1
May

Outdoor Science School Adventure

The sixth graders embarked on a journey at Ponderosa Lodge for their Outdoor Science School (OSS)! It was an experience that they were not very used to doing, but I am extremely proud of them for taking up the challenge of sleeping on a bed that was not theirs, learning from a teacher they did not know until that Monday, and going on adventures that may have tired their feet. OSS definitely kept the kids on their feet, with occasional times of rest in their cabins. The 6th graders tried so many different activities, such as making a candle, climbing the rock wall, learning a dance, performing a skit (in front of all six schools!), and going on night hikes with their trail group and Naturalist. Climbing the rock wall was a definite experience to be shared! About half of the 6th graders were really nervous about climbing the rock wall and ringing the bell at the top because it was high and the only control they had was their hands and feet. They had to place their complete trust in their Naturalist in keeping them safe. All of them, but a few, took up that challenge and climbed up to the bell. Some climbed half way, yet took another turn in climbing the wall with the goal of reaching the bell. A few even climbed the wall blindfolded! They trusted their instincts and trusted their Naturalist in keeping them safe. Overall, I would describe the experience as exhilarating and a life lesson to be learned in placing our trust in the Lord. Even though we take part in some “control” or responsibility in our lives, God is in control of everything. We can trust that He will take care of us!

Preparing for Science Camp took a lot of hard work; however, seeing how much fun the 6th graders had made everything worth it!

Jeremae Reyes, Middle School Science Teacher

24
Apr

Baymonte 4/5 Band Rated “Excellent” at CMEA Festival 

Baymonte 4th and 5th grade band students performed at the the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Festival held at Santa Cruz High School. The band performed for a panel of three professional adjudicators and music directors, and received a unanimous rating of “Excellent”. Afterward, they received a clinic workshop which focused on strengths and suggestions for improvement.

Overall, God blessed us all with a great experience, and a fun way for our Baymonte music students to perform out in the community along with other bands from all over the California Central Coast. A huge thank you to the students for their hard work and a special thanks to the parents for their support and generous help with the event.

Gratefully,

Jason Braun, Baymonte Music Director

27
Mar

2018-2019 Employment Announcement

Baymonte is looking for qualified applicants for the 2018/2019 school year in the following positions:

  • Office Staff – We are looking for applicants that have skills in one or more of the following areas: communications, project management, event planning, human resources, graphic design, customer service, public relations.
  • Classroom Teachers – Teacher candidates should hold a California Teaching Credential in their subject specialty or a Multiple Subject Credential for elementary teachers.
  • Substitute Teachers – We would like to engage additional substitute teachers for elementary and middle school classes. Experience and teacher certification are preferred.
  • Extended Care – Staff in our extended care program supervise our students before and after school. They may also serve as playground supervisors and classroom aides.
  • Preschool Teachers – Preschool teacher candidates need to have the required number of college credits for their area of assignment. We have a particular need for teachers and substitutes with infant and toddler qualifications.
  • Summer Quest Staff – Summer Quest team members are needed. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and commit to serve throughout the summer.
  • Classroom Aides – Our classroom aides assist elementary teachers in supporting student success by managing small groups, helping with teacher clerical responsibilities, and other duties as assigned by the teachers.

Baymonte employees receive a tuition discount along with their salary or hourly wage. To apply for any of the positions above download an application here and submit it by email to office@baymonte.org

Employment at Baymonte Christian School is open to qualified individuals who are Christians of good character. Baymonte Christian School does not discriminate in employment, or in the terms or conditions of employment, on the basis of race, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, age, or disability. Baymonte Christian School is a religious educational ministry, permitted to utilize religion as an employment criterion. All prospective and current employees must agree with Baymonte Christian School’s mission statement, and they must be willing to conduct their lives in conformity with the school’s statement of faith and the school’s declaration and agreement to ethical and moral integrity.

 

7
Mar

Baymonte Celebrates 50 Years with the Golden Gala

Baymonte’s Golden Gala last Friday not only beautifully celebrated our 50th year but also far surpassed our fundraising goal. We raised $172,000 for campus renewal projects, making this the most successful fundraiser in the history of the school!

A special thank you goes to our lead sponsors, GateWay Bible Church, Whitings Foods and Morgan Stanley – Erik Hanson, in addition to the many businesses and individuals who generously supported the event. Rod Caborn, our very lively auctioneer kept guests engaged while they enjoyed wine provided by Stockwell Cellars and Bruzzone Family Vineyards, as well as crafted appetizers, at the Scotts Valley Hilton. A photo booth and live music by the Mike Hadley Band provided a memorable night for all.

We are appreciative of our many volunteers and generous donors who contributed their time and money to this spectacular event.

This event was made possible by the power team comprised of Rod Caborn, Gretchen Cortes, Jeremy Geels, Pam Hanson, Janelle Mace, Michelle McDaniel, Teresa Olsen, Mandy Sackett and Steve Patterson.

Enjoy the photos of the evening taken by Patrice Fernald.

View the Photo booth gallery: https://showoflifephotobooth.smugmug.com

7
Mar

Experience a School Day at BCS

Baymonte Christian School is hosting our “Bring A Friend To School Day” on Friday, March 16th for students currently in K – 7th grade. Become a BCS student for a day and meet our students, teachers and staff. If they have a friend at Baymonte we will pair them up for the day, otherwise we will connect them with a buddy in their current grade. Complimentary lunch included. Also, take home a BCS Swag Bag as a thank you for visiting us.

Current students are encouraged to invite a friend from a sports team, church, or neighborhood to spend a day at school. A complimentary lunch will be provided for you and your buddy.

To have your child participate in this special “Bring A Friend To School Day”, please complete the online consent form by Monday, March 12th. If you have additional questions please email admissions@baymonte.org or call the Baymonte Office.

15
Feb

Happy Kids, Happy Parents: Valentine’s Day Sports Movie Night Success

The Valentine’s Day Sports Movie Night was a great success bringing in a total of $1,775. Mrs. Fernald hosted 104 participants! Kids had a blast while parents were able to enjoy a date night. Thank you to the Baymonte community for supporting the Elementary PE program.

30
Jan

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student of the Year Candidate

Former Baymonte student, Emilie Erickson, has accepted the nomination to be a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year fundraising campaign.  This group of elite students is selected to raise funds to vie for the title of “Student of the Year”.  This campaign runs from January 5 through February 24, 2018 and is composed of students from the Silicon Valley and Monterey Bay areas.
A message from Emilie:
As you know, I was diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of 10 forcing me to abandon my childhood for rigorous treatment including high doses of chemotherapy and radiation. After a week of intrathecal chemotherapy, I lost the use of my legs due to the intensity of my treatment. I continued my treatment as a paraplegic for a year until I went into remission. Unfortunately, after a short time being in remission, the leukemia returned. Since the cancer came back a second time even stronger I needed a bone marrow transplant. My little brother Nicolas selflessly donated his bone marrow to save my life on Valentine’s Day 2012, and I have been cancer free ever since!!!
Although I am healthy now there are many that are not as fortunate as me. I have seen the devastation that comes along with leukemia and other blood cancers and I have made it a goal of mine to raise as much money as I can in hopes to someday find a cure for this debilitating disease.
My goal is to raise $30,000 by February 24, 2018.  To date, I have raised $5,870.
For more information on this campaign and my efforts please visit,
Sincerely,
Emilie Erickson
2018 Student of the Year Candidate
30
Jan

Amigos! Elementary After-School Spanish Club

Are you interested in your child learning Spanish? Mrs. Bootz is offering an after-school Spanish Club for Baymonte students grades K-5th! 

19
Dec

“So To Honor Him” Christmas Concert

Baymonte students showcased their musical talents at the annual Christmas Concert. Sounds of merry melodies filled the sanctuary at Santa Cruz Bible Church. Mr. Braun, Music Program Director, delightfully lead the students as they played, sang and strummed songs of the Christmas season. Mr. Patterson noted in the welcome that most of these students only began playing these instruments in September. It is exciting to see their progress in a few short months. Thank you to all the family and friends that came out to support our students. Save the date for Baymonte Celebrates the Arts on May 10th.

28
Nov

Baymonte Student Advances to Nationals

This past Sunday, 7th grader Caelan Gilliam competed in the Region 14 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno.

Caelan’s team, Los Gatos Running Club, finished in first place in the girls 11-12 division. This qualified the team to compete in the National Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships on December 9th, in Tallahassee Florida.

Caelan was the 4th runner on her team, finishing the 1.86 mile course in a time of 12:38, which was a personal best. She was 20th overall (11th against other teams).

The Los Gatos team won with a combined score of 48 points, besting second place McFarland, from the movie “McFarland, USA” who had 62 points.

The team qualified for the regional meet by coming in first place at the district meet held November 18th, in Folsom.

Caelan will be flying with her 6 teammates to Tallahassee for the race on December 9th.