One of our core values is working in collaboration with parents. Listed below are various resources and links to other sites that may be of interest to students, staff, and parents. We hope these will be especially helpful.
Parent & Teacher Resources & Websites
Focus on the Family - access to numerous resources for parents and families.
Growing Up Well - helping adults help kids through adolescence.
Christianity Today - links to various resources and audio files.
Bible Gateway - including on-line Bible search.
Plugged In On-Line - movie, TV, video, and music reviews.
Cinema in Focus - movie reviews for parents.
Wired Safety - Internet safety information and resources.
NetSmartz.org - resources regarding on-line safety for kids and teens.
Footnote - on-line access to original historical documents.
Khan Academy - on-line videos teaching K-12 math and science concepts. NEW
Comics - make your own comics and tell a tale.
Worksheets - wide range of worksheets to print/supplement learning.
Math Playground - fun games that reinforce standards for grades 3-8. NEW
Math Master - extensive video library and endless supply of printable math worksheets. NEW
Sweet Search - a search engine for students (only searches credible Web sites approved by research experts) and resources for students and educators.
Reading Resources & Websites
Starfall - where children have fun while learning to read.
Professor Garfield - great learning games by grade level.
Clifford the Big Red Dog - reading for kindergarten and 1st grade (Scholastic).
PBS Kids - wild about reading.
Barnes & Noble On-Line Story Time - books read by their author (scroll down)
ipad & iphone Apps
PK through Younger Elementary - Intro to Letters, Intro to Math, and AlphaWriter (by Montessorium), Word Bingo and Math Bingo (by ABCya), Starfall (several - excellent ones), The Cat in the Hat, Five Little Monkeys, and several other Dr. Seuss (by Oceanhouse Media), Wheels on the Bus HD, Fish School HD, and Park Math HD (by Duck Duck Moose), Toy Story (by Disney Digital Media), and Word Magic (by anusen.com), Cookie Doodle, Drawing Pad, Shape Builder, Read Me Stories, Match Animals, Montessori Words, and Little Artist HD.
Upper Elementary & Middle School - Math Quizzer, U.S. Geography (by Discovery Education), World Atlas HD, USA Puzzle, The Presidency, Presidents HD, Declaration for ipad, Constitution for ipad, Periodic Table of Elements, 3D Brain, Molecules, Science Glossary, HD Marine Life, HD Birds, and Star Walk
General - Bible (by YouVersion), GloBible, Virtuoso (piano), ibooks and Kindle (many classics are free), Pages (word processing), Keynote (presentation program), Numbers (spreadsheet), Mobile Mouse, Professor Garfield (Internet safety), and Free Graphing Calculator.
Christian Radio Stations & Podcasts
91.9 WGTS – family friendly Christian music (listener supported)
105.1 WAVA – positive, encouraging Christian music and teaching
Adventures in Odyssey - character building audio stories (podcast available and broadcast on WAVA 105.1 at 8pm M-F)
Articles and Resources
- Interview with Josh McDowell - Christian Schooling Makes a Difference If...
- In the Middle - article about middle school transitions and relationships.
- A Life That Counts - by John Maxwell
- Helping Children Who Have a Problem with Lying - from All Pro Dad
- Giving Your Child the Excellence Edge - by Vicki Caruana (from imom.com)
- Successful Parenting - from Focus on the Family