Summer Prayer Focus

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! I don’t know if you experience the thrill of anticipation with every new year, but at the beginning of each school year, God births a new expectation of His work. This summer, I studied the book of Ephesians, and as I prayed for all stakeholders in our UMSI schools,…

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TAKE CARE OF YOUR PENNIES, AND YOUR DOLLARS WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES

During my banking career, I reviewed the financial statements of innumerable businesses, both large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit. I also gave counsel to countless customers regarding their personal financial practices. Whether the focus was a multimillion-dollar corporate budget or a homemaker’s monthly household budget, some of the same principles applied. Don F. Calfee, my…

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UMSI Family Ministries Network

As Coordinator of Family Ministry for the NAUMS, Inc. Corporation, I am excited to announce a new opportunity for family ministry leaders in UMSI schools. The Family Ministry Team at Veritas Academy in Austin will be launching a closed Facebook group for individuals who either are working in a family ministry capacity in one of our UMSI…

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AdvancEd Systems Accreditation Recap

AdvancEd Systems Accreditation is open to UMSI schools that are members of NAUMS, Inc., an AdvancED accredited educational corporation:  Corporate officials submitted the application for Systems Accreditation in August 2019 (see steps below):  The application process includes a Readiness Visit, to be scheduled to NAUMS’ Corporate Headquarters prior to December 31, 2019,  The goal of the Readiness Visit is to determine the…

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Cornerstone Prep: Highlighting Happiness

Cornerstone Prep in Acworth, GA, was featured in a School Choice article for its community impact. What’s more exciting to students than Spring Break? How about the week before Spring Break? At Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, a private school in Acworth, Georgia, students spend all year gearing up for the week before Spring Break, which the school calls“IMPACT…

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March Prayer Focus

Come to me all, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 At this point in the school year, I think many of us could use a little rest.  Following spring break, most school leaders are heading towards home plate to wind up the school year. Yet, while we…

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UMSI Database: Membersite

We rely on school administrators (or his/her designees) to keep schools’ demographic and contact information up-to-date.  For assistance, contact Pamela Oberg at accounting@umsi.org or Donnie Blair at dblair@umsi.org.  Remember: Membersite has three components: (1) School demographic information, (2) Repository of materials and archived webinars, presentations, etc., and (3) Communication Forum that can be used when all faculty,…

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Focus on the Family Broadcast with Ellen and Glen Schuknecht

Ellen Schuknecht (Veritas Academy of Austin, TX) and her husband, Glen, were recently featured on a Focus on the Family broadcast, titled “Building a Spiritual Heritage for Future Generations,” which is based on their book A Spiritual Heritage. We are honored and privileged to have Ellen Schuknecht’s service to UMSI Schools as a Family Ministry…

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