Special Acappella Performance by the Yale University Whiffenpoofs – FREEThe world-renowned Yale University Whiffenpoofs, the nation’s oldest all-male acappella group (active since 1909), will be returning to Ann Arbor Christian School and performing on Monday, Oct 16 at 2pm-3pm. We are thrilled to be able to arrange this last-minute performance of this world-class group to our school during their brief stop in Ann Arbor. The Whiffenpoofs have performed for President Bush and President Obama, appeared on the TV shows Glee, The Sing-Off, and Jeopardy, and sang on every continent, including Antarctica! Free (no tickets needed) and visitors are welcomed!
Annual Apple Pie Sale Is Here!With a goal of surpassing last year's record 1,200 pies, the AACS Annual Pie Fundraiser is now accepting orders until Oct 2 and is aiming for 1,500 pies. One parent already ordered 150 pies to give to his clients and friends! For many, it is the best apple pie that they have ever had! Please start thinking about how many of these delicious pies to order, such as giving some to one or two families who are not at AACS but should be here and as gifts for clients, friends, neighbors, pastors, and employees. The money raised is significant and impacts the school greatly. ORDER NOW! Thank you for your support and how you make a difference in the lives of students, teachers, and families with each pie you order. Click here to order now!
Come to our first Extrava-game-za!Rain or shine, join us for a great time of fellowship, fun, community building, and outreach to new families. Come with your entire family and bring friends. We hope to see many people there and do want to use this event as a way to introduce friends to AACS. There will be a BBQ lunch catered by Rock Barbecue in Ypsilanti (Pulled Pork, Angus Beef Brisket, Mac & Cheese, Cornbread, Coleslaw, and Brioche Slider Buns – see below for allergies*), an on-site mini-golf course, a bounce house, games, music, and more. If the weather is poor, we will move everything inside. Proceeds from the event will also go to support AACS. If you have these to loan for the day, we are looking for: bean bag toss games, complete sets for Bocce Ball Saturday, June 3 from 12pm to 4pm $20 per adult, all kids (up to Grade 8) are free Please RSVP here by May 27 so we have an accurate count. Looking forward to seeing you there! *Gluten – Slider Buns, Mac & Cheese, Cornbread Dairy – Mac & Cheese Egg Yolks – Coleslaw
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A multi-sensory Resurrection ChapelToday's Resurrection Chapel was an amazing multi-sensory experience of our Lord's resurrection! Moving from room to room in their chapel families, students ate bread, smelled perfume-laced cloth, ran down the hallway to see the empty tomb, imagined cooking fish over a fire and lifting heavy nets of fish like the disciples did, recited words that capture the emotions of hearing the news of Jesus' resurrection, wore costumes, and more. The morning ended with a time of worship and a celebratory traditional Jewish dance. We thank everyone who helps Ann Arbor Christian School to be rooted in the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is risen! Click here for more images and a video.
Fire drill conductedAs required by Michigan law, we are posting notification that a fire drill was conducted Tuesday, April 11 at 2:20pm. It lasted five minutes.
Special parent event on technology and culture
All are invited and encouraged to join us for an evening with Culture Translator from Axis (http://axis.org), a group dedicated to helping Christian schools and parents to understand pop culture, technology, and media and to think critically and clearly about what we believe, to take ownership of our faith, and to mold our own culture around these areas.
As a school, we believe in the power of technology to transform lives for the better and to advance God's kingdom, but we are also becoming increasingly alarmed by the deep penetration that technology has in our children's and teens' personal lives in harmful ways, including unhealthy habits around texting, social media, the need for constant online connection, and easy access to inappropriate content.
In our partnership with families, we want to rally together and to get educated together for the lives of our students. We cannot underestimate the power of technology in shaping what our students value and how our students think, feel, and act. We need to come together to create our own culture for how technology can be used, not what pop culture tells our students how it should be used.
Please join us and share this with friends: Wed, March 22 from 7pm-8:30pm
NOTE: If you go to the Culture Translator website, you can sign up for a weekly email that covers trending pop culture topics to be informed about.
Join us this year as we put on “Getting to know… Oklahoma!” at Whitmore Lake High SchoolThe Ann Arbor Christian School Theater Club has been developing and staging exciting youth musicals enjoyable for the whole family for five years, and 2017 brings an exciting new development: our production will be held a few miles down the road at the Whitmore Lake High School theater. We will be presenting “Getting to Know…Oklahoma!”, a production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein stage classic, uniquely adapted for youth performers and featuring a timeless story and a dazzling score. We hope you will join us. Tickets are $7 (no charge for lap sitters age 3 and under). General admission tickets available at the door, but reserved seating tickets can be purchased ahead of time online (click here). Showtimes are Friday, March 17 at 7pm and Saturday, March 18 at 2pm.
Open Houses for New FamiliesServing students from preschool (ages 3 and 4) through 8th grade, Ann Arbor Christian School will hold two admission open houses for interested families on February 16 and March 14. From 9am-3pm, families are welcome to visit classrooms to see our school in action. From 6pm-8pm, teachers will be available in their classrooms to answer questions. In addition, a special event will be held at each evening time: our all-school science fair on 2/16 and children's activities and games on 3/14. To learn more about our school or to schedule a visit, please call 734-741-4948.
Dr. Ravi Zacharias, one of the world’s preeminent Christian apologists, at UofM on Feb 7An special and rare event for AACS families and friends to attend. Excerpt taken from the UofM GradCru website: Dr. Ravi Zacharias, one of the world’s preeminent Christian apologists, will speak at UofM's Hill Auditorium about "What does it mean to be human?" This question is key in his views about tolerance and differences in cultures, especially in today's climate. Dr. Zacharias spoke at U-M’s Rackham’s Auditorium two nights in February 2003 before capacity audiences. It is a very rare privilege to have him return to speak again.
Admission is free, no tickets are required. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the evening activities beginning at 7:00 pm. Those from the U-M community with MCards will be allowed entry to the main floor seating. Those from the Ann Arbor community and elsewhere will be directed to the Mezzanine seating. Once both areas are filled, all others will be directed to the Balcony (or overflow seating nearby Hill Auditorium if needed). It is suggested that attendees come early, as there is great interest and we expect capacity attendance. An article by Dr. Zacharias: http://rzim.org/global-blog/how-wide-the-divide-sexuality-at-the-forefront-culture-at-the-crossroads/