Our top five competing chess players (and a few more who tagged along for fun) went to face off against Faith Bible Christian Academy (FBCA) on March 2nd. It was a long three hour trip down to Rosamond, IL. Our 2nd – 5th graders faced off against their 8th – 9th graders (their youngest players). Although challenging, our kids showed no fear and were quite impressive. Several won a few victories over their older competitors, including Justin Miller and Micah Oberholz. Overall our school lost the traveling trophy with a score of 12-3, but our own Micah Oberholtz did take home a 3rd place ribbon!
We went home feeling great and had some amazing fellowship as we stopped in to the Christian owned buffet, The Bonanza Steakhouse, in Lincoln, IL. We are learning from our mistakes and very much look forwards to a rematch against FBCA!
Thank you FBCA and Mr. Caleb Wheeler for the opportunity to compete and have fellowship.
At this year’s spring program the Elementary classes sang and presented several Bible verses that they have been memorizing throughout the year. Our third grade class recited the Gettysburg Address. The Middle and High school levels recited poetry. In addition, each student chose a famous figure in history and made a display for the History Fair. Art and school projects were on display in the hallway. It was an exciting and God honoring night!
Friday field trips are a big deal at NISCE! In November we ministered at Feed My Starving Children, where our students help package food that went to poverty stricken countries. Our December trip allowed students to minister in local nursing homes. We brought the joy of Christ to residents through Christmas caroling!
NISCE students took a field trip on Friday, October 8th to the I & M Canal. Students learned about the canal and how water locks worked. At the canal was silhouettes of historical people, which made a great teaching opportunity. Afterwards the student went to stage 212 in LaSalle and learn the ins-and-outs of theater. They all got to see back stage, the technician’s room, the green room, and prop construction. The field trip ended with a trip to Maze’s nature preserve, where there was a prairie and many wild flowers. This went well with the botany unit that many students are currently learning in science class.