BCS Warrior Blog

Warrior 101: Happenings within BCS Classrooms – Ben-Hur

Twenty-first Century Christians Meet First Century Jew by Vanessa Lund One of the joys in a literature teacher’s life is watching students’ enthusiasm ignite over classic literary works.  This year’s 11th grade Honors English class has once again provided me with such provender in their excited engagement of Lew Wallace’s novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of […]

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Warrior 101: Happenings within BCS Classrooms – Hat Day

On Thursday mornings, one can hear laughter and see many smiles as elementary staff and students, preschool through fifth grades, line up at Mrs. Henderson’s door, with $1 in hand, anxiously awaiting to pay for the privilege of wearing a hat for the day. The $1 has much more meaning though than getting to wear […]

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The Power of No

I often think the most powerful, yet most underused, word in today’s modern parental vocabulary is “no.” With the summer months on the way—and with them, more unstructured time and freedom for most children—this word may become even more important for us as parents, and ultimately for our kids’ flourishing. If you look at a great […]

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Graduation Requirements

I often get asked about graduation requirements, so I want to take this opportunity to explain a little about what they are and why they exist. Graduation requirements serve the purpose of making sure our graduates qualify for a BCS diploma, while ensuring the diploma meets requirements of our accrediting organizations and the mission and […]

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Elementary Parent Conferences

In the elementary school, our staff requests parent conferences a minimum of two times during a school year, with one conference being scheduled during a specified week following first quarter and the latter being scheduled a specified week during third quarter.  Time is carved out for conferences with each family from the end of the […]

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Music Awards at Stillwater Music Festival

What an amazing time we had at the 16th annual Stillwater Music Festival. We had over 50 students, teachers and parents attend the trip. Thank you to all the students, chaperones, parents and staff for all you did to make this event a success. Thank you to Mr. Meyer and Miss Car for your work […]

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Academic Strategic Planning

Simon Jeymes with Christian School Management will be here in May to assist us in designing our Academic Strategic Plan. Here is what it will involve: The strategic planning retreat is convened of 3.0 days. The days will be in the week of April 8th, 2019. The first day is with the faculty leadership team, […]

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The Challenge in Athletics Today

Many of us have seen the recent article written by Mark Beckman, Executive Director of the Montana High School Association. In his article Mr. Beckman talks about the trouble they are having finding and keeping officials. He states that the reason many officials give for either leaving (or not starting) is adult behaviors. He asks […]

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Benchmark Testing

Like most schools around the nation (both public and private) Billings Christian School is wrapping up our second round of Benchmark testing for our Preschool – 8th grades. Because many families are unfamiliar with what these tests are, I’d like to take this opportunity to give you some explanation. In the past, the only formal […]

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