Each quarter in teachers Pre-K to 5th grade, one student from each homeroom class is given a special award. Teachers in 6th - 10th grade picks one student per month. This student exemplifies what a Royal is all about.
Portrait of a Royal
R: Reverent towards God
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” Proverbs 9:10
Reverence for God is the starting point for gaining true wisdom. Without the recognition of God as sovereign over all things, education is non-biblical. Becoming a true, life-long learner starts with respect, love, and admiration for the Lord Jesus Christ that comes through a personal relationship with Him. This reverence, in turn, influences all other areas in the life of a student.
O: On a Mission to Grow the Eternal Kingdom
“How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His Kingdom is an eternal kingdom; His dominion endures from generation to generation.” Daniel 4:3
Understanding that all work done is for the glory of Jesus’ name motivates students to stay on mission to grow God’s Kingdom. Students develop a strong work ethic that is driven by their understanding that all things are to be done to honor the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This mission drives students to share the name of Christ with those around them knowing that eternity will be impacted by others gaining a reverence for God and joining His eternal Kingdom.
Y: Yielded to Christ
“I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols.”Isaiah 42:8
Recognizing that Christ is the head over all things allows students to remain humble and servant-minded. Students recognize that all talents and gifts come from the Lord Jesus and should be used to serve Him for the sole purpose of bringing Him glory. By yielding to Christ, the focus and admiration is taken off the student and rightfully placed on Him.
A: Analyzer of all things
“...live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God…” Colossians 1:10
Being on mission for the Lord and yielded to Him, encourages students to analyze information from a biblical worldview. Students recognize that academics is not for the purpose of grades or achievements, but it is a discipline of the mind that serves the purpose of challenging students to grow in the knowledge and understanding of the world in which God created. Students recognize that God can be served and magnified in the areas of business, arts, education, medicine, engineering, technology, ministry, and any other area of life that God calls them to serve Him in.
L: Life-long learner
“Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.” Proverbs 9:9
By being an analyzer, students will use this discipline to become a life-long learner. Students will understand the importance of continuing to strengthen their minds through knowledge gained by studying God’s word and how He influences every part of the world around them. Students will use the tools of knowledge, wisdom, and reason to view the world through a biblical lens, and in turn, will use what they know to serve Christ and bring glory to His name.