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New Year New Theme

As the 2014-2015 school year fast approaches, it is my privilege to announce the school theme and verse for the year. During the past two years, Ben Lippen students have been encouraged to "stand" and "shine" for the Lord. The theme for this year is Serve! The accompanying verse is Mark 10:45, which says “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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Insight from Our Leadership 5.23.14

See You Later

On one hand, I'm struck with the finality of death. I no longer have the opportunity to learn from my grandfather, and he no longer has an opportunity to pass his wisdom on to me. I wonder if there was anything he wished he had told me? I wonder what I should have asked? My memories of him are the only significant thing that remain from our relationship. My opportunity for developing the relationship that I had with my grandfather is gone, at least for now.

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Samkon Gado to Address BLS Graduates

Ben Lippen alumnus Samkon Gado, who played in the National Football League with five teams, gave the charge to the 2014 graduates of Ben Lippen High School.

Gado, a native of Nigeria, moved with his family to Columbia in 1991 where he began attending Ben Lippen in fifth grade. He played his college football at Liberty University on a full athletic scholarship. In 2005, Gado became a member of the Kansas City Chief’s practice squad. After being released by the Chiefs, he was picked up by the Green Bay Packers. His NFL career would also take him to the Houston Texas, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans.

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Congratulations to Amy Murdaugh

Graduating senior Amy Murdaugh’s accomplishments keep on coming! Not only is she a National Merit Finalist, but she has recently been named a Presidential Scholar Semi-finalist. The United States Presidential Scholars Program is "one of the Nation’s highest honors for high school Students." It was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize and celebrate distinguished graduating high school seniors in the United States. From the approximately three million 2014 graduating high school seniors, only 565 students from across the nation have been named for this honor. Please join us in congratulating Amy on a job well-done.

Downloading Photos from Flickr

Flickr is a photo management and sharing application website. Ben Lippen School uploads photos to Flickr following many of our campus events and activities. These photos are available to the Ben Lippen community to share, download, and print. Here are instructions to download these photos:

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Insight from Our Leadership 5.15.14

Firm Foundation

A concept I did not understand when I began working with young children is the fact that they are always learning. Things don’t happen in isolation...it isn’t simply a birthday party, science project, illness, math test, or camping trip. Every experience becomes part of the foundation of a child’s frame of reference. Every activity and assignment is filled with influences that impact your child’s thinking. Every relationship leaves an imprint on your child’s understanding of how to interact with others. Some experiences are wonderful while others are painful. Both leave a lasting impression on children. Unfortunately, we become so distracted by the activity at times that we don’t think to reflect on the lessons our children are really learning. In Psalm, we are told that a wise man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children. One way this is accomplished is by asking the questions: What is my child learning from this situation that he will teach to his children? and What attitude, principle, or perspective is taking root through this experience?

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