For a copy of the minutes from the Spring Society Meeting (2013),
For a copy of the minutes from the Fall Society Meeting (2012),
Fall Society Meeting
Monday, October 1, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Highlands Ranch Campus
September 27, 2012
Dear Friends of Denver Christian Schools:
The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time. I am sure that you can recall a special school-year beginning in your past, a time of sheer delight as you seized the fresh opportunity to achieve and grow.
With that same joy Denver Christian Schools has initiated its 97th year of providing a Reformed Christian education for hundreds of great students from hundreds of supportive families. Our current year commenced with an outstandingly celebratory event, our Opening Convocation: a wonderful time of worship and fellowship, praising our God for bountiful past gifts and trusting Him for rich future blessings.
Teaching and learning are happening with enthusiasm and success at each grade level of our school and at each DCS campus. Mr. Rich Schemper, Mr. Tyler Amidon, and Dr. Steve Kortenhoeven, our campus principals, are the educational, operational, and spiritual leaders at their respective campuses. These three outstanding leaders are working in harmony with each other and in concert with Dr. Lynda Micikas, our Director of Academics, as they continue to build an ever stronger and more successful educational experience for all of our families and their children.
Our new faculty members have joined their veteran colleagues in the quest to reach and exceed our desired learning outcomes. Our entire staff is committed to live and grow inspired, equipped and engaged lives that support the rich development of our students as they become Christ’s ambassadors of healing in our broken world.
As you may know, DCS is currently involved in discussions focused on identifying an operational model that will enhance our ability to offer the families of our community our unique and exceptional DCS education. As a first step in that process we have completed our DCS: VISION document, twenty-six pages describing our heritage, identity, education, staff, partners, financials and facilities. This is a truly visionary paper that is grounded in historical Reformed thinking about Christian education, is inspired by our current efforts, and reaches forward to describe even more exciting and effective ways in which that education should be delivered. By definition, this VISION is not about describing or assessing our current performance nor is it a statement regarding the retention or sale of any current properties. Those discussions will be forthcoming and the community will be invited to participate.
You will find, by clicking on the links below, four documents for your review.
1. A Comparative Study of Operational Models: Activities Update (1 page)
2. A summary of the DCS: VISION (2 pages)
3. The DCS: VISION paper (26 pages plus appendices)
4. A Society meeting agenda (Oct. 1, 2012)
I trust that you will find time to review these papers, that you find the DCS VISION for the future interesting and exciting, and that you are able to attend our Society meeting on Monday evening.
We continue to covet your prayers for Denver Christian Schools, for its teachers and students, and for its future before God and His community of believers.