Posts by Rudi Gesch

Keep Calm: There’s Still Time To Enroll!

It's hard to believe, but with August upon us, the 128th school year of Eastern Christian School is less than a month away! Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 28th for families with children in grades K-12 and Tuesday, September 3rd for our preschool program.  We have been hard at work making EC…

EC Recognized among “Top Places to Work in New Jersey” For Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, NJ.com has announced Eastern Christian School as a Top Place to Work in New Jersey. EC is the only school in the state to receive this distinction and one of only a handful of non-profits. Head of School Tom Dykhouse said, “We are proud to have received this recognition. We have worked…

The End

  The End As a child of the 1990's, the end of a school year always brings about the memory of one-hit-wonder Semi-sonic's Closing Time which contains the lyric "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." The writer of Ecclesiastes (or for your oldies lovers.. the Byrds' Turn Turn Turn) put it this way: "There is…

EC Receives $15,000 Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Grant

Eastern Christian School has received a worship grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. The grant, worth $15,000 for the 2019-2020 school year, will allow us to develop curriculum and materials for our worship theme: "Every Tribe, Tongue, and Nation" inspired by Revelation 7: 9-10.  The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship offers a large…

EC Robotics Class Challenges NJSP Bomb Unit to Robot Challenge

The NJ State Police bomb unit helped lead a security drill today for local team of police and the EC administration. After the drill was over, a Trooper was kind enough to do a demonstration for students with one of the unit’s robots. EC Robotics students challenged the Trooper to a race up the hill to…

EC 101: Safe School

Safe School At Eastern Christian School, student safety is our first job. We have a unique perspective: every student in our halls is created in the image of God. This means that every student has unique and inherent value. We work very hard to protect every student’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual safety. Spiritual Safety…

EC 101: Leadership: Education Council

The Education Council at Eastern Christian School is a team made up of eight educational leaders: Ruth Kuder, Chief Education Officer Tom Dykhouse, Head of School Karyn Baitzel, Preschool Director Sandra Bottge, Elementary School Principal Dan Lazor, Middle School Principal Mary Faber, Middle School Vice Principal Dave Intlekofer, High School Principal Suzanne Kraai, Director of…

EC STEAM Program Develops Turbo Encabulator

The wheels of progress are always turning. And, if Eastern Christian High School's STEAM program's recent development are any indication, those wheels will likely soon be powered by the Turbo Encabulator. Developed by a team of senior EC STEAM students headed up by Evan-Dean Howes, the Turbo Encabulator would not only supply inverse reactive current for…

EC 101: Transportation

Bus Routes One of the many ways that Eastern Christian School is unique is the fact that we own and operate our own transportation department. Every school day, we run 7 bus routes. The routes go in all directions: as far west as Butler, as far south as Montclair, as far east as Englewood, and…

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