March: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: March 2-4: High School Retreat March 22: End of Quarter 3 March 23-April 8: Spring Break March 23-28: English Department Trip Curriculum for March: Modern poetry, Of Mice and Men We’re Thankful For: BFA Basketball Teams for a wonderful season, capped off by both teams winning the Division II DoDDS Europe championship! Timmy loved working with the…

February: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: February 3: Sadie Hawkin’s Hoedown February 9-10: BFA Basketball @ Vilseck February 10, 17: Fiddler on the Roof dress rehearsals February 16-17: BFA Basketball @ Home February 20-24: DoDDS Europe Basketball Tournament February 23-25: Fiddler on the Roof Curriculum for February: The Great Gatsby, research project, newspaper editing and layour We’re Thankful For: Ken & Delena Poe, dear friends…

Thoughts From the Valley

“With every job when it’s complete There is a sense of bitter-sweet That moment when you know the task is done…” Mary Poppins February 2010. I’m crying in a theater in mid-town Manhattan. Heeding the advice of one of my bosses from college, who regularly travelled to New York for business, I’ve taken this evening…

January: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: January 2: Timmy takes his counseling board certification exam in Frankfurt. January 8: Classes resume January 12-13: Basketball at BFA January 16-19: Semester 1 Exams January 19-20: Basketball at BFA January 26-27: Basketball on the road! Curriculum for January: Exam review, Journalism enterprise projects We’re Thankful For: Christmas Visitors from Seattle! Thank you to Ben, Susanna and Emily for…

December: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: December 1-2: First home basketball games against Stuttgart High School December 8-9: Basketball travels to Wiesbaden December 15: Last day of classes! Curriculum for December: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, satire Kristi will be playing violin in the pit orchestra for BFA’s late-February production of Fiddler on the Roof! We’re Thankful For: Timmy’s Small Group of freshman guys, who…

November: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: November 13-15: Basketball tryouts November 23-26: Richard Dahlstrom (Kristi’s dad) visiting! November 26: “Cozy Cabin” Christmas Banquet Curriculum for November: Transcendentalism, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn With basketball season just around the corner, Timmy is excited to return to his role as assistant coach for Boys Varsity Basketball. We’re Thankful For: Mentorship Opportunities with students and staff here…

Of Exile {In The Library}

Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and do not decrease. Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile,…

October: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: October 6: Ninth grade class party October 21: BFA Staff Recital October 30: End of Quarter 1 October 31: 500th Reformation Day Curriculum for October: The Scarlet Letter, American Romanticism Timmy is leading a ninth grade boys’ small group this year! He’s excited to get to spend time time investing in these guys each week on Tuesday. We’re Thankful…

The {Not Terribly} Simple Life

Friday I come home for lunch. More precisely, I leave school shortly before lunch, to pick Luci up from friends’ house, where she’s spent the morning playing with twin two-year-old boys. These boys spend another weekday at our house, where Timmy runs a three-toddler circus with extraordinary energy and humor. Whenever she’s going to spend…

September: News, Thanks, and Prayers

News and Dates: September 9-11: Budenfest (local club food festival) in Kandern September 11-15: Spiritual Emphasis Week September 22: Fall Party Timmy is starting his counseling internship this month at BFA. This means that he’ll be working part-time in the school with our counseling department. We’re Thankful For: Donna Dahlstrom, who was able to visit for two weeks in…