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Announcements for February 7–14, 2019

RESCHEDULED! K–5 Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences are rescheduled for Friday, February 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and Tuesday evening, February 12, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A SignUpGenius will be sent out soon. If you cannot attend on Friday or on Tuesday evening, please make individual appointments with your classroom teacher(s). If you are the parent of a kindergartner, please look for a message from Mrs. Crouse. We are sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope you’re enjoying the wintry blast.

RESCHEDULED! MS Lady Cougars Will Play for HOPL Championship - Saturday, February 9

The #5 Middle School Lady Cougars defeated the #1 Pretty Prairie Bulldogs 28-24 to advance to the HOPL Championship game on Saturday, February 9, at Pratt-Skyline. The Cougars will be playing the #2 Norwich Eagles at 4:30 p.m.

Sign Up! Many Volunteers Still Needed for the Benefit Meal - Saturday, February 16

Sign up today for a specific job during this significant fundraiser. All volunteers who sign-up and work two shifts will receive a free meal. We need many hands on deck to make the day a success. Click the link below for the SignUpGenius site.

Pies from CCS Families Still Needed for Benefit Meal

We are asking CCS families to donate pies for our Benefit Meal and Auction on Saturday, February 16. The pies may be fruit, cream, custard, pecan, and no-bake varieties. If making pie is not for you, tasty pies can be purchased at places such as Carriage Crossing, Dutch Kitchen, Village Inn, and Smith’s Market. Pies need to be delivered to the school cafeteria on Friday, February 15, before 4:00 p.m., or on Saturday, February 16, before 10:00 a.m. Click the link below to sign up for pie.

Carriage Crossing Pie Delivery Offer

Carriage Crossing will deliver pies from you to CCS for free! Order by calling 620-465-3612 and asking for a supervisor or manager. They will take care of the rest!

Valentine Crispy Treats - Order by Friday, February 8

Don't forget to "treat" your friends, teachers, students, and that special someone! The senior class will be selling Valentine Crispy Treats through Friday, February 8.  Sales will be in the commons each morning from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. and on Friday during break time.

Central Christian Homecoming - Friday, February 8

Homecoming Court

Back Row (L to R): Josh Willis, Richie Oswalt, Jace Losew

Front Row (L to R): Baylea Dennent, Maria Urwiller, Taylor Coffey

Homecoming Schedule of Events

Friday - School Spirit Day

  - Pep rally at 3:10 in the gymnasium

           - Cougars vs. Cunningham Wildcats - Game times listed below.

           - Performance by the cheerleaders during halftime of the boys varsity game

           - Coronation Ceremony immediately following the boys varsity game

           - Homecoming Reception in the commons following the coronation


STUCO-Sponsored After Party - Friday, February 8

There will be a STUCO-sponsored After Party in the gymnasium for all high school students immediately following the Homecoming Reception until 12 midnight.  

A Special Treat for Alumni at Homecoming - Friday, February 8

CCS alumni are invited to attend the Homecoming Game on Friday, February 8. All alumni will receive a free, CCS-made-from-scratch cinnamon roll at the hospitality table in the commons. We hope to see many alumni return to Central Christian!

Home HS Basketball Games - Friday, February 8

The Central Christian High School basketball teams will host the Cunningham Wildcats on Homecoming Night, Friday, February 8.


4:30 p.m. - JV Girls (half game)

5:00 p.m. - JV Boys

6:30 p.m. - Varsity Girls

8:00 p.m. - Varsity Boys

Junior Class Concessions - Friday, February 8


Come, enjoy a great meal, and support the Junior Class!

The menu will feature the following:

Bang Bang Shrimp

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Loaded Baked Potatoes with or without Pork

Delicious Soft Pretzels with Cheese or Cinnamon Sugar

Root Beer Floats

An Invitation to Play with the CCS Pep Band - Friday, February 8

Pep Band News

Adults and friends of CCS who love to play an instrument are invited to join the CCS pep band at Homecoming this Friday. Please contact Ms. Crystal Clobes at  If you or someone you know is interested. Mrs. Clobes will have music ready for you. Game admission is free for musicians performing with the pep band.

All middle school and high school band members will be playing in the pep band on Friday, February 8. Students will need to report to the music room and be ready to play by 7:00 p.m. The band will be dismissed after halftime of the boys varsity game.

Hoops & Hospitality - A Fun Family Event for Prospective Students and Families - Friday, February 8

On Friday, February 8, CCS is hosting prospective families at our home HS basketball games vs. Cunningham. If you know of students who might be interested in attending Central Christian, please invite them to come. Invitations have been mailed to CCS families to distribute, and additional fliers are in the office. Fliers given to prospective families will serve as their tickets for free gate admission and a family meal from the concession stand. There will be an informal time to ask questions about our school and take a tour if they desire. You can email names of prospective families to our Admissions Director, Tony Urwiller, at

Dinner - 6:00 p.m.

Game - 6:30 p.m.

HS Music New Years Cookies Fundraiser -  Saturday, February 9


Here is the link for SignUpGenius.  There are still a few open positions to fill.

K–5 Cheer Clinic - Saturday, February 9

Elementary students are encouraged to bring a friend. A short gospel message will be shared during the clinic. We also encourage participants to wear athletic clothes and shoes. A $10 cover fee will go toward reimbursement of cheer competition and uniform costs.

CCS Blood Drive - Registration Begins Monday, February 11

Online registration for the CCS Blood Drive will begin on Monday, February 11.

Board of Trustees Meeting - Monday, February 11

Last Home HS Basketball Games - Tuesday, February 12

The Central Christian High School basketball teams will host the Pretty Prairie Bulldogs on Senior Night, Tuesday, February 12.


4:30 p.m. - JV Girls (half game)

5:00 p.m. - JV Boys

6:30 p.m. - Varsity Girls

8:00 p.m. - Varsity Boys

Senior Night - Tuesday, February 12


Please join us for Senior Night, Tuesday, February 12, after the girls varsity game. We will recognize the following seniors for basketball, cheer, golf, track, and scholars bowl.

Basketball - Baylea Dennent (manager), Devin Finlay, Jace Losew, Richie Oswalt

Cheer - Taylor Coffey, Bailey Nachtigal, Reilly Tobias, Maria Urwiller

Golf - Zane Allen, Reilly Tobias, Marshall Walton

Track - Logan Barnes, Baylea Dennent, Jace Losew, Richie Oswalt, Maria Urwiller, Josh Willis (manager)

Swim - Hunter Gibson

Scholars Bowl - Jace Losew, James Pohlman, Josh Willis


Plead with God for the Vitality of Christian Education - February 10–16

From Mr. Kuhns, Superintendent: What a privilege it is to seek God and request His blessings! I am asking everyone who loves the Lord and has a passion to see young people develop a relationship with Him offer special prayers to our Creator throughout the week of February 10–16. We urge you to petition and plead with the Lord for the vitality of Christian education at CCS and around the world. The heart of education–is the education of the heart. Hearts do not change without the power of the Holy Spirit. Plead with the Lord to unleash His Spirit upon CCS and our community.

Ephesians 6:18–20

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people (students). Pray also for me (the faculty/staff), that whenever I (we) speak, words may be given me (us) so that I (we) will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am (we are) an ambassador in chains. Pray that I (we) may declare it fearlessly, as I (we) should.

We have so many things to thank God for! From jet boats to chicken and noodles to a newly air-conditioned gym—God has blessed us.

We urge you to plead with the Lord throughout the week on the behalf of CCS for the following:

God’s Continued Blessings, An Outpouring of God’s Spirit, Ability to Impact New Students, Student Leadership, Benefit Meal & Auction, School Board Leadership, New Parking Lot, Completion of Science Lab, Funds to Finish Three Classrooms, 2019–2020 Faculty, Student & School Protection, Meeting Financial Needs  

Day of Prayer - Tuesday, February 12

Tuesday, February 12, is the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Day of Prayer. We urge you to pray for Christian educators around the world on Tuesday of this week. Christian schools from all around the world will be seeking God’s direction for the growth and impact of Christian education.

Ephesians 3:17–19 is ACSI’s theme verse:

“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

A few of us are planning to fast from various things during the week as a constant reminder of the urgency of the tasks set before us. We also encourage you to consider fasting throughout the week.


K–5 Valentine’s Parties - Thursday, February 14

Kindergarten party - 10:00 a.m.

1st through 5th grade parties - 2:30 p.m.

No K–12 School - Friday, February 15 and Monday, February 18

Central Christian’s Preschool and Child Care Center will be open.

CCS Benefit Meal and Auction - Saturday, February 16

Make plans now to attend this important fundraiser for Central Christian School. Invite your friends and family to join you as we all come together to help raise money for the school’s general fund.

Benefit Meal Menu - Serving from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Chicken and Noodles

Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans

New Year’s Cookies


Meal Prices

Adults: $12

Children 12 and under: $5

A special thank you goes to Shelli Duree, Brandy Estrella, Elva Schroeder, and Dustin and Megan Miller for coordinating and cooking this year’s benefit meal.

Auction Donations

Auction donations are being accepted. Look around your house or business for things of value that you have not used or items that you would like to get out of your inventory. CCS can provide a written charitable gift acknowledgment to you for items you donate.  

We are looking for items with values over $50 to put in our live auction. Contact the school if you have an item that needs to be picked up. Let's make this a productive Benefit Meal and Auction.

Live Auction Items

2007 Kawasaki Motorcycle

20,000 total miles (odometer was recently replaced), riding lights, happy trails saddle bags, GIVI travel trunk, GPS mount, heated hand grips, tuned up by Ely’s in February 2019


T-shirt Quilt - Coach Abby Reed will personalize a quilt made of your own CCS t-shirts. The one below was made for alumni Courtney Jensen (‘18).

Authentic Louis Vuitton Handbag - Comes with a certificate of authentication. Donated by Christin Edwards

Global Outdoors, Wood Tile - Top Fire Pit, $75 value

Sleep Haven Queen Sized Mattress – Kevin Evenson

See a listing and pictures of some of the donated auction items on our webpage under the “Support CCS” tab.

2019 Benefit Meal and Auction Table Sponsors

Click here for a Corporate Sponsorship Application if you are interested in being a table sponsor.

We extend a special thank you to our table sponsors. With their support, $11,200 has been raised to date for the Benefit Meal and Auction.

Platinum Sponsors - $600

Bartlett Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning

B & R Builders, LLC

Central Bank & Trust

Fidelity Bank

Genzada Pharmaceuticals

Hyatt Life Sciences

Kauffman Seeds, Inc.

Dr. Chad Loudenback, DDS

Dr. Mark Reed, Hutchinson Clinic

Mann, Wyatt, & Rice

Gold Sponsors - $500

BOLD Office Shares

Darren Barnes Tree & Stump Removal

First National Bank

Hardwood Millwork & Supply

Sturdi-Built Garage Doors

Valerie Pryor, Plaza Astle

Silver Sponsors- $300

Petron Plus Global, Inc.

Solid Financial Solutions

Bronze Sponsors - $200

Adams, Brown, Beran, & Ball

Advanced Physical Therapy


Frederick Chiropractic Center

Hutchinson Clinic


Phoenix Restoration of Hutchinson

Saenger Agency

Fourth Graders Portray Kansas Legends

Kansas history came alive for Mrs. Spicer’s 4th grade class on Friday, February 1. In conjunction with Kansas’ birthday, each student chose a famous Kansan and researched their accomplishments. They created posters and presented their research to visitors during a living wax museum. Students dressed to look like their Kansans, and they gave brief presentations while role-playing the subjects of their research. They portrayed Kansans from the past and present. The 4th graders did a great job, and visitors learned so much.


I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!


Our February Box Tops for Education ice cream sundae contest is underway. Let’s get clipping and earn extra cash for CCS. Each week, students will have the opportunity to earn one or more items to build ice cream sundaes. The contest will end on Friday, February 22.

Total Box Tops Counted Thus Far = 1,091

Box Tops Goals and Rewards

1,000 Box Tops = bowl and spoon

2,000 Box Tops = scoop of ice cream

3,000 Box Tops = one choice of syrup

4,000 Box Tops = sprinkles

5,000 Box Tops = choice of second syrup

Over 5,000 = a cherry on top

Remember to download the Box Tops App for opportunities to earn even more Box Tops.

Middle school and high school student families are also encouraged to participate by bringing Box Tops to the office.

CCS Welcomes Babies!

Adelayde Fern Moore

Mr. Nathan and Mrs. Kara Moore are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter,

Adelayde Fern Moore, born February 1, at 10:57 a.m.

7 lbs, 5 oz, 19.5”

Everyone is healthy and doing well.

Beckham Allen Hett

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Hett are pleased to announce the birth of their son,

Beckham Allen Hett, born September 22, 2018, at 8:24 p.m.

Beckham is a happy, growing baby boy!

We praise the Lord for these precious children!

Thank You - From Mrs. Kara Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Moore would like to publicly thank the sophomore class and their sponsor, Mr. Urwiller, for their generous baby gifts. The diapers, wipes, clothes, blanket, book, and card were much appreciated. Mrs. Moore plans to return to school immediately following spring break, and she will miss her students while she’s on maternity leave.

Preschool Shadow Day


Shadow Day was a fun time for preschool and pre-K alike on January 31. Preschool students split their time with Mrs. Reiss and Mrs. Basgall who taught them about winter and the sun. They enjoyed being able to spend time in the big-kid classrooms that they may attend next school year. The pre-K students were surprised by a visit from CCS Kindergarten Teacher Mrs.Crouse who read them a story. Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Lehman taught pre-K about groundhogs by reading a story, learning fun facts, watching last year's groundhog from Philadelphia, and making groundhog puppets.

All-Summer-Long Camp - Central Christian Preschool and Child Care Center

TimeLab – Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future

Learn about God’s Word

Field trips to local destinations

Water play opportunities

Active learning and projects

Summer Camp Information

February Birthdays - CCS Staff

February 2 - Laren Newboles

February 5 - Dawn Willcox

February 6 - Coach Amy Limes

February 10 - Coach Bart Kooiman

February 18 - Kristi Busatti

February 26 - Chad Anderson

February 27 - Torie Reynolds (preschool)

February 28 - Bonnie Bailey (preschool)

Office Hours and Phone Numbers

Main building office hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

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

Preschool and childcare office phone: 620-662-1350