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End of the Year Announcements on May 21, 2019

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6–7

Summer Office Hours and Phone Numbers

Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

   Afternoons by appointment only

   Closed Monday, May 27, Memorial Day

   Closed Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5

Main office K–12 school phone: 620-663-2174

Preschool and child care office hours: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Preschool and child care office phone: 620-662-1350

Grades 6–12 Second Semester Honor Roll

Congratulations to the students who made the CCS 2018–2019 Second Semester Honor Roll. Your hard work and dedication to excel academically is to be commended. Keep up the great work!

Click here to view or print the High School Second Semester Honor Roll.

Click here to view or print the Middle School Second Semester Honor Roll.

Boys Golf State Championship at Salina Municipal Golf Course  - Wednesday, May 22

Come enjoy the great (and soggy!) outdoors and watch the CCS Golf Team compete for a state championship. Play at the Boys Class 1A State Golf Tournament was suspended on Monday and Tuesday, May 20 and 21, due to rain. The Tournament is scheduled to resume at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Salina Municipal Golf Course.


Board of Trustees Meeting - Tuesday, May 21

State Championship Track and Field at Wichita State - Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25

The CCS Track and Field Team is heading to State! Boys and girls representing all six classifications of schools come together for two days of exciting competition. State Track and Field takes place May 24 and 25 at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. Don't miss one of the most thrilling activities sponsored by the KSHSAA.

Click here for the Cougars State Track and Field Schedule of Events.

CCS Golf - Regional Runners-Up

For the third consecutive year, CCS hosted golf Regionals at Wedgewood Golf Course in Halstead. The Cougars took 2nd place overall. The team was lead by Reilly Tobias (3rd place), Marshall Walton (5th place), and Connor Langlais (11th place). The Cougars qualified for the state tournament which began on Monday, May 20, and was suspended by rain to Wednesday, May 22, at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. Go Cougars!

CCS Track and Field Team Heading to State - Boys Place First Overall at Regionals

Central Christian won the KSHSAA Class 1A Boys Track and Field Regional Championship on Thursday at Kiowa County High School. The Cougars scored 48 points to capture the team title. The CCS girls scored 30 points and finished in the top 5 of the region. What an amazing end to the regular season by our track and field athletes! Congratulations!

Pictured above our the Boys Regional Champions: Coach Urwiller, Coach Hett, Collin Oswalt, Jack Losew, Deonis Coon, Jace Losew, Caleb Lambert, Adreono Ibarra, Coach Ibarra. Not pictured: T.J. Bessmer.

The following athletes qualified for the Track and Field State Championship which will be held at Wichita State on May 24 and 25.

Boys State Qualifiers

Collin Oswalt - 1600m (first place) 3200m (first place)

Adreono Ibarra - 800m (second place)

Caleb Lambert - 300m Hurdles (third place)

4x800m Relay (first place) - Caleb Lambert, T.J. Bessmer, Collin Oswalt, Adreono Ibarra

4x400m Relay (fourth place) - Deonis Coon, Jace Losew, Caleb Lambert, Adreono Ibarra

Girls State Qualifiers 

Krysten Bartlett - Shot Put (first place), Discus (second place)

Josie Ibarra - 800m (second place)

4x100m Relay (fourth place) - Ziya Simms, Kylee Bartlett, Jennifer Hagen, Josie Ibarra


Krysten Bartlett - State qualifier       Girls 4x100 Relay - State Qualifiers           Boys 4x800 Relay - State Qualifiers    

Oswalt Selected to Play in 8-Man All-Star Football Game - Saturday, June 8


Class of 2019 graduate Richie Oswalt has been selected to play in the 2019 Division II Kansas 8-Man Football All-Star Game. The game will be played at Trojan Field in Beloit on Saturday, June 8, at 10:00 a.m. The annual all-star games feature the best 8-man players from across Kansas. Congratulations, Richie!

HS Athletic Banquet - Senior Athletes of the Year

Central Christian’s high school students and their parents met on May 10 to celebrate successful athletic seasons. The Lord’s blessings this past school year were remembered, and the school’s teams and individual athletes were recognized for their achievements.

This year the Senior Male and Female Athletes of the Year Awards were presented to Richie Oswalt and Taylor Coffey.


Richie Oswalt                                Taylor Coffey

Middle School Track and Field Captures Gold Medals at HOPL Meet

From Coach Walter: The middle school ended their track and field season on May 2nd at the Heart of the Plains League Meet held at Pretty Prairie. The cold, wind, and wet conditions stymied the Cougars at their final meet of the season. Despite the unfavorable conditions, the middle school teams were able to capture some individual and relay league gold medals. On the boys side, 7th graders Blake Yoder and Hudson Clark brought home the 1600m and Triple Jump championships respectively. The 7th grade boys (Hudson Clark, Jake Lambert, Blake Yoder, and Emilio Ibarra) were 4x100m Relay champions. On the girls side, Emerie Boman placed 1st in the Long Jump and JoJo Losew took 1st in the 100m Hurdles. The 4x100m Relay team (Kaylee Kauffman, JoJo Losew, Shas Millermon, and Emerie Boman) won gold as well.  Congratulations on a good 2019 season, middle school tracksters!

Celebrating God’s Faithfulness and New Beginnings

Eighth Grade Promotion

Fifth Grade Bridge Ceremony

Kindergarten Promotion

Pre-kindergarten Promotion

Future Plans for Mr. and Mrs. Kuhns


Mr. Tim and Mrs. Denice Kuhns have faithfully served at Central Christian School for 8 years. Mr. Kuhns has accepted the position of Middle School Principal at Trinity Academy. This is a new position for Trinity since they opened grades K–8 in 2016 and hired a K–8 principal the year before. The school has seen significant growth since then and decided to hire two principals for K–8. They will now have a K–5 principal and a 6–8 principal.

Trinity is a K–12 college preparatory school of about 544 students; it is located on East 21st Street in Wichita. Future plans for the school include a third gymnasium and a building dedicated to the middle school grades. Trinity Academy has been designated as an ACSI Exemplary School by the Association of Christian Schools International exemplary school accreditation process.

Mr. Kuhns will begin at Trinity Academy on July 1. Mrs. Kuhns is currently looking for a teaching position that uses her dyslexia training, whether that be in private practice or a school setting. Mr. and Mrs. Kuhns will relocate to Wichita in the near future.

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Kuhns, for your steadfast service to our students, families, and staff. May the impact you had during your years in Hutchinson be used by the Lord for His glory.

New Opportunities

During the elementary and secondary awards assemblies on Wednesday, May 15, we recognized staff who are planning to leave CCS for other opportunities.

Click here to learn about their future plans.


Cassie Belton, Reba Burson, Shelli Duree, Debbie Murray, and Naomi Schrag

Chad Anderson, Jason Hett, Jolene Ibarra, Dale Kauffman, Kara Moore, and Julie Willis

2019–2020 Central Christian School Student Officers

Click here for the 2019–2020 class officers and student council officers.

Parent Teacher Fellowship Gives Back to CCS

Thank you to our PTF for the many ways they make a significant difference at CCS. During the 2018–2019 school year, PTF purchased the following items with money raised from Dillons Community Rewards, Box Tops for Education, and Thank you for supporting these important fundraisers.

PTF Cash in Action

- Dry erase markers and erasers for classrooms

- Funding $50 to each teacher and staff department for classroom supplies

- Two Elmo document projectors

- CCS 70th Anniversary t-shirts for K–5 students

- Inflatables for the Alumni & Reunion Weekend carnival

- Sonic drink days and Christmas luncheon for all staff

- A set of classroom headsets

- Bluetooth speaker for elementary classroom use

- Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for digital media

- Seat markers for the kindergarten classroom

- Printer for the library for MS/HS students

- Projector for a secondary classroom

- Speaker system for the music classroom

- Alumni t-shirts for the 2019 graduates

- Car wash gift cards for staff during Teacher Appreciation Week

The 2018–2019 PTF Committee - Thank You for Your Leadership!

Abby Reed - President

Kristi Loudenback - Vice President

Erin Kooiman - Secretary

Kellie Swain - Elementary Representative

Jamie Wyatt - Elementary Representative

Jimmie Blessing - Secondary Representative

Rhonda Wehling - Secondary Representative

Summer Bible Reading Plan for Kids

Thank you to Mrs. Spicer for sharing this summer Bible reading plan of the book of Proverbs with us. Let’s all strive to be reading God’s Word every day this summer. What a great example this is to our children.

Click here for the Book of Proverbs Reading Plan for Kids.


Beat the Summer Slide - Keep Your Student Engaged All Summer Long!

All K–5 families received their children’s summer learning packets at the elementary spring program. The packets include activities to keep them reading, writing, and problem solving all summer. Research shows that students usually experience some learning loss over the summer months, and having children do a little each day will keep skills proficient so they are ready for school in August.

Art Students Brighten Up Hutchinson and Bring $500 Award to CCS


From Mrs. Murray: Some of our MS and HS art students entered the Drain Doodle Contest put on by the City of Hutchinson Stormwater Management Program. Out of six designs chosen for special recognition, two were from CCS. Sophomores Brooklyn Nisly and Ivy Mead submitted one (pictured above), and eighth grader Alexia Hirt, assisted by Allison Bateman and Cameryn Davis, submitted the other (pictured below). The girls painted the east and west drains on King Street near 30th Avenue. Way to go, girls, and a big thanks to the City of Hutchinson for its generous award of $500 to our school’s art department!

Summer MS/HS Sports Team Camps

Middle School Girls Basketball: June 3–7 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Middle School Boys Basketball: June 3–7 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Middle School Volleyball: June 17–21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Prairie Hills MS

Middle School Football: July 8–12 from 10:30 a.m. to noon


High School Girls Basketball: May 27–31 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

High School Boys Basketball: May 27–31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

High School Volleyball: June 17–21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Prairie Hills MS

High School Football: July 8–12 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and Team Camp at Canton Galva on July 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All-Summer-Long Camp - Central Christian Preschool and Child Care Center - May 21 through August 8

TimeLab – Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future 

June, July, and August Birthdays - CCS Staff


June 5 - Coach D.J. Kauffman

June 9 - Trisha Graham (preschool)

June 11 - Coach Mary VerSteeg

June 15 - Jason Hett

June 17 - Tony Urwiller

June 20 - Naomi Schrag



July 8 - Coach Trey Heneha

July 13 - Don Nies

July 14 - Jay Walter

July 17 - Brenda Moore

July 19 - Elizabeth Walton

July 22 - Tammara Cornish

July 25 - Brandy Estrella

July 25 - April Basgall (preschool)


August 3 - Tim Kuhns

August 6 - Jarrott Millermon

August 10 - Cassie Belton

August 12 - Kim Lambert

August 18 - Susan Penner

August 28 - Dale Kauffman