It has been some time since my last communication and as we approach the end of the First Quarter, I felt it important to update you on some of the "on-goings" of the school.
- Record Enrollment - For the second consecutive year, Shiloh has set a record enrollment with a 22% increase over last year. In the past two years, the Shiloh family has added 115 new students. Shiloh currently has 497 students enrolled (Pre-K - Grade 12). Read full article.
- Grandparents Day - On October 12th, we again celebrated Grandparents Day. We had over 500 in attendance, and the Elementary students put on a wonderful program of music and faith. Read full article.
- Vision 2015 - Phase II - Well, its official! The drawings and estimates for the dirt-work are complete and we have met with Northern Improvement. As I write, we are embarking on a massive dirt moving project to shape the future athletic and performing arts complex for Shiloh. Read full article.
Our hope is to shape the fields this fall and begin construction of the football field and track next spring as we need to find alternative facilities for our football program. Also, if the funds are available, we would like to begin construction of the Commons Area.
· Turf Match - Challenge - In August, Shiloh received an anonymous $500,000 matching gift for turf on the football field. Read full article.
· Commons Area - This space will connect the two buildings, meet the food service needs of the school, serve as the lobby for the Performing Arts Center and allow us to free up some additional classroom spaces. Read full article.
To close, Shiloh has been blessed in so many ways. We continue to ask for your support in prayer, time, talents and financial commitment. In all that is happening, it would be easy to lose sight of our mission and purpose.....which is to provide "Academic Excellence on a Christian Foundation." New and improved facilities are nothing, if it doesn't fulfill that mission and increase purposeful programming of excellence within that context. The school's growth has allowed for more students to be exposed to the teachings of God's word. We have dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to providing these rich and impactful experiences to the students in the classroom, on the stage or competing in activities. Ultimately, it is our desire to graduate young men and women, who have identified their gifts, love their God with "All Their Heart", and a desire to impact and serve their communities as God intends. As I stated at Grandparents' Day, "To God be the Glory!"