PCS gives students a family feeling; a true extension of their individual homes. Just as siblings spend time together naturally, we offer ways for our students to spend time together. Through corporate worship, becoming friends during outside play time and participating in drama, chess or a service project, our students are connected to one another. They learn to grow and care for each other, along with defending each other as family.
Prayer Pals & Chapel
On Wednesdays, we gather in the church sanctuary for either chapel or prayer pals.
Setting aside a time to worship, pray, and learn more about Jesus is important to our students’ spiritual growth. Classes take turns leading chapel or we invite a speaker or we just let the Lord lead us! It is a special time of community as the entire school gathers together.
A favorite of everyone, younger students are paired with older students and they develop true friendships. The interactions are structured at first, but very soon each partner seeks the other out at recess or at special events. It is a joy to watch an older student encourage a younger one and to observe the younger one’s face light up as the older one gives him/her a high five as they pass in the hall. The older students learn to be mentors and the younger students feel a connection to a different part of their school world besides their small classroom. It is an extraordinary part of our student life.
While we emphasize the importance of family togetherness, we also believe it is important to offer our students the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities. We also encourage our students to participate in their local community sports leagues.
Afternoon Adventures (Available daily from 12:00-3:00pm)
Chess club (sponsored by Championship Chess)
Ballet (Available one day a week from 12:30-1:30pm)
Running Club (4th-8th grades) – Offered twice a week during the fall and spring XC/Track seasons.
Drama Club (5th-8th grades) – Offered in the fall; a play is performed at our annual Spaghetti Dinner. In the spring, a Shakespeare play is performed.
Cross Country/Track team (Middle School) – Practice is twice a week during the fall and spring XC/Track seasons. We compete against several local private school teams.
Volleyball team (Middle School girls) – Practice is twice a week. We compete against several local private school teams.
Chess Club (sponsored by Championship Chess)
Student Council (Middle School) – Meets once a month.
In John 13, we read the story of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples. After, He told them to do the same to each other. This example of serving is one we are privileged to follow at PCS. It is our sincere desire to teach our students to serve others and to listen to the voice of God when He leads them to be selfless. Focus on self is so predominant in our culture, so we provide multiple opportunities for service.
Twice a year, we build service days into our calendar and curriculum. In addition, we take a school wide field trip to the Feed My Starving Children meal packing location, we pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and have a baby shower for the Gwinnett Pregnancy Center. We also sent care packages this year to Houston after Hurricane Harvey and participated in an Angel Tree project. We encourage our students to serve each other daily by helping with tasks, being kind and noticing specific needs. Our student council is also an area of service. They came up with a recycling program and implement it each week. They also help teachers with various items. We truly believe that this focus on others is a valuable skill to develop and one that is honoring to God!