The Covenant Library Has Taken Off
Thanks to Our Wonderful Teachers, Mrs. Bakker and Mrs. Gloff!
Covenant Christian is filled with many dedicated hearts who are passionate about using their time, gifts, and talents to serve the Lord. This month, we’d like to honor two of those people: Mrs. Bakker (5th & 6th-grade teacher) and Mrs. Gloff (5th-8th-grade language arts teacher), who self-financed a revamped Covenant Christian School Library. For several years now, Mrs. Bakker has made it her mission to give students greater access to the world through the realm of books. By purchasing, processing, and organizing hundreds of accelerated reader books, she has created a library system that offers our students access to an extensive collection of literature! Coming alongside her, Mrs. Gloff has also volunteered much of her time and resources to encourage our youth in their quest for knowledge! Holding fast to the belief that reading is the key which opens many doors, these women have inspired Covenant students, both young and old, to see the world with wider eyes. We are so thankful for their dedicated efforts, because of their generosity, our students are reading more than ever before!
In addition, our students are also participating in this year’s Read-a-Thon. By offering personal and school-related incentives, students are encouraged to read as much as they can in order to gain prizes and earn money for their school. Our students have done an astounding job, and in the last three years, while collectively reading millions of words, they are aiming to raise over a thousand dollars for the Covenant library! To sponsor our children, you can give on-line by clicking here.
Annie Baddoo, 1980-1982
This month we’re excited to highlight CCS alumni, Annie Baddoo.
Annie attended Covenant Christian in its early days and has since found joy in serving the Lord through teaching, administration, other educational endeavors. She is currently in the process of completing her doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University.
Annie has served in academic settings for over 16 years, including being a current member on the Covenant board of directors. Through her work, she continues to support Christian families in raising their children to become passionate followers of God. We are grateful for the legacy of faith and education she is leaving for the generations to come!
If you were unable to attend our 40th Anniversary Celebration at our Annual Huntley Brown Concert, you missed some exciting news. Covenant Christian School is entering into a partnership with Judson University! We are very excited about this new relationship, and we will be informing our Covenant community of all the details in the coming months. In the meantime, make sure you check out the front-page article in the Beacon news from Wednesday, March 27, 2019 featuring Covenant’s new partnership with Judson University! Exciting things are on the way.
Covenant Christian School extends our love and prayers to the families and friends of the people who were tragically murdered, the Henry Pratt Company employees, those who were injured, the Aurora Police Department, all of the first responders and the entire city of Aurora during this difficult time. We are praying in faith for healing, unity and that this horrible event will bring out the best in all of us. God’s word reminds us that “the Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” We at CCS stand together in hope, faith and love with our entire community.
40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT NEWS
Honoring Justine Hasalube & Alum Reception
We hope you are as excited about Covenant Christian’s 40th Anniversary Concert as we are! Our teams have been working tirelessly to make this our best event to date! With just a few weeks until the big day (March 23rd, 6 PM), we wanted to highlight one of the many integral individuals who makes this concert something to remember: our Covenant Choir Director, Justine Hasalube!
Mrs. Hasalube has been the music teacher at Covenant Christian for 12 years now. Over ten years ago, she wrote the Covenant Christian School song, which now opens our concert every year. We are so grateful for the gifts, talents, and standard of excellence that Mrs. Hasalube brings to our school. We couldn’t pull off this concert without her!
To hear the amazing sounds of the Covenant Children’s Choir alongside our 30 piece orchestra and the musical gifting of Huntley Brown, be sure to get your tickets early. We have limited seats and are expecting to have a full house as we come together to celebrate 40 years of God’s faithfulness to our school.
Pete Carlson, Class of 1985
Pete Carlson attended Covenant Christian School while in 5th and 8th grade. After completing his adolescent education, he went on to receive his Bachelor’s in Business from Western Illinois University. Since then, he has achieved a successful career in leadership management, working for several organizations including Sanmina and Tellabs. Currently, Pete serves as the president of BW Integrated Systems, where he is passionate about developing effective teams and leaders. In addition, we are pleased to have Pete as an active member of the Covenant Christian School Board!
Pete states that he is extremely grateful for the influential role Covenant teacher, Mary Morgan, played in teaching him work ethic and effective organization skills.