If we haven’t said it enough already . . .

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. . . we’ll say it again!  CrossPointe is a family.  Even those who have graduated are still a part of the family, and one of the things we will be doing later this year in the tenth year of the school’s history is catch up with and feature here as many of CPP’s alumni as we can.

On Tuesday, September 11, in LIFE, Mrs. Dawson read a letter to the student body from one of last year’s graduates, Caleb Taylor, who is now a freshman at College of the Ozarks in Missouri.  In his letter, Caleb let everyone know that he misses them and that he is praying for them, and he gave them words of encouragement and advice.  In essence, one big brother was touching base with almost a hundred younger siblings!


Photo by journalism student Hannah Winters, senior.


CrossPointe students put together fifty Nicaragua Christmas boxes!

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Today during LIFE at CrossPointe, big and little buddies worked together to fill bags that will go into boxes for children in Nicaragua this Christmas.  The boxes contained toys, personal care items, an item of clothing, school supplies, and candy.  Then they made “Feliz Navidad” cards to include with the boxes.  Below, a couple of students work on their cards.


Photo by journalism student Ben Latture, sophomore.

CrossPointe welcomes twenty-nine new students!

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With the new school year and new location came new students: twenty-nine of them to be exact.  Most of them will be featured in this year’s first issue of Pointe of View, our monthly print newsletter.  We are glad to welcome all of the new students, including the junior in the photo below, to our family!


Photo by journalism student Annabelle Schmitz, junior.

Big and Little Buddies selected!

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A popular and well-beloved program at CrossPointe is the Big and Little Buddy system in which the upper school grades (7th-12th) become “big buddies” to the lower school grades.  Buddies were revealed last week, and students used LIFE time to get to know each other.  Pictured below is just one of the several buddy groups.


Photo by journalism student Analisa Wilson, sophomore.

Mondays are extra special at CrossPointe!

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On Mondays, 7th-12th grades have the school all to themselves!  During LIFE, they alternate between socials and devotionals with the last social of the month being a potluck.  In the photo below, a couple of students help warm each other up while waiting to be served quesadillas.  Others behind them also wait patiently in line.

Photo by journalism staff photographer Hannah Winters, senior.


Spotlight on LIFE

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One of the things that makes CrossPointe special is the daily LIFE session after lunch.  This is a time when the entire student body comes together to worship, play, or serve, among other things.  It is a time when big and little buddies can connect, when students can get to know each other a little better outside of the classroom, and when they can learn better how to “Live Intentionally for Eternity” (i.e. LIFE).

Last Thursday, the student council led a game.  In this photo, Mrs. Dawson gives instructions before the game begins.


Photo by journalism staff photographer Joel Bradshaw, senior.


Classes are in full swing at CrossPointe!

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CrossPointe is settling in at our new location at Cloverdale Church of Christ in Searcy.  Even though the move is a big change, students, faculty, and staff are all adjusting well.  With the move come some perks, such as more comfortable and relaxed seating in Mrs. Wyatt’s English class (see photo), which fits perfectly with her discussion-based approach to literature.


Photo by journalism staff photographer Morgan Stewart, freshman.



CrossPointe continues birthday tradition!

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Last Thursday during LIFE, Mrs. Dawson led the student body in singing “Happy Birthday” to those who had a birthday last week or over the summer. As you can see in the picture below, some who had a birthday were happier than others to be serenaded. If you are a CPP student with a birthday during the school year, get ready because your time to be serenaded is coming!


Photo by journalism staff photographer Annabelle Schmitz, junior.

CrossPointe teachers win the Escape House challenge!

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On Thursday, August 16, thirty CPP students and four teachers met for an Escape House challenge.  It was a fun way to kick off a year of social activity for the 7th-12th grades. Students were divided into five teams of six people each, and the teachers made up a team. In the end, the teachers solved the mystery the fastest and were declared the winners!  Congratulations to the reigning Escape House champions whose team name was “Clueless,” obviously a misnomer!


Left to right: CPP teachers Tammy Dawson (also our administrator), Lori Stewart, Kayli O’Neal, and Penny Turpin beat thirty CrossPointe students in the race to crack the code to find out what happened to Mr. George, a fictional character in the game.

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