Crusader Comments – August 29 – September 5

Hello fellow Crusaders!  

It is FALL FUNDRAISER TIME. Packets should be coming home today, Thursday, August, 25. If you didn’t get one. Please call the school office and we will be more than happy to get one to you. We are partnering with Believe Kids Gift Catalog and Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough. You can register at, go to parents and sellers and create an account and click register, then add your student’s information and send emails to supporters to shop online. Those who want to use a paper order form may use the one in the packet that was sent home. Our fundraiser ends on Monday, September 12. Make all checks to ECS and thank you for your help. Remember this year we are working towards a goal of adding shade structures and/or a new type of surface on the elementary playground.

* We currently have over 305 students enrolled for this school year. Praise the Lord. We do still have some room in a few grades for more students. Please encourage your friends and family to apply if they are looking for a great school.
* Go to to order your school lunches for the day, week or the month. FYI – If you have 2 or more children at ECS the following information will allow you to avoid being charged the convenience fee multiple times. Once you are logged in, under the Meal Payment tab, load money only button. This is where you can adjust the balance between each child’s account.
* Go to to access your child’s grades, pay tuition, etc. You can only see the breakdown for your invoices if you log in using a web browser on your computer or phone.
* Excel School of Fine Arts Registration – Just a reminder that Excel registration is due this Monday, August 22. Each year students can take private lessons during the school day or after school in voice, guitar, piano, and violin. You can download the registration form on the school website,, under the Academics tab, then Excel Fine Arts tab, then the Excel Registration Form.
* ECS Yard Signs –Please remove all yard signs and store them until next February when we start reenrollment for next school year. THANK YOU for continuing to advertise ECS.
Our Varsity Boys Soccer and Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls Volleyball teams are off to a great start. The schedule for games is found on the school website under the Athletics tab, and then the team Schedules tab. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and $3 for non ECS children.
* Senior Class Leadership Retreat
– Our annual senior class retreat is this week Wednesday through Friday. Our 17 seniors and chaperones will attend the Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat
* 2022-23 Yearbook
is on sale for $45 until Sept. 11. On the 12th it will become $55 to purchase a yearbook. You can personalize your yearbook with your name and more, contact the office for details.

* THE VERSE OF THE WEEK COMES FROM: Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you….”
* EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE FOR THE WEEK: Evangelism – (Matthew 28:19-20) To teach that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and through belief in Jesus’ death and resurrection, forgiveness of sins and new life through faith is found in Him.
* CHARACTER TRAIT FOR THE WEEK: Honesty (2 Corinthians 13:8)


Daily Events:
Monday 29th
Fall Fundraiser Continues

Tuesday 30th
Fall Fundraiser Continues
Home vs. Governor’s School – Volleyball JV 6 & V 7
Away at Darlington – Cross Country 5:30

Wednesday 31st
Fall Fundraiser Continues
Senior Class at Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat

Thursday 1st
Fall Fundraiser Continues
Senior Class at Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat

Friday 2nd
Fall Fundraiser Continues
Senior Class at Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat
Early Dismissal: K2-6th grade at 11:40 and 7-12 at 11:55, no After School Care today only

Monday 5th
Labor Day Holiday
No School and No After School Care
Fall Fundraiser Continues


Go Crusaders.

Have a great weekend, and make sure you are plugged into a local church body (Hebrews 10:24-25). If you do not have a local church that you currently attend, we invite you to visit us at Emmanuel Baptist Church at 9:15 for Sunday School and at 10:30 for worship.

ECS MISSION (p. 6 in the handbook) – Our mission is to serve in partnership with parents and local churches to provide students with an excellent education taught with Biblical truths. Our desire is that students completing their training at Emmanuel Christian School will be authentic and mature disciples of Jesus Christ, possessing a wide range of knowledge, experiences, and skills that will enrich their lives and provide a good foundation upon which to develop a life of maximum service toward God and man.

ECS PURPOSE (p. 6 in the handbook) – The purpose of Christian education is to instill biblical values and prepare students to fulfill God’s purpose for their life both vocationally and personally. ECS strives to educate our students with the soft skills necessary for business success and the daily skills for life; including the arts of communicating, living, solving, investigating, developing talents, and using leisure time in accordance with Biblical principles. At ECS, we follow the motto of “Teaching the Mind, Training the Heart.”

ECS PHILOSOPHY (p.6 in the handbook) – Emmanuel Christian School is an academic institution, founded for the purpose of educating students from a Christian worldview and committed to maintaining and delivering a strong academic program

ECS HISTORY (p.6 in the handbook) – Emmanuel Christian School has been a ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church since it opened in the fall of 1963, with just a kindergarten and first grade. In the fall of 1964, second and third grades were added and the school grew steadily. In March 1968, only six weeks after a two-story, beautiful building was opened, a devastating fire leveled the facilities. In 1972, another fire destroyed the rebuilt school buildings on Home Avenue. This temporary setback was used by the Lord to open the door for relocation to our current 260 acre facility. ECS was founded and continues for the primary purpose of providing a Christian education for all who desire it.

Crusader Comments are delivered electronically through email usually on Thursday afternoons and deal with important information and upcoming events for the next week of school. You will receive a text to remind you to review it as you are making your plans for the upcoming week.