Zach McKenzie » Elementary

Dear Families,

I would like to welcome you to Calvary Chapel Christian School’s Elementary web page.

As a Principal and Educator, I truly want people to find the joy in learning and through that learning, be able to share the love of Jesus.  My passion is to concentrate on teaching and guiding teachers through encouragement, new methods, materials, and by letting them share the joy of teaching.  Through this joy, they will impact the lives of our students, parents, and community.

Sincerely,

Jonnie Miller

Elementary School Principal

Jonnie Miller

Elementary School Principal

Elementary General Information

The Elementary division of Calvary Chapel Christian School includes students in Kindergarten through the 5th Grade. There are two classes per grade level with the goal of twenty four students per class. There are approximately 300 students enrolled in the Elementary School. In addition to their primary curriculum, the students receive instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education and Computers. Chapel is normally held once a week in the sanctuary.  It is a time for students in Preschool through 5th grade to come together for worship and Biblical devotion.  Parents are always welcome to attend.

Zach McKenzie

I.T. Director
Photo of Zach McKenzie

Biography

Education and Degree:

  • Associate of Arts in Theology
  • Certificate of Completion in Fundamentals of Art

College:

  • Calvary Chapel Bible College: Murrieta, CA and Jerusalem, Israel
  • Art Instructions Schools; Minneapolis, MN

Professional Work Experience:

  • I.T./A.V. Technician for Calvary Chapel Spring Valley–4 years
  • Head Technician at Starr Vending–1 year, 9 months
  • I.T. Director–Present

Passion Description:

Mr. McKenzie, a Las Vegas native, started at Calvary Chapel Christian School as a First Grade student in 1995 and continued attending until the end of his Eighth Grade year. He spent his High School career at Advanced Technologies Academy in order to pursue studies in Engineering Technology. After graduating, Zach transitioned to Calvary Chapel Bible College where he received his A.A. in Theology. He was then hired at Calvary Chapel Spring Valley as an intern in the I.T. department. Through his four years of work experience as an I.T./A.V. Technician at CCSV, he gained a thorough working knowledge of CCCS’s technological infrastructure as well.

“I was raised in this school, and it has been a huge part of my life; I desire to see it continue to grow and positively impact the lives of the students who grace its hallways and classrooms. I made the decision to seek employment at CCCS because I believe in the importance of Christian Education for our society; and in addition, I want to play a role in moving forward the Kingdom of Heaven in any way I can. As I.T. Director, my goal is to see CCCS utilizing technology that contributes to and does not hinder learning. By God’s grace, I hope to one day see Technology Education programs at this school which are comparable to those at CCSD’s Career and Technical Academies.”

In selecting classroom textbooks, both Christian and secular publishers are considered. It is recognized that Christian publishers provide a distinctive Christian perspective, especially needed in the social and physical science areas that have been so strongly influenced by humanistic philosophy.

Publishers currently being used include Abeka, Bob Jones, Positive Action, Saxon, McDougal Littell, and Write Source. The NIV Bible is used in the elementary grades and the New King James Bible is use in grades 6-12. Trade books used in the reading and literature programs may not necessarily be written by Christian authors, but are taught from a Christian perspective.

Elementary Curriculum / Publishers

Bible • Positive Action: All Grades Math • Purposeful Design: All Grades Abeka: K Phonics • Abeka: K – 2nd Reading  • Abeka: K – 2nd • Novels: 3rd  – 5th • Guided Reading and Accelerated Reader – All Grades English/Writing • Bob Jones University: 1 – 5th
Handwriting • A Reason for Handwriting: All Grades Science • Bob Jones University: 1-5th • Social Studies • Bob Jones University 1-3rd and 5th. Nevada, Our Home 4th.

Elementary Handbook
Elementary Supply Lists

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