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Elementary Learns from David’s Life

Elementary Learns from David’s Life

Like secondary students, elementary children have chapel. And like secondary, yearly “Spiritual Emphasis Week (SEW)” features a daily speaker. This year focused on children living a Christian life. Our 206 elementary students, plus 29 faculty and staff heard about King David’s life and about making wise choices.

The GIS high school worship team lead songs and motions each morning, then Spiritual Life Director Jeff Kamphausen gave a welcome. In addition to remembering King David’s life, Advancement Director Matt Coe shared imaginary stories about “choices,” illustrated by his fictional “Lenny the London truck driver” and “Lorie the truck.”

A “High 5” illustration listed character traits. One finger represented one trait each SEW day: believe, love, trust, give, receive—totaling a “high-five. The week ended with students placing their brightly painted hands on the SEW banner, as a commitment to remember and live by those five virtues.