See You At The Pole 15 #syatp

This week was See You At The Pole. It is a nationwide prayer event that we encourage our students to be a part of each year. Due to the timing of some of our schools’ events, I was able to be at a portion of two different schools gatherings. Each year when you walk on to the campus, you can sense both the excitement and nervousness as students gather. While we don’t have official number of participants from each year, this year seemed to have a higher number of students present than in years past.

I’m grateful for the students who make it a point to participate in the event and make it a proority to get to school early to pray. I’m thankful for the adults (parents, teachers, church leaders) who encourage the students by their presence at the event. While SYATP started with high school students, it has trickled down to the elementary school level.

There have been many pictures shared on Facebook of the various events. Here’s a brief video of pictures from our local schools.

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IMPACT First Fall Events

As school has started and summer temperatures seem to be giving a hint of starting to feel more like fall, we are gearing up for our first fall events. For the last couple of years our IMPACT leadership team has laid out a school year calendar that gives an overview of what we are doing from September to May. As we move into Labor Day weekend, the fall months are here.

Here’s our first flier for fall events. Here is to a great school year!

IMPACT Sept 2013

See You At The Pole 2012

Since 1990, when See You At The Pole began, students have gathered at school flag poles to pray for each other, their schools and our country. This year saw more students gather together to pray.

We encouraged our students to get to school early and pray with whoever showed up. I’ve heard reports from all three of our schools (East Clinton, Clinton-Massie and Wilmington) and each school had a prayer time. The East Clinton group had to battle the rain, but had 30+ people meet. Clinton-Massie had a similar number and Wilmington had around a dozen or more.

It’s a big step for some to gather in front of the school and I’m proud of our students and adults who took advantage of the opportunity.

See You At The Pole, while primarily a junior high and high school event, has trickled down to the elementary level. I received this picture from one of our local elementary schools who took part in SYATP. Way to go teachers and students!

See You At The Pole ’11

Today was See You At The Pole.  We encouraged our students to show up early to school and pray with their peers along with the adults who were there.  It’s a great opportunity for our students to go public about their faith and connect with other believers.

Each year it is encouraging to me to see not only the students who come, but also the teachers and other adults that make the effort to be there.  It provides us an opportunity to strive to be salt in our school systems.

Great job to those who showed up around the flag pole!