PCS School Awards 2021-2022
Dear PCS family,
As we close the door on another year of learning and growing together, I am reminded of two passages of Scripture in the book of 1 Thessalonians. First, in 2:13, Paul pauses to give thanks for the way the believers received the word of God. There, the believers received Paul’s instructions as the very Word of God. Similarly, we have had the opportunity to share the truth of God’s word and the truth of God found in natural revelation with our students throughout this year. We too are thankful that our students have received God’s truth with receptive hearts. It is a joy to be a part of a ministry that is committed to sharing God’s truth with the next generation, thus training our students to impact their culture for Christ.
Secondly, Paul exhorts us to “give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess. 5:18). While we have had a wonderful and joyous academic year, this does not mean that there weren’t challenges. Yet, even in the challenges, we give God thanks. As Keith McCurdy reminded us this year, “healthy struggle is the engine for growth and maturity.” Additionally, in the tough times, we have seen God’s providence and faithfulness. It is God’s will for us to give thanks for this year.
As I considered this theme of thankfulness, I immediately considered our freshly released and award-winning yearbook. Wade Butin and our Yearbook Team did an amazing job capturing so many events throughout the year. I encourage you to look through the yearbook with the lens of thankfulness. We see lots of smiling faces as our students gained so many positive student experiences. From student life activities, special programs, opportunities to serve, House games, athletics, academics, and sending off a new crop of graduates into the broader culture, we are grateful for a good and godly year. Certainly, this year could not have happened without a team effort.
So now we pause within the flurry of year-end activities to celebrate all that God has done in the hearts and minds of our students. He is growing and nurturing the next generation of culture-changing believers right here in our midst!
PCS students, remember that if you worked hard as unto the Lord this year, He is well pleased. I am grateful for your efforts in and out of the classroom. I have always said that if we are to accomplish our vision, you, the students of PCS, must be part of the process.
I also want to thank our extraordinary faculty, staff, and coaches. Their dedication and love for their students are apparent in all they do. It is a privilege to call these godly men and women my colleagues and my friends.
As we look throughout the yearbook, we see glimpses of our broader PCS community too. We see grandparents, friends of PCS, substitute teachers, volunteers, alumni, our police officers, our cleaning team, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, and Keith McCurdy. Many thanks go out to this group and to those who assisted with attaining and hosting our guest speakers, our parent education events, and our fundraising events. Your presence and efforts helped make this a special year.
And finally, I want to thank you, our school families, who have once again partnered with Providence Classical School in the education and formation of your children. Your presence brings joy and life to the PCS community, and it has been wonderful to see parents and grandparents active on campus again.
Now, as we enter a much-needed time of rest and refreshing, my prayer for all our school family can best be expressed by Romans 15:13:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Semper excelsior ad gloriam Dei
(Always ever upward to the glory of God!)
Richard R. Halloran
Head of School
Congratulations to all our students and families!
You make us Paladin Proud!
Faculty & Staff Awards
Grammar School Awards
Upper School Awards
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically,
as something done for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord.
You serve the Lord Christ.
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