Congratulations, Class of 2017!

June 01, 2017
By KCS Staff

On May 24, two young men, draped in maile lei, were honored as the KCS graduating class of 2017. It was a night filled with much sincerity, humor, and wisdom, as the guest speakers recalled memories from the past and looked expectantly to God’s plans in the future (Jeremiah 29:11). With many self-deprecating anecdotes, Salutatorian Paul Lee reflected on how he and classmate Sam Stone had grown over the past six years, thanks to their patient parents and teachers. During his commencement address, Principal Mark Gallagher challenged the graduates with a top ten list of how they could be successful during their freshmen year in college, with practical advice ranging from “floss regularly” to “find Christian fellowship.” 

As a class gift, Paul and Sam have blessed the campus with two ceramic planters, which will grace the main office entrance of the Clarence T.C. Ching building and remind us of this very special, second graduating class of KCS. We truly wish them the best as they continue their education at University of Portland and Azusa Pacific University!

Egan Inoue Speaks to High School Students

May 26, 2017
By KCS Staff

Special thanks to KCS parent Egan Inoue (Tegan, Gr. 8B), for inspiring high school students on May 23.  Egan has held world championship titles in racquetball, Brazillian Jiu Jitsu, and mixed martial arts.  Earlier this quarter, he and his wife, Marcia, led middle school students in a mini boot camp.  During his time with the high schoolers, he spoke about having a mindset of a world champion and signed copies of his recently released book, Becoming Relentless.  

Mrs. Silsby's Legacy at KCS

May 19, 2017
By KCS Staff

Warm. Loving. Joyful. An unforgettable smile. A beautiful voice. These are just a few of the characteristics that make Mrs. Sara Silsby so special to the fabric of KCS.  At the conclusion of the school year, she will retire after working with preschoolers for 35 years.  As a teacher’s aide, she has served faithfully with five different teaching partners: Dee Arnold, Mei-Ling Spearing, Nadine (Lee) Marchessault, Merle (Nishikawa) Sakaguchi, and Vera Kadomoto.  Multiple generations and hundreds of students began their school careers under Mrs. Silsby’s loving care and instruction.

When reflecting on her early years at KCS, Mrs. Silsby recalls the Lord’s hand in the circumstances surrounding her hiring by Principal Mrs. McKenzie.  Through the ups and downs during her time here, she has always tried teach the children to be kind to one another as well as instill a sense of value that comes from being created and loved by God. 

Mrs. Silsby will miss working with the kids, especially on art projects!  During this next season of her life, her main priority is to care for her husband, John.  She also hopes to get involved in the KCC Seniors Ministry and join a singing group.

Boys Soccer Finishes in 2nd Place

May 05, 2017
By KCS Staff

The boys soccer team showed tremendous heart as they battled through two tightly contested games during the HSF playoffs on April 29.  After clinching a spot in the championship game with a 4-3 (OT) win in the morning, the team fell 1-2 in overtime to Trinity Christian School, ending the season in 2nd place.  Coach Mr. Seria is proud of his team and congratulates them on a successful season!

Missions Emphasis Day

April 21, 2017
By KCS Staff

Special guest speakers shared their heart for the nations during today’s Missions Emphasis Day event.  From the mountains of China and the rural areas of Vietnam to the streets of LA, speakers brought to life personal experiences of ministering to different people groups. Students also learned about ways they can partner with those who have a heart for missions.  Through prayer for missionaries and unreached people groups, KCS students can be an integral part of sharing the love of Christ locally, nationally, and abroad! 

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