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Elementary Overview

At Central Christian Elementary, it is our goal to develop academically prepared students through a Christ-centered education and to help them develop a Biblical worldview. The Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ are woven into the total educational program through grade-level curriculum.  Most, but not all, of our curriculum is from biblical worldview publishers.  Our worldview carries throughout our music and art program, physical education, weekly chapels, service-learning projects, etc.
Teachers provide a nurturing environment for students while encouraging them toward our ultimate goal: the yielding of their lives to God and the development of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Other things you might like to know about us:
  • Elementary chapels occur weekly and include praise and worship music followed by biblically-based teaching. This happens through guest speakers, skits, biblically-based lessons, PowerPoints, object lessons, etc.
  • Music programs are always a delight and are held at Christmas time and then again in the spring.
At Central we like to have fun in other ways too! Some of our elementary celebrations include the following:
  • Grandparents Day in September
  • Grades 2-5 Family Math Night in October or November
  • Operation Christmas Child in November
  • Thanksgiving class parties in November
  • Kindergarten Wannabe Day in November
  • Christmas class parties in December
  • Pre-K–Grade 1 Family Reading Night in January
  • Kansas Day celebration in January
  • 100 Days of School Celebration in January/February
  • Fourth Grade Wax Museum in February
  • Valentine's Day class parties in February
  • Read Across America Celebration in March
  • Kindergarten Exploration & First Grade Preview in March
  • First Grade Circus in March/April
  • Easter class parties in March/April
  • Awards Assembly at the end of the year
Because we value the parent-school partnership in each child’s education, we hold Parent-Teacher conferences twice a year, in October and in February. We do evening conferences as well as daytime conferences in order to accommodate our working families, but regular communication happens frequently during the school year as well.

4th Grade Wax Museum

K–5th Grade Faculty

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    Judy Parsons

    Elementary Principal 2015–Present
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    Misti Nixon

    Kindergarten Teacher 2022–Present
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    Susan Penner

    First Grade Teacher 1989–Present
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    Julie Willis

    Second Grade Teacher 1990–Present
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    Rebekah McConnell

    Third Grade Teacher 2022–Present
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    Kristin Spicer

    Fourth Grade Teacher 2011–Present
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    Shane Hines

    Fifth Grade Teacher 2022–Present
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    Paige Carrillo

    PE Instructor 2021–Present
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    April Basgall

    Library Attendant 2015–Present
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    Erica Hayden

    Art Instructor 2014–Present
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    Angela Huck

    Vocal Music Instructor 2012–Present
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    Stacy Nather

    Literacy Services Specialist 2021–Present
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    Jessica Linam

    Literacy Services Specialist 2022–Present

Glow Run

Read Across America

100th Day of School

K–2 Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Grandparents Day