by Adam Kronberger / Superintendent
At the last home varsity basketball game of the regular season, nine seniors from the boys and girls teams were honored in front of the home crowd. Surrounded by their parents, the brief moment included reflections on the years of basketball during high school. Much appreciation was voiced by the athletes for the support given by their parents. One young man explicitly remarked how much he appreciated the commitment and sacrifice his parents had made to send him to CCS for all four years of high school. It was clear he understood the cost his education required of his family, as well as the privileges and benefits he experienced as a member of the CCS student body.
One morning I was standing out in front of the school greeting students and parents with “high-5’s” and “fist bumps” as I am in the habit of doing. A parent and her young daughter approached me for the normal greeting routine. The mom was excited to share how her daughter was responding to the most recent chapel. Between mom’s enthusiasm and her daughter’s reluctant submissions, her story was revealed. The most recent chapel had encouraged students to consider things in their life they might be committing an unhealthy amount of time on, and even perhaps placing as a priority above God. This young student had realized an “idol” she has set up in her life and was excited and committed to fasting from the activity for the next month.
Another student recently initiated a meeting in my office. We wrestled through some challenges occurring both at school and elsewhere. At the center of the conversation was the constant awareness of God’s sovereignty in each situation. We prayed for solutions to the challenges, but more importantly we welcomed redemption in our own hearts and the hearts of others. Despite the heaviness of the conversation, the student rather spontaneously volunteered how much CCS has meant to him. Though brought up in a Christian home, the school helped take his faith off the back burner and become a more consistent passion in every area of his life.
As parents we are often juggling many things at once. Life sometimes never seems to calm down. And there are certain seasons when everything just seems to be going wrong. Our school community is also not immune to the busyness and fallenness of this world. But the school is very committed to being a partner that disciples your children each day. Some fruit in our students matures and is harvested in the same week. Other fruit may be reserved for completeness years down the road. But day in day out, as you drop off your children at the front doors of the school, God is at work in the lives of your children. Stories of growth abound in the lives of our students. Thank you for your commitment, patience, and partnership. To God always be the glory.
– Adam Kronberger / Superintendent