Have you seen the corn out there? This will be my fourth harvest in Indiana and I have not seen the corn this tall before. I am sure the heavy early rains have something to do with the growth. On the flip side, the past eighteen months have felt stifling in so many ways. We saw marginal growth academically for our kids. We did not grow in our enrollment. The change that we did see in our kids and faculty was in soft skills. We saw kids grow in their resilience, grit, and other intangible but essential ways. Our faculty grew in their pedagogy (content presentation styles).
But this year is going to be a fantastic year in clear ways. I have shared with our staff that I believe this is to be a year of growth for all. We started school last year with 524 kids. This year we are over 590 students to kick things off. We have grown in the number of faculty and staff.
We desire for all to grow in their knowledge of who God is. Therefore, our theme for this year is “To know Him.” John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. We believe that all men are created in the image of God, so we want our kids to know God in His many attributes. We want our kids to grow in their relationship with Christ. We want our kids to grow in their biblical worldview and resolve. We desire that our kids will be able to follow Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
We want our kids to grow in their relationships with their families, teachers, and peers. We plan for your kids to grow in their scholarship, leadership. Our prayer is that this is a year of growth for all of our TPCS community.