Stephen Stokes • Sep 16th, 2019
I want to start by assuring all our parents that SVAS is committed to the highest quality Christian education. We love to be at the cutting edge of educational philosophy while maintaining the traditions that have made Adventist Education successful since 1853 when Martha Byington opened the first known church school for Sabbatarian Adventists in Buck's Bridge, New York. Today, you'll find Adventist schools in…Read More...
Stephen Stokes • Sep 3rd, 2019
What a great start to a school year! Two weeks into the year and we want to thank ALL of our parents for their attendance at the mandatory meeting. Our Friday Family beach day was wonderful~ and the second week of school flew by without even so much as asking us if we were ready. So here we are starting into our 3rd week…Read More...
Stephen Stokes • Aug 1st, 2019
Welcome to AUGUST! Are you ready? I bet you are and the students... maybe not quite so ready.
I want to update you all on some breaking news and a few important things to consider when you are setting your clocks for the new year.
August 19 will come bright and early. School will start at 8:15 and it will be an exciting first week of…Read More...
Stephen Stokes • May 28th, 2019
We have come to the end of the year and now it is time to celebrate our graduates. All our students have grown and it is especially gratifiying for me as principal to see our youngest graduates move to the first form of formal education. The excitement in their eyes as they feel the first glow of accomplishment in school. Next week we get to watch as our oldest…Read More...
Stephen Stokes • Apr 30th, 2019
During each school year we have ups and downs. We try our best to stay calmly in the middle enjoying the ups and not getting to low by the down times. As we end the year, I think it is wise to ask ourselves, what can we do better next year. Self evaluation is so important. "The unexamined life is not worth living" is…Read More...
Stephen Stokes • Apr 8th, 2019
April is here and so is the race to the summer. There are so many things to go over, I want to share one thought with you. With all the events, trips, projects, and responsibilities don’t overlook the need to stay tight with the family. Spend some time each day evaluating the opportunities and learning moments that happen. Make sure everyone is emotionally ready…Read More...