Crusader Comments – November 22-26

Hello fellow Crusaders!  

HAPPY THANKSGIVING – “O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods, in whose hand are the depths of the earth; the peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it; and His hands formed the dry land. Come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Psalm 95:1-7a.

As we enter into Thanksgiving week, this Psalm is a great reminder of why we can be thankful for all that God is and shall be. If you want to know more about peace and comfort that a personal relationship with Jesus can bring, please contact myself, your child’s teacher or your pastor.


* ECS Seniors and their current SAT Scores – See Below
* Congratulations to our ECS cheerleading squad. They were recently named the Christian Cheerleaders
Association Junior Varsity Regional Champions and the Regional Grand Champions. Go Crusaders. They
now qualify to go to Nationals.
* Basketball – The schedule is posted on our school website at Go to the
Athletics tab and then to the Team Schedules tab.
* Little Crusaders Soccer will meet for their final time this year on Monday, November 29.
* Thanksgiving Holidays – School and After School Care will be closed from Wednesday, November 24
through Friday, November 26.
* We will resume the normal school schedule on Monday, November 29.
* COVID-19 Update – There are currently 0 positive student cases that we are aware of in grades K2-6th. There are currently 0 positive student cases that we are aware of in grades 7th-12th. If it would make you more comfortable for your child to wear a mask during the school day, feel free to send one with them and we will be happy to support you, your child, and your family.

* THE VERSE OF THE WEEK COMES FROM: 1 Corinthians 9:25 “And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”
* EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE FOR THE WEEK: Academic Excellence – to strive for mastery (1 Corinthians 9:25).
* CHARACTER TRAIT FOR THE WEEK: Honesty (2 Corinthians 13:8)


Here is how our ECS seniors scored on average on the SAT, so far this Fall, versus surrounding area schools. Notice the percentage of seniors that actually take the test for other schools and then notice that we require all of our seniors to take the test, i.e. 100%.

School Name District Name Test Takers 12th Graders Percent Tested ERW Score* Math Score Total Score
All NATION 1,251,753 524 514 1038
All STATE 22,562 48,667 46.40% 524 504 1028
Hartsville High Darlington 44 237 18.60% 539 504 1043
Lamar High Darlington 1 56 1.80%
Darlington High Darlington 13 242 5.40%  517 472 989
Mayo High For Math, Science, & Technology Darlington 15 70 21.40% 550 550 1100
McBee High Chesterfield 30 67 44.80% 488 452 939
ECS All Seniors  15 15  100.00% 535 510 1033
ECS College Bound 13 15 87.00% 542 515 1057
ECS Top 66% 10 15 66.00% 569 554 1123
ECS Top 50% 7 15 50.00% 594 586 1180

*Evidence-Based Reading and Writing


This year 13 of our 15 seniors are college bound. Our top 10 seniors had an average score of 1123 and our top 7 seniors had an average score of 1180. These scores are above the highest scores that were listed on the S.C. Department of Education 2021 scores for the other listed area schools. Congratulation to our ECS faculty, students and parents on a job well done.


Daily Events:

Monday 22nd
Little Crusaders Soccer 2:45-4:30

Tuesday 23rd
Little Crusaders Soccer 2:45-4:30
1st & 6th grade Thanksgiving Feast in the Library

Wednesday 24th
No School and No After School Care

Thursday 25th
No School and No After School Care
Happy Thanksgiving – Remember to thank the Lord for his many blessing

Friday 26th
No School and No After School Care


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 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

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 “Remind text” to remind you to review it as you are making your plans for the upcoming week.