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Redwood Christian Middle School Names 2022 All-Americans

Written by: Superintendent Emeritus, Mr. Johnson Photo Credit: Chris Burke The Middle School All-American Student Classic is a week of academic and physical fitness competitions for Redwood Christian Middle School (RCMS) students to challenge themselves both mentally and physically while competing against their peers to be the Top Girl or Top Boy All-American in their grade! RCMS students, ...

Dr. Al Hearne: Shpherding Students to Success

Superintendent Hearne was featured in a Castro Valley community member spotlight as someone who makes a significant impact in the community written by Michael Singer, journalist for the Castro Valley Forum. The article was even featured on the front page of the newspaper. His background, journey ...

Walk With God: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for year

Walk With God: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for year Redwood Christian Schools welcomed faculty back to campuses Aug. 1. The school welcomed four new teachers. Top (L to R): Miss FitzGerald, Miss Schoppet Bottom (L to R): Miss Galvin, Mr. ...

Chelsea Fourie

Position: Director of Admissions College(s): California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; Tante Marie Culinary Academy Degree(s)/Certification(s): Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Science; Pastry Chef Graduate; University of California at Berkeley Project Management ...

Fulfilling God’s Calling: Recognizing and Commissioning Teachers Moving On

The theme this school year was #GodsCalling, and with that, students, faculty, staff, coaches, and administrators were challenged to respond to God's calling in their personal and professional lives.  As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, we get to celebrate God’s faithfulness, reflect ...

Castaneda, Redemer Named New Principals at Redwood Christian MSHS

RCS is pleased to announce new administration appointments for the 2022-23 School Year. The New Middle School Principal Is: Albert Castaneda At the MSHS Awards Ceremony (Tuesday, 5/24), RCS announced Albert Castaneda as the new MS Principal, effective July 1, 2022! You should all know Mr. ...

2022 RCS Scholarship Recipients

On Tuesday, May 24th, Superintendent Dr. Al Hearne announced the recipients of the 2022 RCS Scholarships at the Middle School and High School End of Year Awards Ceremony.  Congratulations to these college-bound seniors! Jaycie Mae Huemoeller Memorial Scholarship A graduating senior who has ...

RCS Students Honored at the Annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest

Rotarian Leaders With Speech Winners On Tuesday, five RCS students participated in the annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest hosted by Rotary District 5170.  Earning second place, Xander Russell (12th) spoke about three areas of personal involvement: Vertical Choir, Crossover Basketball, ...

Redwood Christian Recognized Among 2022 Best Schools in America

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been recognized as a 2022 Best School by Niche! This year, Redwood Christian High School ranked #9 "Best Christian High Schools in the Bay Area" by Niche.com. Niche grades and rankings are calculated using dozens of public data sets and millions of ...

Varsity Boys Soccer Team Character Commended

  TOPS Soccer Coach (Castro Valley Soccer Club Special Needs Program) sent a special "thank you" for the support, encouragement, and willingness to play a pick-up scrimmage against their team last Saturday.  Coach Barry Gardin sent the following letter.  We are so proud of our Varsity ...

2021 RCMS All American Results

Middle School All American Week is a week of academic and athletic competions for Redwood Christian Middle School students to challenge themselves both mentally and physically while competing against their peers to be the top boy or girl All American.  RCMS students, faculty, and parents ...

RCHS Students Start 17 New Clubs

Redwood Christian High School "Club Rush" brought seventeen new clubs to RCHS. Clubs introduced themselves, their goals, and how to join at lunch last Wednesday, September 15. Students are beginning clubs of their choosing for reasons varying from preparation (for further education in specific ...

RCS Remembers 9-11 and Honors First Responders, Military

https://youtu.be/DxOo4R6w1iU By: Mr. Bruce Johnson  Patriots Day Assembly is an annual program at Redwood Christian Schools dedicated to remembering the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks which changed our nation forever. On the 20th Anniversary of 9-11, RCS once again gathered to ...

RCS Welcomes New Teachers As Staff Prepares for 2021-22 School Year

A new perspective: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for year Redwood Christian Schools welcomed faculty back to campuses Aug. 2. The school welcomed nine new teachers. From left, top row: First grade teacher Katelyn Wolfe, MSHS Art teacher Carly Pratt, ...

RCE PE – Jackie Moog

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): Biola University Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Sociology/ Social Science; California Teaching Credential - Multiple Subject Email: ...

RCE Art/Sci – Shannon FitzGerald

Position: Elementary Art Teacher Email: ShannonFitzGerald@rcs.edu How did God call you into teaching, and/or what are your professional credentials (or prior work experience)? The art teachers I had in school were huge influences on me, and that impact of their care and intentionality ...

RCE Music – Beverly Mayne

Position: Elementary School Teacher  College(s): Pillsbury Baptist Bible College Degrees/Certifications: Bachelors of Arts - Bible and Elementary Education, Minor - Music, English Email: BeverlyMayne@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I am currently ...

TK – Ashley Moog

Position: Elementary Teacher College: Moody Bible Institute Degree: Bachelors of Science in Biblical Studies Email: AshleyMoog@rcs.edu What is your role at RCS? I teach Transitional Kindergarten (TK).   What do you love about teaching at Redwood Christian Schools? I ...

K – Cheryl Bicker

Position: Teacher College: Bob Jones University Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science - Education Email: CherylBicker@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach Kindergarten. What do you love about your role(s) at RCS? I love the family ...

K – Heather Miller

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): California State University, Hayward; University of San Diego Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies; California Teaching Credential - Multiple Subject  Email: HeatherMiller@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at ...

K – Heather Mitchell

Position: Elementary School Teacher Email: HeatherMitchell@rcs.edu   How did God call you into teaching (if taught before), and/or what are your professional credentials (or prior work experience)? While working in my previous corporate position, I became pregnant with my ...

K – Monica Hubbard

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): California State University, Hayward  Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies; California Teaching Credential - Multiple Subject    Email: MonicaHubbard@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian ...

1 – Michelle Pleitez

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): Chabot College; California State University, East Bay  Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Early Childhood Development; Certificate - Assistant Teacher for Early Childhood Development Email: MichellePleitez@rcs.edu What is/are ...

1 – Victoria Langseth

Position: Elementary Teacher College(s): Simpson University Degrees & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies Email: VictoriaLangseth@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach 1st Grade. What do you love about your role(s) ...

2 – Catherine Schoppet

Position: Elementary Teacher Email: CatherineSchoppet@rcs.edu How did God call you into teaching, and/or what are your professional credentials (or prior work experience)? All of my life I have had a passion for working with children. During my academic career I pursued a bachelor’s ...

2 – Katelyn Wolfe

Position: Elementary School Teacher Email: KatelynWolfe@rcs.edu   How did God call you into teaching (if taught before), and/or what are your professional credentials (or prior work experience)? God has always put it upon my heart to work with children. My passion for ...

3 – Laura Vanegas

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): Colorado Christian University Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies with an Emphasis in Elementary Education Email: LauraVanegas@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach 3rd ...

3 – Lynn Conley

Position: Elementary Teacher College(s): Fresno Pacific University; California State University, Fresno; California State University, East Bay; Holy Names University  Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies; Preliminary California Credential; California Clear Credential - ...

4 – Mebrat Hill

Position: Elementary Teacher Email: MebratHill@rcs.edu   How did God call you into teaching? As Christians, we are called to slow down the decay in the culture around us, and to make a difference in that way. I was called to be a teacher to be a light, shining forth the light ...

4 – Lisa Francis

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): The Master’s College; California State University, Hayward; Walden University Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts; Master of Arts - Education; PhD - Education; California Teaching Credential - Multiple Subject Email: ...

5 – Amy Neal

Position: Elementary Teacher College(s): California State University, East Bay; California State University, Fullerton Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts – Liberal Studies, Minor – English; California Teaching Credential – Multiple Subject; CLAD Certification; ACSI Educator ...

5 – Jessie Pangelina

Position: Elementary School Teacher College: University of California at Irvine Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Sociology Email: JessiePangelina@rcs.edu What is your role at RCS? I teach 5th grade math and science. Do you have any other hobbies/interests outside of ...

MS – April Galvin

Position: Middle School Teacher Email: AprilGalvin@rcs.edu How did God call you into teaching, and/or what are your professional credentials (or prior work experience)? God called me into teaching by giving me a passion for Christian education. What motivated you to become a ...

MS – Brandan Hearne

Position: Middle School Math and Bible Teacher College(s): Bethany College Degrees/Certifications: Social Science with an emphasis in Teaching Email: BrandanHearne@rcs.edu   What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach 7th grade Math, Pre-Algrebra, and ...

MS – Colette Bibby

Position: RCS Director of Homeschool (Private Satellite Program), Middle School Teacher College(s): Chabot College; California State University, East Bay Degrees/Certifications: Associate of Arts; Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies Email: ColetteBibby@rcs.edu What is/are your ...

MS – Julia Redemer

Position: Middle School and High School English Teacher Email: JuliaRedemer@rcs.edu How did God call you into teaching (if taught before), and/or what are your professional credentials (or prior work experience)? When I was younger, I knew I always wanted to work with children. During ...

MS – Steve Gillette

Position: Middle School Teacher College(s): Prairie Bible Institute; Seattle Pacific University; University of Washington Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - History; Masters of Education - Curriculum and Instruction, Social Studies Emphasis Email: SteveGillette@rcs.edu What ...

MSHS – Carley Platt

Position: Middle School and High School Art Teacher Email: CarleyPlatt@rcs.edu How did God call you into teaching (if taught before), and/or what are your professional credentials (or prior work experience)? I have known I wanted to be a teacher ever since I took my first art class in ...

MSHS – Charmaine Tilly

Position: Middle School and High School Teacher College(s): California State University, Hayward Degrees & Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies; California Teaching Credential - Multiple Subject Email: CharmaineTilly@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood ...

MSHS – Chris Burke

Position: Middle School Teacher College(s): California State University, East Bay; Allianz International University Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - History; Masters of Education Email: ChrisBurke@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach ...

MSHS – Daren Wilkerson

Position: Middle School & High School Teacher Email: DarenWilkerson@rcs.edu How did God call you into teaching, and/or what are your professional credentials (or prior work experience)? I was called to teaching as a teenager. I was a lifeguard/swim instructor between the ages ...

MSHS – Elia Phillips

Position: Middle School & High School Teacher College(s): Bob Jones University Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts; ACSI - Teacher Certification  Email: EliaPhillips@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach Spanish 1 to middle school and ...

MSHS – Greg Hinton

Position: High School Teacher College(s): Dallas Theological Seminary; University of Nevada; San Diego Christian College  Degrees/Certifications: Master of Theology, emphasis in Educational Leadership; Bachelor of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies, emphases in Bible and History; ACSI - ...

MSHS – Irma Mora


Position: High School Teacher College(s): DeAnza College; Patten University; Life Chiropractic College West; Northern Pacific Coast Bible College; Fuller Theological Seminary Degrees & Certifications: Associates of Arts; Associates of Science; Bachelor of Arts, Cross-Cultural Studies; Bachelor of Science, Theology; Masters in Theology and Ministry (Bilingual English + Spanish); ...

MSHS – Jennifer Seganish

Position: Teacher College:  Albion College (BA); University of Maryland College Park (MS) Email: JenniferSeganish@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Algebra 2.  I am also an advisor for the high school executive council ...

MSHS – John Wilcox

Position: Middle School Teacher College(s): California State University, Hayward Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology Email: JohnWilcox@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach 8th grade bible, 8th grade physical science, and 7th ...

MSHS – Paul Triplett

Position: High School Teacher College(s): Azusa Pacific University; Fuller Theological Seminary Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Biblical Studies; Master of Arts - Theology Email: PaulTriplett@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I am a 9th grade ...

MSHS – Rachel Chow

Position: RCS Fine Arts Teacher College:  Bachelor of Music in Music Education from San Jose State University Email: RachelChow@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach elementary Band/Strings, MSHS Choir + Band, and I am a 9th grade advisor. What do ...

HS – Chris Enos

Position: High School Teacher College:  Chabot College; California State University, Hayward; University of California at Berkeley Degree(s): Associates Degree, Bachelor of Arts, Paralegal Certification Email: ChrisEnos@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I ...

HS – Curt Russell

Position: RCS Academic Dean, High School Teacher College(s): University of Cincinnati; Indiana Wesleyan University; Fresno Pacific University; Northern California Bible College; The Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts; ACSI - Secondary Teacher’s ...

HS – David Summers

Position: High School Teacher College(s): Pennsylvania State University  Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science - Computer Science; Master of Arts - Teaching English as a Second Language Email: DavidSummers@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? In ...

HS – Evan Barnhart

Position: Administrator Colleges: Tennessee Templeton University; Southwestern Assemblies of God University; Liberty University; Walden University Degree(s)/Certification(s): ACSI Educator and Administration Certificate; Masters of Arts in Teaching; Doctorate Email: ...

HS – Janet Vincent

Position: High School Teacher College(s): California State University, East Bay; California State University, Long Beach Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science; MT License; California Teaching Credential - Multiple Subject; ACSI - Secondary Teacher Educator Certificate Email: ...

HS – Lisa Suth

Position: High School Teacher, MSHS College Counselor College(s): San Jose State University; Biola University; California State University, East Bay Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Psychology; California Clear Teaching Credential - Multiple Subject Email: ...

HS – Michie Sierra

Position: High School Teacher College(s): Ohlone College; Fresno Pacific University; California State University, Hayward; Bethany College  Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - Physical Education; Bachelor of Arts Waiver - Science, California ACSI credential Email: ...

HS – Stacie Clausen

Position: Teacher College:  Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley Email: StacieClausen@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Macro/Micro Economics, and serve as the Math Department Chair and a ...

HS – Teresa Hendren

Position: Director of Marketing College:  Bachelor of Science in Business-Marketing from University of the Pacific, CA Teaching Credential from National University, ACSI Educator Certificate Email: TeresaHendren@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? To ...

HS – Tracey Cherry

Position: High School Teacher College(s): University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Arts - English/ Sociology; Master of Arts - Education/Single Subject Credential; Master of Arts - Education (Language and Literacy); California Teaching ...

Fulfilling God’s Purpose: Teachers Moving on to Their Next Calling

As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, we get to celebrate God’s faithfulness, reflect upon what we have learned, and recognize the ministry of the RCS faculty, staff, and administration.  We are thankful for God’s calling multi-talented men and women to minister at RCS, who provided the ...

2021 RCS Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, May 18th, Superintendent Dr. Al Hearne announced the recipients of the 2021 RCS Scholarships. Paul Dale Sharp Memorial-Proverbs 16:9 Scholarship On April 23, 2003, Paul Dale Sharp, a senior at Redwood Christian High School, died as the result of a hiking accident in Yosemite, ...

2021 Commencement Speakers

Meet the RCS Class of 2021 Commencement Speakers Name: Guilliane (Gail) Mojica Title: Student Council President After High School: Army ROTC in college and eventually serving as an officer A Favorite RCS Memory: The people, faculty, and teachers. Advice to Incoming Freshmen: Give your ...

Colleges Attended by RCS Graduates


RCS Graduates have attended California Universities University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Merced University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Santa ...

Redwood Christian Elementary End of Year Academic Awards & Descriptions


The following awards are presented at the end of the school year at Redwood Christian Elementary: President’s Award for Educational Excellence Awarded to students who have attained a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher for the last 2 years and who scored 80% or higher on the MAP standardized test in either reading or math. Outstanding achievement Awarded to students showing high academics for the ...

Rohan John Selected National Merit Scholarship Winner

Rohan John Selected National Merit Scholarship Winner Redwood Christian High School is pleased to announce that Rohan John has been selected as a National Merit Scholarship Winner, one of 2500 winners selected from 16,000 Finalists out of more than 1.5 million juniors in 2019-20 that took the ...

2021-22 High School Executive Council Announced!

Announcing the 2021-22 High School Executive Council! The following juniors and seniors were elected by their peers to lead the high school student body next year:   President: Jilli Tiao (12th) "I have served on executive council for two years now. It has been a ...

2021 RCS Homecoming King and Queen Announced

Introducing Senior Queen Britney and Senior King Dominic!   Photo credit Breslow Imaging  Redwood Christian High School announced its 2021 Homecoming Court at the Annual Homecoming Banquet hosted at Ruby Hills Golf Club on Friday March 14, 2021.  Elected by their class, ...

Dr. Hearne Elected President of Christian Charities USA

On April 26, 2021, Superintendent Hearne was elected Board President of Christian Charities USA (CCUSA).  Dr. Hearne was first elected to the CCUSA Board in 2018 and previously served as Board Secretary. The organization is a diverse group of national and international charities working ...

RCS Senior Wins 2021 Rotary Speech Contest

Article Credit: Castro Valley Forum "Olivia Fryling, RCS class of 2021, won the Rotary District 5170 Area 4 Youth Speech Contest last week and will now advance to the Northern Regional Contest on April 2.  The winner from that contest advances to the District Finals on April 24 and will compete ...

Redwood Christian Schools Announces Elementary Principal, Miss Megan Sinisi

Redwood Christian Schools Announces Elementary Principal, Miss Megan Sinisi Redwood Christian Schools is proud to announce that, on June 1, 2021, Miss Megan Sinisi will be Principal of Redwood Christian Elementary!  Miss Sinisi earned her BA in Educational Ministries from Moody Bible Institute ...

RCS Announces Director of Athletics, Dale Huemoeller

Redwood Christian Schools Announces Director of Athletics, Mr. Dale Huemoeller Superintendent Hearne has announced that Mr. Dale S. Huemoeller has been appointed Director of Athletics, effective June 1, 2021.  In the fall of 1993, Coach Dale S. Huemoeller arrived to teach PE and coach ...

Innovation Experts Speak at RCE

Three professionals (and RCS parents) volunteered and brought their creativity, passion, motivating mindsets, and problem solving skills to share with 2nd and 3rd grade classes Friday, 2/26/21. “2H LOVED having 3 special speakers come in and talk about engineering, innovation, and having a ...

RCS Senior Selected as a 2021 National Hispanic Scholar

Davis Banks invited by the College Board #InspiringApplication #InspiringFutures   Davis Banks (RCS class of 2021) received honors  from the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). The invitation was extended to him from CollegeBoard.org for scoring in the top 2.5% among ...

RCS Senior Announced as Finalist in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

RCS is pleased to announce that senior, Rohan John, has advanced as a Finalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program and has been offered the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition. More than 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the ...

2020-21 Kindergarten Celebrates 100th Day of School

When you’re a Kindergartener, 100 days can feel like 100 years! So why not celebrate by dressing up and sharing creative 100 Day projects?  Not to mention, this year, making it to the 100th day was nothing short of feat!  Teachers, students, and families have all come together at RCS to make ...

RCHS Senior, Rayah Miller, Receives Good Citizen Award

On Saturday, February 6, Redwood Christian High School Senior, Rayah Miller, was recognized as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) “Good Citizen” by the DAR Piedmont Chapter.  Qualities of a DAR Good Citizen are "outstanding degrees of dependability, service, leadership, and ...

RCS Senior Announced as Semifinalist in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

RCS Senior Announced as Semifinalist in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program RCS is pleased to announce that senior, Rohan John, is a Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program and has been offered the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition. ...

Meghan Costanzo

Position: Business Manager College(s): California State University - East Bay Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences, Minor - Business Administration Email: ...

Pat Lee

Position: Director of Specialized Programs College(s): University of California at Berkeley; Western Seminary Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering; Masters of Science - Civil Engineering; Masters of Arts - Family Ministries  Email: ...

2020-21 Off Season Conditioning & Training

                              Click Here for More Info About Spring Sports Off-Season Training   Click Here for Off-Season Training Procedures and Safety ...

The RCS 2020-21 School Year Kicks Off Virtually

Redwood Christian Schools (RCS) kicked off it’s 51st school year online via Zoom web conferencing software welcoming 655 students TK through 12th grade.  Kindergarten through 12th grade students met with teachers through Zoom for activities such as “Meet Your Teacher,” subject-matter ...

RCS Welcomes Mr Hearne to Teach at RCMS

Meet Mr. Brandan Hearne!                       That's right, there's a new "Mr. Hearne" on campus!  You may have seen Mr. Brandan Hearne, brother of Dr. Hearne, RCS Superintendent, serving at RCE last ...

2020-21 Teacher Orientation Begins on Zoom

RCS is back!  Admin, faculty, and staff kick off this week to start preparing for the 2020-21 school year!  Our first day is coming soon (8/17) and we can't wait to welcome students to our classzooms/classrooms! The theme verse for 2020-21 is in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are his workmanship, ...

Babysitters: What Parents Actually Want You to Do

Babysitters: What Parents Actually Want You to Do Blog Written By: Mr. Warner, MSHS Principal                           One of the many blessings of being a principal of a middle school and ...

You Too Can be Superhero

You Too Can Be a Superhero! Blog Written By: Mr. Warner, MSHS Principal                           What do Spiderman, Captain America, Batman, and the Flash in this photo have in ...

Chores: Punishment or Preparation?

Chores: Preparing Kids to be Independent, Responsible Adults Blog Written By: Mr. Warner, MSHS Principal When my wife, Amber, and I first had children, countless individuals told us, “It goes by so fast.” That has absolutely been the case for us with our children. Just last night as I ...

Summer is Here But…

Summer is here!! But, my kids are driving me crazy… HELP! Blog Written By: Mr. Warner, MSHS Principal Perhaps you can relate just a bit with our home. We made it through Online Distance Learning unscathed (RCS teachers were amazing!), and summer is finally here!  But our kids are stir-crazy, ...

RCS Celebrates Retiring Teachers

This year, eight teachers will retire from RCS and seek the next calling God has on their life.  Together, they average over 30 years in serving in Christian education!  Dr. Hearne often quotes a profound educational truth in Luke 6:40, "A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he ...

2019-20 RCS Athletes of the Year

High School Senior Athletes The senior athlete is awarded to an accomplished senior athlete who exemplifies the spirit of athletics.  These athletes make the most of their ability; work hard and display good sportsmanship; a competitor; all league honors and team awards are considered.  All the ...

2020 RCS Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, May 21st, Superintendent Dr. Al Hearne announced the recipients of the 2020 RCS Scholarships. Pastor Sherman Addison Williams II Memorial Scholarship Pastor Sherman Addison Williams II, founding pastor of Redwood Christian Schools, went to Heaven on March 6, 2008, three days ...

2019-20 High School Student Citizen: Mollie Quiroz

Redwood Christian Schools is proud to announce the High School Student Citizen of the Year is Mollie Quiroz. The High School Student Citizen is awarded to a 12th grade student who shows leadership and ethics, excellent communication skills, problem solving and conflict management abilities, and ...

2019-20 Middle School Student Citizen of the Year: Jonathan Murray

The RCS Middle School Student Citizen of the Year is Jonathan Murray. The Middle School Student Citizen is awarded to an 8th grade student who shows leadership and ethics, excellent communication skills, problem solving and conflict management abilities, and community and global citizenship. At ...

2019-20 Elementary Student Citizen: Carter Strange

The RCS Elementary Student Citizen of the Year is Carter Strange. The Elementary Student Citizen is awarded to a 5th grade student who shows leadership and ethics, excellent communication skills, problem solving and conflict management abilities, and community and global citizenship.  Carter has ...

Albert Castaneda, RCS c/o ’84

One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni and see what God has been doing in their lives since high school graduation.  Dr. Hearne recently interviewed RCS Alumni and current MSHS Assistant Principal, Mr. Castaneda, class of 1984. As part of the ...

Jim Cleveland, RCS c/o ’90

One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni and see what God has been doing in their lives since high school graduation. Dr. Hearne recently interviewed RCS Alumni and current Director of Athletics, Mr. Cleveland, class of 1990. As part of the ...

RCS Varsity Baseball Serves at Food Pantry

Six RCS baseball players and three coaches served during Easter  Break at 3 Crosses Church to prepare for their weekend Drive-Through Pantry.  In partnership with Alameda Food Bank and Cross Streets ministry, volunteers at 3 Crosses are preparing weekly to help as many families who are in ...

Alan Stirling, RCS c/o ’86

One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni and see what God has been doing in their lives since high school graduation.  Dr. Hearne recently interviewed RCS Alumni and current MSHS Director of Spiritual Life, Mr. Stirling, class of 1986. As ...

Ben Warner, RCS c/o ’97

One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni and see what God has been doing in their lives since high school graduation. Dr. Hearne recently interviewed RCS Alumni and current MSHS Principal, Mr. Warner, class of 1997. As part of the ...

15-Day Science Activity Challenge – W1 Results!

    These scientists made rubber eggs, slime that is fluffy, HUGE towers out of marshmallows and toothpicks, coffee filter art, and exploding volcanoes!  We are so proud of the inquiries they sent in to RCE Science Teacher, Mrs. Wo, and we LOVED seeing the ...

Erin McGrath, RCS class of ’98

  Erin with her pup, Gracie One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni and see what God has been doing in their lives since high school graduation.  Dr. Hearne recently interviewed RCS Alumni and current MSHS Assistant Principal, Miss ...

Agape Tesfamichael, RCS c/o 2023

Joy and Fine Arts One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS for our 50th anniversary is to connect with current RCS students and see what God has been doing in their lives and what they believe God is calling them toward in their future. Dr. Hearne recently interviewed the 2019-20 Freshman Class ...

RCS Preparedness Plan

                In addition, the Senior RCS Admin Team continues to monitor the RCS Preparedness Plan.  Based upon the guidance sheet, released on March 7 by the California Department of Public Health, School Guidance on Novel ...







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Redwood Christian Middle School Names 2022 All-Americans

Written by: Superintendent Emeritus, Mr. Johnson Photo Credit: Chris Burke The Middle School All-American Student Classic is a week of academic and physical fitness competitions for Redwood ...


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Redwood Christian Middle School Names 2022 All-Americans

Written by: Superintendent Emeritus, Mr. Johnson Photo Credit: Chris Burke The Middle School All-American Student Classic is a week of academic and physical fitness competitions for Redwood Christian Middle School (RCMS) students to challenge themselves both mentally and physically while ...


Dr. Al Hearne: Shpherding Students to Success

Superintendent Hearne was featured in a Castro Valley community member spotlight as someone who ...


Walk With God: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for year

Walk With God: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for ...


Chelsea Fourie

Position: Director of Admissions College(s): California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ...


Fulfilling God’s Calling: Recognizing and Commissioning Teachers Moving On

The theme this school year was #GodsCalling, and with that, students, faculty, staff, coaches, and ...


Castaneda, Redemer Named New Principals at Redwood Christian MSHS

RCS is pleased to announce new administration appointments for the 2022-23 School Year. The New ...


2022 RCS Scholarship Recipients

On Tuesday, May 24th, Superintendent Dr. Al Hearne announced the recipients of the 2022 RCS ...


RCS Students Honored at the Annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest

Rotarian Leaders With Speech Winners On Tuesday, five RCS students participated in the annual ...


Redwood Christian Recognized Among 2022 Best Schools in America

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been recognized as a 2022 Best School by Niche! This ...


Varsity Boys Soccer Team Character Commended

  TOPS Soccer Coach (Castro Valley Soccer Club Special Needs Program) sent a special ...


2021 RCMS All American Results

Middle School All American Week is a week of academic and athletic competions for Redwood ...


RCHS Students Start 17 New Clubs

Redwood Christian High School "Club Rush" brought seventeen new clubs to RCHS. Clubs introduced ...


RCS Remembers 9-11 and Honors First Responders, Military

https://youtu.be/DxOo4R6w1iU By: Mr. Bruce Johnson  Patriots Day Assembly is an annual ...


RCS Welcomes New Teachers As Staff Prepares for 2021-22 School Year

A new perspective: Redwood Christian Schools Welcomes New Teachers as staff prepares for ...


RCE PE – Jackie Moog

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): Biola University Degrees/Certifications: ...


RCE Art/Sci – Shannon FitzGerald

Position: Elementary Art Teacher Email: ShannonFitzGerald@rcs.edu How did God call you ...


RCE Music – Beverly Mayne

Position: Elementary School Teacher  College(s): Pillsbury Baptist Bible ...


TK – Ashley Moog

Position: Elementary Teacher College: Moody Bible Institute Degree: Bachelors of Science in ...


K – Cheryl Bicker

Position: Teacher College: Bob Jones University Degrees/Certifications: Bachelor of Science - ...


K – Heather Miller

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): California State University, Hayward; University ...


K – Heather Mitchell

Position: Elementary School Teacher Email: HeatherMitchell@rcs.edu   How did God ...


K – Monica Hubbard

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): California State University, ...


1 – Michelle Pleitez

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): Chabot College; California State University, ...


1 – Victoria Langseth

Position: Elementary Teacher College(s): Simpson University Degrees & Certifications: ...


2 – Catherine Schoppet

Position: Elementary Teacher Email: CatherineSchoppet@rcs.edu How did God call you into ...


2 – Katelyn Wolfe

Position: Elementary School Teacher Email: KatelynWolfe@rcs.edu   How did God ...


3 – Laura Vanegas

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): Colorado Christian ...


3 – Lynn Conley

Position: Elementary Teacher College(s): Fresno Pacific University; California State University, ...


4 – Mebrat Hill

Position: Elementary Teacher Email: MebratHill@rcs.edu   How did God call you ...


4 – Lisa Francis

Position: Elementary School Teacher College(s): The Master’s College; California State ...


5 – Amy Neal

Position: Elementary Teacher College(s): California State University, East Bay; California State ...


5 – Jessie Pangelina

Position: Elementary School Teacher College: University of California at Irvine Degree: ...


MS – April Galvin

Position: Middle School Teacher Email: AprilGalvin@rcs.edu How did God call you into ...


MS – Brandan Hearne

Position: Middle School Math and Bible Teacher College(s): Bethany ...


MS – Colette Bibby

Position: RCS Director of Homeschool (Private Satellite Program), Middle School ...


MS – Julia Redemer

Position: Middle School and High School English Teacher Email: JuliaRedemer@rcs.edu How ...


MS – Steve Gillette

Position: Middle School Teacher College(s): Prairie Bible Institute; Seattle Pacific University; ...


MSHS – Carley Platt

Position: Middle School and High School Art Teacher Email: CarleyPlatt@rcs.edu How did ...


MSHS – Charmaine Tilly

Position: Middle School and High School Teacher College(s): California State University, ...


MSHS – Chris Burke

Position: Middle School Teacher College(s): California State University, East Bay; Allianz ...


MSHS – Daren Wilkerson

Position: Middle School & High School Teacher Email: DarenWilkerson@rcs.edu How did ...


MSHS – Elia Phillips

Position: Middle School & High School Teacher College(s): Bob Jones ...


MSHS – Greg Hinton

Position: High School Teacher College(s): Dallas Theological Seminary; University of Nevada; San ...


MSHS – Irma Mora

Position: High School Teacher College(s): DeAnza College; Patten University; Life Chiropractic ...


MSHS – Jennifer Seganish

Position: Teacher College:  Albion College (BA); University of Maryland College Park (MS) Email: ...


MSHS – John Wilcox

Position: Middle School Teacher College(s): California State University, ...


MSHS – Paul Triplett

Position: High School Teacher College(s): Azusa Pacific University; Fuller Theological ...


MSHS – Rachel Chow

Position: RCS Fine Arts Teacher College:  Bachelor of Music in Music Education from San Jose ...


HS – Chris Enos

Position: High School Teacher College:  Chabot College; California State University, Hayward; ...


HS – Curt Russell

Position: RCS Academic Dean, High School Teacher College(s): University of Cincinnati; Indiana ...


HS – David Summers

Position: High School Teacher College(s): Pennsylvania State ...


HS – Evan Barnhart

Position: Administrator Colleges: Tennessee Templeton University; Southwestern Assemblies of God ...


HS – Janet Vincent

Position: High School Teacher College(s): California State University, East Bay; California ...


HS – Lisa Suth

Position: High School Teacher, MSHS College Counselor College(s): San Jose State University; ...


HS – Michie Sierra

Position: High School Teacher College(s): Ohlone College; Fresno Pacific University; California ...


HS – Stacie Clausen

Position: Teacher College:  Business Administration from University of California, ...


HS – Teresa Hendren

Position: Director of Marketing College:  Bachelor of Science in Business-Marketing from ...


HS – Tracey Cherry

Position: High School Teacher College(s): University of California, Berkeley; Stanford ...


Fulfilling God’s Purpose: Teachers Moving on to Their Next Calling

As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, we get to celebrate God’s faithfulness, reflect upon ...


2021 RCS Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, May 18th, Superintendent Dr. Al Hearne announced the recipients of the 2021 RCS ...


2021 Commencement Speakers

Meet the RCS Class of 2021 Commencement Speakers Name: Guilliane (Gail) Mojica Title: ...


Colleges Attended by RCS Graduates

RCS Graduates have attended California Universities University of California, ...


Redwood Christian Elementary End of Year Academic Awards & Descriptions

The following awards are presented at the end of the school year at Redwood Christian ...


Rohan John Selected National Merit Scholarship Winner

Rohan John Selected National Merit Scholarship Winner Redwood Christian High School is pleased ...


2021-22 High School Executive Council Announced!

Announcing the 2021-22 High School Executive Council! The following juniors and seniors were ...


2021 RCS Homecoming King and Queen Announced

Introducing Senior Queen Britney and Senior King Dominic!   Photo credit Breslow ...


Dr. Hearne Elected President of Christian Charities USA

On April 26, 2021, Superintendent Hearne was elected Board President of Christian Charities USA ...


RCS Senior Wins 2021 Rotary Speech Contest

Article Credit: Castro Valley Forum "Olivia Fryling, RCS class of 2021, won the Rotary District ...


Redwood Christian Schools Announces Elementary Principal, Miss Megan Sinisi

Redwood Christian Schools Announces Elementary Principal, Miss Megan Sinisi Redwood Christian ...


RCS Announces Director of Athletics, Dale Huemoeller

Redwood Christian Schools Announces Director of Athletics, Mr. Dale Huemoeller Superintendent ...


Innovation Experts Speak at RCE

Three professionals (and RCS parents) volunteered and brought their creativity, passion, ...


RCS Senior Selected as a 2021 National Hispanic Scholar

Davis Banks invited by the College Board #InspiringApplication ...


RCS Senior Announced as Finalist in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

RCS is pleased to announce that senior, Rohan John, has advanced as a Finalist in the 2021 National ...


2020-21 Kindergarten Celebrates 100th Day of School

When you’re a Kindergartener, 100 days can feel like 100 years! So why not celebrate by dressing ...


RCHS Senior, Rayah Miller, Receives Good Citizen Award

On Saturday, February 6, Redwood Christian High School Senior, Rayah Miller, was recognized as ...


RCS Senior Announced as Semifinalist in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program

RCS Senior Announced as Semifinalist in 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program RCS is ...


Meghan Costanzo

Position: Business Manager College(s): California State University - East ...


Pat Lee

Position: Director of Specialized Programs College(s): University of California at Berkeley; ...


2020-21 Off Season Conditioning & Training

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The RCS 2020-21 School Year Kicks Off Virtually

Redwood Christian Schools (RCS) kicked off it’s 51st school year online via Zoom web conferencing ...


RCS Welcomes Mr Hearne to Teach at RCMS

Meet Mr. Brandan ...


2020-21 Teacher Orientation Begins on Zoom

RCS is back!  Admin, faculty, and staff kick off this week to start preparing for the 2020-21 ...


Babysitters: What Parents Actually Want You to Do

Babysitters: What Parents Actually Want You to Do Blog Written By: Mr. Warner, MSHS ...


You Too Can be Superhero

You Too Can Be a Superhero! Blog Written By: Mr. Warner, MSHS ...


Chores: Punishment or Preparation?

Chores: Preparing Kids to be Independent, Responsible Adults Blog Written By: Mr. Warner, MSHS ...


Summer is Here But…

Summer is here!! But, my kids are driving me crazy… HELP! Blog Written By: Mr. Warner, MSHS ...


RCS Celebrates Retiring Teachers

This year, eight teachers will retire from RCS and seek the next calling God has on their life.  ...


2019-20 RCS Athletes of the Year

High School Senior Athletes The senior athlete is awarded to an accomplished senior athlete who ...


2020 RCS Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, May 21st, Superintendent Dr. Al Hearne announced the recipients of the 2020 RCS ...


2019-20 High School Student Citizen: Mollie Quiroz

Redwood Christian Schools is proud to announce the High School Student Citizen of the Year is ...


2019-20 Middle School Student Citizen of the Year: Jonathan Murray

The RCS Middle School Student Citizen of the Year is Jonathan Murray. The Middle School Student ...


2019-20 Elementary Student Citizen: Carter Strange

The RCS Elementary Student Citizen of the Year is Carter Strange. The Elementary Student Citizen is ...


Albert Castaneda, RCS c/o ’84

One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni and see ...


Jim Cleveland, RCS c/o ’90

One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni and see ...


RCS Varsity Baseball Serves at Food Pantry

Six RCS baseball players and three coaches served during Easter  Break at 3 Crosses Church to ...


Alan Stirling, RCS c/o ’86

One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni ...


Ben Warner, RCS c/o ’97

One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th anniversary is to connect with RCS Alumni and ...


15-Day Science Activity Challenge – W1 Results!

    These scientists made rubber eggs, slime that is fluffy, ...


Erin McGrath, RCS class of ’98

  Erin with her pup, Gracie One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS in our 50th ...


Agape Tesfamichael, RCS c/o 2023

Joy and Fine Arts One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS for our 50th anniversary is to connect ...


RCS Preparedness Plan

                In addition, ...