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Our school has a rich tradition of events and activities which support the education and care of the whole child spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically. We believe these whole-school events help our students think and learn outside the box which stimulates creative and higher level thinking and problem-solving. This “map” of our school year will walk us through the school year, September to June, outlining and explaining these events.


“See You At The Pole” takes place the 4th Wednesday of September. SCS joins students throughout the country who all meet at their respective school flag poles at the same time to pray to our Lord. This event was started by high school students who wanted to gather for prayer on their school campus. Now, “See You At The Pole” has spread throughout our nation. This event teaches our students the importance and power of prayer, especially within the Body of Christ, that is, with other Christians, knowing that thousands of students are all gathering to pray on this special morning. Usually takes 30 minutes at most.

  1. Red Ribbon Week is a national event that usually takes place in the third week of October. During this week, students are taught about drug prevention. Here at SCS, children tie red ribbons around the campus to remind us to stay clean and healthy and to stay away from harmful drugs. Classes will take some time to talk about strategies to say no to drugs throughout our lives, especially in our older classes. Guest speakers may come in to facilitate discussions. Students are given bookmarks, ribbons, bracelets, etc. that remind us stay clean and healthy.

  2. Storybook Character Day is a fun day of building literacy here at SCS. It takes place in the last week of October each year. Students are encouraged to pick a character from a favorite book they have read and dress up as that character. Students (and teachers!) bring their book and present it to the rest of the school saying why they chose that book and that character and telling a little bit about the book. Most fiction or non-fiction books are fine to use except any books about pop stars, superheroes or Hollywood (we feel they get enough exposure to those through the media) nor any books about ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies or any other scary “Halloween” monster-type characters. Again, we feel there is enough exposure to those things in the world and our goal is for students to talk and hear more about interesting literary characters. Presentations take about 90 minutes or so. SCS students will also spend extra time reading in their classrooms on this day.

  3. End of Quarter Pancake Breakfasts: SCS hosts three of these free pancake breakfasts each year, always on the last day of the first, second and third quarter. This first one happens either late October or early November. Free pancakes and juice are served starting at 7:30am and ending at 8:05am in the cafeteria and students may take their plates to their classrooms to eat with their classmates. These breakfasts are a celebration of all the hard work accomplished in that quarter. They foster community and relationships school-wide and in their classrooms.

  1. Parent/Teacher Conferences: sometime in the first two weeks of November, parents and teachers schedule a time to sit down and discuss the progress of their children. First quarter report cards are handed to parents at this conference. Conferences are slated for 15-20 minutes each

  2. CYT Theater Day at the Kroc Center: Whole school attends a play in Coeur d’Alene put on by the Christian Youth Theater. This event happens anytime between November and May depending on which play we choose to see.

  3. Spelling Bees begin in the 1st-8th grade classrooms and finalists compete in a school-wide Bee.


Christmas Program, Dinner and Silent Auction: This is a big night in our school year! We start by serving dinner and opening the Silent Auction for bidding. Items have been donated for this auction and volunteers run it. Each class puts together a themed basket for the auction as well. After dinner, the auction is closed and the Christmas Program begins. Each classroom presents their own skit, songs, dance, etc. that go with that theme. Every class performs and then the whole school sings a final song to end the program.

  1. School Choice Week: We realize you have a choice in schooling and appreciate that you choose us. This week will have some activities for students and will include a parent appreciation component.

  2. End of quarter Pancake Breakfast. See October for details. ACSI Events start with a District and Regional Spelling Bee held sometime between January and early February.


ACSI Events: Our school participates in four main ACSI events each school year: Speech Meet, Spelling Bee, Creative Writing and Math Olympics.

  1. ACSI Math Olympics: Grades 3-8 students are chosen in the classroom for a Regional competition. Students who participate in Math Olympics take a series of quizzes to see who wins in each grade level division.

  2. Creative Writing is for 4th-8th graders using a classroom creative writing assignment due in December. Final edits and due date is in February. Top scoring writing selections get mailed in for judging and awards. Writing selections earning a “Superior” ribbon will be published in the annual ACSI Creative Writing Anthology and a copy will be available to all published authors.

  3. 100th Day of School: Usually lands late February to early March. Mostly for preschool thru 2nd grade. Students meet in the gym for 100th day celebration activity stations created and run by teachers. Usually takes an hour or so.

  1. Speech Meet begins with a K-8th grade school-wide speech meet and 1st-8th grade finalists go on to the Regional Speech Meet which is hosted on our campus. Speech Meet is not a competition. Every student gets evaluated and can earn a blue ribbon if they score high enough.

  2. Dr. Seuss Day – Older students read Dr. Seuss books to younger students. Usually takes about an hour.


Standardized testing for grades K-8. Teachers ask a volunteer to take one of their grade levels so that only one grade level is in each testing room. Testing takes at least 5 school days, but can take up to 10 if needed. Each class celebrates when they are done with bubbles and bubble gum. 

  1. National Day of Prayer: The Principal and volunteers set up and run prayer stations outdoors and all classes travel from station to station learning about prayer and praying together. Usually takes about 1 1⁄2 hours.

  2. Lost in the 50’s Day: to go along with our community’s weekend of 1950’s-themed fun, our students may dress up in 50’s clothing and a volunteer sets up various game stations for the students to enjoy. Traditionally, we serve root beer floats. Usually takes 2 hours or so.

  3. Open House with all rooms open for our families and possible new families.

  1. Preschool/Pre-K Celebration: families are invited to come to a quick program and celebration. Usually about 30-45 minutes.

  2. Bike Day: All students may bring their bikes and helmets and we set up a bike track on the parking lot. An officer will come and talk about bike safety and then students can ride their bikes for about 45 minutes. Whole event takes about 1 hour per classroom. The 7th/8th grade students have the option to ride the Long Bridge bike trail instead.

  3. Eighth Grade Graduation: usually in the evening, all teachers attend.

  4. Last Day of School:
    a. Awards Ceremony first thing in the morning with each teacher presenting awards to their students. School recognizes volunteers. 
    b. Field Day – volunteers organize outdoor games.
    c. Potluck snacks – all students and families enjoy snacks together and a kickball game before the noon dismissal.

Final Report Cards and Standardized Testing Results are mailed home by the end of June.

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