Cullen Events in December

There are only 3.5 weeks left in the semester. What?! That’s crazy talk. Below are some major Cullen events happening next month.

Saturday the 1st: The 2nd annual Cullen Christmas Mixer will be from 6 to 8 PM in the Epworth gym. We’ll begin setting up everything at 2 PM, and a meeting for chaperones will take place at 5:30 PM.

December 3rd to 7th: This will be our 2nd week of NWEA testing. Week 1 will take place right when we get back from the Thanksgiving break (November 26-30).

December 10th to 19th: The Cullen Student Leadership Team is collecting lightly used/new mittens/gloves, hats, scarves, and children’s coats for the Evansville Christian Life Center (ECLC). All donations brought in will be hung on the Cullen Campus Mitten Tree.

Tuesday the 11th: The 5th to 11th-grade bands will entertain us with a Christmas concert beginning at 6:30 PM in the worship auditorium of First Southern Baptist Church. An art show will also take place.

December 17th to 19th: The last three days of the semester will be a spirit week and will include the quarter 2 homeroom competition where homerooms will compete in a unique dodgeball tournament. Winners will be vying the coveted Silver Snowball trophy.

  • Monday – Wear a Christmas hat and/or socks. Don’t have a Christmas hat? Make one – just do it!
  • Tuesday – Model an ugly Christmas sweater, fun Christmas shirt, or better yet, suit!
  • Wednesday – Get yourself in the Christmas spirit, and deck yourself out in red & green.
    Wednesday the 19th: Mr. Silen, Middle School Pastor at Crossroads Christian Church, will give this year’s Christmas message during the first period.



    2018 7th Grade Kickball Championship

    Last year we saw Smith’s Savage Smurfs defeat Fo’Shaw by a single Smurf run, 10-9, to win the first annual 7th Grade Cullen Kickball Championship. This year Mrs. Shaw’s new homeroom, Shawzam, advanced to the championship by narrowly defeating Bradley’s Crabby Patties. Wingate’s Watermelons advanced to the championships with an impressive 2-0 record.

    The championship match had a score of 4-4 after three innings and required an extra day. Shawzam was able to go up 5-4 in the final inning; however, it wasn’t enough. Wingate’s Watermelons were able to bring home a couple of runs in the bottom of the 4th to win this year’s golden kickball.

    Congrats to Wingate’s Watermelons for their sweet victory!


    2018 6th Grade Kickball Championship

    Last year, Kline’s Kids defeated Newmaster’s Turtles 6-4 in the first annual 6th Grade Cullen Kickball Tournament. This year’s tournament started on Monday although rumor has it that some homerooms secretly played kickball for several months in preparation for this important week.

    Yesterday, Smith’s Savage Smarties defeated Ubelhor’s Unicorns 11-7 in the 3rd place match. Perhaps Smith’s Savage Smarties had an advantage due to Mrs. Smith’s big boot. The championship match took place today between the Kerndogs and Lever’s Leapers with the Kerndogs winning 8-4 and the coveted golden kickball.

    Mr. Wick was very impressed with everyone’s kicking and keeper skills and was actively recruiting players for the soccer program. He was most impressed with how students had great attitudes and played in a manner that brought God the glory. Woo!

    But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22


    September 10-14 Cullen Events

    Monday: Bleacher Talk (Ms. Kerney talked about the homeroom competitions and introduced the coveted golden kickball). NWEA makeup tests will be completed, and the science assessments will be given during science classes.

    Wednesday: Peeler sales end. Please submit one check and any unsold peelers to Mrs. Redman by 3:45 PM.

    Friday: Grandparents Day is during the 6th (10:50-11:38 AM) & 7th-grade (11:42-12:30 PM) lunches. Grandparents may bring a special lunch and hang out with the students during lunch and recess. Students can show their grandparents the Cullen Campus and introduce them to their friends. We hope to see a crowded campus!

    Working Together in SS (Social Studies)

    March 12-16 Cullen Events

    Monday: Medals from the Cullen Winter Games will be passed out during the recesses. Check out some of the action from the Pool Noodle Hockey and Sock Slalom Relay!

    Wednesday: Mr. Wick will talk about the justice of God during the 1st-period chapel. ECS families are invited.

    FridayReport cards will go home. A report card rewards sheet can be downloaded at RenWeb.

    *The Cullen Academic/Spring Sports Assembly (1st period) & Chapel (2nd period – God’s eternality & immutability) will be on April 10th.


    The 1st Annual Cullen Winter Games

    Next week is the last week of the quarter and the first annual Cullen Winter Games (we’ll still have academic support). We want to finish the quarter on a strong note so let’s work hard and play hard!

    Shout-outs go to Mr. Kline and the Student Council for coming up with sweet Spirit Week themes and events. Points will be awarded to the homerooms with the highest percentage of students who dress up. Dozens of medals have been designed for those who reach the winners’ podium (check out the pic). Who will find gold around their neck?

    Yours truly will be serving as emcee at this historic competition. Below are the events and the themes for each day. Be sure to sign up for the events with your homeroom teacher. Let the games begin!

    Monday –       #Merica –                             Doubles Luge
    Tuesday –       Scarves & Stripes –            Sock Slalom Relay
    Wednesday – Hawaiian & Sunglasses –  Pool Noodle Hockey
    Thursday –     Dress for Success –            Ice Dancing

    Friday –          Jersey Day –                         Basketball Biathlon


    Door Decorating Winners

    The Cullen staff and students turned in their votes, and this year’s door decorating contest winners are Newmaster’s Turtles. The Turtles did an excellent job with this year’s theme, Winter Wonderland. Looking at the doors the homerooms decorated has brought joy and delight to so many. Some have even said the doors have given them a desire to see snow every day of the year. Mr. Wick definitely likes the newly decorated doors, but he thinks snow for 365 days is crazy talk. Congrats to Newmaster’s Turtles!

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