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Redeemer Christian High School is an independent, grades 9 through 12 Protestant high school serving students from Ottawa and the surrounding area. Visitors are always welcome. Call us to make an appointment to tour the school, meet our Principal or observe classes.
Redeemer Christian High School
To read the December issue of the Redeemer Reminder, click here. This month's issue has stories on our partnership with Ottawa Innercity Ministries, our collection for the Philippines, information on our upcoming Christmas Concert and Art Show, a message from our Principal and lots of recent photos. This issue also contains one final update about our building project and capital campaign.
Please mark Saturday, January 11 on your calendars! We will have our Building Dedication Ceremony that afternoon from 2 to 4 pm. Program starts at 2 pm, followed by an opportunity to tour our newly renovated rooms. Refreshments will be served. Dave Naftel will get his hair cut at 3 pm. Come join us as we celebrate God's faithfulness.
December 12 - Christmas Concert & Art Show in our new gymnasium! Everyone welcome, no charge, no RSVP required. Invite friends!
December 13 - Graduation photos taken of grade 12 students in the morning.
December 19 - Christmas Dinner for students & teachers, 6 pm, in our school gym, tickets are $21 and are available from the school office.
December 20 - Last day of classes before Christmas break
January 6 - First day back to classes
January 11 - Building Dedication Ceremony in our new gym, 2-4 pm, everyone welcome, bring friends!
January 11 - Dave Naftel's haircut! 3 pm in our new gym
January 17 - Last day of classes for Semester 1
January 20 - Study day, no regular classes
January 21 - 24 - Final exams, Semester 1
January 27 & 28 - PA days, no school
January 29 - First day of classes for Semester 2
Look what God has done!
The lines are painted on the gym floor, layers of varnish have been applied, the basketball hoops and scoreboard are up, and Thursday, December 12 at 7 pm, we will use our gym for the first time for our Christmas Concert. Then on December 16, 17 & 18, we will host our first "home games" in the new gym.
It's hard to believe, but we are almost finished our building expansion and renovation project! Having started on June 23, 2013, we finished the new drama and music room, expanded the cafeteria, created a new biology lab, and turned the old drama room back into a regular classroom all by Labour Day! This fall we installed a new fume hood in the old science lab, and crews are working hard to install our bleachers in the new gym, and finish some painting in the boys' and girls' changerooms. November 14 the retractable wall was installed, so the gym can be divided into two if necessary. We learned at our recent Fall Membership Meeting that many aspects of this project came in under budget so we are doing well. God is good!
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Building for the Future Capital Campaign so far. As of November 4, we are delighted to announce that we have raised just over $1 million ($1,014,482) in donations and pledges from approximately 200 donors, but we are not yet at our goal of $1.5 million. Imagine if everyone connected to Redeemer in some manner made a donation or pledge! If you have not made a donation or pledge, please consider doing so. No donation is too small! Pledges can be made over a period of three years.
Redeemer gratefully acknowledges the receipt of an $8,000 grant from the OACS Foundation.
Be sure to join us on Saturday, January 11 from 2 to 4 pm, in our new gym, as we celebrate the completion of this huge project. Bring friends; a short program will begin at 2 pm, followed by refreshments and tours of the new rooms.
Say Goodbye to Dave Naftel's Hair!
Yes, we are going to cut Vice-Principal Dave Naftel's hair!
When? Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3 pm (during our Building Dedication celebration, 2-4 pm)
Where? In the new Redeemer gym
Thank you to all alumni who contributed to our Building for the Future Capital Campaign, and in turn, supported Dave's Haircut Challenge. Right now, alumni have donated or pledged $66,000 towards this haircut. We'd love more alumni to participate – no gift is too small! Click on the link in the article above to see how you can get a pledge form and contribute over three years, or click on the "Donate Now" button near the top right of this page to make a one-time donation. We're all looking forward to cutting Dave's hair on January 11th, 2014. Come and join us that day for our Building Dedication ceremony, tours of the renovated rooms and refreshments!
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