for Faculty/Staff); Click here for adjusted bell schedule
    • District Volleyball Tournament (at CAC; Times TBD)
  • Thursday, October 18
    • Theme Day (faculty Tiger/Orange)
    • Faculty Lunch Provided
    • Drama Club Field Trip (11:00-4:00)
  • Friday, October 19
  • Monday, October 22
    • Parent/Teacher Conference (no school)
      • Sign-Up Genius is a great way to schedule conferences. If you do, adjust the display settings to read “already filled" (rather than displaying the parent’s name in the sign up list after a spot has been reserved).
  • Wednesday, October 24
    • 6th Grade Coffee House
  • Thursday, October 25
    • Family Chapel
  • Friday, October 26
    • Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy Session #2 (7:30-8:45 AM)
    • Faculty Meeting (7:30 AM; Library)
  • Saturday, October 27
    • Mustang Scramble
  • Wednesday, October 31
    • 6th Grade Field Trip
  • Thursday, November 1
    • Flu Shots (7:00-9:00)

Anything missing? If so, please let me know.

Responsibilities for the Week of October 15-19
Week A
  • Cafeteria AM— S. Killgore
  • Cafeteria PM— C. Prestridge
  • Parking Lot AM— C. Prestridge
  • Parking Lot PM— K. Allison
  • Lunches-- Coaches
  • D-Hall—
  • Chapel— Noble/STUCO
    • Monday Noble/STUCO
    • Tuesday— Noble/STUCO
    • Wednesday Admin
    • Thursday— Admin
    • Friday— STUCO

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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