Entries by Kiana Baldwin

December Campus Update

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with football…oh, and family & friends. Seriously, I do hope that you were able to spend some time with people who you love and cherish. Holidays can be a difficult time for our kids, as most of them do not have great memories of family gatherings. I […]

November Campus Update

Oh how I wish you were standing in my office at the end of the month when I ask the Development Team, “What all did we do this month? So I can share with my Helping Hands!” Because Kiana’s response today was “it was a whirlwind of chaos”. Though those aren’t quite the words I […]

October Campus Update

September is always a blur for me. I try every year to soak up every moment, but somehow, it just goes too quickly. We start September off with the Malden Labor Day Parade. This little parade that goes from the corner of our road (325 South) down ¾ of a mile to 400 South, back […]

September Campus Update

“Ms. Beth, I need the Campus Updates to mail!” I responded, “Yes, I know, but what happened in August.” “Well…” as she glanced at the calendar, “You had a vacation, we had a group, and the rest of the days were just….normal?” with a little shrug on the word “normal”. Over the last several months, […]

August Campus Update

I was having one of those days where I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. The “To Do” list seemed too long, the day too short. The meetings were eating my day and I just couldn’t find a moment to even think. It was at that moment I looked up and read one of my favorite […]

JULY CAMPUS UPDATE

June, my favorite month, flew by so quickly! We started the month with Chalk the Walk. This a community event where we use chalk to design a portion of the sidewalk. It is an awesome time to interact with the businesses and people of Valparaiso. And not to brag, but my awesome Development Team does […]

June Campus Update

May was a month of CELEBRATIONS! We kicked off the month with our Annual Celebration of Strengths Banquet. At this banquet, we honor each kid by celebrating the strengths we have seen in them. The school also presents the Honor Roll certificates and some special awards for kids who have worked diligently this school year. […]

May Campus Update

On a sad for us, happy for him note, Joe Allen resigned his position of Director of Operations in April.  His last day was April 12th.  While we miss him around campus, he was offered a wonderful position in town, and we are so proud of him.  We are very thankful he stayed local so […]

March Campus Update

Our theme of the month for February was “Foundation of God’s Love”.  We enjoyed our Annual Valentine’s Progressive Dinner, as you have already read about, I’m sure.  We also encouraged the kids and staff to share ways they have seen God’s Love being shown on campus throughout the month.  The board quickly filled up with various […]

February Campus Update

Oh, January. January always seems to be a very busy month, and yet, as I look at the calendar, I wonder exactly what did we do all month? I think settling back into the routine of “normal” just made the month fly by. Kiana Baldwin, Development Assistant, continues to argue with me about time flying by […]