Spring at Rock Creek


Spring has sprung at Rock Creek and we are delighted! Our newly landscaped courtyard is beautifully planted with dogwood trees, azaleas, crape myrtles and boxwoods. It is inviting, relaxing and it will bring us much enjoyment, so be sure to take a look next time you are on campus. Speaking of being on campus, you are invited to join us for one or both of the following activities.

Race for Education – Friday, April 11
We have surpassed our financial goal (announcement coming soon)! Thank you for your support of this event, and we invite you to join us this Friday, April 11, at Seneca Park (gym if raining). The students will walk/run for 30 minutes, Dr. Shell will serve as our MC and will announce when the students are completing their final laps. After the students race, they will be given a bottle of water, a piece of fruit, a medal and return to class. Parents, we invite you to walk with your child.

  • Kindergarten and First Grade 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Second Grade and Third Grade 1:30-2 p.m.
  • Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade 2-2:30 p.m.

Easter Week at Rock Creek – Blossoming the Cross and Prayer Stations
The week leading up to the Passion of Christ and the Resurrection is the most powerful in all the year. One of the highlights each year is the Blossoming of the Cross. Each child is asked to bring an artificial flower on Tuesday, April 15. During the April 16, Chapel service, our beautiful blossomed cross will be placed in front of the school as our testimony to the love of God and Power of the Risen Christ!

Dr. Shell has added a special prayer walk this year and is introducing the discipline of “Walking the Via Dolorosa” (The Way of Suffering).  This is the practice of walking to a series of stations and reflecting on Jesus as he made on his way to the Cross.  There will be four stations which will have a classic painting and scripture reading designed to help us reflect on the love and sacrifice of Jesus.  Each class will be stopping, meditating, and praying at each station during the week. It is our fervent prayer that each student will experience the deep, deep love of Jesus in a new way this year.

Come and Join Us!

  • Chapel on Wednesday, April 16, at 8:30 a.m. for the Blossoming of the Cross Service
  • Prayer Walk: take your own walk on the Via Dolorosa anytime during the week as your schedule allows.