Boots & Bling Silent Auction – Great Success!

Silent Auction Charity Fundraisersilent-auction-flyer-2016

 

Our Boots & Bling Silent Auction was a great success!  Lots of fun and a very “Lively” Live Auction.

Don’t miss out on this fun event next year in November – plan on coming and having an exciting time.

If you are interested in helping in the planning or in the actual auction next year, please contact Michelle Littell…
mlittell@avcschool.com or 760.995.3516

ATTENTION!! New policy regarding electronic devices! 1-30-2017

Cell Phone, Translator, and Electronic Policy

  • Cell phones, tablets, iPods, iPads, or other such devices are prohibited during school hours. These devices must remain out of sight for the duration of the school day including lunch, break, and passing periods. Any cell phone, tablet, iPod, iPad, etc. that is not out of sight will be taken and held in the front office.
  • Laptops are permitted for approved academic purposes only.
  • Only approved translators that do not have Internet or Wi-Fi capabilities are acceptable during school hours and must be pre-approved by the front office.

The approved translators are:

The ECTACO Partner EV500 and the ECTACO Partner 500AL PRO.

Both are multilingual and will meet the needs of all our international students. The EV500 is $139 and the Pro is $179. They can be purchased from this site:

http://www.ectaco.com/ectaco-partner-ev500 or by calling 1-347-728-1354.

  • We strongly urge parents to require their students to leave all other electronic devices at home. If these devices are on campus they must be safely put away in a backpack, bag or locker. If visible at any time, they will be taken and held in the front office.
  • Parents needing to contact students may do so through the front office, or expect texts and phone calls to be returned after school

Occasionally circumstances arise where the contents of pictures or messages may be in question on students’ electronic devices. We reserve the right to view the contents of such electronic devices when these circumstances arise.

The consequences of having these items taken during school hours are as follows:

  1. First Offense: For a period of five (5) days the student will turn their electronic device(s) into the front office upon arrival at school and may pick it up at the end of the school day. Parent or guardian will be notified.
  2. Second Offense: A parent or guardian will have to pick up the electronic device in the office.
  3. Third Offense: In house suspension.
  4. Further Offenses:  Each further offense will have an additional day of suspension added (e.g.  fourth offense – 2 days’ suspension, fifth offense – 3 days’ suspension).  Parent/Guardian will be called and requested to check for electronic devices prior to coming to school.
  5. These consequences will be reset at the beginning of each semester.

Opening Day!

Opening Day Prayer

If you know anything at all about the story of Apple Valley Christian School, particularly the events over the last two and a half years, you’ll know why there are really no words to adequately describe the emotions felt as we launched our first day in our brand new school building this morning. The sign said it best–“Welcome Home, Warriors!” And that is what we felt–right at home. In the midst of the grand hallways and 25-foot ceilings, there was a sense of closeness, warmth, and love. Huge smiles. Tears of joy. Excited chatter. And best of all, a prayer of blessing over the students, teachers, and building. We stand back amazed at what God has done, and we look forward to whatever else He has in store. Thanks, God. It feels good to be home.                          …. by Joy Richart

Select this link to see a video of our Opening Day Celebration!

Select this link to see the article in the Daily Press!

AVCS Returns to Apple Valley – August 2014!

AVCS Elevation photo

 

Check out the details of our new location in this article in the Sunday Daily Press, written by Rene De La Cruz…

Christian school set to return to Apple Valley

AVCS absent from town nearly two years

December 15, 2013 8:00 AM
Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer

 

APPLE VALLEY • After departing its hometown nearly two years ago, a local private school has announced plans to move back. Alan Giles, board president of Apple Valley Christian School, said the school has secured a 45,000-square-foot building on Ottawa Road to teach its more than 200 students in 2014. “We signed a long-term lease with an option to buy on Monday,” said Giles, 33, an alumnus of AVC and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. “We have a growing and healthy base of students at our pre-K- to 12th-grade school, and we need a place to move our growing family.” The school moved to Hesperia in 2012 after the elders at Apple Valley Baptist Church, the school’s overseeing body, laid off 11 teachers including John Richart, the school’s administrator, and told AVC they planned to shut down the school at the end of the year. Financial challenges, which included declining enrollment costing the church hundreds of thousands of dollars since 2005, was the main factor for the move, according to a church release. A campaign led by Giles, AVC alumni and families associated with the school raised thousands of dollars, making it possible to rehire teachers and eventually move the school to a 15,500-square-foot campus on I Avenue in Hesperia. Giles said the new Apple Valley campus, on the corner of Ottawa and Nomwaket roads, should be ready by August after they submit plans to the town of Apple Valley in January. The plans include construction of 20 classrooms and office space and the installation of a playground. Giles said over the year, AVC has experienced a 20-percent increase in attendance, the biggest jump in more than eight years for the school, which began in 1976 as a ministry of the Baptist Church. The school has remained strong, attracting foreign exchange students from 15 countries including Lithuania, Germany, Turkey, China, Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea and Brazil, according to Giles. “God has been incredibly good to our school,” Giles said. “Our teachers and staff have been loyal and committed during this entire process.” “Our families and staff are excited about the news,” Richart said. “Even our Hesperia families that we picked up in the move are excited and are working on carpooling plans.” Richart said he didn’t think the school would find a new location after he signed a two-year lease on the Hesperia facility. “Seems like God is always surprising me,” Richart said. “I guess the impossible is always possible with him.” For more information on the school, visit www.avcschool.com or call 760-995-3516. Rene Ray De La Cruz may be reached at 760-951-6227 or at RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com.