From the Headmaster’s Desk: Sharing the Vision

Last week, I had the opportunity to share our expanded vision for Christian Education with our school community at a series of Vision Gatherings. The Lord spoke to the prophet Habbakuk and said to do three things with the vision that God had given: 1. Write it down. 2. Make it plain. 3. Run with […]

From the Headmaster’s Desk: A 2020 Year in Review

TRS Families & Friends, As much as we despised 2020, I can still look back and find much to be thankful for and much to be hopeful about as we step in to 2021. So take a look back with me as we remember some of the major events of 2020 at The Rock School […]

From the Headmaster’s Desk: The Hope of Christmas

TRS Families & Friends, On Christmas Eve each year, Hannah and I try to get the kids to bed at a decent hour because we usually have left all of our gift wrapping until the last minute. But getting our kids to bed on Christmas Eve is no easy task. They are simply too excited […]

Know Your Neighbors – A New Perspective on Impairments

Students across the school are developing new empathy and awareness for people living with impairments. Mrs. Love’s 4th grade class started the year with a unit exploring “How can we make a difference in the blind community?” They learned about the story of Louis Braille and how Braille came to be, then got to spend […]

Do Something: We See You

From Kerry Caligiuri, mother of 3rd grade student Gianna Caligiuri: At the beginning of the school year, The Rock School commissioned its students to “Do Something”. Gianna decided she was going to collect toiletries, package them up, attach a love note, and hand them out to the homeless in our community. Over the course of […]

Do Something: Coats of Care

The homeless in our community are now a little bit warmer, thanks to the vision of one fourth grade student partnered with the assistance of a high school English class. Samuel Shore heard in chapel about the people here in Gainesville who do not have a place to call home. With winter on the horizon, […]

Why Teachers Make the Difference

The Rock School Teacher

What’s the difference when your child’s school teacher is mission and ministry-minded? Here’s what parents say about their Christian school teachers: “When our two oldest children went to college, they were clearly more prepared academically than their peers. Even more importantly, their hearts and minds were anchored in Biblical truth and Christian liberty. They love […]

Jim McKenzie: Leaders, Not Lemmings

There was a great commercial out by FedEx a few years ago that I think is absolutely hilarious. A company leader is giving a seminar to his employees. Here’s the script (or search for it on Youtube). Trainer (holding a lemming in his hands): “Does everyone know what this is?” Team Members (uncertain): “No.” Trainer: “Well, it’s a lemming. From […]

Jim McKenzie: Teaching Children to Value Wisdom

Then God said to Solomon: “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked riches or wealth or honor or the life of your enemies, nor have you asked long life – but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself, that you may judge My people over whom I have made you king – […]