March 23, 2023
Dear CrossPointe Families,
This week I was reminded of a letter I wrote last year during testing week and thought I would re-share that letter today.
Testing. It is a word many of us do not like. I am certain the students will agree after this week of IOWA assessments. Why do we have such a distain for testing? It may be we don’t like to know that we don’t know everything we should. Or maybe we dread testing because we feel like it is a trial by fire. Interestingly, the word test actually came from the 14th –century practice of using fire to heat a small earthen pot- called testum in Latin. This was done to determine the quality of precious metals. So, yes testing is a “heated” process that uncovers the quality of a person’s _______________. You can fill in the blank with many things. Whatever the reason, testing simply makes us uncomfortable. Yet, testing is a good thing.
James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you encounter trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.…” There is that word again, testing! Testing connected with joy. How can that be? It is in the testing that one grows and becomes complete. The only way to know how we need to grow is to find out what we are lacking. Faith and learning are like a muscle. When it’s stretched and it’s pulled then it develops. When you test your muscles against weights, only then does your muscle develop. So also, faith and learning. Testing is good! It may make us uncomfortable at times, but it is good.
But I am right there with many of you. I am glad the IOWA only comes around once a year.
Thank you teachers, parents, and students for pushing through this week with a good attitude. Keep up the good work and finish this year strong!
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Service opportunity for 9th -12th grade students. Optimist Club is hosting their annual fundraiser spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 25th @ West Race Baptist Church in Searcy. If you are interested in helping serve or clean-up during this event from 4:30- 8:30pm please contact Tammy Dawson. You can earn 4 service hours.
∙ Today, March 23rd – Spirit Day, Pizza Day, and Teacher’s meeting ∙ Tonight, March 23rd – 7th-12th Game Night @ Dawsons 6:00- 9:00pm (2164 Holmes Road)
∙ March 30th– Applications for Student Council candidacy due.
∙ March 30th – Project the Vision Dinner
∙ April 6th – PreK-6th grade early dismissal @ 10:30am
∙ April 6th – PreK – 6th grade Spring Sing at HU. School matinee begins at 11:00. Sign up and pay for your $5.00 tickets at the front desk. (See the flyer).
∙ April 11th– Student Council Candidacy Speeches
∙ April 13th-Voting for Student Council candidates
∙ April 14th – 9th-12th Spring Banquet “Enchanted” sign-up and pay $30 at the front desk to attend.
∙ April 27th – Spring Music Concert 7:00pm (more info coming). ∙ April 29th – Foster Family Appreciation Day hosted by CrossPointe. Service hours earned by helping.