LCS to add 9th grade in the Fall of 2016! -- 3/14/15
The school board announced the launch of Legacy Christian High School at this year's Legacy Banquet fundraiser. Ninth grade will be offered in August 2016 followed by tenth grade the next fall. The vision is for Legacy Christian High School to offer classes for 9th-12th graders in the fall of 2019 and to graduate its first seniors in May 2020! Please watch the school website as high school updates will be posted when information is available.
LCS now owns the building and grounds! -- 1/14/13
In the summer of 2009, the LCS school board felt that God was leading them to seek a permanent location for the school by August 2010. We followed that calling knowing that He would provide the perfect location for His school. After failed attempts to purchase the building we were in at the time, God revealed a vision far greater than we could have ever imagined. ("For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." Jeremiah 29:11-12) In March of 2011, we called a parent meeting to announce that LCS’s permanent home would be the old Forest Hill Elementary school.
A generous donor responded with a gift to help us fund the school, and a portion of this debt was immediately forgiven. However, with this gift came a challenge to the LCS stakeholders to finish the job and raise the remaining money owed on the building. The challenge was heard and it touched the hearts of many within the LCS community. As news of the gift spread, several other donors responded in an overwhelming way. The challenge has created a renewed pride in Legacy Christian School and a sense of ownership to the challenge made by our donor. With grateful hearts, we are thankful to God to announce that LCS now owns the building and grounds!
God has been continually faithful throughout this process and His timing perfectly revealed. We continued to see our prayers answered as we sought His will time after time. We had the opportunity for a $250,000 match that would expire on June 30, 2012, and we received a check within the final hours of June 30th which allowed us to take full advantage of that match. Then, on December 19th, we received word that a donor was willing to match up to $45,000 on whatever we could raise by December 31st. Since July we had received capital campaign donations over that amount allowing us to take full advantage of that match and paying our debt in full. We give God all the praise and gratitude as only through Him can we accomplish unfathomable goals such as these.
As we move forward into the current year, we have secured pledges and donations in the amount of $64,000 toward our capital fund which will enable us to make some much needed renovations to the building and campus. God is good! We have a responsibility to be faithful stewards of all that God has blessed us with. We ask you to join us in prayer and continued support as we stand on the promises of Christ.
Legacy Christian School Hosts Noblesville's Finest -- 5/14/12
Students at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville were thrilled to share lunch with some of Noblesville's finest. Police Chief Kevin Jowitt and Assistant Chief Scott Kirby, as well as several patrolmen and detectives, accepted the invitation that had been extended by kids in grades 1-8. Even Mayor John Ditslear stopped by to join the fun. It was all part of Legacy's effort to let local law enforcement and community officials know how much their work is appreciated. "Legacy has become a unique part of Noblesville, and we are so grateful to the community for supporting us. This is just a small way to show our appreciation," said LCS Head of School Lana Thompson.
Legacy Christian Walking for Dreams -- 5/4/12
Supporters of Legacy Christian School in Noblesville are lacing up their walking shoes, ready to head to downtown Indianapolis. Legacy is one of a select number of nonprofit organizations that will participate in the Walking for Dreams event held each year at the canal in Indy. Walking for Dreams was created by the Sycamore Foundation to help local non-profits fundraise. The 5K Family and Pet walk happens on June 3rd this year, and Legacy Christian is inviting everyone to join team "Legacy Builder" and be part of this very special event. "Folks can participate in any of three ways... either by getting sponsors and walking with us, by sponsoring one of our walkers or by donating directly to Legacy," said Karen Hawkins, Communications Director at LCS. Walk t-shirts cost $15, but for everyone who brings in $100 in donations the t-shirt will be FREE! For details, to register or to donate, go to www.WalkingForDreams.org and look for Legacy Christian School!
Legacy Christian Students Gear Up -- 4/18/12
The fourth graders at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville have been learning Indiana history in a fast and furious way. The kids participated in the Indy 500 education program, and their work culminated in a field trip to the Speedway. Miss Barbie Inboden's class spent the day walking on the track, meeting a 500 Festival princess, sitting in an actual Indy car and even kissing the bricks that have made the brickyard famous. "We've been working for the last two weeks in class, studying how the race came to be and why it is such a special part of Indiana history," said Inboden. The kids have even learned through creative exercises in class that Indy drivers are also athletes who must train to physically endure the race. The Indy 500 education program welcomes fourth graders from all over the state, in an effort to bolster the Indiana history curriculum required for the age group.
Legacy Christian Students Conquer IREAD3 -- 4/12/12
Third graders at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville have passed the state's newest reading assessment with flying colors. The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination, or IREAD3, measures foundational reading standards by third grade. The goal is to make sure all Hoosier children achieve literacy. "We are so pleased to announce that every one of our third graders at Legacy Christian passed the test," said Lana Thompson, LCS Head of School. In fact, 20% of Legacy's third graders achieved a perfect score of 100 on all three elements of the test: vocabulary, comprehension and analysis. Beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, a student will be retained in grade if he/she does not achieve a passing score on the IREAD-3 assessment during the previous school year.
Legacy Christian Offers Summer Camp Fun -- 4/09/12
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville has opened registration for its new Summer Enrichment Camp program. For two weeks this summer, Legacy teachers and staff will offer specialized camp experiences, at a cost of just $65 - $75 per child, per camp, at the school's location at 470 Lakeview Drive. Some of the experiences being offered include Volleyball and Basketball Skills Camps, a Sweets Camp for up-and-coming bakers, Music in Motion Camp and many more! There will even be a Survivor Camp that will give kids a chance to participate in challenges sure to excite them. Legacy's enrichment camps will run the week of June 11-15, and the week of July 9-13, with morning and afternoon sessions. Deadline for registration is June 1, 2012.
Legacy Christian Opens Doors to Public -- 3/13/12
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville is now enrolling for Fall 2012, and will hold an Open House to help parents get important information about the school. The public is invited to stop by on Sunday, March 25th from 2-4pm at Legacy's location at 470 Lakeview Drive in Noblesville. There will be balloons and fun for kids, and parents will get the chance to meet teachers and get their questions answered. Legacy offers excellent education with a Biblical worldview to students from preschool into 8th grade. For more information, call 776-4186 or visit online at www.LegacyChristianOnline.org.
Legacy Christian Fundraiser Tops $60,000 -- 3/6/12
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville celebrated its first year in its permanent home with a fundraiser that brought out supporters from all over Hamilton County. The 9th Annual Legacy Banquet drew almost 200 people, and brought in $60,000. "We are so grateful, first to God for providing in such an amazing way and second to all our supporters for giving so generously," said event chair Jodi Monroe. Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear and his wife Teri were among those in attendance. Ditslear was critical in facilitating Legacy's purchase of the former Forest Hill Elementary School from the city earlier this year. Legacy's Head of School, Lana Thompson said "To have a permanent home, and see the support from our parents and the entire community, has been a blessing." Legacy is now enrolling for Fall 2012, preschool through 8th grade and will hold an Open House on Sunday, March 25th from 2-4pm. For more information, call 776-4186 or visit online www.LegacyChristianOnline.org.
Legacy Student Receives Conference Award -- 2/13/12
A student at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville has been recognized for her character on the basketball court. Seventh grader Gwen Greenaway was selected by the coaches in the Christian School Athletic Conference as the Christian Character Award Winner at the recent CSAC tournament. The award is given to the student athlete who most exemplifies Christ-like attitude and behavior during the tournament. LCS Coach Tony Wilhelm said Gwen's love for others makes her a leader on the team. "For one of our young ladies to win the Christian Character Award is just proof that our teachers, administrators and parents at Legacy are doing the right things to help students enter their adult lives as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ!" Gwen is the daughter of Will and Angela Greenaway, of Noblesville.
Legacy Christian Student Becomes Eagle Scout -- 1/24/12
A student at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville has earned the highest honor given by the Boy Scouts of America. Zac Cochran, an eighth grader at Legacy, was presented with the Eagle Award during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Cochran is a member of Boy Scout Troop 105, and was elected to the Order of the Arrow (the Boy Scouts National Honor Society) in 2010. He has earned 55 merit badges in all, and is one of the youngest scouts to earn the Eagle Scout badge.
Legacy Christian First Semester Honor Roll -- 1/20/12
Legacy Christian School congratulates the following students for achieving honor roll status through excellent academic performance in the first semester of this school year. High Honors students have earned all As and Honors students have earned As and Bs.
4th Grade: High Honors - Hannah Caruana, Alexa, Davis, Simon Greenaway, Stephanie McClung, Natalie Powell & Lily Wilhelm; Honors - Robert Foland & Luke Smith.
5th Grade: High Honors - Laine Butler & Lia Roudebush; Honors - Maria Anderson, Annie Davis, Clay Holzworth, Matthew Peck, Ryan Sipe, Rosie Wood & Alec Wroblewski
6th Grade: High Honors - Nichole Cochran & Claire Verboncoeur; Honors - Aaron Frazeur, Olivia Steenberg, Katy Wilhelm, Joshua Williamson, & Alex Wilson.
7th Grade: High Honors - Bethany Gammon, Gwen Greenaway, John Kemper & Emily Verboncoeur; Honors - Elaine Burdine, Katie Burdine & Raegen Monk.
8th Grade: High Honors - Zac Cochran, Serena Hawkins & Caitlin Miller; Honors - Nastia Wilson.
Legacy Christian Welcomes New Preschool Director -- 1/13/12
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville has hired a new Preschool Director to oversee its soon-to-be expanded preschool offerings. Stephanie Quimby holds a degree in Elementary Education from Anderson University as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership from Indiana University, and has had years of experience in the field of education. "I am thrilled to be continuing my leadership journey with the team at Legacy Christian," she said. Legacy's preschool program will undergo several changes this fall. "We've surveyed parents, and they are asking for an expanded schedule. We are going to give that to them and be more cost-effective in the process." Regular morning preschool class offerings will run from 9am-1pm with options of 2, 3, 4 and 5 day a week classes. Legacy will also offer full-day options to run from 9am-3pm.
Legacy Christian Part of Noblesville Christmas Parade -- 11/27/11
Once again Legacy Christian School took part in the annual Noblesville Christmas Parade. This year the school teamed up with Operation Christmas Child to celebrate the season. Legacy has been a Hamilton County drop-off location for OCC shoeboxes for the last several years. The school's mascot, Mr. Grizz, rode with the students to celebrate the fun!
Legacy Christian Teams With Operation Christmas Child -- 11/5/11
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville has kicked off the Christmas season with service. Students and parents held a packing party for Operation Christmas Child. OCC sends filled shoe boxes all over the world to kids who may never have been given a gift in their lives. LCS supporters gathered donations of everything from socks and t-shirts to games, candy and toys to fill each shoebox. In a matter of just two hours, the crowd assembled almost 250 shoe boxes! Legacy is once again a collection center for the OCC Shoebox drive. The National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 14th - 21st. The public is invited to drop off shoebox donations at Legacy Christian School at 470 Lakeview Drive, Noblesville.
Legacy Christian Runner Takes Top Honors -- 10/17/11
A student from Legacy Christian School in Noblesville was a winner in the fourth annual Fishers XC Classic. Maria Anderson, a fifth grader, competed in the Bantam girls group, ages 9-10. She ran the 3K race in a time of 13:05, beating out 16 others in her division. The race was held at the Riverside Junior High Cross Country course in Fishers last weekend. Almost 140 athletes from all over Hamilton County took part in the race. Anderson, who ran with Legacy's cross country team this season and also runs with the Indiana All Star Running Club, will now continue her training in preparation for the USATF Junior Olympic State Meet to be held on November 5th.
Legacy Christian Teams Up with YMCA to Promote Kids Health -- 9/9/11
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville has teamed up with the YMCA and Lakeview Wesleyan Church to promote good health and activity for kids. The YMCA will be holding Flag Football, Soccer and Baseball mini-clinics in the fields at Legacy and the Wesleyan Church at 470 Lakeview Drive this fall. It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce children, ages 3-10, to these fun activities in a co-ed, non-competitive way. Clinics are one day a week for three weeks, beginning the third week of September, and cost $41. For more information or to register, please contact the YMCA at 317-558-3215.
Lady Grizzlies Christen Home Court With Win -- 9/8/11
It was a big night, and a big win, for the girls volleyball team at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville. The Lady Grizzlies hosted the Anderson Christian School Soldiers in the first official home match since Legacy took over the former Forest Hill elementary school. Legacy swept the match, winning two games with a score of 25-16 in each. The game drew a home crowd filled with Legacy supporters. This win advances the Lady Grizzlies to a 3-0 start this season. They face Lighthouse Christian Academy next Tuesday in Bloomington.
Fall Mum Sale Supports Legacy and Local Grower -- 8/22/11
Legacy Christian School's annual mum sale is officially underway, just in time for fall decorating. Residents around the area have come to know that Legacy's mums, in 8-inch pots, are gorgeous, large and healthy. The mums come from Noblesville's Hoods Gardens and at seven dollars a piece, they are considered by repeat buyers to be the best deal on fall mums in the area. Residents can either call 776-4186 or stop by the school at 470 Lakeview Drive in Noblesville to order their mums in white, yellow, red, purple or bronze. Orders must be in by September 1 and mums will be available for pickup on Saturday, September 10th.
Legacy of Education Continues at Forest Hill -- 8/16/11
The first day went off without a hitch for Legacy Christian School in Noblesville, after a very busy summer moving into the former Forest Hill Elementary. Students arrived with backpacks in tow as Legacy opened its doors to begin the school year in its new, permanent home at 470 Lakeview Drive. "To see the kids smiling as they walked into this fantastic building just made all the work moving in worth it," according to Communications Director Karen Hawkins. Legacy purchased the building from the City of Noblesville, after the city school system decided to close it at the end of last year. Legacy offers classes from preschool into eighth grade, with plans to begin high school next fall.
Legacy Christian Teams Up With Boy Scouts -- 8/10/11
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville is opening its doors to help the Boy Scouts of America host a scout night. Cub Scout Pack #121 will hold an informational meeting at Legacy next week. It will be an evening where students in first through fifth grades, and their parents, can discover more about the scout program and sign up to participate. "This is a great opportunity for Legacy to connect with our community," according to LCS Communications Director Karen Hawkins. "The Boy Scouts of America organization shares our own belief in duty to God and service to others." The scout information meeting happens Thursday, August 18th at 7pm at Legacy's location, 470 Lakeview Drive in Noblesville.
Legacy Christian Welcomes a Crowd for PrayerROCKS! -- 7/8/2011
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville welcomed Mayor John Ditslear and a crowd of parents, staff, and neighbors to the first event held at the school's new location, the former Forest Hill Elementary School on Lakeview Drive. The event was called PrayerROCKS! "It was important for us to acknowledge God's hand in moving us into this building," said Karen Hawkins, Legacy's Communications Director. "The Lord listened to our prayers, and answered in a huge way. We are incredibly grateful." Participants bowed in prayer to offer thanksgiving and to ask for continued guidance and provision for Legacy. Outside students and parents signed river rocks and then placed them around an 800-pound stone engraved with Legacy's name. The school will move into the facility over the next two weeks, with school starting on August 16th.
Legacy Christian Invites the Community to Pray -- 6/21/11
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville is just days away from moving into the school's first permanent home, the former Forest Hill Elementary. Before the move, Legacy is planning an event called "Prayer ROCKS!" on Friday, July 8th at 7pm at 470 Lakeview Drive. Because LCS leaders know the Lord provided this new facility, they want to invite the entire community out to pray over it. Before the end of the school year, Legacy students created and signed river rocks to bring to the prayer celebration. There will also be rocks available for those who join the Prayer ROCKS! event on the 8th. All of the river rocks will become part of a permanent marker at the school.
Legacy Christian Students Share Sweets With Seniors -- 5/17/11
Eighth graders from Legacy Christian School in Noblesville shared some sweet treats with the senior citizens living at Riverwalk Commons. It was part of the school's effort to reach out to the community and show Christ's love. Legacy's mascot, Mr. Grizz, led the visit. He brought along fresh bear claws that were baked and donated by Molly Herner of the new Logan Street Bakery, which is set to open on June 1st. The students served the snacks and enjoyed time interacting with Riverwalk's residents.
Legacy Christian Helping Those in Need -- 5/12/11
Students and staff at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville coupled fun and service to make an international impact. During the school year, almost $500 was collected from $1 Jeans Days and the school's Missions Emphasis Week. That money was donated to Love at Work Ministries, an organization with which several Legacy families have partnered to help those in need in Costa Rica. "There are many people there we love like family. It has placed a compassion in our hearts that we cannot ignore," said Patricia Davis, whose family has traveled to Costa Rica five times to share Christ by building new homes and serving in the food center. "Our involvement in Costa Rica has changed our lives in so many ways." Last summer several Legacy families traveled to Costa Rica to help in the ministry's efforts among the poor.
Legacy Christian Student Headed to Australia -- 5/11/11
A fifth grader at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville will soon be traveling down under as part of the People to People Ambassador program. Aaron Frazeur, who was nominated by a teacher and then selected for the program, will travel to Australia at the end of June. Frazeur will be working on an Aussie ranch, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef and touring the Sydney Opera House. People to People was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, in an effort to promote cultural understanding. Frazeur says he is looking forward to representing the United States as well as discovering another continent, "I can't wait to learn how to surf!" Frazeur also believes the trip will "change the way I view people around the world."
Noblesville Fire Department Visits Legacy Christian -- 5/5/11
Preschoolers at Legacy Christian in Noblesville welcomed city firefighters for a special visit. Division Chief Rick Russell met with the kids to explain the importance of being prepared in case of fire. He showed a video that helped the preschoolers understand what it means to crawl under smoke, have a meeting place and stop, drop and roll. Afterward, firefighters drove an engine and an ambulance to the school entrance. Students were given a tour of the equipment and had the chance to ask lots of questions.
Legacy Christian Hosts 8th Annual Auction -- 4/20/11
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville will hosts its 8th Annual Auction and Fellowship at the end of this month. The public is invited to attend An Evening At Legacy on Saturday, April 30th, at 6:30pm at the school's current location, 1399 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Coffee and Dessert will accompany great entertainment as well as a live and silent auction. Among the items available: a Larry Bird autographed basketball, Disney park hopper tickets and plenty of other amazing items. For tickets, call 317-776-4186.
Legacy Christian Student on a Mission -- 4/19/11
An eighth-grader from Legacy Christian School in Noblesville traveled almost two thousand miles to serve on a medical missions team. Ellie Perkins says she felt God wanted her to go to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. She joined a team of volunteers, along with her father, who provided medical help and dentistry to the needy in the area. Ellie also delivered children's books created and written in Spanish by her fellow students at Legacy Christian. For Ellie, the experience was life changing. "The kids there have so little, and yet they are happy," she said. Ellie is planning to study optometry, and hopes to someday use her skills to continue to help those in need.
Legacy Christian Hosts Free Fun! -- 4/8/11
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville will open its doors for plenty of FREE fun at its annual Open House. Kids will enjoy balloons, face painting, games and prizes while parents can get information about the small, private school. It all happens on Sunday, April 17th from 2-4pm at the school's facility at 1399 Greenfield Avenue in Noblesville. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about classes offered from preschool into high school. There will also be information about Legacy's upcoming move into its new facility, Forest Hill Elementary School. The city of Noblesville has agreed to sell the building to Legacy, with possession to happen this summer. For more information on the Open House at Legacy Christian School, call 776-4186.
Legacy Christian Students Step Up to Help -- 3/27/11
Students at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville really "stepped up" to help those around the world who are in need. As part of the school's Missions Emphasis Week, the kids brought in pairs of new tennis shoes to donate to Samaritan's Feet. It is an organization dedicated to bringing shoes to the more than 300 million children in the world who do not have them. The two-week-long campaign resulted in the collection of over one hundred pairs of shoes from Legacy students.
Legacy Christian School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll -- 3/25/11
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville is pleased to announce the following students achieved Honor Roll status in the third quarter of this school year:
3rd Grade: High Honors - Hannah Caruana; Honors - Alexa Davis, Robi Foland, Simon Greenaway, Stephanie McClung & Lily Wilhelm.
4th Grade: High Honors - Bryson Chapman & Ariana Wills; Honors - Maria Anderson, Laine Butler, Annie Davis, Victoria Frazeur, Clay Holzworth, Lia Roudebush, Ryan Sipe & Alec Wroblewski.
5th Grade: High Honors - Nichole Cochran & Danielle Jones; Honors - Katy Wilhelm, Joshua Williamson, Aaron Frazeur, Alex Wilson & Claire Verboncoeur.
6th Grade: High Honors - Kate Eyster, Bethany Gammon, Gwen Greenaway, Abigail Perkins & Emily Verboncoeur: Honors - Raegen Monk.
7th Grade: High Honors - Serena Hawkins, Caitlin Miller & Nastia Wilson; Honors: Zac Cochran & Sadie Ellenburg.
8th Grade: Honors - Paige Verboncoeur, Jamie Wendt, Kayla Soultz & Sue McClung.
Noblesville Police Chief Visits Legacy Christian School Students -- 3/8/11
Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt took time out of a busy schedule to visit with Mrs. Joyce Sowers' fifth graders at Legacy Christian School. Jowitt has been chief for almost two years, and told the kids he loves his job because he is able to help people everyday. Jowitt has become a pen pal with student Aaron Frazeur, and after speaking to the class the chief sat down to lunch with Aaron and his friends. The students are looking forward to a return visit from Chief Jowitt because he has promised to bring a member of the Noblesville PD K9 team with him.
Legacy Christian Fourth Graders On The Nation's Report Card -- 2/23/11
Students in fourth grade at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville just finished an especially important test. The class was selected to take part in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam. It is a federal test that collects and reports information on student trends and performance at the national, state and local level. The data will be reported as part of The Nation's Report Card. Legacy students answered questions in the areas of reading and mathematics. The information will be combined with results nationwide and used to compare student performance through the years. The NAEP was first administered in 1964, and is considered to be a critical piece of data for assessing our nation's educational systems.
Legacy Christian Student Serves in State Senate -- 2/18/11
Seventh grader Serena Hawkins was given the chance to see the legislative process up close and personal when she served as a Senate Page for a Day under Senator Beverly Gard. The student from Legacy Christian School in Noblesville is interested in politics, so serving in the 117th Session of the Indiana General Assembly was an excellent experience. "I liked hearing the lawmakers discussing different bills that will affect all of us. Someday I'd like to be part of that process," Hawkins said. Every year Indiana students in grades 6-12 are given the opportunity to learn about government by serving in the legislative page program.
Legacy Christian AD Inducted Into Triton Hall of Fame -- 2/18/11
John Yantiss, the Athletic Director at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville, has been honored in many ways over the years. But his induction this weekend into the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame is extra special. Yantiss is a 1966 graduate of Triton High School in Marshall County. He was named Triton's "Athlete of the Year" that year. Since then Yantiss has been a teacher, coach, athlete and IHSAA official for 40 years. "We at Legacy are blessed to have Mr. Yantiss on staff as our Athletic Director," said Karen Hawkins, the school's Communications Director. "John has a genuine love of athletics, teamwork and students that is simply phenomenal." Yantiss is currently coaching Legacy's girls basketball team, and sending the same message to athletes that he always has, saying "Success is how you have affected other people's lives in a positive manner."
Legacy Christian Teacher Takes Tasty Approach to Science -- 2/11/11
The students in Miss Barbie Inboden's fourth grade class at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville are used to lots of hard work mixed with fun. A recent science experiment also added a little good taste to the mix. As part of the class' study of physical and chemical changes in matter, the students each took turns adding water to pancake mix taking it from a solid to a liquid. Next Miss Inboden put the mix on a hot skillet and the students noted the air bubbles indicating gas formation in the mix. Finally, when the mixture was fully cooked the kids enjoyed the "solid" deliciousness of fresh pancakes. It is no wonder Miss Inboden was recently voted as one of Hamilton County's best teachers.
Legacy Christian Welcomes New Mascot -- 1/28/11
The students at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville could "bear-ly" contain themselves when they met the new school mascot. The kids voted on the mascot's name, and in a landslide decision he was named "Mr. Grizz". Mr. Grizz was introduced during LCS spirit week, where the school's Lady Grizzly basketball team advanced their season by winning against Columbus Christian School.
Noblesville City Officials Visit Legacy Christian -- 1/21/11
The fifth graders at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville got a visit from some VIP pen pals. Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Administrative Officer Mike Hendricks, and Economic Development officials Judi Johnson and Christy Langley all stopped by to talk with the students about how the city is run. Students in Mrs. Joyce Sowers' class have been pen pals with these city representatives for over two years. The kids were able to ask about things like how the city brings in new businesses and how far they've traveled to talk about Noblesville. After the questions and answer time, everyone sat down to have lunch together before getting back to work!
Legacy Christian Preschoolers Go Deep -- 1/19/11
Preschoolers at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville got up close and personal with some sea life. The children, ages 3-5, have been studying the ocean. The highlight of their study was when John Boe, father to one of the students, brought in several star fish, snails and other underwater creatures for the kids to examine. The children also had fun creating paper bag whales and ocean life paintings with stamps.
Legacy Christian Support Goes Over the Top -- 1/4/11
Supporters of Legacy Christian School in Noblesville are celebrating after exceeding a financial challenge set at the beginning of the holiday season. Legacy started its Merry Match Christmas campaign after an anonymous donor offered to give the school $50,000 if it could raise an additional $20,000 on its own by the end of 2010. Donations poured in from around Noblesville, the state and even across the country, some from as far away as Arizona. When it was all counted, Legacy raised almost $45,000 on its own, for a total of almost $95,000 given in the month of December! "The generosity of our supporters, especially in this economy and at this time of year, was simply phenomenal," said Karen Hawkins, Legacy's Communications Director. "The Lord has blessed us mightily, and we know He expects us to continue to bless others in return."
Christmas Miracle for Legacy Christian -- 12/27/10
Just when Legacy Christian School in Noblesville thought all hope to purchase Forest Hill Elementary was lost, unexpected giving and support totaling $1 Million dollars in cash may yet help make it happen. “Sometimes the Lord asks you to wait and see what He will do. We never expected this,” said LCS Communications Director Karen Hawkins.
Forest Hill Elementary is slated to close at the end of this school year. The facility presents an ideal opportunity for Legacy Christian to continue its excellent work in the community. “The City of Noblesville and Noblesville School District have been terrific in laying out their concerns that the taxpayers be compensated well for Forest Hill. We deeply respect the desire to help the taxpayers of Noblesville. Our new offer does that in the best possible way, by injecting almost four times as much cash into the district, all of it from the private sector, while removing another $900,000 each year in per student cost as our students remain out of the Noblesville school system,” said Chuck Williamson, LCS Board Treasurer.
The City’s offer included $275,000 in cash and the waiving of fees associated with school construction in the district, a package estimated between $900,000 and $1.7M. “We appreciate the City of Noblesville being transparent about its proposal. That enabled friends of the community, who feel strongly that Legacy will continue to benefit the area, to embrace this situation in an amazing way,” said Hawkins.
“The best part of our new offer is that it keeps giving back to the taxpayers of Noblesville. Most of the students who attend Legacy would be on the rolls in the public schools if not for our school. The cost to educate each student in the district is about $9,000 per year. Multiply that number by a minimum of 100 students at Legacy, and the savings for the district is $900,000 or more each year that Legacy exists.”
Residents living near Forest Hill have said they would welcome Legacy as a neighbor, keeping the facility a school as it has been from its construction. They also appreciate Legacy’s status as a top private school in Indianapolis, and the school’s emphasis on teaching student servant hood and leadership.
Legacy Christian officials delivered the $1.9M offer Monday, and they note that the unexpected giving and support offered to help Legacy at this time will only happen if Legacy purchases Forest Hill. LCS is hoping for a quick response from the Noblesville School Board and the City of Noblesville.
Legacy Christian Students Wrap For Free! -- 12/17/10
Students from Legacy Christian School in Noblesville gave up part of their first day of Christmas vacation to serve the community. Middle Schoolers gathered at the Kohl's department store to offer free gift wrapping to customers at the Noblesville store. The gift wrapping was aimed at helping folks get through this busy time of year with a little less stress. "We just wanted the chance to serve others," said Gwen Greenaway, a sixth grader at Legacy. Kohl's not only generously allowed the students to execute this project, but also surprised Legacy by donating $500 to the non-profit school.
Noblesville Schools Ignore $330,000 Offer for Forest Hill -- 12/16/10
Legacy Christian School has submitted a third offer to the Noblesville School Board, in hopes of purchasing the soon-to-be closed Forest Hill Elementary School. Noblesville School officials have not responded to the first two $330,000 offers presented by Legacy.
At the same time, District officials have acknowledged that they are negotiating a possible transfer of the Forest Hill property with the City of Noblesville, although they admit there is no documentation available on this proposal. Because of building code considerations, operating the Forest Hill property as anything other than a school would require the city to make expensive upgrades to meet code. It would also be costly for the city to maintain an abandoned building.
"We are not clear on why the school board would overlook our offer in the face of these tough economic times," said LCS Board Treasurer Chuck Williamson. "However, we have resubmitted our offer in hopes that the board will consider it. We feel strongly that the people of Noblesville would benefit from an influx of $330,000 to the school district. Keeping Forest Hill a school would also provide continuity in that neighborhood."
Cash-strapped Noblesville City Schools Consider Windfall -- 12/14/10
Legacy Christian School has proposed an offer that would help the cash-strapped Noblesville City Schools while also providing a permanent home for LCS. Legacy officials have offered the Noblesville School Board several hundred thousand dollars to purchase the soon-to-be closed Forest Hill Elementary on Lakeview Drive.
The facility is considered out-dated by the school district, but it would be a perfect place for the small private school, according to Legacy School Board member Chuck Williamson. "The building and grounds at Forest Hill would be a God-given provision for Legacy and we are also pleased to be of some help to the city schools during these difficult economic times," said Williamson.
The Noblesville School Board is considering the LCS offer, and weighing it against a Noblesville City proposal in which the school district would "gift" Forest Hill to the city, without remuneration to the school district. The Noblesville School Board meets on December 14 to consider both proposals.
Anonymous Donor Looks to Bless Legacy Christian -- 12/1/10
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville is facing a challenge, and a blessing, from an anonymous source. A donor has offered to give the school $50,000 if the school can raise $20,000 of its own before December 31. Legacy has never received a financial gift of this size before. As the school looks to purchase its own facility, the money would be a true God-send, according to Karen Hawkins, Legacy's Communications Director. "Finances are tight for everyone at this time, but the Lord has seen fit to move in this way and we are ready to answer His call," she said. Legacy has begun a fundraising campaign called "Merry Match 2010!" in an effort to raise the $20,000 required. Hawkins said, "This school strives to be an integral part of our community, teaching kids to share Christ through programs like Operation Christmas Child and Kids Against Hunger. Now we're asking the public to help us expand our efforts." Legacy is accepting donations by cash, check (payable to Legacy Christian School) and even by credit card securely online at the school's website, www.LegacyChristianOnline.org. Donations may be mailed to Legacy at 1399 Greenfield Ave., Suite 100, Noblesville, IN 46060, Attention: Merry Match 2010!. For more information, call the school at 317-776-4186
Legacy Christian Marches in Noblesville Christmas Parade -- 11/28/10
Students, parents and staff from Legacy Christian School in Noblesville joined the city's annual Christmas Parade on Sunday. The parade's theme this year was “The Spirit of Christmas With Family and Friends." Hare Chevrolet loaned a truck to the Legacy marchers, who handed out hundreds of flyers and plenty of candy. Legacy parade coordinator Constantia McClung said, "The weather was perfect, sunny and warm. It made Noblesville residents want to come out and enjoy. We all had a blast!"
Record Breaking Operation Christmas Child Drive at Legacy -- 11/23/10
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear joined families and students at Legacy Christian School for a record breaking Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive. Legacy has served as an official drop off site for the program for years. This year, more than 1,600 shoe boxes were collected at the Legacy location, with over 200 of those coming from students and families at the school. Operation Christmas Child allows folks to fill shoe boxes with toys, clothing and other items to be sent to needy children worldwide. More than 35,000 boxes were collected in Central Indiana, on their way to making Christmas smiles happen all over the world.
Legacy Christian Hosts Noblesville Mayor and Parents -- 11/16/10
Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear was the speaker at Legacy Christian School's annual Parent Chapel and Brunch. Ditslear spoke to a group of about two hundred parents and students at Legacy, congratulating the school on its partnership with Operation Christmas Child. Ditslear also told the crowd how his personal faith has changed his life and his perspective over the years. While taking questions Ditslear said that the best part of his job was the chance to meet so many local residents and help improve life in Noblesville.
Legacy Christian Lego Team A Winner -- 11/15/10
The Lego team from Legacy Christian School in Noblesville walked away with a trophy at the First Lego League regional competition. The international science-based competition is for elementary and middle school students. Sixteen teams competed at Center Grove Middle School and the Legacy Legos took second place for teamwork. Members of the LCS Lego team include: Ben Grimsey, Katy Wilhelm, Ryan Sipe, Nathan McQuillan, Bryson Chapman, Matthew Peck, Emmaline Grimsey, Alec Wroblewski and Cole Cutforth. Special thanks to our parent coaches, Rich Eyster and Chris Sipe as well as our staff coach, Deanna Gholson!!
Legacy Christian Students Spread Cheer to Soldiers -- 11/12/10
The students at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville have once again joined the effort to support our soldiers overseas at Christmas. Students in every grade wrote letters to servicemen and women, many adding their own colorful drawings. The letters go into care packages created by local volunteers and sent to those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The boxes contain essential items like chapstick and neck coolers, but many of the recipients say the students' letters are the best part because they remind soldiers of home.
Feathers Fly At Legacy Christian School -- 11/12/10
A very unique teaching tool was on hand to help middle school students at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville. Science instructor Marie Schumacher brought in a pet rooster to serve as a visual aid in lessons on the physics of flight. Students studied the design of the bird's feathers, and also compared the physical differences between chickens and longer-flying birds like hawks and eagles. Perhaps the best part of the lesson was the chance for students to name the rooster. The winning suggestion: Einstein Pythagoras Spittles the First.
Legacy Christian Teams Up With Operation Christmas Child -- 11/8/10
Once again Legacy Christian School in Noblesville is an official drop off center for Operation Christmas Child's shoebox effort. This program allows donors to fill shoeboxes with items like toiletries, clothing or toys that will be delivered to needy children all over the world. The National Collection Week happens November 15-22, and the public is invited to drop off shoeboxes at Legacy, 1399 Greenfield Avenue in Noblesville. For more information go to www.samaritanspurse.org
Legacy Christian Runner Advances to Regional Competition -- 11/6/10
A cross country athlete from Legacy Christian School in Noblesville will continue her fast-track ways in regional competition. Fourth grader Maria Anderson holds Legacy's record for fastest completion of the 1.9 mile cross country track. After the school's running season wrapped up, Anderson went on to compete at the USATF Indiana Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in Carmel. She took fifth place in her division, and will go on to compete at the regional level in Plainfield, Illinois. Maria's younger brother Andrew, a second grader at Legacy, also qualified for the regional competition.
USAF Pilot Presents Flag to Legacy Christian -- 10/12/10
It was a very special presentation at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville. As part of the school's spirit week, US Air Force Lt. Col. Victor Verboncoeur presented Legacy with an American flag that flew with him in a combat support mission for Operation Enduring Freedom, the war in Afghanistan. Verboncoeur, father of three Legacy students, is a pilot in the Air Force Reserve. He flies a KC-135 Stratotanker and refuels aircraft in mid-air, while flying between 400 and 500 miles per hour. In presenting the flag, Verboncoeur told students, teachers and parents how important it is that we all remember what our soldiers are doing to secure our freedom. Verboncoeur kept everyone fascinated as he detailed the work involved in 25 combat support refueling missions this summer. The flag, framed with a certificate of authenticity from the US Air Force, will be proudly displayed at Legacy.
Legacy Christian Students Ready to Show Spirit! -- 10/8/10
The students at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville are gearing up for the school's Spirit Week next week. Each day will offer special fun for the kids, from Wear Your PJ's To School Day to Crazy Hat Day. On Tuesday, Legacy will host an "Athletic Extravaganza", featuring a cross country match between the school's student team and a team of coaches and parents. Right after the meet, Legacy's girls volleyball team will host its final home game of the season against Trinity Christian. Even Bob Evans Restaurant in Noblesville is getting in on the action, hosting a Legacy Community Fun Night Tuesday from 4pm to 10pm. Patrons who bring in a Legacy Fun Night flyer, available on the school's Facebook group page, will see 15% of the total spent donated to LCS.
Legacy Christian Fundraiser Brings Out The Community -- 9/11/10
Legacy Christian School took over part of the 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville, to welcome the community for its annual Mum Sale Fundraiser. Students and families came together, selling more than 1,500 mums, all to benefit Legacy's general fund. The gorgeous mums were provided by Hoods Gardens in Noblesville. The fundraiser garnered almost $5,000 for the school which is located on Greenfield Avenue, across from Stony Creek Elementary.
Legacy Christian Hosts Cross Country Meet -- 9/10/10
Another first for Legacy Christian School in Noblesville. The school hosted its first cross country meet at its new location on Greenfield Avenue. The invitational brought students from as far away as Bloomington and Mooresville to compete. Legacy's team, made up of students in grades fourth through eighth, ran well on the 1.9 mile track, "We are a young team, and it is a joy to watch these kids work so hard and improve every week," said Coach Marie Schumacher.
Legacy Christian School Hosts Local Author -- 9/3/10
Middle school students at Legacy Christian School in Noblesville had the chance to learn from a local author who has published several novels. Larry D. Sweazy, Noblesville, visited with Legacy's sixth, seventh and eighth graders as part of Mrs. Debbie Mansfield's language arts class. Sweazy answered student questions, explaining how he finally had his first writings published and what is involved in writing a novel from idea to publication. The award winning Sweazy specializes in writing novels set in the old west, and he has a new book, The Badger's Revenge, coming out next spring.
Legacy Christian Named A Top Private School -- 9/1/10
Legacy Christian School in Noblesville has received yet another accolade. Indianapolis Monthly magazine has named Legacy among the top private schools in the region. The list utilized data from the Indiana Department of Education, including ISTEP scores, class size and attendance. Information was gathered from Hamilton, Marion, Hendricks, and Johnson counties. Legacy Christian offers classes from preschool through eighth grade, and recently moved to a new location on Greenfield Avenue in Noblesville.
Legacy Christian School Passes Zoning Hurdle -- 7/13/10
The Noblesville Board of Zoning Appeals has given a greenlight for Legacy Christian School to begin the upcoming school year in its new location. Concerns about potential traffic problems during school hours prompted the board to extend conditional approval of Legacy's operation at 1399 Greenfield Avenue, across from Stony Creek Elementary. The highly traveled stretch of road will be closely monitored in an effort to keep traffic flowing well during morning and afternoon drop off times. Legacy Christian is a non-profit organization, and is independent of any church affiliation. While currently leasing the property on Greenfield Avenue, school leaders hope to purchase the building within the next year and make it Legacy's permanent home.
Legacy Christian Moves Into New Facility -- 6/12/10
Legacy Christian School has moved into its new facility in Noblesville. The private school, offering grades preschool through ninth, is now located at 1399 Greenfield Avenue, across from Stony Creek Elementary. The move, a year in the making, was a huge undertaking and dozens of volunteers came out to help make it happen. “What a joy to see so many parents and kids come together to serve in this way,” said interim principal Jeannie Watson. The newly hired principal, Chuck Chapman, will begin on July 1. Work will continue all summer to get individual classrooms ready for the beginning of school in August.