Religion

Elementary

My name is Kelly Rich, and I have a degree in Elementary Education and am the Religion teacher for grades K-5.  Besides teaching Religion, I also work as a Teaching Assistant in the Blue Class at Evangelical School for the Young Years.  I enjoy spending time at home with my husband, two children, three cats, and one dog.  I like to read and garden.

Middle School

Dear Parents and Students,

Teaching Religion is one of the highlights of my life and since Evangelical has the best students in the world (I’m not at all biased) I’m looking forward to another wonderful year.

My main goal as the Religion teacher is to help the students see that the Bible is one of the most fascinating books in the world.  We start “in the beginning” (Genesis) and move through the Bible highlighting some well known Bible stories and a few lesser known Bible Stories.

Stories are one of the most effective ways to teach morals and Religion is not just the telling of the Bible Stories, but applying the moral of the story.  So the end goal is not only to know Bible Stories, but through the stories learn more about the Author, God Himself.  As we learn more about God, He uses the knowledge we gain to grow us in character development and spiritual and moral formation.  It is always exciting to see how God grows each student in the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control as they apply what they learn to their lives!

Middle School will occasionally have quizzes and tests to evaluate their comprehension of the material.  Middle School students will be required to take notes to serve as study guides for these quizzes and tests.  Each week they will also memorize a Bible verse that coincides with the part of the Bible we are learning.  Students will also keep prayer journals recording throughout the year things they are thankful for and experiences God has blessed them with.

I’m looking forward to meeting new parents, seeing returning parents, and getting to know and interact with your children!  If you have any questions throughout the year please do not hesitate to call me.

                                                                                    Sincerely,

                                                                                                            Steven Helfrich