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Black History Month at NCS

March 01, 2022
By Nashville Christian School and Steadman Bell

In the month of February, Nashville Christian School was proud to celebrate Black History Month with our students. Many of our teachers highlighted the achievements of Black Americans in their classes and some took field trips to learn more about the historical contributions of African Americans. 

Our preschool celebrated Black History Month with some toddler art featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Toddler Art

Mrs. Erre's math classes took some time to investigate and celebrate African American Mathematicians whose ideas and love of numbers helped create some amazing innovations. They learned about Benjamin Banneker and his creation of the first freestanding clock, Euphemia Lofton Haynes who was the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics, and Mark Dean who invented the first gigahertz computer chip, just to name a few.

Black Mathematicians

Our 8th graders and 11th graders visited the National Museum of African American Music in downtown Nashville, the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. 

  

Steadman Bell is a football, basketball and track coach at Nashville Christian and also works in our Admissions Department. He shared some of his thoughts on Black History Month and what it means to him. 

Steadman BellIn life, we tend to forget, or not speak, about important history that has taken place in prior years, and in which some cases have made huge impacts in the world we live in today. Black History Month was something that wasn't talked about in my school system growing up. With me graduating from an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities), it opened my eyes to Black American History and the significant impact it had in history. The amazing Civil Rights leaders, educators, inventors, entrepreneurs from years ago set the standard and paved the way for our new generation to fight and not give up.  

As I get older, I sit and think about how things used to be years ago, and how blessed and fortunate I am now to be in the position I'm in because of those who came before me. As a Black American, it's really a beautiful thing to see that we do have a month that's dedicated to us. Juneteenth is a holiday that isn't talked about as much but is a VERY important holiday for our culture as well. My hope is to bring that awareness when the time comes for our school, to help educate and open the minds of our younger generation. 

"Opportunity" - this is a word that has so much meaning behind it being in the positions that my ancestors were in. Opportunity, a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something, and for all of those who took their opportunity and made it possible for a change, I thank them for the sacrifices they have made, to try and make this world a better place.  

I'd like to say thank you to Nashville Christian School, all of my friends and family, from every background of life for taking the time to help celebrate Black History Month. 

 

Senior Job Shadow Day 2021

October 28, 2021
By Nashville Christian School

On October 26th, the NCS seniors spent the day career shadowing. This one-day event gives them the opportunity to spend the day with someone employed in a possible career area of interest. Students "shadow" this individual at his or her place of work in order to gain valuable insight about what a given career involves before committing time, energy, and money on training and/or on a post-secondary degree. It also helps them gain information and build connections with people in their field of interest.

The class of 2022 spent time learning from dentists, bankers, teachers, graphic designers, realtors, speech and physical therapists, entrepreneurs, and other business professionals. We can’t wait to see where God leads these students and they graduate and choose a career path!

job shadow day Sophie
Sophie Barlar - WKRN-TN, Graphic Design

job shadow day Cannon
Cannon Anderson - Dr. Sarah Deed, Dentist

job shadow day Riley
Riley O'Connor - Harpeth Middle School, English teacher

job shadow day Jake
Jake Foster - Parks Real Estate

job shadow day Nicole
Nicole Radford - Signs First, Graphic Design

job shadow day Deion
Deion King - Heritage Medical Associates, Ultrasound Tech

job shadow day Madison
Madison Gupton - Drive Social Media, Senior Copywriter

job shadow day Lizzie
Lizzie Lacy - Earl Swensson Architects, Design Manager

job shadow day Lindsay
Lindsey Morton - Harpeth Valley Elementary, Speech Therapist

job shadow day Hunt
Hunt McClary, Josh Strickland - Resilient, Physical Therapist

job shadow day Sophia
Sophia Vance - Harpeth Chiropractic

job shadow day Philip
Philip Reasor - First Farmers and Merchants Bank, Banking

job shadow day Jadyn
Jadyn Bushman, Emma Taylor - American Centered Building, Insurance Company

job shadow day female student
Mallory Vineyard - Bank of Dickson

job shadow day Luke
Luke Page - Holston Gases, Sales

Track Training Area Ribbon Cutting

October 22, 2021
By Ronnie Seigenthaler, Athletic Director

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to officially open the Track Training Area was a fun and successful event! As the guests arrived, we had our track coaching staff and some of our male and female track and field student-athletes demonstrated how we plan to utilize the area. There were sprinters coming out of the starting blocks, hurdlers hurdling, jumpers jumping, and warm-up drills being executed. Those in attendance were board members, Head of School Connie Jo Shelton, development team members, school administrators, donors, parents, and family members. Several spoke and shared their gratitude for all that helped to make this vision a reality. NCS Chief Development Officer Jeff Fincher said, "We are really excited to provide this much-needed training space for our men's and women's track teams. And we are exceedingly grateful to our donors who brought this one-of-a-kind facility to fruition. Those supporters are proof that it is our people who truly make this a unique and special place." Food was prepared by Debbie Seigenthaler and there was a time for great fellowship after the ribbon was cut. It was a great evening for NCS Athletics!

Students Hear About Digital Impact

October 19, 2021
By Nashville Christian School

Today our high school students had the privilege of hearing from Jason Frost, co-founder of the nonprofit Wired Human, an organization dedicated to empowering youth to combat digital exploitation and build value-driven screen habits.   

He spoke about the downstream pull of social media and our devices and encouraged students to know that their purpose is upstream. They must fight against the tech industry who acknowledges the destructive nature of their business, but whose mission is to assign a value measurement to humans based on likes, reach, and followers, no matter the cost.

In a powerful analogy, Josh compared the internet to a modern-day Colosseum where the user is just a commodity placed at the center of the arena for all to watch, judge, and destroy.

Josh encouraged our students to know their infinite worth and value as God’s people and to not only strive towards their core values but to begin wiring their brains towards the plans that God has for them. He brought it back to scripture by referencing Romans 8:15-16 - The Spirit you received does not make you slaves so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him, we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

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