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
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.
Jason Braun, Baymonte Music Director
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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Baymonte Office.
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.
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.