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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 – […]