Posts by Ruth Kuder

Head of School August 2022 Update

For those of us who work over the summer, the first few days of summer break give us a little time to catch our breath. However, it’s too quiet in the school buildings. We look forward to the start of school, when the classrooms, hallways, and fields are full of students and staff.  Spiritual Theme…

Head of School Update

The Head of School Blog series is posted regularly and will provide updates to the school community on a variety of topics.   Fall Update: Overflowing with Thankfulness As we look back on the start of the 2021-2022 school year, we are “overflowing with thankfulness” (Col. 2:7).  We have so much to be grateful for: Our…

2021-2022 Spiritual Theme

The spiritual theme for 2021 is “Rooted in Christ” based on Colossians 2:6-7: “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”   As the spiritual theme team considered…

Here’s What You Said: EC Remote Learning Week 2 Parent Feedback

Dear Eastern Christian Families, Thanks so much for your willingness to provide us with timely and helpful feedback in the survey that we distributed yesterday.  We want to thank you for your words of encouragement and support. Our teachers are working hard, and so are you! This unique time in Eastern Christian’s history has highlighted…

Here’s What You Said: EC Remote Learning Week 1 Parent Feedback

Thanks so much for your willingness to provide us with timely and helpful feedback in the survey that we distributed yesterday. Families of over 300 students provided us with words of encouragement and suggestions for improvement. We heard appreciation for . . . Teachers “The teacher did such a great job leading morning meetings with…

Citizens of the Kingdom

(click for high-resolution photo) As a Christian school community, we have been talking about the 2016 election and its outcome. The conversations that have been happening on a national level are also happening within our school walls.  As students and teachers discuss important and sensitive issues, we remember the beliefs that we share as a school…

Gingerbread People, Trust, and the Image of God

What could be so important that all teachers and students at Eastern Christian High School suspend their plans for an hour to learn about it? If it involved gingerbread people, trust and the image of God, would you be curious? The teachers at Eastern Christian High School believe that there is a lesson that is…

EC Accreditation Team Blog Series: Post 7

Eastern Christian School is Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. What is Accreditation? Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition that maintains suitable standards. Why do we pursue Accreditation? Accreditation is necessary to any person or institution in education that needs to prove that they meet a general standard of quality.…

Why Do We Celebrate the Christmas Festival?

Question:  What would make a teenager dress in ridiculous clothes?  Volunteer to be a “room elf," “buddy”, or “Santa”?  Play musical chairs?  Read Christmas stories?    Answer:  The Eastern Christian High School Christmas Festival. Each year, Eastern Christian students welcome over 200 elementary school students from School 24 in Paterson.  The high school is a…

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