Greetings, First Baptist Community!
Isaiah 9:6 proclaims the prophecy regarding the coming Messiah, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” As we enter into this season of Advent, we shift our gaze to focus on the birth of Jesus, the reason we are here, and the reason we do what we do, to honor and glorify Him.
Our Downtown Campus maintains their momentum as we close in on the conclusion of 2021. Our teachers and students continue to work hard to deliver outstanding results. Some highlights since the last newsletter include the presentation of “Cinder-Really!?," which was a success. We also enjoyed returning to some time-honored traditions with Thanksgiving presentations from our first graders, as well as our K3 and K4 classes. Our middle school students enjoyed a performance of The Nutcracker at the Gaillard Center on Monday, November 29th, in which our own, Mrs. Susan Cram-Smith, directed many of the scenes that featured some of our FBS students, Adalyn Cummings, Samantha Cram-Smith, Lia Paulatos, and Sophia Paulato. Emma Kate Brackin will be performing in the Stoille production of The Nutcracker. Our 6th graders participated in a service-learning opportunity packing shoeboxes and listening to a missionary for Operation Christmas Child at St. Andrews Episcopal on November 16th.
The James Island Campus also has much to celebrate. We had a tremendous turnout for parent/teacher conferences at the beginning of November. We look forward to continuing this effort in order to holistically support our students through strong school/home relationships. Our student-athletes are doing a tremendous job as we finished up volleyball and football in October. We play our first home JV basketball game on December 2nd and first Varsity game on December 3rd. Our high school students dropped off 281 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child that will be shipped to children all over the world bringing Christmas gifts and the Good News of The Gospel.
On Sunday, December 6th, our choral arts department will present the annual Lessons and Carols performance. The presentation begins at 5:00 pm in the First Baptist Church sanctuary. We invite you and your family to attend this very special event.
As a reminder, Christmas Break begins December 20th and school resumes on January 4th. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our students, families, each other, and you, our First Baptist community. Have a blessed Christmas season!
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Dr. Justin Mitchell
Head of School
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