VI.     Program

A.  Chapel and Assemblies

Each Wednesday there will be a chapel service. The primary purpose of chapel is to promote spiritual growth in the students and to promote the unity of the school. The following are the procedures for entering and leaving assemblies and chapel:

1.  Students are to be dismissed in lines and escorted by the supervisor to the auditorium. A chapel seating chart will be made.

2.  There is to be NO TALKING by students in the auditorium.

3.  For regular chapel service, second through sixth grade students should bring their Bibles. (It is much easier to encourage the students to listen and not bring their Bibles, but this can be used as another avenue to promote spiritual growth. Unless otherwise instructed, no pencil and paper). Lower grades need not turn to reference in Bible...supervisor discretion to be used.

4.  Supervisors should remain with the students during the chapels or any other meeting in the auditorium unless special permission from the principal is given.

5.  Dismissal from the auditorium should be conducted in an orderly manner. Classes will be dismissed individually and escorted by the supervisor back to the classroom.

6.  Be observant of student behavior in the auditorium.

7.  Observe posture. Be observant of the handling of song books and Bibles. Some situations can be corrected by a stern look, shaking of the head, tap on the shoulder. If the problem is very disturbing, take the student from the auditorium and correct the problem. Some situations will need to be corrected after the assembly. Instruction in the classroom beforehand will eliminate most problems.

8.  Classes will sit in specified sections, unless directed otherwise. (These assignments will be given later).

9.  Instruct your students that it is not proper to clap in chapel after sacred numbers.

10. NEVER should there be any booing or whistling in assemblies of ANY type. Any student who does this at any time should be sent directly to the principal after chapel, with a note or word of explanation. If he is not available, be sure to deal with the situation in a serious manner. This should be discussed with your class and emphasized as a serious offense.

11. Supervisors need to instruct their students to behave in a respectful manner toward any guests performing either in chapel or an assembly.

12. The atmosphere in the auditorium, of course, will depend largely upon the type of assembly being conducted. Supervisors and students will be aware that conduct accepted during an enthusiastic candy sale assembly will be quite different from that of a chapel service.

13. Enthusiasm can be generated and expressed in a proper manner without being rude or destructive.

14. If a last hour assembly is called, all classes should have their belongings together and placed on their desk tops. They will be dismissed first to return to their room and get their belongings.

15. Arrive on time. If an assembly or chapel is scheduled for 1 p. m., be in the auditorium and seated with your class; 4-12 grades should arrive 5 minutes before chapel; K5-3 grades should arrive 3 minutes before chapel.

16. Do not allow anything to detain student from chapels or assemblies. No one should arrive late for any reason.

17. All supervisors are required to attend chapel unless prior approval to miss is given by the principal.

18. The primary purpose of chapel is to promote spiritual growth in the students and to promote the unity of the school.

19. Each learning center will be in charge of a chapel program once a year.

20. A seating chart will be made up for chapel for each learning center.

21. Each supervisor will be responsible for writing demerits being tardy, no Bibles, slouching, and not paying attention. 

B.  Music

We have a special musical at least once a year put on by the elementary students.  Students audition for speaking parts and special songs.

All students of the age of ten to nineteen are required to participate in the Deep South Regional Student Convention which has lots of musical competition.  Example:  Solos, duets, trios, ensembles, instrumentals, etc.  Supervisors help in matching students with the areas in which the supervisor feels the student would do well.  Students are encouraged to minister in churches, nursing homes, and chapel services.

C.  Plays/Dramas/Speech

All students of the age of ten to nineteen are required to participate in the Deep South Regional Student Convention which has lots of Speech, Dramas, and Plays as competition.  Example:  Radio Program, One-Act-Play, Famous Speech, Poetry Recitation, Dramatic Dialogue, Clown Acts, Illustrated Storytelling, Dramatic Monologue, Expressive Reading, Puppets, etc.  Supervisors help in matching students with the areas in which the supervisor feels the student would do well.  Students are encouraged to minister in churches, nursing homes, and chapel services.