Missions:Rejoice Christian Schools instills its philosophy of preparing students to be responsive to the responsibility of serving others (Romans 12:10) through mission trips. Many RCS secondary students enjoy the opportunity to serve others while bonding together as a class and school. RCS 11th-grade students work a three-day mission trip in Oklahoma City to help Oklahoma City’s rescue mission, Salvation Army, and Baptist Children’s Home. RCS 11th-grade students have waxed vehicles, organized clothing drives, painted fences and so much more to help others.
Also, RCS High School students partner with many Tulsa area nonprofit organizations as they earn required service hours. Students mature spiritually while assisting many nonprofit organizations that are in need of volunteers.
Whatever is needed, we want to be there to do it. The students are amazing, and they accomplish way more than what our partner organizations expect. In doing these projects, we are trying to help the students to imitate the example of Christ in His service to all of humanity. The trips help to initiate and solidify a unified spirit among the class as they head into their senior year.~ Mr. Adam Blehm, RCS High School Bible Teacher
Student Council:Rejoice Christian Schools offers Student Council opportunities for students in grades 5th through 12th. Through Student Council, students learn teamwork, leadership, and life skills while advancing their walk with Christ.
RCS 5th-grade students serve as the RCS Elementary Student Council, and the opportunity offers 5th-grade students the chance to lead prayer during many special elementary events. The RCS Middle School Student Council volunteers at nursing homes, organizes special middle school events, and represents the middle school student body. The RCS High School Student Council leads high school students by organizing formal events, donating items to others in need, and by representing the high school student body. Recently, the RCS Middle and High School Student Councils joined together to donate more than 3,700 canned food items to a local food pantry.
Mrs. Patti Parker is the RCS Middle School Student Council Adviser, and Mrs. Angela Wilkes is the RCS High School Student Council Adviser. RCS 5th-Grade teachers are advisers for the RCS 5th-grade Elementary Student Council.
National Honor Society:RCS high school students who meet all National Honor Society (NHS) requirements are eligible to join the Rejoice NHS Chapter. National Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization recognizing outstanding high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS is proudly sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). The NASSP-the preeminent organization and national voice for school leaders-also sponsors the National Association of Student Councils (NASC), which promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities.
The RCS Honor Society Chapter is governed by two sets of documents: The National Constitution and the local chapter bylaws. The NHS National Constitution was developed and monitored by the National Council that serves as the governing body of the national organization.
The deadline for submitting your application will be sometime in early Feb. 2014. Please click to review the current NHS Selection Procedures.
For more information, please contact RCS National Honor Society Adviser, Rita Ramirez.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes:Rejoice Christian Schools is pleased to partner with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) with the shared vision of impacting the world for Jesus Christ through our coaches and athletes. Students involved in FCA attend regular meetings where they share God’s word, listen to inspirational speakers, and become spiritually equipped to serve on and off athletic fields and courts. Learn more about FCA at their website, www.fca.org.
To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
~ FCA Mission