STUDENT HANDBOOK

 

 

Our School's Staff and Administration                           



 

Spencer Hannah, B.A., M.A. ................................................................................................................... s.hannah.tcas@gmail.com 
Principal


                                           
Sharon Hibbs ................................................................................................................................................. tcasoffices@gmail.com

Administrative Assistant, Treasurer

 

 

D'Mariae Banks, B.A. ................................................................................................................................. d.banks.tcas@gmail.com

Ninth/Tenth Grade, Homeroom


 

Zeb Meharry, B.S. ................................................................................................................................... z.meharry.tcas@gmail.com
Seventh/Eighth Grade, Homeroom



Melissa Flores, B.A.. .................................................................................................................................. m.flores.tcas@gmail.com
Fifth/Sixth Grade



Karen Birney, B.Ed. .................................................................................................................................... k.birney.tcas@gmail.com 
Third/Fourth Grade,


 

Betty Villarreal, M.Ed., ECE ......................................................................................................................... tcas1st2nd@gmail.com

First/Second Grade



Jessica Smith, B.A. ............................................................................................................................. tcaskindergarten@gmail.com  

Kindergarten
 


 

Megan Schwark, B.A., M.A. .......................................................................................................................... tcasmusic@gmail.com

Music/PM Kindergarten

Heather Dietrich, B.S. ................................................................................................................................. tcasmarket@gmail.com

Marketing

Mayra Soltero, A.S., ECE ...................................................................................................................... tcja.smallworld@gmail.com  
Director – Small World Learning Center
 

                                                                                        

Mission Statement

Tri-City Adventist School in Pasco, Washington, is a Kindergarten through 10th grade Seventh-day Adventist school providing quality Christian education that teaches and supports biblical values for family life and service. Our vision is to enable all students to achieve their God-given potential in spiritual maturity, academic excellence, social graces, physical development, and emotional well being.



 

Principles and Goals

 

Principles

God is the creator.

The Bible is God's word to man.

God is Love.  He has a purpose for us. 

Satan desires our destruction.

Jesus gave his life to save us.

We choose our destiny.

Nature is God's second book.

We are responsible to help those we can.

Goals

To know and share Jesus as our guide and Savior.

To teach all subjects using Biblical principles.

To create a desire to learn what is good.

To know we all have a divine purpose.

To desire God's plan.

To encourage independent thinking.

To freely share what we have and care for those around us.

To know the peace of God's love.

 


 

Educational Philosophy and Basic Beliefs

 

Tri-City Adventist School (TCAS) exists to develop spiritual ideals in its students. The ultimate objective of Christian education is the development of character. We encourage forming good habits through self-discipline governed by Christian principles.

 

Beliefs about God

Seventh-day Adventists believe in God. In its educational program TCAS seeks to help children discover what God is like and how to approach Him. Among our beliefs about God are the following:

1.  God reveals Himself to man through the Holy Scriptures. Here God tells who He is and what His attributes are. He reveals how He relates to us and how we can relate to Him.

·   "Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else: I am God and there is none like Me."   (Isaiah 46:9)

·   "God is love: and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him." (1 John 4:16)

2.  Our studies in science are grounded in nature, where God reveals Himself.

·   "While the Bible should hold the first place in the education of children and youth, the book of nature is next in importance. God's created works testify to His love and power."  (Counsels to Teachers, p. 185)

                                                                       

Beliefs about Man

Seventh-day Adventists believe that humankind has been created by God. Our educational program seeks to help children discover their purpose and destiny, and to recognize their relationship to God. 

 

Among TCAS's beliefs regarding the nature of humanity are the following:

1.    Man is a created being.

·"And the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and man became a living soul." (Genesis 2:7)

2.    Man needs a rebirth experience.

·   "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)

 

Beliefs about Learning

Seventh-day Adventists believe that the ability to learn is a gift from God. Learning is affected by the continuous interaction of heredity and environment. Through heredity God gives man his intellect and talents. Environment, which is the total of all outside factors that influence one’s growth, helps determine the extent to which hereditary factors will be developed and used.

 

Beliefs about Christian Education

Seventh-day Adventist educators at TCAS derive their beliefs from the Holy Scriptures and the counsels of the inspired writings of Ellen G. White. The Bible teaches that since the fall of Adam and Eve all men and women are born with a bias toward evil, and that this bias has strengthened with the passing centuries. Children can best achieve the ends for which they have been created through God-centered education, opening their minds to the unseen but all-powerful Spirit of God.

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