A new middle level school (K1-8th grade) with international standards was over the weekend dedicated in Monrovia to complement the Ministry of Education (MOE’s) efforts to take the country’s education system from “mess to best.”The Cyber-Ed Christian School of Excellence (CSS), which operates on the motto, “Striving for Excellence in Learning and Life,” is a private international school based on Christian principles, according to the founder, Soni Karnga Williams.Mrs. Williams is not alone in the running of the school. She works with her co-founder, Michelle Wento, and a partner, Dr. Clarice Kulah. To ensure that the school achieves its objective of maintaining international standards, the three Liberian women have hired highly qualified instructors, including J. Emmett Chapin. Mr. Chapin, a Liberian, was referred to by CSS administration as the “pioneer” teacher, because about two years ago he was one of those who started the process that led to Friday’s dedication. Other instructors are Emmanuel Carford, a science teacher, Nada Gorsaka London, self-contained K-Classes teacher and Tomah Kennedy a Liberian responsible for first graders. Defang Gladys, a Cameroonian, will teach Bible and French, Amelia Richards serves as Assistant Administrator and a teacher for Arts and Crafts, and Mercy Jackson is assigned to teach Language Arts. “We utilize technology based online educational programs as well as the arts and more traditional methods to teach Kindergarten to 8th core curriculum that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the development of strong communication skills,” founder Williams explained.“This blended and holistic approach to education,” Williams said, “allows our students to successfully compete with their counterparts in the rest of the world and develop a lifelong love of learning in academics and the arts.”The goal of CSS is to help catapult Liberia into the 21st century by offering students the opportunity to acquire the highest quality education in a rich environment of challenging courses.“Our flexible approach utilizes a combination of animated lessons and interactive activities through web-based programs and the arts to make learning dynamic and fun,” Dr. Kulah interjected.She said CSS’s mission is to help each child come into confident possession of his/her innate talents, acquire the skills needed for success in college anywhere in the world, and establish values that will allow him/her to be a God fearing, disciplined, self-confident contributor to the advancement of his/her community. CSS philosophy is based on the core beliefs that the Bible is God’s written word which is infallible and authoritative and is the only rule for Christian faith and conduct, and the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary, 10 a.m. Sunday, 15950 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 363-5951. “Jewish Views on ‘Angels and Demons’ “ will be the topic presented by Howard Schwab, 3 p.m. Sunday, Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Admission $5. Call (818) 831-0835. Face of Love Tour with Christian bands “Sanctus Real,” “The Afters” and “Mainstay,” 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Paschal Baylon Roman Catholic Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Tickets $12. Call (1-877) 840-045, (805) 446-2719 or see www.ticketforce.com. The Rev. June Christine Goudey will be installed as the pastor at Simi Valley United Church of Christ, 3 p.m. Sunday, 370 Royal Ave. Call (805) 526-6001. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Wednesday Night Fellowship begins with a Holy Eucharist service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by 7 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. Bible study, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (818) 785-4251. The Women of Kol Tikvah will hold a Rosh Chodesh meeting, 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 348-0670, Ext. 219. “Visions of the Afterlife: Who Goes to Heaven?” is the topic of a Pacific Southwest Branch of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism “Torah Fund Study Day,” 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Thursday, University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. Ticket, $61, include lunch. Reservations are required. Call (310) 476-5359. “Who is Jesus the Galilean?” is the theme for a lecture by the Rev. Doug Glassman, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, parish center, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 888-8200. Camarillo Christian Women’s Club meets, 11 a.m. March 3, Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club, 999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo. Admission, $21, includes lunch. Reservations required by Friday. Lona Beardsley, mother of eight, will discuss family relationships. Call (805) 987-7134. Jewish World Watch Shabbat services, 6:30 p.m. Friday and 8:45 a.m. Feb. 25, Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, $25, with reservations required at (818) 530-4088. Call (818) 788-6000 or see www.jewishworldwatch.org. “Ancient Spiritual Wisdom: Principles and Practices” conference , presented by Newbury Park Christian Church, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Hyatt Westlake Hotel, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Registration prior to conference required; $50, includes lunch. If space available, $75 at the door. Call (805) 498-2129. “The Power of `I Am”‘, a spiritual techniques workshop for positive life changes, led by John Maxwell Taylor, 12:45-3 p.m. Feb. 26, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Admission $20. Call (805) 495-0105, Ext. 1. “Aim High” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday, Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Centering Down to the Cutting Edge” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.webcom.com/onion. “Lion’s Den” will be the message of the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. !”Jesus: His Divinity”, will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “Faith on the Installment Plan” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. Call (818) 763-8231. “Forgiveness: Amazing Medicine” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Ken Bergmann, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “How to Get Along with Other People” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Paul N. Shafit, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, The Welcome Home Church, 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 314-3664. “The Laughter of God” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “The Magic of Rowr” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10 a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “Self-Respect” will be the message of the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “Trust God, It Works!” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Call (818) 244-8171. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA. 91365-4200. 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