Electives

Priorities for High School: Making Electives Manageable

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 10 | File type : Video

During Howard Lichty's time as administrator, Countryside Christian School extended its high school program through grade 12. Part of the appeal of this program, Howard believes, is the flexibility ... Read More

Priorities for High School: Focus on the Core

Contributor: Douglas Groff | Length : 4 | File type : Video

A diverse high school program is a common dream for administrators, says Doug. He counsels schools, however, to be careful not to overreach staff capacities. Instead, schools can best serve students... Read More

52 Team Activity Ideas

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | File type : Teaching Material

From mental math to local trivia, this document contains 52 activities for teams to complete. The tasks were collected for teams at an end-of-year family day, but many could be used to encourage teamw... Read More

Equipping Today’s Student: Shop Class at Countryside, Part Two

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 7 | File type : Video

Students today are less likely than in the past to possess basic handyman skills. This simply reflects the reality of our economy, but the staff and patrons of Countryside Christian School believe the... Read More

The Cape of Good Hope and Cookie-Baking Grandmas

Contributor: Kendall Myers | File type : Blog Post

In their attempt to find new trade routes to Southeast Asia, Spanish and Portuguese sailors in the 15th century worked tirelessly to figure out what it would take to sail down around the southern ti... Read More

What Do We Want High School to Be? Shop Class at Countryside, Part One

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 7 | File type : Video

As Countryside Christian School expanded its high school program, the community realized that not all students would benefit from a purely academic approach. Instead, Howard Lichty was invited to carr... Read More

Exercising Hospitality

Contributor: Verna Esh | Length : 36 | File type : Audio

To be women of hospitality we need these three qualities: being able to share our home, food and our love. It also depends a lot on our attitude and what we do with what we have.

Homemaking as a Ministry

Contributor: Cynthia Brubaker | Length : 43 | File type : Audio

The home can be a place of ministry. We discuss how to cultivate homes that are a safe place to belong, a nourishing place to thrive, a fascinating place to learn and grow, and a warm place to share. ... Read More

Hospitality Takes on a New Dimension: Our Home-Ec Program

Contributor: Cherlyn Weber | Length : 6 | File type : Video

The patrons and staff of Countryside Christian School realized that, as the culture around them changed and their own children attended school longer, they owed their girls an expanded home economic... Read More

At School at Work: How to Make the Most out of Co-op

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 10 | File type : Video

In the final video about Countryside Christian School's co-op program, we hear from a current student, a former student, the school administrator, and an employer. Their theme: what makes a co-op ... Read More