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Prayer

Prayer Request UPDATED: Daniel Giffin

Thank you so much for your ongoing prayers for Daniel Giffin and his family!

After completing his treatment, he was back at school last week!  The tests he will have in about a month will determine any next steps needed for further treatment.  Pray that they all come back showing him with no cancer!  In the meantime, he got to take a special tour of the Air Force Academy yesterday. The pictures above are from that fun experience.  Here is a note from Torie, his mom, regarding some ways we can join with them:

Dear friends, some other wonderful friends of mine have organized a day to help me spruce up the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort for the season. It’s also Motorless Morning at Garden of the Gods and you can park and ride from here and come for one or both events. It’ll be a fun day of community building and enjoying the great outdoors. If you’re volunteering for our Tom Sawyer Day April 20, 2019 be sure to click the button below and sign up for a 2 hour shift on our google doc.

Tom Sawyer Day Sign Up

Below are some other specific ways we can continue help:

GIFT CARDS – These will continue to be collected for them at the front desk.

GOFUNDME – Financial help for medical and related expenses.

Daniel Giffin Go Fund MeDaniel Giffin Caring Bridge

Prayer Request ONGOING: Caroline Reed

Caroline Reed’s parents are requesting prayer for healing in her heart and mind.

Prayer Request UPDATED: Schafer Reichart

Thank you for your continuing prayers for Schafer!  Here is an update written by his mother from the “Schafer Updates” Facebook page:

We thank God for another good and busy week this last week for Schafer !
Monday– Took and passed his drivers test! His original appointment was Jan 23rd!! (Day 1 where he was life flighted to Children’s). Needless to say we finally felt he was ready to give it a go. He is super pumped !

PT continues to go very well and his muscles are developing and coming back!! It’s good to see some meat on those bones!  Pray for his endurance to get back to where he can run again…. hoping that comes back fully in the months ahead.

Tuesday-Speech Therapy checkin. voice is good and swallowing is going well and he continues to manage small swallows so nothing slips passed and into the lungs. We don’t even have to remind him to do this , it’s a way of life now.
Nutrition appt gave us good news to cut the continuous feeding tube time to 8 hours a night! His intake by mouth is better for sure and he is using an app to record all his food intake.
He weighed in at 131!!! Up 4-5 pounds again from the week before!! Keeping up with hi calorie shakes!

Wednesday-Cardiology followup. He had his first Echocardiogram and EKG since being home from the hospital. So thankful the Lord has healed his heart functions to be in the “normal” range!! Don’t have to check again for 6 months!!

Thursday-Physical Therapy. He drove himself there ! 😬
The last finger we have been waiting to heal finally decided to lose the nail! Continually amazed how God chose to not only spare his life but ALL his extremities as well from the effects of the flu.

Friday-Weekly blood check. His blood thinner meds are doing their job and levels are good!!

We so appreciate your continued prayers and encouragement ! It is so amazing when we get to talk to people on this side of everything, and how God has healed Schafer so miraculously and is fully restoring him one piece at a time!!

Schafer Reichart Go Fund Me

Morning Prayer Meeting (Everyone Invited!) - Every Tuesday

7:45 – 8:15 in the Chapel

“There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.”—A. T. Pierson

Prayer is the most essential work of our ministry and fruitfulness to God. Come join us as we praise God for His excellence and ask for His mighty hand to lead this school and change hearts for all of eternity. Without prayer, our work is arrogant and will only bear bad fruit (John 15:5).  Let us humbly and diligently seek and come together in one accord and do the greatest thing we can do––pray.

High School Lunch Prayer Meeting - Every Wednesday

12:40-1:20 The Loft

All are welcome.

Come and seek Jesus with us!

Mom's Prayer Meeting - April 18

MOMS’ PRAYER MEETING

COME JOIN US IN PRAYER FOR OUR SCHOOL AND OUR KIDS!

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 18 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

Meets 1st & 3rd weeks of each month.

At the Cooper’s House – 2704 W Cucharras, 80904 (across the street from elementary)

*Little ones are welcome and can play while we pray.

(Also, if anyone is available to watch our littles during this time, it would be greatly appreciated!)

For questions, please email Dawn Fletcher at rdfletch@gmail.com.

General

Substitute Teachers Needed!!

We have openings for substitute teachers!!

If you or someone you know is interested, we would love to talk with you about joining our team!  For further information, contact Gemie Roeda at gemie@the-us.co or click below to apply.

Apply Here

Easter Break - Apr 19-22

There will be no Renweb assignments given during these days which have been set aside to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!

End of School Year Schedule

It is hard to believe but the end of the 2018-19 school year is rapidly approaching!  To assist you with your planning here are important dates for the last couple of weeks of school:

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Secondary – Last Day of Classes

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Elementary – Last Day of School

Secondary – Finals

Transfer Credits Initial Deadline – Spring Credits: Report Card OR Request for an Extension Form

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Secondary – Finals

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Graduation Ceremony – 11:00 a.m. at USCO

These dates are also available on the school calendar on our website.

Secondary

Secondary Class Advising (6th & 10th Grades) - Apr 1-18

For re-enrolled secondary students, advising and class selection will occur throughout the Spring semester. The initial draft of the 2019-2020 schedule is available via the button below. High school students will be contacted by one of  our advisors during your grade level’s advising window for class selection.
Please note: Some advisors may have changed as we aim to streamline the process for families with multiple children, and students may not select classes until they have completed the re-enrollment process:
High School Advising Windows (advising team will contact families):
Sophomores: April 1st – 18th Freshmen: April 16th – May 3rd Junior High Advising Windows (schedules will be requested online and confirmed via email):

6th Grade: April 1st – 18th

2019-20 Secondary Class Schedule

Parent Meeting For Current 8th Grader's - April 23

Who:  All parents of current 8th grade students who are returning next year. Purpose: To talk about preparation for their student entering high school. We will discuss high school credits, advising, transfers, parent roles, etc. When:  Tuesday, April 23rd at 4:00 Where:  USCO Chapel

Add/Drop Window for Fall 2019 Semester - Apr 30-May 9

More details will be available as the dates get closer.

High School Sports - Game Schedules For This Week !!UPDATED!!

Come and support our teams and school!

Here are the games scheduled for this week:

  • Friday, April 19 @ 6:00 p.m – Volleyball – Co-ed

For further info and game details, please use the buttons below or email the coaches at:

Ultimate Frisbee BOYS Game ScheduleUltimate Frisbee BOYS Season CalendarUltimate Frisbee GIRLS Game ScheduleVolleyball Co-Ed Game Schedule

ACT/SAT Prep Class Information - Always Starting New Classes Soon!

New ACT/SAT Prep Classes begin soon!

Click on the button below to find which class works best for your child.

Prep Class Info

!!UPDATED!! 2019 Venture Off JH & HS Trips - June

Register soon for the 11th annual Venture Off trips!

UPDATE:  The advertised high school trip price increase from $525 to $640 has been delayed until Monday, April 15.

Venture Off DetailsVenture Off Registration
Elementary

5th Grade Parents Meeting - Apr 24

Hello parents of upcoming 6th graders,

We hope that your students are as excited as we are to welcome them into the Secondary program this next fall.  We know that many of you have numerous questions about how next year will look.  Next Wednesday the 24th at 4pm in the Chapel, we would like to host an information and introduction meeting.  Our intention is to give a broad introduction to Secondary, and particularly 6th grade.  We understand that this is a key transition year, not only for your students but for also many of our families.  Our hope is to help answer general questions, and bring an excitement to next year’s opportunities.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, in the fall our 6th grade teachers will host a more in depth meeting that covers many of the aspects of their classes.

Hope to see you there,

Jake Busby – jake@the-us.co

 

5th Grade Art Project - Attention Parents!!

Dear Parents,

The 5th grade has begun our art mural legacy project! The class has chosen to duplicate the school logo in bottle caps.

-They will be using permanent paint, so please have your student dress accordingly.

-They are using low-heat hot glue guns. I have about 8 pairs of work gloves but if you happen to have some extra; we could use them this week.

-Also, If you have some hot glue sticks laying around that you will not be using, we could definitely use them.

Praying that it turns out amazing,

Mrs. Clarkson

Elementary Chapel - April 18

The next Elementary Chapel will begin at 8:45 on Thursday, April 18 in the school chapel.  Parents are welcome to attend if desired.

Community

Business Directory

This section contains businesses that are closely associated with the families who attend and work at our school.  Anyone involved with USCO may submit a business to this directory.

NOTE: USCO administration has final discretion regarding what is included in this listing.

Events

Coming Soon!

This will be a resource to let others at USCO know about events that you are planning or know about which are coming up in the near future.

The tool to submit your events will be available very soon.  Thank you for your patience!

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which events are posted in this listing.

Jeff's Market (Buy/Sell Items) !!NEW ENTRY!!

This is a resource for USCO families to either buy or sell personal items.  (Think Craig’s List)

The tool to submit your items will be available very soon but until then, please send an email to shintz@the-us.co.  Thank you for your patience!

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which items are posted in this listing.

Bike - Specialized 16"

$40 OBO

Has been well loved and is ready for its next home! It has pedal breaks, plus we added a hand break. The purple tape can be removed 😉. $40 OBO Contact Jessica Linder via email at: jessicasue.linder@gmail.com

Space Rental @ The University School

Negotiable

Are you or an organization you are involved with looking for a space to rent? The school administration is announcing that our school facilities are available during off-school hours. If you are trying to figure out a location for: music Lessons, parties, meetings, events or sports practices, using one of the many spaces available in our buildings could be a great solution! Contact Jeff Cooper at jeff@the-us.co for more information.

Jobs - !!NEW ENTRY!!

This is a resource to let others in the USCO community know about available job opportunities or a job you are seeking.

Please send your submissions to shintz@the-us.co and they will be added to the next weekly newsletter.

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which job listings are posted.

Summer Group Leader/Camp Counselor - Springs of Life Church

$11.25 - 14.00/hr DOEE

We are a Christian, Evangelical Church with a large and growing Outreach to At-Risk Kids in central Colorado Springs. In addition to the church and it's ministries, we also operate 2 childcare centers with approx. 65 staff serving 325 children ages 6 weeks - 13 years. We are looking to hire applicants with a love for kids and a heart for ministry. This is an amazing Summer opportunity!

DATES - Summer: May 17th - August 16th, 2019

HOURS - Mon-Fri FT (Exact hours TBD - Centers are open 6am - 6pm)

Click Below for Duties/Qualifications/Benefits.

More Info

Needs !!Continuing Needs!!

To add items under this listing, please contact shintz@the-us.co.

NOTE:  USCO administration reserves the right to determine which listings are posted.

Students - Raising Funds For Mission Trips By Work Projects

Negotiable Per Project

Several USCO students are looking to raise money for summer mission trips through work projects. If you have jobs you need done like yard work, cleaning, etc., etc and would like to hire some help, please contact Jeff Cooper at jeff@the-us.co.

HOME (Rental Or House-Sitting Opportunity)

Negotiable

The Jonathan Beard Family, new to USCO and recently returned from the mission field, is looking for a rental home or house sitting situation beginning June 2019. Please contact Jonathan at jonathan.peter.beard77@gmail.com or (719) 663-1186 if you know of any possibilities. Thank you.
Stories

THE AMAZING SHAKE

On Thursday, April 11, the 5th grade held their annual competition called, The Amazing Shake. The focus of this contest was learning how to give a good handshake, look people in the eyes, and while smiling ask interesting questions or respond to various situations. They had 15 stations, judged by 15 professionals from around our city. The various stations included interview questions, accepting awards, ordering at Chick-Fil-A, taking a phone message and other situations that we find ourselves in our every day lives. The students did a great job, showing confidence, poise and creative answers. This year’s winner was Bella Fletcher. As her prize, she will be on Fox 21 News soon as the meteorologist!!!

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