by Jason McGuire | May 15, 2023
Student safety and security is a top concern for many of our families. Your student’s safety is also a priority of the Lima Christian School Board.
In recent years, Lima Christian has invested significantly in hardening our school. Now, we are prepared to take the next step. At last Thursday’s meeting, the Board voted to approve a plan that will provide an armed school resource officer (SRO) for the 2023-24 Academic Year.
The proposal involves a three-way, cost-sharing agreement with the town of Lima and the local public school, Lima Primary. This novel, public-private partnership will allow the three entities to partner with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office in contracting to provide a full-time SRO who would split his or her time between the two schools and be available for priority calls in the town of Lima. Having a law enforcement officer stationed in Lima would dramatically reduce response time and increase public safety for the entire community.
While the LCS Board has already voted to approve the funding for this endeavor, the Lima Town Board has scheduled a public hearing to receive community input regarding its share of the funding. That hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 6, beginning at 6:15 PM at the Lima Town Hall (7329 East Main St., Lima, NY 14485). Interested parties (particularly Lima residents) are encouraged to attend and voice their support for this plan. It is expected that Lima Primary will also host a public hearing prior to authorizing funds for its portion of the proposal.
Should you have any thoughts about this or any other matter, you can reach Principal Britton via email or at (585) 624-3841. The Board can also be reached via email.
by Jason McGuire | Mar 28, 2023
The news out of Nashville is devastating.
Covenant School, a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church, is a private, faith-based school of approximately 200 students and 50 staff in Nashville, Tennessee. Yesterday, a former student of the school, in a mass shooting, took the lives of three current students and three staff members.
This has been a subject of prayerful concern among our faculty and staff today. We expect it has been among your household as well. Please join us in lifting the Covenant School community before the Lord in this time of tremendous tragedy.
Realizing that we live in a sin-stricken world and that evil can occur anywhere, over the last several years, Lima Christian has taken several steps to harden our school. Some of those measures have included: electronic locks, application of shatter-proof film to entry doors, limiting points of entry, video surveillance, identification-before-entry policies, lockdown drills, coordination with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office and increased law enforcement patrols.
Know that your student’s safety is a top priority for Lima Christian School.
Can we do more? Always.
This is why, some months ago, Principal Vicky Britton brought a proposal to the School Board that we contract with East Canyon Security (ECS) to improve our safety and security protocols. The Board unanimously approved this contract.
ECS is owned and operated by Mr. Robert Holt. Mr. Holt is a 10-year law enforcement veteran and school resource officer. He has been partnering with LCS to provide planning, preparation, procedure development and faculty and staff professional development. In fact, Holt, acting in his private capacity, provided an in-depth emergency training workshop at the school’s last professional development day.
Finally, your student(s) has undoubtedly heard some of the reporting regarding Covenant School. They may not yet know how to articulate their thoughts and concerns regarding this matter. Gently, and when appropriate, please check in on your child(ren). While we strive to provide a safe learning space for your student(s) and have a counselor on campus, emotionally your child(ren) may have some things to process that are most appropriate in a home setting.
Should you have any questions, you can reach Principal Britton via email or at (585) 624-3841. The Board can be reached via email as well.
Thank you for your continued prayers for the Lord’s protective covering over the hearts and minds of our students, as well as our physical campus.
by Jason McGuire | Mar 6, 2023
Lima, NY— Lima Christian School is pleased to present the musical Disney’s Descendants: The Musical on Friday, March 10, at 7 pm and Saturday, March 11, at 2 pm and 7 pm. The musical will take place at the Honeoye Falls-Lima high school auditorium in Honeoye Falls, NY.
Descendants: The Musical is based on all three Disney Channel original Descendants movies. The stage version features an updated book and boasts a contemporary pop score, including songs from all three of the Disney Channel original movies, including “Rotten to the Core,” “If Only,” “Chillin’ Like a Villain,” and “Break This Down.”
In Descendants: The Musical, Disney’s favorite heroines and heroes live happily ever after in the shimmering kingdom of Auradon. Meanwhile, the world’s most evil villains have been banished to the Isle of the Lost and stripped of all magic and evil power. Ben, the beloved son of King Beast and Queen Belle, is about to be crowned as King of Auradon. When he optimistically invites four trouble-making offspring of the most wicked villains to come to Auradon Prep School as exchange students, it could usher in a new era of acceptance and unity or spell certain disaster. Will Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos–the children of Maleficent, Grimhilde, Jafar, and Cruella de Vil–accomplish their plan to steal Fairy Godmother’s wand and restore their parents to power? Or will they find the strength to choose goodness instead?
“One of the songs in the show says, ‘The road could be hard and the night could be dark, but like stars we’ll shine brightly wherever we are,’” says director Bethany Warsaw. “As we’ve learned during the past few years, we need each other, and we need to work together to bring light into the darkness. This musical shows that we are stronger when we work together, no matter what our backgrounds are, what we look like, or where we come from.”
Disney’s Descendants is recommended for children of all ages and is approximately two hours long with an intermission. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults. They are available at the school office, for cash sale at the door, or online at www.seatyourself.biz/limachristian. For more information, call Lima Christian School at (585) 624-3841 or email email@example.com.
Lima Christian School is a private, faith-based, Pre-K through 12th-grade day school in Lima, NY. LCS is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. It provides academic excellence, a nurturing environment, and a strong community to help students discover their God-given talents and prepare them for a life honoring Jesus Christ.
by Jason McGuire | Nov 12, 2022
One week ago, was Lima Christian School’s 2022 Benefit Auction.
Historically, the auction has been our school’s largest fundraising event of the year, but this time we set a record.
In fact, through your support and God’s amazing provision, we shattered previous records. The 2022 Auction raised $52,643.63. It was an 87 percent increase over our 2021 event and a nearly $15,000 increase over our previous record, which was set in 2017.
Lima Christian families, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and the business community came together to make the auction the tremendous success that it was. The Teitsworth family’s RTI Auctions has been pivotal in the growth of the event, not the least of which was the addition of an online auction this year. Whether you donated an item, sponsored an ad, shared a social media post, placed a bid, baked a potato, volunteered for childcare, or lifted a prayer, you are partners in this provision.
As Theresa Dils, secretary of the LCS Board, recently reminded members of the Board, we should not be surprised by these results. Some years ago, the Board began praying for a $50,000 event. At the time, we were believing God for what seemed like a big goal. Yet, only a few years later, the Lord has heard and graciously answered that request.
Lima Christian is financially assisting more families than ever before. So, thank you for your part in making sure that our school has all the resources it needs to continue providing students with an excellent, Christ-centered education.
Psalm 66:5 says, “Come and see what God has done: He is awesome in his deeds.” At Lima Christian School, we have certainly experienced that reality. Now, we cannot help but wonder what God wants to do in and through our school next.
by Jason McGuire | Sep 4, 2022
Right now you’re squeezing every last ounce out of summer, but we’re looking forward to soon welcoming students back to school.
At Lima Christian, one of our shared values is community.
Accordingly, LCS is hosting a special “First Friday” event. “First Friday” is intended to encourage community among our students, families, faculty, and staff at the start of the academic year.
You’re invited to join us this Friday, September 9, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM for a fun-filled evening.
It’s no cost to our families. We’ll provide the music, bounce houses, gaga pit, pizza, cotton candy and snow cones. You simply show up with your family and a lawn chair or two.
We are seeking several volunteers for this event. If you would like to serve in this capacity, please email via email.
Let’s celebrate the start of another school year!
by Jason McGuire | May 31, 2022
Lima, NY—The Lima Christian School Board is pleased to announce that Vicky Britton has been named as the next principal of Lima Christian School. A familiar face, Mrs. Britton had been serving as the interim principal during the 2021-22 Academic Year, but now assumes the title and responsibilities of permanent principal.
Britton earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She is also pursuing a Graduate Certificate in School Leadership through Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA).
Principal Britton began her professional career as a speech pathologist. Her work experience took her from Norman Howard School (Rochester, NY) to serving as an ESL educator at Lima Christian and then the director of the school’s International Student Program. In 2020, Britton began serving as Vice Principal of Lima Christian. Following Principal John Reese’s 2021 departure, Britton stepped in as Interim Principal.
In many ways, it was from that moment that Principal Britton’s interview process began. Still, the nearly year-long search process resulted in thirteen candidates applying for the position. Those candidates drew from not only New York, but also other states and even internationally. Following an initial screening process, two candidates were invited to interview as finalists. Principal Britton was one of them.
“With strong recommendations from members of our faculty, as well as our families, it became abundantly clear that Vicky Britton was God’s choice for this season of the school’s ministry,” said Tony LaBarca, pastor of Crossroads Church and an LCS Board Member.
“When I started out as a basketball scorekeeper at Lima Christian, I dreamed of one day working at place like LCS, but I never imagined that I would be given the privilege of serving as the school’s principal. My husband and many members of our family are LCS alumni. I’m passionate about Christian education and humbled that the Lord would allow me to step into this role,” concluded Principal Britton.
“As an internal hire, Mrs. Britton understands the Lima Christian culture. She’ll keep the school rooted in its nearly fifty-year heritage of integrating Christian worldview into every discipline studied. While her strength in administration and heart for ministering to the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of modern students will serve the school well,” concluded Jason J. McGuire, Chairman of the Board.
Lima Christian School is a private, faith-based, Pre-K through 12th grade day school located where Livingston, Monroe and Ontario Counties meet in Lima, NY. LCS is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International. It provides academic excellence, a nurturing environment, and strong community to help students discover their God-given talents and prepare them for a life honoring Jesus Christ. LCS is a ministry of Crossroads Church.