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In the Margins

June 25, 2022
By Ms. Mary Kenyon

Yearbook Excerpt from RTCS Principal Mary Kenyon:

I must admit it.  When I was asked to write my piece for the yearbook and I was given the theme, In the Margins, I was baffled and at a loss for direction. So, I went to Google and asked it for the meaning of “in the margins”.  According to Google in the margins is a “plural noun. To be on the margins of a society, group, or activity means to be among the least typical or least important parts of it.” This did not bring me any aha moments. How was I going to write an encouraging piece for our seniors that centered around being on the fringe or edge—being in the margins?  
My next step was to go to my work partner, without whom I could not do my job, Amy West.  After sharing my dilemma with her, Amy advised me to think about how we often write in the margins of Bibles or in the margins of the books we read.  She said, “sometimes the notes in the margins are the most profound. When we look back at them, we get insight into what we were thinking at the time.”  Leave it to Amy to get to the heart of the matter in just a few sentences. Life is full of margin moments.  There are many moments in life that seem insignificant at the time, yet as we look back on them, we can see how God used them to shape us into the people we are. 
All too often we get caught up in all that is going on in the world around us. We get so busy with the “big and important” things, that we forget to stop and enjoy the “in the margin” moments.  We forget to stop and smell the roses.  We forget to take pleasure in the beautiful sunrise or sunset. We ignore the giggles of a little child enjoying the feel of a caterpillar crawling across his hand. We miss the little moments that mean so much.  
Several years ago, LeAnn Womack wrote a song entitled “I Hope You Dance”.  In the background of the chorus, you can hear the singers reminding us that, “Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along. Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.”  So rather than seeing these periphery moments as insignificant, I want to encourage you to take time to stop and enjoy them.  Spend time enjoying the world around you that God created and look to the one who created you. God often uses the little moments in life to teach us big things.


November 13, 2021
By Katrina Campbell
We've found RTCS to be a supportive Christian community that's more family than school and for that we are very thankful.  


We chose RTCS because of the emphasis on character development and the fact that the entire staff teaches from biblical worldview where truths are shared and lived, a rare gem in today’s secular world.   My husband and I have been parents in the school community since 2008.  We’ve personally experienced teachers taking time to individually mentor our children and help them develop critical thinking skills, using the classical model which we have come to highly appreciate for teaching discernment.   I can’t think of anything more helpful than discernment and wisdom, which the classical model provides!   RTCS teachers and staff have continued to invest in our children coming alongside them at key moments – our children are receiving the kind of individualized attention you can't find in larger schools.  


As parents we have found that our kids have been thriving in the small class-room sizes.  It’s not a draw-back that this is a smaller school, the greatest strength is that students are known and can be themselves.   We love the fact that kids can still be kids here and that there are positive interactions beyond their immediate classroom peers with older and younger students having the opportunity to share in some activities together in a positive way.


RTCS is academically rigorous and we’ve witnessed RTCS alum succeed in their chosen paths after graduation.   This is also a school community where parents are encouraged to be involved.    We’re always amazed at how resourceful the school can be.   Our family would have been really deprived of many blessings if we hadn’t chosen RTCS, and the best parts are the people and the community we’ve found here.  During this week of GIVING THANKS we so grateful for the blessing of RTCS and hope that many join in donating what they are able to give to make the blessings of Christian education possible for others.












November 13, 2021
By Rebecca Mehl
My daughter came to RTCS in her sophomore year in high school.  I was very nervous for her that she may not fit in with the students that had likely been together since preschool.  From the very first day, she was welcomed into the RTCS family with open arms. Everyone went out of their way to make her feel welcome and a part of the group.


I cannot say enough about her experience there. She came from a charter school and she was a very shy and withdrawn young lady. In a very short time, she began to blossom at this school. She was a part of the school choir, community service club, played soccer and was on the track team.  She formed incredible relationships with the students and faculty.  She graduated in 2021 and was fully prepared for her future. She started at Duquesne University this fall in the School of Pharmacy.


As I am very excited for what the future holds for her, I still miss dropping her off at RTCS every day, knowing that she is in a safe and productive environment. I am so incredibly grateful for her time there. I think she has become a lovely, intelligent young lady largely because of the three short years she spent there. She is grounded in her faith and confident in God’s plan for her. 


November 12, 2021
By Kara Bombardier
What is a school? According to the Oxford Dictionary, it is “an institution for educating children.”

But what is the word for an institution that not only educates the mind, but also the spirit? What is the word for a place that builds lifelong bonds amongst students, staff, and parents? A place that becomes so near and dear, it feels more like family?

The word “school” doesn’t seem big enough to encompass what Robinson Township Christian School means to our family. As a parent, the peace that I feel dropping off my three sons (grades: 2, 6, and 10) each day is priceless. In an unsettled world, one where talk of God is considered taboo and Christian values are often shamed, it is an absolute blessing to have my children within those walls. 

Within those walls are some of the best teachers, coaches, volunteers and administrators that I have ever met. They show the fruits of the spirit in all that they do. They are well-equipped and considerate in answering any and all questions that my children have, and believe me, they have many. The individualized classical instruction that they receive is preparing them to think deeply and critically in all areas of learning. 

RTCS isn’t just a school to us. It’s a gift. A gift we can clearly see the hand of God in every single day. We thank the Lord for his provision and care in providing us a place like RTCS—a place that is so much more than a school that it could only be a gift from God.



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Of Dragons and Living as a Christian in a Fallen World

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By Mr. Jonathan Stark, Bible, Literature & Languages Teacher
A Welsh flag like this one is one of the first things people notice when they come into my class room. It was a gift from a student who visited Wales--and who knew how much her teacher likes dragons.
Dragons are often on the menu in upper school literature classes: in 7th and 8th grade literature, in British Literature and World Literature, and in the elective courses on Tolkien and on C.S. Lewis. They even pop up in Bible classes from time to time. But dragons really come into their own in Monsters Ink, an elective course for 10th-12th graders offered this year. Various dragons will be joined by a motley crew of vampires, werewolves, and other creatures made of nightmares. We will use stories from world folklore and mythology as well as novels like DraculaFrankenstein, anThe Book of the Dun Cow
Such monsters are not real, of course, but they can be really entertaining. And more than that, students will find that dragons and other colorful monsters can teach us much about living a Christian life in a fallen world.

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