It is SPIRIT WEEK at Westminster Catawba Christian School. This includes everything from dress-up days for students and teachers (and boy did some teachers step up today to celebrate “throwback day”), class competitions throughout the week, and our big Homecoming game and dance on Friday evening (9/30). I highly recommend that you check out our new website (www.wccs.org) and scroll to the bottom and click on our social media avenues to see some of the pictures from the week!
Spirit Week is a great week to step a little out of the normal school routine, foster school spirit, and have a lot of fun. My favorite part about it, though, is our desire to do all of this while maintaining WHO we are as a school. We must remain God-centered, other-focused, and Kingdom-minded in all that we do at WCCS – including Spirit Week. To that end, we have been very intentional at encouraging our students to enjoy the dress-up days, but to remain true to our values as a Christian school. We enjoy the competitiveness of class activities, but must remember that we are one body with many parts. Even the planning and implementation of the Homecoming Court and activities in and around the soccer games and welcoming home of alumni retain the same goals. I will be the first to admit that this is not done without challenge, but am convinced that it enhances the spirit of the school that we all desire!
This goal to be God-centered, other-focused, and Kingdom-minded is not just for Spirit Week – it is every week. As a matter of fact, we will jump right from Spirit Week to our school’s partnership with Samaritan’s Feet next week in an effort to educate our students in a way that they would desire to bless the world as disciples of Christ. You can read more about this initiative here: wccs-samaritansfeet.
May God expand His Kingdom through the Christian education offered at WCCS and at other Christian schools around the country and the world!