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Family Story: The Woodrow Family

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

This family story features the Woodrow Family, as written by Bethany (Reynolds) Woodrow, who graduated from JRHS in 1998!



What do you love about Jesse Remington High School and why?


Christian community, small schooling environment, relationships



Why did you choose Jesse Remington High School for your child?


We chose JRHS for our son because we wanted him to be educated by faculty that care about his growth beyond academics. The staff and faculty invest in the students to be well rounded in academics, life skills, and character development through a Christ centered world view.


What expected and unexpected growth have you seen in your JRHS students?


Carter began at JRHS as a young freshman. He was academically prepared for his freshman year by the public school system he came from, but had not experienced the hands-on learning or community building activities JRHS specializes in. Carter has risen to the occasion each year during the Humanities Faire, embracing his character and memorizing his lines to be able to perform and present with confidence. The focused dedication to the quarterly projects has been very rewarding for Carter as he has grown to embrace the intensity of the semester portfolios. His competitive nature has led him to look forward to the school hikes, where he wants to be seen as a leader and be the first to the top! He has also developed a true interest in philosophy and theology through the influence of the Bible curriculum and mentoring of influential faculty. Carter has grown into a student of God's Word, exploring the history of our faith, and has been challenged to build a firm spiritual foundation.



In what ways have you seen your children grow in their faith as a result of their experiences at Jesse Remington High School?


Carter has grown into a student of God’s Word through the influence of JRHS faculty and staff. Understanding of scripture and theological concepts has become a passion for Carter this past year. The mentoring relationship of the faculty and Koinonia leaders has been the spark and a continual guide for him to explore his questions. The annual mission week has also been a growth opportunity, pushing Carter out of his comfort zone to see himself as a minister of the Gospel alongside his peers. Carter chose to make a personal commitment to follow Jesus with his life after mission week 2023 and was baptized on Easter Sunday.



What is the one word your family would use to describe the JRHS experience?


Holistic



What would you tell other parents to encourage them to consider enrolling their children at JRHS?


JRHS is not a school for everyone, but if you want your child(ren) to be challenged beyond academics to develop into a mature, well-rounded young adult then look no further than JRHS. The learning environment intentionally provides opportunities that will be academically rigorous, building discipline, while the project based learning will challenge your students creativity and foster unique experience in an environment of supportive and mentoring faculty.


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