Redwood Christian Schools held its 48th Annual Dinner at Canyon View in San Ramon on Monday, October 23. Dignitaries in attendance were Mike Tacconi, President of the Castro Valley/Eden Chamber of Commerce and Robin Hom, Superintendent of California Crosspoint High School. Two long-time supporters were honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards: Les and Carol Worley of Worley’s Home Design, who received the award from Superintendent Al Hearne; and the Castro Valley Rotary Club, with Jim Negri, CVRC President, receiving the award from RCS Board Member Steve Swanson. Also honored was Lisa Suth, who received the RCS Steward Commendation, presented by Board Member April Nunez, in recognition for her outstanding service to the students of RCS.
Superintendent Al Hearne II was the keynote speaker and opened the evening of honor with, “Tonight we are going to look back at the faithfulness of men and women who helped RCS to become what it is today and look toward the future, what we are calling Vision 2020.” Vision 2020 is about creating a Christ-centered, educational environment that gets our students excited to learn, able to conduct investigations, and ultimately discover God’s truth in order to apply it to their lives.
Vision 2020 began with the gymnasium building project and the remodeling of Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms last summer. “We started with our kindergartners because they are our foundation for the next 13 years,” shared Mr. Hearne. To continue with the vision, resources are needed to continue to remodel elementary classrooms with a 21st century design so that we are able to equip our students with the skills needed in the future workforce: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.
Mr. Hearne also projected the extraordinary impact the Bruce D. Johnson Gymnasium will have in the culture and academics of the middle school and high school campus. “We are currently using every single classroom at the middle school and high school and do not have any room for growth. When the gymnasium is completed and our current athletic rooms moved to it, we look forward to building a 21st century science lab and classroom facility. Furthermore, Vision 2020 is about ensuring that RCS will be fit for its second 50 years of ministry and able to offer as many opportunities as possible for students to discover, develop, and apply the talents God has given them for His glory.”