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Consider the Cross

“…and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of the Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.” John 19:17-18 You’ve heard the gospel; you’ve heard the story of Jesus. In fact, you’ve…

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Love is in the Air

Posted on February 12, 2019 by Joanna Hopkins, first grade teacher This week is Valentine’s Day, and we know what that means. Love is in the air! As children, we all dream about happily ever after. We pine away waiting for the knight on the white horse or daydream about love that is never anything less…

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December Message from our Chaplain

Posted on December 10, 2018 Dear FPDS Families, As y’all know, another joy-filled season is upon us. It’s the most wonderful time of the year ~ a season to reflect upon the greatest mystery this side of the new heavens and new earth when the second person of the triune Godhead would take on humanity,…

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FPDS as a Ministry

Posted on November 07, 2018 The following talk was given by Second Grade Teacher Mary Elizabeth Randolph at First Presbyterian Church’s annual joint Sunday School on Stewardship Sunday. For those of you who don’t know me my name is Mary Elizabeth Randolph. I began teaching at the Day School in the fall of 2008 in…

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Behind 14 to Nothing

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Brian Smith “Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 One of my many faults is how I ignore much of what occurs in this world. Rarely, if ever, do…

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Note from the Head of School

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Brian Smith Why is it … that we can spend hours watching television at home, but the idea of reading God’s Word for 30 minutes seems a chore? Why is it … that we go online and chat with friends, we send text messages and e-mails all day, but…

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Planting Seeds of Christlikeness

Posted on May 10, 2018 Bible Teacher Ruth Smith was honored for her upcoming retirement in chapel this week with a rosebush and posters given by the sixth-grade class. Below is her thank you letter to the group. What words of wisdom that carry out the mission of planting seeds of Christlikeness here at FPDS.…

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Parents of Dyslexia Immersion Program Seeing the Benefits

Posted on November 10, 2017 by Mindy Boyd, dyslexia program director A new school year is always welcomed with excitement….excitement of all things “new.” A new grade, a new teacher, new friends, and ultimately a new beginning!  A new beginning is exactly what the new Dyslexia Immersion Program at FPDS has proven to be for…

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Reflections on the Eclipse

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Brenda Scott, first grade teacher I noticed that all the talk in my life this past weekend was about the eclipse.  People at church, in my neighborhood and in my family were discussing the event.  Talk of the glasses needed to protect our eyes, the time we could observe…

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10 Commandments of Parenting

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Gary Herring, Head of School 1.  Remember that elementary school is just that…elementary. Don’t stress when the school calls you. Don’t over-emphasize grades. Consider this: Do YOU remember your third grade math scores? 2.  Be on time! Be on time for school, church, and sports. 3.  Reading to your…

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