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)


September 4-7 Cullen Events

TuesdayBleacher talk (We’ll talk about the NWEA schedule, academic support, backpacks, and where not to stick your gum). In the morning we’ll complete the math section of the NWEA, and in the afternoon we’ll complete the language section. Academic support begins in the Collaboratory during recess this week (Tuesday to Thursday).

Wednesday: Chapel will be during the 1st period (8:10-9:02 AM). Pastor Teruel of Westwood Church will be teaching us about how Jesus is the Bread of Life. ECS families and friends are invited! In the afternoon we’ll complete the reading section of the NWEA. 6th-grade science will test during science class.

Thursday: It’s picture day. Be sure to shave your beards and do all you can to make your hair look as pretty as Mr. Wick’s hair!

Friday: Parent volunteers can provide teachers a break and help supervise students at lunch and recess (10:50-11:38 AM & 11:42-12:30 PM). Interested? Email Mr. Wick!

* Peeler sales end next Wednesday, September 12th. Grandparents Day is during the 6th & 7th-grade lunches on Friday the 14th.


August 27-31 Cullen Events

Monday: Bleacher talk (We’ll discuss cheating.); bus evacuation drill @ lunchtime.

 6th Grade & New Student Coffee Talk @ 8:15 AM in the Commons; 7th grade girl’s Bible study with Mrs. Shaw begins.

: We will perform a NWEA browser check in 8th period.

: Peeler sales for the 8th grade DC trip begin.


August 20-24 Cullen Events

Monday: Fire warden training

 Bleacher talk – We’ll talk with the students about the various student teams they can join (e.g., student leadership team, guest services team, homeroom competitions team, photography team, prayer leaders, Tournament Tuesday team, worship leaders).

New Student Lunch w/ Mrs. Sims & Mr. Wick; new students will enjoy a free Qdoba meal and share how things have been going.

*PeelersThis week I’ll send an email about this 8th-grade class trip fundraiser. Sales begin next week on Thursday the 30th & end on September 12th.

Dr Goodman

2019 Cullen Class Trips

We know some of you like to plan way ahead so we want everyone to be aware that the Cullen class trips were moved to the second last week of school. We believe this will help us end the school year on a stronger note, and it will fit better with the standardized testing schedule.

6th Grade: Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY (May 16-17, 2019)

7th Grade: St. Louis (May 15-17, 2019)

Creation Museum

Experience the WOW of Butter Braid Pastries!

Next Friday, January 12th, we will begin selling the one and only Butter Braid pastries and Wooden Spoon cookie dough! This is a simple way for students to raise money for the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. Over the course of just over two weeks, your student can sell as many Butter Braids as possible.

  • By Monday, January 29th, you will send back the order form and all money from your sales (Customers will write you a personal check or give you cash, and your student will provide ECS ONE CHECK for all sales).
  • Mark your calendar to pick up the items ON Thursday, February 15th, by 3:45 PM. There is no freezer space to store your items, and they will spoil if not picked up. There is no reimbursement at this point.

The school office will credit your student’s earnings to their D.C. trip account if they choose to go. Students earn $6.00 for each item sold. Just do it!


Spring Trip 2009: One More Day

I just got back from eating breakfast on the 30th floor of our hotel. The meal was delicious and the view was incredible. Only a handful of students were there when I arrived at 6:45 a.m., but we do not leave the hotel until 9 a.m. Throughout the week the students have expressed their excitement, and I think that will continue today when we see a variety of marine mammals. We will be leaving Dalian in the early evening before arriving in Tianjin in the early morning hours. Your children will be able to leave TIS around 7 a.m. Friday morning. I cannot guarantee that they will have much energy when they see you, but they certainly should have much to tell you at some point in the day. Some of your children had very deep and meaningful conversations so please sit down and have a heart-to-heart with them. See you soon.