Poetry Contest: Much More than Recitation

Who Knew? Did you know there are more than fifty different types of poetry? Fifty! Some of the most well-known forms include Ballad, Haiku, Iambic Pentameter, Limerick, Rhyme, Shakespearean, and Sonnet. (If you want to learn more about the numerous poetry types, you may go here for an informative article on the subject, along with examples.) Cornerstone Christian School’s annual Poetry Contest cannot begin to represent all of the fifty-five different poetry types. In spite of this, teachers, students, and an ...

Campus Visits Enlighten Families

As I write this, Cornerstone Christian School is into its second week of the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. Although the school year is still young, families are already considering Cornerstone for their children for the 2016-2017 school year. In fact, one of those potential students is sitting in our 6th-grade classroom at this very moment! His sister will later join the 3rd-grade class for lunch and recess! Why? Why would a boy and girl, who are attending another school ...

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Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Cornerstone Christian School’s (CCS) motto is “Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.”  One of the ways we strive to live up to this motto is by offering a weekly Leadership Class in our junior and senior high grades.  Leadership’s lesson plans are flexible in instruction and vary in scope.  However, there is a common structure and theme--the class is driven by student committees while supervised by CCS staff advisors.  Throughout the school year, CCS students are challenged as they experience both the ...

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6 Reasons Why CCS Has A Reading List

What do Harvard, Cambridge, and Cornerstone Christian School have in common?  They each have a recommended reading list!  Prior to graduation, a typical Cornerstone high school student reads a minimum of 72 reading list books in categories ranging from Shakespeare to Economics. Why so many? What does it matter? Here are 6 reasons why: . #1 A Shared Frame of Reference Literature makes possible those connections with important things outside of us.  What some might call “cultural literacy.”  The student who reads may one ...

Literature Day

Think of your favorite story.  What made it your favorite?  Maybe it makes you forget the world around you and takes you to far off places that exist only in your mind.  Perhaps it tells of an exciting and daring journey.  Or maybe it is about a character, much like you, learning and growing through life’s ups and downs.  Stories are amazing things.  They capture us.  They change us.  They stay with us. Stories: They Capture, Change, and Stay With Us At ...

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The Drama of It All!

. In late 1997, my husband and I moved to Roseville from the Bay Area specifically to enroll our son in Cornerstone Christian School. (Yes, you read that correctly. We moved to Roseville because of Cornerstone.) Joseph started Kindergarten at CCS the following year. I promptly volunteered to help Mr. Greg Uttinger coordinate the high school performance of The Sound of Music. Sixteen years and twenty-five plays later, I am still working with Mr. Uttinger in the Drama Department and, again, we ...

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The Importance of Parents at Cornerstone

Being a Parent at CCS is Special Being a parent at CCS is special. Not only are you surrounded by like-minded parents who want the best for their children, but you are also blessed by hard-working staff members who have a desire to help bring up your child to be a godly person and a leader, no matter what he chooses to do in life. As a parent here, you can expect to be very involved in all aspects of your child's ...

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The Perfect Combination of Faith and Fun

We Love Field Day, Yes We Do!!  We Love Field Day, How About You? Field Day, what is it?  To an onlooker, it may appear to be a one day event where grades 1st – 12th come together, in six different teams, wearing six different color t-shirts, to compete one against another in various field activities, cheering each other along, back and forth and back and forth.  Or perhaps it is solely about an event with six teams competing against one ...

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Servant Leadership

 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. Matthew 23:11-12   We at Cornerstone Christian School have been visiting care homes for elderly folks since 1994, and I believe we will be doing it for many years to come. It is such a great way to serve others and share the love of Christ. James 1:27 says, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and ...

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Standardized Testing

Each year around this time, students sharpen  No. 2 pencils preparing to spend several hours a day bubbling in answers on standardized tests.  Standardized testing has been a part of American education for over 50 years, but their use has increased dramatically since 2002 when the No Child Left Behind Act mandated annual testing in all 50 states.  Of course, standardized tests are only one measure of a child’s ability, but they can provide an objective way to measure student ...

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