Standing Strong for 60 Years
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAN JOSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL!
As we begin this school year, we are happy to be celebrating our 60th year as a school. We welcome not only our returning students, but we are excited to welcome almost 50 new students this year to our JK-8th grades.
If you look at the picture from opening day, you'll notice two gifts given to SJCS to start the school year. The first is the beautiful shield with our logo created and gifted by David Schoepe of David's Custom Metalworks. The shield was gifted to mark our 60th celebration and ties in so well to our theme verses this year, instructing us to put on the full armor of God. Make sure to checkout David's work. The second gift is from some elementary students who grabbed an orange tiger in one of those claw machines and gifted it to me. You can see it sitting atop the podium where I'm speaking. I am amazed at God’s faithfulness to our school, continually providing through our community.
Sixty years ago when the school officially launched in 1959, the boom of modern day technology was expanding. In 1959, the first American spacecraft left Earth’s gravity and exited the orbit of Earth. Walt Disney released “Sleepy Beauty”. Alaska and Hawaii became the 49th and 50th states. The average house in the U.S. cost a whopping $12,400.00.
It was an exciting time in our country, so many innovative things happening. But what I am most excited about is the fact the God called a group of people from local churches to start a covenant-based Christian school in the bay area and our school through God’s provision has remained steadfast to this vision.
As we begin a new year, our theme for this year is “Stand Strong”, after the passage instructing us to put on the ARMOR of GOD (Ephesians 6:13-17)
13 Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Stand Strong is a powerful reminder for all of us to put on the armor of God daily. The pieces of the armor are designed to protect our minds, hearts and encourage a Biblical mindset. We look forward to the year ahead as we weave this passage into our everyday lives, grow as a community and celebrate 60 years of Christian education here at San Jose Christian School.
May God bless our year ahead and stand with us forever,
Mr. Lemuel "Buddy" Hucks
Head of School | San Jose Christian School