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1 AN EVENING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT To discuss the sacred trust you have placed in us to teach and train your children with excellence Wednesday, December 3, 2008 John Moran

2 Why meet? To review our past, understand our present, and envision our future together.To review our past, understand our present, and envision our future together. To begin a series of regular Superintendent meetings to facilitate more communication.To begin a series of regular Superintendent meetings to facilitate more communication. This first meeting aims at:This first meeting aims at: Sharing important information that every parent should know.Sharing important information that every parent should know. Remembering our roots, defining our current status, and envisioning the future together.Remembering our roots, defining our current status, and envisioning the future together. Sharing our collective heart for the school, addressing parent concerns, comments and ideas in a Q&A.Sharing our collective heart for the school, addressing parent concerns, comments and ideas in a Q&A.

3 Valley Christian Church began on July 7, 1963, in the home of Curtis Smith.Valley Christian Church began on July 7, 1963, in the home of Curtis Smith. The Church opened the Elementary School in 1970 with 70 students in K-6.The Church opened the Elementary School in 1970 with 70 students in K-6. Grades 7 and 8 were added in 1978 with a total of 350 students.Grades 7 and 8 were added in 1978 with a total of 350 students. For almost 20 years, the school rented a local elementary campus.For almost 20 years, the school rented a local elementary campus. The first buildings, including the Sanctuary and the Junior High, were dedicated on the property known as “The Hill” in November of 1982.The first buildings, including the Sanctuary and the Junior High, were dedicated on the property known as “The Hill” in November of The Preschool was dedicated in 1984.The Preschool was dedicated in The Senior High building in 1990.The Senior High building in The Elementary School in 1995.The Elementary School in origins

4 Today 1150 Students in 3 Schools1150 Students in 3 Schools Over 30 Sports TeamsOver 30 Sports Teams Unparalleled Parent VolunteerismUnparalleled Parent Volunteerism Servant Leadership ProgramServant Leadership Program Chapel LeadershipChapel Leadership Conservative LeadershipConservative Leadership The Elementary School won the Blue Ribbon School Award in 2004The Elementary School won the Blue Ribbon School Award in 2004 Our Preschool has become a model for others to followOur Preschool has become a model for others to follow ACSI and WASC AccreditedACSI and WASC Accredited

5 Today Average SAT scores of 1760 :: State Average is 1512 (+16%)Average SAT scores of 1760 :: State Average is 1512 (+16%) Recent Graduate is attending the US Naval AcademyRecent Graduate is attending the US Naval Academy Salutatorian attending Harvey Mudd CollegeSalutatorian attending Harvey Mudd College 2007 Valedictorian Attending Vanderbilt2007 Valedictorian Attending Vanderbilt 97% college placement97% college placement Average ACT scores of 25.1 :: State Average is 21.1 (+19%)Average ACT scores of 25.1 :: State Average is 21.1 (+19%) Current Senior just received the Marshall Scholarship!Current Senior just received the Marshall Scholarship!

6 governance The Schools are the largest outreach ministry of Valley Christian Center.The Schools are the largest outreach ministry of Valley Christian Center. Rev. Roger Valci was installed as our new Senior Pastor on November 9, 2008.Rev. Roger Valci was installed as our new Senior Pastor on November 9, VCC is an Assemblies of God ChurchVCC is an Assemblies of God Church The world’s largest Pentecostal organization at over 400,000,000 membersThe world’s largest Pentecostal organization at over 400,000,000 members Pentecostal is a term describing a belief in the authority of Scripture and in the work of the Holy Spirit.Pentecostal is a term describing a belief in the authority of Scripture and in the work of the Holy Spirit. VCS accepts students of all denominations and faiths.VCS accepts students of all denominations and faiths.

7 Board org chart Deacon Board School BoardSuperintendent

8 Deacon board Pastor Roger Valci, ChairPastor Roger Valci, Chair Jim Johnson, Vice ChairJim Johnson, Vice Chair Bill Sawyer, TreasurerBill Sawyer, Treasurer Kevin McGuire, SecretaryKevin McGuire, Secretary Tim Ludden, MissionsTim Ludden, Missions Richard Lietz, School LiaisonRichard Lietz, School Liaison Mike Creeden, MemberMike Creeden, Member Dave Cariveau, Finance (ex-officio)Dave Cariveau, Finance (ex-officio)

9 School board Richard Lietz ChairmanRichard Lietz Chairman John Kiser Vice ChairJohn Kiser Vice Chair Elizabeth Baysinger SecretaryElizabeth Baysinger Secretary Dale Allender MemberDale Allender Member Scott Van Dussen MemberScott Van Dussen Member Floyd Umidon MemberFloyd Umidon Member Ex–officio MembersEx–officio Members Roger Valci, John Moran, Jeri Schall, RoseMary Tuuri, Jody Boggs Roger Valci, John Moran, Jeri Schall, RoseMary Tuuri, Jody Boggs

10 Future Advisory board We may develop an Advisory Board to the Superintendent that will meet regularly.We may develop an Advisory Board to the Superintendent that will meet regularly. Membership: any Valley Christian School parent may qualify. We may also consider alumni, parents of alumni, pastors, or other members of our community. VCC membership not required.Membership: any Valley Christian School parent may qualify. We may also consider alumni, parents of alumni, pastors, or other members of our community. VCC membership not required. Purpose:Purpose: Provide a stronger voice for parents and other constituentsProvide a stronger voice for parents and other constituents Facilitate 2 way communicationFacilitate 2 way communication Jointly plan for the futureJointly plan for the future Fulfill ACSI recommendation for parental involvementFulfill ACSI recommendation for parental involvement The Superintendent will communicate concerns and share minutes with School and Deacon BoardsThe Superintendent will communicate concerns and share minutes with School and Deacon Boards

11 Leadership Org chart Senior Pastor, Roger Valci PS Director, Jody Boggs ES Principal, Jeri Schall JR/SR HS Interim Principal, RoseMary Tuuri Superintendent, John Moran

12 Other Key Leaders Lori Cantrell, Vice Principal of the ESLori Cantrell, Vice Principal of the ES Aaron McNeal, Dean of Students for the JR/SR HSAaron McNeal, Dean of Students for the JR/SR HS Brendi Ashton, Athletic DirectorBrendi Ashton, Athletic Director CoachesCoaches Eric Raasch, IT & Facilities DirectorEric Raasch, IT & Facilities Director ALL Pastoral & Church StaffALL Pastoral & Church Staff Karl Hus – JR/SR HS Chapel LeadershipKarl Hus – JR/SR HS Chapel Leadership Eric Hansen – Children’s PastorEric Hansen – Children’s Pastor School Office StaffSchool Office Staff Department Heads, Lead Teachers and ALL TeachersDepartment Heads, Lead Teachers and ALL Teachers

13 finances Are Buildings owned by the Church?Are Buildings owned by the Church? Yes. Church owns all buildings and pays the mortgage.Yes. Church owns all buildings and pays the mortgage. All buildings were funded by Church-led capital campaigns, with the exception of the ES, for which a 7M loan was secured by the Church.All buildings were funded by Church-led capital campaigns, with the exception of the ES, for which a 7M loan was secured by the Church. The Schools pay rent to the Church at or below market value.The Schools pay rent to the Church at or below market value. The schools utilize the current (and new) Sanctuary for school purposes.The schools utilize the current (and new) Sanctuary for school purposes. The VCC Church Sanctuary Building Project will involve NO school funds.The VCC Church Sanctuary Building Project will involve NO school funds. 100% of all funds raised by PTF, Boosters, and Servant Leadership go directly into School projects.100% of all funds raised by PTF, Boosters, and Servant Leadership go directly into School projects.

14 Assets Summary Year DescriptionCompleted Cost Land (Including grading)1978 $ 1,045, Parking Lot1982 $ 350, Water System1982 $ 232, Sanctuary1982 $ 1,600, Junior High1982 $ 837, Preschool1984 $ 905, High School1990 $ 4,263, Elementary School1995 $ 4,466, Athletic Field2001 $ 1,450, Total $15,148, Description Cost Loan Balance Paid by School (Athletic Field $1,050,000 Parent Donation / Principal Pmts $1,950,000) $ 5,040, $ 3,000, Paid by Church $ 7,108, Total $15,148,700.00

15 ASSET CONCLUSION The Church has paid $7M of $15M of assets of which the Church uses 10%, and the Schools utilize 90% ( actually 100%).The Church has paid $7M of $15M of assets of which the Church uses 10%, and the Schools utilize 90% ( actually 100%). The Church covers the School budget when we have a budgetary shortfall.The Church covers the School budget when we have a budgetary shortfall. The Church has never gone to the School for a capital campaign.The Church has never gone to the School for a capital campaign. The Church loves the School and has sacrificed for it.The Church loves the School and has sacrificed for it.

16 Tuition dollars Administrative/Office Books/Supplies/Technology Facilities/Utilities Miscellaneous Teachers 12%5% 4% 57% 21%

17 COMPARATIVE TUITION Level Elementary Junior High High School Local $8,178 $10,610 $13,443 VCS $7,500 $9,000 $10,000 Difference ($678) ($1,610) ($3,443)

18 Future strategy Build a STRATEGIC PLAN for the SchoolsBuild a STRATEGIC PLAN for the Schools Review our Mission and VisionReview our Mission and Vision Conduct SWOT AnalysisConduct SWOT Analysis Create Focus groups from all constituenciesCreate Focus groups from all constituencies Build consensus on common goalsBuild consensus on common goals Identify and prioritize key strategic objectivesIdentify and prioritize key strategic objectives Draft workable 3, 5, and 10 year plansDraft workable 3, 5, and 10 year plans Coordinate implementation teams to execute the plansCoordinate implementation teams to execute the plans Assess progress and revise approach as necessaryAssess progress and revise approach as necessary

19 Mission statement To provide a comprehensive college preparatory education from an evangelical Christian Worldview that will equip students with the skills to flourish spiritually, excel academically, thrive relationally, and succeed in life’s work in order to further God’s Kingdom on Earth.

20 Vision: Where we want to be To be of the highest academic quality that we can possibly achieve. We serve in a community that demands academic excellence. In light of this, we will offer high level college preparatory courses that will allow our students to matriculate into the top universities in our country. We will be progressive, forward thinking, and excellent in all that we do.

21 Strategic elements Build long-term financial strength (Development Plan)Build long-term financial strength (Development Plan) Grow enrollment (Enrollment Management Plan)Grow enrollment (Enrollment Management Plan) Develop Facilities (Sports, HS Bldg. Café, Media Center)Develop Facilities (Sports, HS Bldg. Café, Media Center) Create Strategic Alliances (Colleges, Corporations and non-profits)Create Strategic Alliances (Colleges, Corporations and non-profits) 1:1 Computer Capability1:1 Computer Capability Viking Red Goes Green!Viking Red Goes Green! Maximize parental involvement in each of the 5 PillarsMaximize parental involvement in each of the 5 Pillars Integrate WASC / ACSI recommendationsIntegrate WASC / ACSI recommendations

22 Strategic elements DEVELOP THE 5 PILLARS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Curriculum Development, Academic Resources, Teacher Training, Expand developmental education program ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: Curriculum Development, Academic Resources, Teacher Training, Expand developmental education program SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT: Continual Improvement of Chapel Programs, Spiritual programs for staff and teachers SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT: Continual Improvement of Chapel Programs, Spiritual programs for staff and teachers ATHLETIC DISTINCTION: Create winning teams that build champions for life ATHLETIC DISTINCTION: Create winning teams that build champions for life CREATIVE EXPRESSION: Build an Arts & Music Program CREATIVE EXPRESSION: Build an Arts & Music Program SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Expand programs and increase community service requirement SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Expand programs and increase community service requirement

23 Communication avenues PTFPTF Advisory BoardAdvisory Board Phone CallsPhone Calls Office VisitsOffice Visits Superintendent Evenings (next one by middle of next Semester)Superintendent Evenings (next one by middle of next Semester)

24 Communication flow Teacher, Coach or other staffTeacher, Coach or other staff Principal (or Assistant Principal)Principal (or Assistant Principal) Superintendent / Senior PastorSuperintendent / Senior Pastor School Board (in writing)School Board (in writing) Deacon Board (in writing)Deacon Board (in writing)

25 conclusion We have a rich and blessed history built by champions of the Christian Faith…pastors, teachers, parents and students.We have a rich and blessed history built by champions of the Christian Faith…pastors, teachers, parents and students. VCS have provided, and will continue to provide, a high quality Christian education for all of our students.VCS have provided, and will continue to provide, a high quality Christian education for all of our students. We will build a strategy based upon our convictions, and with the collective wisdom of our entire community.We will build a strategy based upon our convictions, and with the collective wisdom of our entire community. The Church and the Schools are part of one family.The Church and the Schools are part of one family. We embrace this new season at VCC and VCS – Together… “We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us.” Philippians 4:13We embrace this new season at VCC and VCS – Together… “We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us.” Philippians 4:13

26 Questions & ANswers Comments, Concerns, Ideas, Suggestions


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