Mr. conover’s celebrated move to high school vp

by Trevor Dixon, Editor-in-Chief

Earlier this week during an assembly on the 25th of February, Mr. Conover was officially announced as Christian High’s Vice Principal and the newest addition to administration. The promotion came relatively soon after Mrs. Lanz was appointed Principal in January. The overall revitalization of administration leaders has been exciting for the student body as a whole.

Mr. Conover was intrigued by the job offer for the position of Vice Principal, but he wouldn’t give up his passion for apologetics and teaching about the Bible. He explained to the Genesis that “[he has] always felt like young people need to be encouraged in their faith.” Furthermore, teaching is “[his] favorite things to do–to teach students, interact with them, make jokes, play the Wii, do all that stuff.” “But,” he said, “I got some signs that I felt might have been the Lord communicating to me… Recently I felt that God was impressing on me that I could be a positive influence in administration.”

In particular, he is excited to use his personal relationships made through teaching to work toward bettering the school for everyone; “I get to be with the students, hear their voices, connect with them, still have a relationship with them, and then also be in administration where I can take what I hear from the students, their concerns, and what they need, and I can try to implement that in the school. It’s awesome; it’s the best of both worlds.” He wants to develop an even stronger community and environment in parallel with Mrs. Lanz’s focus on God and His Word: “I’d like to see the mindset of the school to be missional, meaning, “I’m not just going here to get a good education, I’m going here to learn how to lead others to Christ–that’s the goal. It’s about us together learning how to bring other people into the family of God.”

Idealistically, he wishes CHS would adopt an outreach mindset and avoid the temptation of a selfish mindset. For instance, through athletic teams, he hopes that as a student body and Christian community, “they would not only want to win games, bu they want to love the other teams,” that sports teams would be missional.

In retrospect, since arriving from Horizon nine years ago in 2011, Mr. Conover has dramatically impacted CHS students in their beliefs and actions. His mission of spreading the truth of God’s Word through education and challenging society’s false norms will not stop in spite of his promotion to administration. If there were six words to sum up Mr. Conover’s hopes for CHS it si Love Jesus, work hard, play hard,” in that order.

You can come visit Mr. Conover even if you have not been summoned by a note from the office, just to catch up or catch some wisdom and always be “educated for life!”

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).

SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.