Prayerfully Consider Helping A School in Rwanda Attend the UMSI Summit!

The officers and trustees of NAUMS, Inc. are privileged to announce that two representatives from Rise and Shine Nursery and Primary School of Rwanda want to come to the 2020 UMSI Summit, but they need your help!  The Republic of Rwanda, one of the smallest countries in Central Africa, is home to slightly more than…

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NAUMS WELCOMES OUR NEWEST CORPORATE MEMBER: PEOPLECHECK, INC.

The latest enhancement to UMSI’s menu of member school benefits comes from our newest corporate member, PeopleCheck, Inc.  PeopleCheck, Inc. was established by a UMSI school administrator in 2003. The company’s all-Christian staff focuses on helping  Christian schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations screen the backgrounds of applicants for teaching, coaching, administrative, and volunteer positions….

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NAUMS Presence in the TAPPS Basketball Tournament

Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) held its 2019-2020 State Basketball Tournament in West, Texas during the last week of February. Four UMSI schools participated: Kingdom Preparatory Academy of Lubbock, Coram Deo Academy of Plano and Flower Mound, Faith Academy of Marble Falls, and Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy of The Woodlands.       The…

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Parents as Primary but Not Solitary

I recently met with an outspoken student to discuss her social media presence and cell phone usage on campus.  Frustrated with our school’s policies related to cell phones, she declared, “I just don’t think this school, or my parents, have a right to tell me what to do or what my character should be like….

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ABUNDANCE OR SCARCITY: WHICH WILL IT BE?

In Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey compared two attitudes. First, the “Scarcity Mentality” depicts the world as a pie–although Covey failed to delineate whether the pie was apple, peach, or chocolate. Rather, Covey described this pie as finite. Therefore, if one person receives a larger piece of the pie, everyone else gets…

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THE DINOSAUR SYNDROME: COMING TO A BUDGET NEAR YOU? 

By Bart Cannon  In an address before Congress, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) identified the mindset that he believes saddled the United States with nearly $20 trillion in debt: “The Dinosaur Syndrome: Big hearts, small brains.”1   Sen. Paul’s catchy descriptor left nothing to the imagination. I snickered as I envisioned Capitol Hill swarming with brontosaurus from every state in the nation clad in white dress shirts, business suits, and black patent leather shoes. Then, my blood began to…

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UMS: SET FOR SUCCESS…IN A HURRICANE!

By: Megan Sponseller In September 2018, four weeks were under our belts, and we were off to a great start with our parents trained, students into their respective classroom routines, and teachers hitting their strides. This new school year was extra special, because of our new building, increased student population, and renewed zeal. Even so,…

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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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