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Christian Education Week April 23-29: Part of the focus this year at SWMCH has been HE/We/me. We will celebrate these blessings and our role in God's kingdom through the chapels given on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

  • Monday, April 24 - Parent breakfast and invitation for parents to join their students in our Praise and Worship chapel. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 - 8:15 am. Please RSVP to the school office - 442-3541 - if you will be joining us.  At 8:20 we will have chapel focusing on HE, our heavenly Father.
  • Wednesday, April 26 - Open House with an invitation to all grandparents and our special senior citizens. Chapel will focus on We, God's people, as we encourage and support one another in living for Christ. The 9:00 am chapel will be followed by the freshmen class playing BINGO with our senior guests and enjoing a special treat from the cooks.
  • Friday, April 28 - Open House for students interested in attending Southwest MN Christian. Interested students may be part of the morning classes, chapel at 9:50 by Mr. Darrel Ulferts, and join the students for their Acts of Kindness afternoon. Chapel for this day will focus on me. God has created each of us as a special and unique person. As we draw this year and Christian education week together, we reflect on serving God and others as we celebrate the gifts, talents, and blessings God has given to us individually.

Open House for Darrel and Shirley Ulferts on their retirement.  Darrel retires after 45 years of service at SWMCH and Shirley retires after 43 years at ECES.  Please join us in congratulating them at an open house at SWMCH on Saturday, May 13 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Spring Music Concert. SWMCH will serve cookies and drink following the concert in honor of Becky Van Hulzen's retirement from being head cook at SWMCH. If you are unable to attend, please be sure to extend your thanks for the many delicious meals she has helped prepare.

SWMCH is seeking a C Team Volleyball Coach beginning in the Fall of 2017. A job description and job application are available to interested applicants by clicking on the Employment Opportunities under the ABOUT tab above.

Volunteers Needed for Acts of Kindness Service Project  On Friday, April 28, our students will be participating in several service projects in our community.  We are in need of 4-6 adults who could help work and supervise the projects.  This would be a great way to serve the students and teachers of Southwest MN Christian High School as well as serve the community we live in. Definite times have not been confirmed at this time. For further information or to sign up to help, please contact Darrel Ulferts or Denise De Kam @ 507-442-4471.

Bus Driver Shortage -- We need your Help!  SMCH has a shortage of bus drivers.  Please consider getting your license and driving an activity bus for us.  It is a great way to serve the students, teachers, and coaches of Southwest MN Christian High School. Each spring it seems as if we have a critical problem as many of our current drivers are working their regular jobs and can’t get off to drive our activity buses. For further information, please contact Darrel Ulferts @ 507-442-4471.

Reflections From Within

We are often asked, “How was your day?”  Without even thinking, I usually answer, “Good.” The other day I attended an online committee meeting. Another teacher and I were the only ones logged on, and we asked each other how the other person’s day was. After I answered my typical ”good,” he asked, “What makes Carrie’s day good?” I loved that additional question! It allowed me to pause and reflect. Was it the fact that my 9 month old was over his cold and slept through the night? Was it a good day because the sun was shining? Was it that I had good student interactions and lessons went according to plan? Or was it that I had gotten all of my clean laundry folded AND put away? What really did make that day great?

This past Sunday, it was easy to wake up on Easter morning and think, “This is a good day!” Our Savior is alive! That alone is enough reason to have a great day each and every day. However, sometimes we need a reminder in our day-to-day responsibilities that God has given us so many blessings and reasons to thank him for the things that make our day great. For me, that reminder was as simple as a colleague asking, “What made today a good day?”

SCHOOL HEADLINES (click a headline to read the story)

Once again Mr. Vanderaa's students have written Psalms.  Please be sure to check them out on the Education in Action page.

Southwest MN Christian High (SWMCH) and Edgerton Christian Elementary (ECES) societies approved a shared administrative structure.  They have been evaluating the idea for a year and have now received approval from both school societies to move forward with a shared administrative structure between SWC and ECES, including a Head of Schools and part-time Director of Learning starting in the 2016-2017 school year. 

The boards at ECES and SWMCH have named Mr. Randy Pfeifle the Head of Schools.  He will be based out of the SWMCH campus and will direct the vision, finances, and administration of the two schools.

Mr. John Top has been hired as Director of Learning and Principal at ECES.  Mr. Top will assume the day-to-day duties at ECES and oversee K-12 education across both schools.

Be sure to go to the Education in Action link on our home page and view the new video, "Alumni Reflections," featuring recent SWMCH graduates speaking about how their experience at Southwest MN Christian helped them as they moved out into the next phase in their lives.

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April 2017
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1-Hour Late Start
April 3, 2017 |09:15 AM -
Music
April 3, 2017 |03:00 PM - 07:30 PM -

Solo and Ensemble CompetitionSolo and Ensemble Competition

Varsity - Golf
April 4, 2017 |04:15 PM -
Varsity - Track
April 4, 2017 |04:30 PM -
Varsity - Golf
April 6, 2017 |04:15 PM -
Girls - B - Softball
April 6, 2017 |04:30 PM -
Girls - Jr High - Softball
April 7, 2017 |04:30 PM -

Luverne County DiamondsLuverne County Diamonds

Girls - Varsity - Softball
April 8, 2017 |09:00 AM -

9am Edgerton vs. Wabasso 1030am Edgerton vs. Benilde St. Margaret's 130pm: Edgerton vs. DeLaSalle 3pm Final Game TBD?9am Edgerton vs. Wabasso 1030am Edgerton vs. Benilde St. Margaret's 1...

Music
April 9, 2017 |02:30 PM -

Easter Music Festival at the First CRC.Easter Music Festival at the First CRC.

Cancelled: Varsity - Golf
April 10, 2017 |04:15 PM -

Adrian/HLO/SWMCH-Edg. TriangularAdrian/HLO/SWMCH-Edg. Triangular

Boys - Varsity - Baseball
April 10, 2017 |04:30 PM -

Game is at Redbird FieldGame is at Redbird Field

Girls - B - Softball
April 11, 2017 |04:30 PM -
Varsity - Track
April 11, 2017 |04:30 PM -
Varsity - Golf
April 11, 2017 |04:30 PM -
Early Dismissal
April 13, 2017 |12:33 PM -

Dismissal at 12:33 to begin Easter break.Dismissal at 12:33 to begin Easter break.

Boys - Varsity - Baseball
April 13, 2017 |03:30 PM -

This is a varsity double header.This is a varsity double header.

Varsity - Golf
April 13, 2017 |03:30 PM -
Girls - B - Softball
April 13, 2017 |04:30 PM -
Boys - Varsity - Baseball
April 13, 2017 |04:30 PM -

Game to be played as a double header on April 13thGame to be played as a double header on April 13th

Jr High - Track
April 13, 2017 |04:30 PM -

7-9 Meet.

Cancelled: Girls - Jr High - Softball
April 13, 2017 |04:30 PM -

Game is in WestbrookGame is in Westbrook

No School
April 14, 2017
No School
April 17, 2017
Varsity - Track
April 18, 2017 |04:00 PM -
Varsity - Golf
April 18, 2017 |04:15 PM -
Girls - Jr High - Softball
April 18, 2017 |04:30 PM -

Game is now in Slayton. 8th Grade will play first followed by 7th grade.Game is now in Slayton. 8th Grade will play first followed by 7th grade.

Girls - B - Softball
April 18, 2017 |05:30 PM -

B-squad will follow the varsity game.B-squad will follow the varsity game.

Matinee
April 20, 2017 |12:30 PM - 02:45 PM -
Jr High - Track
April 20, 2017 |04:00 PM -

7-9 meet.

Varsity - Golf
April 20, 2017 |04:15 PM -
Girls - Varsity - Softball
April 22, 2017

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Games will be held at Brainerd HS Softball Fields. 11am- Edgerton vs. West Fargo Sheyenne (JV Field) 1pm- Edgerton vs. Brainerd (Varsity Fie...

Varsity - Golf
April 22, 2017 |09:30 AM -

This is a boys meet only.This is a boys meet only.

Girls - B - Softball
April 22, 2017 |10:00 AM -

Edgerton will play first game at 10am and times will vary thereafter depending on if we win or lose.Edgerton will play first game at 10am and times will vary thereafter depending on if we win or lo...

Varsity - Track
April 22, 2017 |11:00 AM -
Girls - B - Softball
April 24, 2017 |04:30 PM -
Boys - Jr High - Baseball
April 24, 2017 |04:30 PM -

Luverne City Diamonds. 7th grade will play at 430pm followed by the 8th grade.Luverne City Diamonds. 7th grade will play at 430pm followed by the 8th grade.

Varsity - Track
April 25, 2017 |04:00 PM -

Panther II MeetPanther II Meet

Jr High - Track
April 25, 2017 |04:30 PM -

Grades 7-8

Cancelled: Boys - Varsity - Baseball
April 25, 2017 |05:00 PM -

Game is at Redbird FieldGame is at Redbird Field

Cancelled: Girls - B - Softball
April 25, 2017 |05:30 PM -

B-Squad will play a few innings after Varsity at approximately 530pm.B-Squad will play a few innings after Varsity at approximately 530pm.

Varsity - Track
April 27, 2017 |04:00 PM -
Varsity - Golf
April 27, 2017 |04:15 PM -

Adrian/HLO/SWMCH-Edg Triangular.Adrian/HLO/SWMCH-Edg Triangular.

Girls - B - Softball
April 27, 2017 |04:30 PM -
Jr High - Track
April 28, 2017 |04:30 PM -

Grades 7-9