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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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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