You’re Invited To First Friday

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!

Lima Christian Names Vicky Britton School Principal

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.

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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.

Lima Christian Holds Second Annual “LCS Strong” Day

Lima, NY—Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month, today Lima Christian School is holding its second annual “LCS Strong” Day. Beginning at 4:00 PM this evening, members of the Lima Christian community are gathering on the school’s campus (1574 Rochester St., Lima, NY 14485) to hear from speakers emphasizing mental health awareness. Additionally, there is music, games, a food, and ice cream truck, as well as a bonfire.

Stacy Tripp, Lima Christian’s Guidance Counselor, explained, “Last May, Lima Christian School held its first annual LCS Strong Day to shed light on the important topic of mental health awareness, as well as to foster a stronger sense of community within our walls. We were still in a pandemic, and on the heels of spending a good portion of the year apart, our theme was ‘Better Together.’ This year’s theme is ‘Speak Life!’”

In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, the Bible teaches, “encourage one another and build each other up.” Accordingly, throughout the week of May 23-26, students wrote notes of encouragement to each other. They placed these notes on school lockers, desks, and classroom doors—anywhere students felt led to spread a kind word.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “a mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, behavior, or mood.” Things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, and eating disorders are among the most recognized mental illnesses today.

  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14.

Principal Vicky Britton says, “On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, like many other schools across the country, we have seen a rise in students struggling with their mental health. Our small-class size and emphasis on the whole person, allows Lima Christian to support our students in a personalized way. This led us to start this now annual tradition.”

“In a dark world, the body of Christ must come together in support of one another, speaking life into each other,” concluded Tripp.

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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.

Lima Christian School Principal Search Progresses

Lima, NY—As the Lima Christian School Board continues its search for the school’s next principal, it would like to provide our community with an update concerning the process.

Jason J. McGuire, chairman of the Board, shared the following remarks:

“In January, we asked those affiliated with Lima Christian to share this employment opportunity with those in their circles of influence. We are appreciative of those who have done so. The recommendations and related postings resulted in eleven different candidates applying for the position. Those candidates drew from not only New York, but also other states and even internationally with our near neighbor to the north, Canada.”

“With the end of February, the application window closed. The Board has reviewed all submitted applications and determined that two candidates will be extended a formal interview in consideration of the position. Initial conversations with those candidates have already begun.”

“We remain on target to make an announcement regarding the principal choice in May 2022.”

“The Board is grateful for the Lord’s provision of multiple candidates for our consideration and continues to seek God’s guidance for this strategic position and the future of Lima Christian School.”

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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.

LCS Drama Club Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Lima, NY— Lima Christian School is pleased to present the musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Friday, March 11 at 7pm and Saturday, March 12 at 2pm and 7pm. The musical will take place at the Honeoye Falls-Lima high school auditorium in Honeoye Falls, NY.

The musical theatre powerhouse team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II collaborated to write a musical version of the classic fairytale Cinderella for live television in 1957. Starring an impressive young actress named Julie Andrews, their ninety-minute musical aired live on television and amassed an astonishing 107 million viewers across America. The musical was remade twice for television, first in 1965 for Lesley Ann Warren and again in 1997, featuring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The original Broadway production opened in 2013 and featured charming updates to the story. This show features an entirely new book, bringing Cinderella up to date without losing any of the fairy tale feel. It features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.”

“We wanted to produce a show that would make people smile,” explained director Bethany Warsaw. “People love these classic fairy tales because they remind us of our childhood, when life seemed simple, and magic was possible. Cinderella speaks to all walks of life. It appeals to anyone who has wished to be someone else, felt mistreated, chased a dream, wished for a new life, or stood up to adversity. When you know you are loved and accepted for who you are, you truly can do things you thought were impossible.”

The students and directors at Lima Christian School have been working hard to continue to create theatre since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The team produced Sherlock Holmes: The Baker Street Irregulars in the fall, despite Covid-19 restrictions. In December 2020 they live-streamed a production of Barbara Robinson’s famous children’s book The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for a virtual audience. In May 2021 they performed Pat Cook’s Barbecuing Hamlet, a farce about a community theatre group, for a socially-distanced live audience. The students are thrilled to join together again for this production.

“We’re thrilled that we can perform again,” said Warsaw. “High school theatre is special, and we don’t take this opportunity for granted.”

Masks will not be required at the performances, though they are still encouraged in large group events. Some rows of the auditorium will be sectioned off for guests wishing to maintain additional social distance.

Tickets are available at the school office, at the door, or online at www.seatyourself.biz/limachristian.

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 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.

Lima Christian School Moves To Next Stage Of Principal Search

Lima, NY—The Lima Christian School Board offers the following update regarding the search for its next principal.

Jason J. McGuire, chairman of the Board, said, “In May 2021, the Board appointed Mrs. Vicky Britton to serve as Interim Principal, while a national search for Lima Christian’s next principal commenced. The process has continued into the present Academic Year. While the Board has been in conversation with two national search agencies and has posted the opening on several search sites, we want to include our local community in the process as well. To that end, we are asking members of our community to share the Principal Job Description and Lima Christian’s Statement of Faith with interested parties in their circles of influence.”

McGuire continued, “The Board will be receiving applications through February 28, 2022. During March and April 2022, the Board will be winnowing the field of candidates through an interview process and seeking input from various constituencies within our community. We anticipate a final announcement regarding the new principal to be made in May 2022.”

“Since 1974, God has provided for all of Lima Christian’s leadership needs. I have no doubt He will continue to do so. The Board continues to encourage our community to ask the Lord to grant divine wisdom as we seek the individual the Lord has chosen to serve as Lima Christian’s next principal,” concluded McGuire.

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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.