MR Campus Updates: 11.3.22

November 1, 2022 Lower School News

MR Reminders – November 1, 2022

Chapel – Our third grade class will be leading us in chapel tomorrow. Please feel free to come and join us at 8:30 am in the multi-purpose building.

Operation Christmas Child – Ben Lippen School will be supporting Samaritan’s Purse by sending Operation Christmas Child boxes to children in other countries for Christmas. If you would like to put a box together, please pick it up in the school office. All boxes need to be returned by November 14.  Flyers went home today with more details.

Fruit of the Spirit Character Awards – The character awards for self-control for October are as follows:  PreK-3 – Addie Carter; PreK-4 Logan Thompson; Kindergarten – Isabelle Jackson; 1st grade – Oliver Armstrong; 2nd grade – Bryson James; 3rd grade – Grigsby Parnell & Hampton Hall; 4th grade – Elizabeth Gilliam & Eli Payne.

Parenting Summit – Join us for the Fall Parenting Summit on Thursday, November 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the William H. Jones Center @ CIU Topic Title: Stewarding Your Child’s Mental Health

Did you know that mental health concerns are on the rise among youth in the United States? Ben Lippen School recognizes that our students face many challenges in today’s world, which could cause an increase in stress and sadness.

Join us Thursday, November 17, when Licensed Professional Counselor, Bert Medlin, will speak to parents of students in grades K3-12 to bring awareness to different types of mental health struggles and offer prevention strategies. Parents will be equipped with a holistic approach to preventing mental health struggles, as well as learn what to do if they have a concern for their child’s wellbeing.

Check out the link for the event:

Thanksgiving Lunch – Classes will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Friday, November 18.  This lunch will just be for the students.  Look for more details to come.

Opportunity to be a Host Family – There are still several students who need host families for Thanksgiving break.  If you would be interested in hosting one of our boarding students, please contact Steve Sark, International Student Program Director by emailing him at

Dates to Remember

November 12.          Fall Festival

November 21-25.    Thanksgiving Break

December 13.          1st-4th Christmas Program (Evening)

December 14-16     11:45 am Dismissal

December 15           PreK-3-Kindergarten Christmas Program (Morning)

December 19-January 2         Christmas Break