fbpx

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 interview, Dr. Hearne asked for Mr. Cleveland to share his thoughts on this month’s theme verse 2 ...

Mr. Monk Teaches About Being a “Friendly Friend” at RCE Spiritual Emphasis Week

Last week was RCE Spiritual Impact week.  Students TK through 5th grade had chapel daily to give time and emphasis to grow spiritually.  Mr. Butch Monk, former RCE principal on the former Crossroads campus, spoke about friendships. On Monday, Mr. Monk emphasized how to treat others well ...

Clare Loux Takes Over as New Head Coach for RCHS Varsity Softball

Clare (Dunnegan) Loux, RCS Class of 2014, is the new RCS Varsity Softball Coach.  Clare brings to the young team a competitive softball experience, balanced perspective, and passion for the game. Not only did Clare play a select level of club and travel softball from a young age, she led her ...

1 Reason to Apply to 10 Colleges and Universities

Written by Ben Warner, MSHS Principal There is only one way to attend a college or university: A student must apply and be accepted! Applying to college is often a stressful process.  The most stressful part, though, is not completing and submitting the applications.  What’s stressful ...

Jordan Bakker, Class of 1996, to Speak at RCS Impact Week

What year did you graduate RCS? Tell us a little about what you’ve been doing since you graduated at RCS. I graduated in 1996, and since then God has blessed me with a wonderful wife for almost 18 years, 3 beautiful daughters (12, 10, 8), and a community that we love.  I have served as a ...

Tanisha Walton, Class of 1989, to Speak at RCS Impact Week

What year did you graduate RCS? Tell us a little about what you’ve been doing since you graduated at RCS: I graduated from RCS in the great year of 1989. I cannot believe that my 30th year high school reunion is this year!   Since then I: Played basketball and ran track for Biola ...

Meet the 2019 Homecoming Court

The RCHS Homecoming Court is nominated and selected by anonymous vote by their classmates.  While the princess and princes are selected by their current grade level class, the senior king and queen are selected by majority vote by the entire school.  The homecoming court are chosen as unique ...

RCHS Celebrates Homecoming and Spirit Week

Redwood Christian High School is celebrating its 48th annual Spirit Week and Homecoming Celebration. "This Homecoming is particularly exciting for many reasons," high school principal Ben Warner explains.  "It's the unity, creativity, and collaboration of our student body focused around a love ...

Mr. Lee Takes 4th/5th Grade Students to Cal Basketball

On Saturday, December 29, Mr. Patrick Lee took a group of Crossover Basketball players to participate in the CAL men’s basketball halftime scrimmage. Next season, the Crossover Basketball ministry will formally be sponsored by Redwood Christian Schools and be led by Mr. Lee ...

Paul Triplett

Position: High School Teacher Colleges: Azuza Pacific University & Fuller Theological Seminary Email: PaulTriplett@rcs.edu Tell us about your family and how they are looking forward to this new opportunity. My wife, Christina, and I are both Castro Valley natives. We have ...

Middle School Choir Sings with Ballet Petit

On Sunday, December 2, the RCS Middle School Choir sang back up during Ballet Petit’s 40th Annual performance of The Nutcracker at Chabot College.  During the Waltz of the Snowflakes (Tchaikovsky), the choir sang “Waltz of the Snowflake” as pointe dancers performed. “The best part was ...

RCS Hosts the 44th Basketball Classic Tournament in Home Gymnasium

For the first time in RCS history, the Annual Basketball Classic Tournament was hosted at their home gymnasium.  The Bruce D. Johnson Gymnasium was officially open for competition on November 24th. “The response from visiting coaches was great,” said RCS Athletic Director, Jim ...

RCE Girls Running Club Runs in the Rain

The Redwood Christian Elementary girl’s running club, “Girls in the Race,” completed a 5K event on Saturday, December 1st.  Proceeds from the race benefited Midway Women and Children’s Shelter of Alameda. Braving pouring down rain and bay winds on the Bay Farm Island Trail (Alameda), ...

Grand Opening of the Bruce D. Johnson Gymnasium

Energy and joy filled the 20,520-square-foot facility at the grand opening of the Bruce D. Johnson Gymnasium at Redwood Christian Middle School and High School on Saturday. Furthermore, over 100 student and alumni athletes competed in the 40th Annual RCS Alumni Games. Members of the public, city ...

November 28 – December 9


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update November 14 - November 25 In this newsletter: Follow God - John 10:27, a Devotional Thought from Mr. Kady, Director of Advancement Christmas Letters of Encouragement Gymnasium Grand Opening Ceremony Recap Middle School Fall Athletic Awards Recap Harbor House Toy & Food Drive 11/26 - 11/30 Operation Christmas Box ...

November 14 – November 25


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update November 14 - November 25 In this newsletter: Follow God - John 10:27, a Devotional Thought from Mr. Warner, MSHS Principal Fab Learning as Reported by Our Teachers RCE Harvest Day Recap Middle School Fall Athletic Awards Chapel HS Homecoming Tickets on Sale Now thru 12/12 All Operation Christmas Boxes Due TODAY, ...

Announcement from Superintendent Hearne

In consultation and coordination with all school districts in Alameda County, RCS will be closed tomorrow, Friday, 11/16 due to ongoing concerns about air quality and the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. This includes all school-wide activities being closed/cancelled such as: ...

November 7 – November 18


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update November 7 - November 18 In this newsletter: Follow God - John 10:27, a Devotional Thought from Mr. Hearne, Superintendent Fab Learning as Reported by Our Teachers Athletics Playoffs Highlights #GoEagles RCE Book Fair 11/6 - 11/9 High School "Timeless as the Tides" Homecoming Ticket Sales Middle School ACSI Leadership ...

October 31- November 11


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 31- November 11 In this newsletter: Follow God - Mark 8:34, a Devotion from Erin McGrath, MSHS Assistant Principal Fab Learning as Reported by Our Teachers Fall Athletics Playoffs Recap RCE Parents Coffee Hour, 11/1 and MSHS Parents Coffee Hour, 11/15 Navajo Night Out, 11/2 Winter Sports Athletic Tryouts, ...

Muriel Chiavini

Position: Elementary Teacher College: Masbate College, Philippines; Baptist Theological College, Philippines Email: MurielChiavini@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I am the Kindergarten and First Grades Science teacher.  I am also the Pull-Out ...

Varsity Girls Volleyball Upsets 7th Seed

In four sets, the Varsity Girls Volleyball team upset the higher ranked International High School (SF) in the First Round of the NCS/Les Schwab Tires Girls Volleyball Championships.  RCS dominated the first two sets, winning 25 to 16 and 25 to 14, respectively. The Jaguars showed their tenacity, ...

National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day celebrates pumpkins, a cultivar of the squash plant that is native to North America. Its name is derived from the Greek word "pepon", which means large melon. Pumpkins have long since been associated with the harvest season, and both Halloween and Thanksgiving. During ...

Meet Miss Fortier, Masters of Teaching Intern

If you’ve been in Mrs. Francis’ 5th grade classroom, you have seen Miss Fortier planning, interacting with students, and even teaching occasional lessons. Miss Fortier is a Masters student at William Jessup University and is working to earn a Masters in Teaching with a California State Teaching ...

October 24- November 4


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 24- November 4 Please note the Missions Team Gala is Friday, 11/2! Please accept our apologies for the original typo. In this newsletter: Follow God - Mark 8:34, a Devotion from Albert Castaneda, MSHS Assistant Principal, AAP Director Fab Learning as Reported by Our Teachers Athlete of the Week: Marcus Green, Varsity ...

Reaching Hearts Through Baseball

Cleveland and Vanegas Return to the Dominican Republic to Lead Baseball Clinic For the sixth year, Athletic Director and RCHS Baseball coach, Jim Cleveland, traveled to Hato Mayor in the Dominican Republic to lead a four-day coaches clinic and discipleship training seminar.  The clinic disciples ...

October 17 – October 28


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 10 - October 21 In this newsletter: Follow God - Mark 8:34, a Devotion from Evan Barnhart, Director of RCS Global Fab Learning as Reported by Our Teachers Southern California College Tour Recap Athlete of the Week: Varsity Girls Volleyball Team Reserve Your Tickets for the MSHS Stage Left Drama Performances ...

Dos and Don’ts of Communication When Report Cards Come Home

The purpose of a report card is to provide a communication framework for parents/guardians, teachers, and students about the student’s academic progress. This communication should encourage a student’s academic growth and character development, provide a tool for individual goal-setting and ...

Varsity Girls Volleyball is Playoff-Bound

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball team for making it to the BCL East Volleyball Playoffs!  The Eagles finished league play in 3rd place and are currently ranked 7th in the North Coast Section. The Semi-Finals of the Playoffs will be on Wednesday, October 17th at Head-Royce and our ...

October 10 – October 21


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 10 - October 21 PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CORRECTIONS TO THE NEWSLETTER: Middle Social is on 10/26/18 (not 10/19) Stage Left Drama Play is on 10/26/18 (not 10/19) In this newsletter: Follow God - Matthew 4:19, a Devotion from Megan Sinisi, RCE Assistant Principal Fab Learning as Reported by Our Teachers ...

Mr. Stirling Encourages Missionaries as Keynote Speaker in Mexico

“Mission Possible” was the theme of the two-day conference as current and future Mexican missionaries gathered to be equipped, encouraged, and sent to mission fields around the globe.  The conference was held in Puebla, Mexico. Mr. Alan Stirling, Director of Spiritual Life at Redwood Christian ...

October 3 – October 14


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 3 - October 14 In this newsletter: Follow God - Matthew 4:19 a Devotion from Mr. Hearne, Superintendent Fab Learning As Reported by Our Teachers Athlete of the Week: Craig Yangihara RSVP for Annual Dinner Here! Introducing the RCS Director of Specialized Programs, Mr. Patrick Lee Last Day for Quarter 1 Late ...

September 26 – October 7


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update September 26 - October 7 In this newsletter: Follow God - Matthew 4:19 a Devotion from Mr. Castaneda, MSHS Assistant Principal Fab Learning As Reported by Our Teachers Athlete of the Week - Danielle Harrell, Varsity Tennis Middle School Leadership Participates in #InternationalCoastalCleanupDay RCS Students Gather to ...

Follow God – Matthew 4:19

"And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 ESV) In writing this short devotion, I did a Google search for “Redefining Life” books. The results were staggering even if some were repeated results … 10.7 million results. Truthfully, as human ...

RCS Gathers for See You at the Pole

  When asked how to start a revival, a popular British evangelist said, “Go home. Lock yourself in your room. Kneel down in the middle of the floor, and with a piece of chalk, draw a circle around yourself. There on your knees, pray fervently and brokenly that God would start a revival ...

September 19 – September 30


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update September 19 - September 30 In this newsletter: Follow God - Matthew 4:19 Fab 5 As Reported by Our Teachers Athlete of the Week - Benjamin Nunley Middle School All American Classic Game Recap Thank you for your support at the Christian Ministry Pancake Breakfast & Auction RCE Vision Screening (9/19/18) MSHS ...

September 12 – September 23


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update September 12 - September 23 In this newsletter: Follow God - Matthew 4:19 Fab 5 As Reported by Our Teachers Today is the Last Day to Reserve Cal Football Tickets RCE Patriots Day Recap Nacho Sale/Booster Club Apparel Sale 9/13 RCE Parents Coffee Hour (9/13) and MSHS Parents Coffee Hour (9/20) Christian Ministry ...

September 5 – September 16


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update September 5 - September 16 In this newsletter: Fab 5 As Reported by our Teachers Meet MSHS Registrar, Mrs. Kientzler HS Fall Fantastics Week Recap #RCSReady Drawing Winners Announced CSF Sign-ups for Middle School & High School Students - Deadline 9/7/18 Patriot's Day Chapel 9/7/18 Middle School All American ...

Louise Magee

Position: Teacher College: Bachelor of Arts from Sterling College; Kansas Teaching Credential from Sterling College and California ACSI Credential Email: LouiseMagee@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach English I (9th grade) and English IV (12th ...

August 29 – September 9


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update August 29 - September 9 In this newsletter: Follow God - a Devotional by Evan Barnhart, Director of RCS Global Meet Our New RCE Campus Secretary, Mrs. Kiagiri High School Fall Fantastics Week! 4th Grade Historical Studies Trip Parent Meeting on 8/30/18 Royal Choir Parent Meeting on 8/30/18 Labor Day on 9/3/18 Late ...

August 22 – September 2


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update August 22 - September 2 In this newsletter: Follow God - a Devotional by Mr. Russell, Director of Curriculum RCE Parent-Teacher Night High School Fall Fantastics Week 6th Grade Outdoor Education Parent Meeting Moms in Prayer MSHS Student Back-to-School BBQ Recap Back-to-Band Elementary Parent Meeting Elementary ...

August 15 – August 25


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update August 8 - August 18 Link Correction from Eagle Update for A's Faith Day: https://conta.cc/2MViAXr In this newsletter: Follow God - a Devotional by Superintendent Hearne Middle School and High School Athletic Information & Kick Off Night Picture Days Back to School Parent-Teacher Nights Parking Lot - Important ...
private schools

Introducing the RCS Director of Spiritual Life, Mr. Stirling

What attracted you to serve at Redwood Christian Schools (RCS)? This is my second time to be hired by Redwood as a full-time teacher.  As was true the first time, Redwood is like family to me. Teaching at Redwood is like being at home.  In addition, I am truly enthusiastic about the trajectory ...

Accredited and Recognized

Written by: Al Hearne This past Spring, a team of school accreditors from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recommended RCS for the highest possible level of accreditation, with a midterm visit in three years. ...

News & Views July 2018

Redwood Christian Private School News, Views, and Photos Click the image below to read Redwood Christian Schools' News & Views publication for July ...

August 8 – August 18


Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update August 8 - August 18 In this newsletter: What's Happening This Week at RCS Calendar Back-to-School BBQ Meet Our New Business Manager, Mrs. Costanzo RCE Open House MSHS New Student Orientation High School Student iPad Orientation MSHS & RCE Parent-Teacher Nights MSHS Athletics Information and Kickoff Night ...
christian schools bay area

Deborah Masin

Position: Teacher College: Westmont College Email: DeborahMasin@rcs.edu What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools? I teach Kindergarten. What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools? Everything we teach is centered on Jesus Christ and the Bible as the Word of ...
bay area private schools

Ben Warner

Position: Redwood Christian Middle School and High School Principal Email: benwarner@rcs.edu College: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Christian Heritage College; California Teaching Credential in Physical Education from Christian Heritage College; ACSI Secondary Teacher’s Educator ...

The Eagles are NCS Champions — Again!

It may be the fourth section title for the Redwood Christian varsity baseball team, but it feels like a first as RCS competes in a higher division, relying on every player from the fourth pitcher in a game to secure the win in extra innings to a pinch hitter earning the walk-off winning hit. After ...

Redwood Christian Advances to NCS DIV Championship After 12-Inning Thriller

RCS Junior Joe Carlton, the fourth pitcher of the night, earns the win for the Eagles Wednesday night at San Leandro Ballpark.  The Eagles met up with the St. Mary’s Panthers and duked it out in a pitcher’s duel for 12 innings until Sophomore Trey Gallarzan drilled a ball down the left field ...

RCS Varsity Baseball Advances to NCS Semifinals

This is the first year the RCS Varsity Baseball team has competed in Division 4 of the North Coast Section playoffs.  Due to their consistent success, including three NCS championships since 2010, the Eagles were moved up from Division 5 to Division 4.  Entering the new bracket, the Eagles have ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

May 23 – July 30 – Summer Edition

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update ************************************************************************************ Click here for Important Dates and Events May 23 - July 30 Summer Resources 2018-19 RCS Instructional Calendar Click Here 2018-19 ...

Visiting Team Recommends RCS for Highest Level of Accreditation

During April 8th – 11th, 2018, a team of school accreditors from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) facilitated a school-wide accreditation.  Redwood Christian Schools administrators, faculty, staff, students, and ...
private schools bay area

May 16 – May 27 Graduation Edition

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update ************************************************************************************ Click here for Important Dates and Events May 16 - May 27 (Note that Our Graduation Week Schedule is revised, the corrected version is pictured ...
private high school bay area

May 9 -May 20

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Click here for Important Dates and Events May 2 - May 13 Highlights RCS 2018-19 Academic Calendar Published Click Here Visiting Team Recommends RCS for Highest Level of Accreditation Click Here EC Presents Summer Recreation! ...

May 2 – May 13

  Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Click here for Important Dates and Events May 2 - May 13 Highlights Looking for Summer Camps? Click Here National Day of Prayer is tomorrow, May 3. Join RCS to pray for… Click Here Join Us in Honoring Our Teachers ...
christian school bay area

April 25 – May 6

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Important Dates and Events April 18 - April 29 April 27 Grades 9-11 Math Field Trip to Six Flags May 1 1st grade Field Trip to Oakland Zoo May 4 ACSI Art Festival FIND ALL UPCOMING EVENTS HERE     Highlights LAST ...

High School Softball: Eagles 2nd in the Jim Elliott Christian Tournament

The Lady Eagles competed in the Jim Elliott Tournament in Lodi Friday, April 20th, and Saturday, April 21st.  They earned their way to the championship game on Saturday after beating Elliott Christian, the host team, 16 - 8 and Galt 11 - 8.  They finally dropped in the championship game against ...

Chamber of Commerce Student Citizens of the Year

The Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce is set to recognize three outstanding RCS students as Student Citizens of the year.  The following students will be recognized at a luncheon sponsored by the Chamber on Thursday, April 26th. Student Citizens demonstrate qualities in two categories: School and ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

April 18 – April 29

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Important Dates and Events April 18 - April 29 April 20 MSHS Stage Right Drama Night 7:00pm April 22 Festival of Fine Arts at Redwood Chapel 4:00pm April 24 RCE Bake Sale for Zayda’s Family FIND ALL UPCOMING EVENTS ...

Concert Choir Earns Top Honors at the Great America Music Festival

On Saturday, April 14th, the RCS High School Concert Choir participated in the Great America Music Festival.  The choir sang two songs for adjudication and earned a trophy for a rating of “Excellent.”  In addition, Rohan John (freshman) won best student accompanist. Following the performance, ...

RCS Concert Band Earns Superior Rating

The RCS Concert Band received the highest possible rating ("Superior") on Saturday at the ACSI Band Festival in Walnut Creek.  Mr. Cagle shares, “I am so impressed with the great work of our combined RCE Advanced Band and MSHS Band! Great playing, musicians!” The ACSI Band Festival provides ...
RCS private school

April 11 – April 22

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Important Dates and Events April 4 – April 15 April 12 Prospective Parent Night 7pm April 14 ACSI Elementary Speech Meet April 18 MSHS SHadow Day 7:45am   FIND ALL UPCOMING EVENTS HERE     Highlights Best ...

Varsity Baseball Earns Significant Win; A. Williams Throws No Hitter

Last Thursday, the Redwood Christian Varsity Baseball team secured a significant win over St. Patrick/St. Vincent (Vallejo, CA) on their home field at San Leandro Ball Park.  The highlight of the night: pitcher, Alex Williams, throwing a no hitter with 14 strikeouts.  The final score was ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

APRIL 4-APRIL 15

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: We have all had that most embarrassing moment ... the one where we just wanted to die. Embarrassment is an emotion that we can also learn from and embarrassing moments can be great teaching ...

Sam Lee (RCHS Class of 2017) Completes U.S. Air Force Basic Training

Superintendent Al Hearne and Superintendent Emeritus Bruce Johnson recently had the privilege to catch up with a recent RCS Alumni, Sam Lee.  Sam has finished basic training for the United States Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Sam shares about his experiences so far and how RCS ...

Redwood Christian High School Victorious in Rancho Cordova Easter Baseball Tournament

Coach Jim Cleveland’s Eagles went 3-1 in the 48th Annual Rancho Cordova Easter Baseball Tournament and won the championship game with a 9-1 victory over Bear River High School on March 28.  Bear River HS had defeated RCHS on the first day of the tournament 9-7. The championship game was tight ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

March 21 – April 8

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: Did you know that God has given all parents a homework assignment? In “Deuteronomy 6:4-9,” God provides the first set of instructions to parents, regarding expectations on how to raise children. ...

RCHS Christian Ministry Update (Day 5 of 10)

Reported from Mr. Hinton, March 19, 2018 Our Christian Ministry Team is serving at the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. It is Day 5 (of 10), and here are their “Top Five” to report: 1) Mr. Barnhart, Mr. Hinton, Alex Williams, and Adam Phillips got to attend a prayer breakfast this morning ...

Jackie Moog’s Sports Highlights Abound as Athlete and as Coach

Last in a series profiling the 16 new members of the Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame. The induction banquet will take place Saturday, April 21, at the Redwood Canyon Event Center. For tickets, call Ted Riche at 510-537-2048. By Dave Del Grande, CV Forum, 03-14-18 A STAR ON AND OFF THE COURT: ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

March 14 – March 24

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: How has social media changed the way we think, live, react, and respond? My first recommended resource comes from Safe Smart Social who recently published a video blog, "The Negative Effects of Social ...

RCHS Students Go Above #WalkUpNotOut

On March 14, 2018, as students across the nation wrestled with whether to “walk out,” “walk up,” or do nothing, RCHS students gathered for chapel in the Multi Purpose Room (MPR) to seek guidance higher than any hashtag.  Led by four seniors, Ben Stirling, Kelly Tang, Kimberly Najarian, and ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

March 7 – March 18

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: Glenn Schultz, a retired Christian school superintendent, states, "Children are God's homework for parents." As parents we naturally want what is best for our children. We naturally want to set them ...

Mr. Barnhart Represents RCS in Japan and Korea

Mr. Barnhart, Director of RCS Global, recently returned from an overseas student-recruitment trip.  He visited Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea, where he met with education agents representing international students interested in studying in the United States.  He reported to them all the ...

Help RCS Support iThinkBig and the Punta Colonet Building Project

Anyone willing to clean out your closet? The RCHS Interact Club is partnering with iThinkBig.org and alumnus Chad Furlong in an initiative to raise money for a building project in Punta Colonet, Mexico.  The story? In 2008, Nataly was born. The Furlongs became her foster parents and approximately ...

Boys Varsity Basketball Seeded Well for Success in the State Playoffs

The Eagles secured a 7th seed for the NorCal regional tournament.  They will host #10 Bradshaw Christian (Sacramento) on Wednesday, March 7th at 7:00 pm at Chabot College.  Ticket information is listed below.  Thirty-two teams will compete for the Northern California Boys Basketball title and ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

February 28 – March 11

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” This is a crucial verse ...

NCS Basketball Playoffs: Redwood Advances to the Semifinals

The 4th seed Redwood Christian Boys Basketball team had another exciting performance as it advances to the North Coast Section Division V semifinal following Saturday’s win over 14th seed San Domenico, 45-41. Brandon Brown led the Eagles (21-8) with his 15-point performance including a slam ...
RCS bay area christian school

February 21 – March 4

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: As we all know, there is no handbook for perfect parenting. Being a parent is often about experimenting to find out exactly what the child needs in the moment and what worked yesterday just isn't ...

2018 NCS Basketball Playoffs

On Saturday, the Boys Varsity Basketball team faced a tough matchup against Saint Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda in the Bay Counties League East (BCL-E) League Championship game at Head-Royce.  The Pilots took a commanding lead from the start of the game, and the Eagles never really caught up.  A ...

2018 Rotary Club of Castro Valley Speech Meet

The 2018 Rotary Club of Castro Valley Speech Meet was held on February 20, and the winner was Andrew Stanciulescu.  Lawton Young finished second and Keith Collier finished third.  All three are seniors at Redwood Christian High School.  Other participants were RCHS seniors Katherin Geronimo, Ify ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

February 14 – February 25

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: I hope that today's first two recommended resources serve as educational reading for RCS parents and as appropriate discussion guides between parents and students regarding the harmful effects of ...

Jackie (Wilson) Moog (‘83) and Jim Cleveland (‘90) Elected to CVSF Hall of Fame

Redwood Christian High School Alumni Jackie (Wilson) Moog and Jim Cleveland will be inducted into the Castro Valley Sports Foundation Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Elections are held every other year since the Hall of Fame was founded in 2010. Clutch Athlete and Teacher Jackie ...

Varsity Boys Basketball Starts BCL-E Playoffs

The Redwood Christian Boys Basketball Team finished 2nd behind St. Joseph Notre Dame in the Bay Counties League, East (BCL-E).  The top four teams (St. Joseph, Redwood Christian, Head-Royce, and Bentley) will compete in league playoffs February 15-17 at Head-Royce in Oakland. On a Mission The ...

Colonial Day in 5th Grade

Fifth-graders got to travel back in time on Friday as part of “Colonial Day,” a special event that culminates the end of a social studies unit focusing on early U.S. history.  Mrs. Francis, Mrs. Neal, and Mrs. Wilson’s 5th grade classes all participated. The February 9th event had ...

Alumni Trio to Speak at MSHS Spring Impact Week

Impact Week Girls Speaker: Kristina (Bakker) VandenHeuval Kristina (Bakker) VandenHeuval, c/o ‘90 Since graduating from RCS in 1990, my life has been filled with highs and lows, great experiences and tough ones, and through it all, God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a career that I ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

February 7 – February 18

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: Each generation of parents has always had to face something new and figure out what appropriate boundaries should be placed around children. In the early 1900s automobiles were new and parents had to ...

RCHS Senior, Kimberly Najarian, Receives Good Citizen Award

On January 13th, Redwood Christian High School Senior, Kimberly Najarian, was recognized as a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) “Good Citizen” by the DAR Piedmont Chapter.  In addition to her family, Assistant Principal Erin McGrath was in attendance.  Miss McGrath remarks, ...

Parents and the Community Get a Chance to Explore RCS

On Monday, January 29, more than 1,000 people filled the Redwood Elementary campus for a night of open house and academic demonstration. One could feel the strong community of parents, faculty, administration, students, and friends; there was a strong buzz of energy as everyone came together in one ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

January 31 – February 10

  Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: We are in the midst of winter, and spring will soon be here! With spring will come the annual spring cleaning. While listening to a Focus on the Family podcast this week, with guest Joshua ...
Best Bay Area Christian schools

January 24 – February 3

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: Colossians 4:6 is one of my favorite Bible verses, "Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person." I try to often remind myself of ...

KB Lends a Hand

Mrs. Bicker’s Kindergarten class collected mittens and gloves that elementary students brought in for donation to help people in the cold this winter.  The students also shared ways and places where they could be “Good Samaritans” in their everyday lives: Abigail – I am happy ...

Meet the 2018 Homecoming Court

The RCHS Homecoming Court is nominated and selected by anonymous vote by their classmates.  While the princesses and princes are selected by their current grade level class, the senior king and queen are selected by majority vote by the entire school.  The homecoming court are chosen as unique ...

What is Explore RCS?


Monday, January 29th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Redwood Chapel Community Church What is Explore RCS? Our largest school-wide event of the year! Grades TK through 12th will promote, explain and demonstrate their learning. The event will include student speeches, poetry, a science fair competition, classroom demonstrations, and even a Spanish puppet show. In addition, Chemistry and Physics students ...

Superintendent Al Hearne Elected to the Board of Christian Charities USA

On January 11, Redwood Christian Schools Superintendent Al Hearne was elected to the Board of Christian Charities USA. Christian Charities USA is a diverse group of more than seventy-five national and international charities working together to relieve suffering and despair.  Member organizations ...

What Mrs. Vanegas’ 3rd Graders Dream About

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that changed the world, and so do Mrs. Vanegas’ 3rd grade students!  From the creative to the passionate, here are the dreams they shared with us.   “I dream of being a baseball player!” “I dream that I can be a math teacher, have five ...

Crazy Hat Day at RCE

RCE showed their spirit last Friday for CRAZY HAT DAY!  Here are some of the wonderfully creative and spirited hats on ...
Bay Area Christian School

January 17 – January 28

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: Ten years ago, Apple introduced the iPhone and among other changes it has ushered into homes a change to parenting. With a smartphone in their hand our children have the entire world at their ...
Bay Area Christian School

January 10 – January 21

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: The first two recommended resources come from a Focus on the Family podcast that I heard recently, "Changing Your Relationships Through the Power of Kindness." I was struck by one of the opening ...
bay area christian school

January 3 – January 14

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended Resources: The new year has arrived and with it comes great possibility. 2018 has the potential to be the best year ever. It's up to those of us alive today to make this happen. One of the ways we can work ...

5th Grade Visits the MSHS

On Tuesday, the 5th grade class took a field trip six miles away to San Lorenzo to visit the middle and high school campus.  Students were buzzing and excited as they departed from the Redwood Christian Elementary north campus parking lot.       Despite the rain, the ...

Congratulations to our teachers receiving special recognition awards!

The Redwood Christian Elementary Administration recognized five elementary teachers for their outstanding contribution and service to the school.  Tuesday morning, at teacher devotions, RCE Vice Principal, Miss Sinisi, presented the awards. Mrs. Benefiel – Compassion and attentiveness to 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 ...


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 ...


Mr. Monk Teaches About Being a “Friendly Friend” at RCE Spiritual Emphasis Week

Last week was RCE Spiritual Impact week.  Students TK through 5th grade had chapel daily to ...


Clare Loux Takes Over as New Head Coach for RCHS Varsity Softball

Clare (Dunnegan) Loux, RCS Class of 2014, is the new RCS Varsity Softball Coach.  Clare brings to ...


1 Reason to Apply to 10 Colleges and Universities

Written by Ben Warner, MSHS Principal There is only one way to attend a college or ...


Jordan Bakker, Class of 1996, to Speak at RCS Impact Week

What year did you graduate RCS? Tell us a little about what you’ve been doing since you ...


Tanisha Walton, Class of 1989, to Speak at RCS Impact Week

What year did you graduate RCS? Tell us a little about what you’ve been doing since you ...


Meet the 2019 Homecoming Court

The RCHS Homecoming Court is nominated and selected by anonymous vote by their classmates.  While ...


RCHS Celebrates Homecoming and Spirit Week

Redwood Christian High School is celebrating its 48th annual Spirit Week and Homecoming ...


Mr. Lee Takes 4th/5th Grade Students to Cal Basketball

On Saturday, December 29, Mr. Patrick Lee took a group of Crossover Basketball players to ...


Paul Triplett

Position: High School Teacher Colleges: Azuza Pacific University & Fuller Theological ...


Middle School Choir Sings with Ballet Petit

On Sunday, December 2, the RCS Middle School Choir sang back up during Ballet Petit’s 40th Annual ...


RCS Hosts the 44th Basketball Classic Tournament in Home Gymnasium

For the first time in RCS history, the Annual Basketball Classic Tournament was hosted at their ...


RCE Girls Running Club Runs in the Rain

The Redwood Christian Elementary girl’s running club, “Girls in the Race,” completed a 5K ...


Grand Opening of the Bruce D. Johnson Gymnasium

Energy and joy filled the 20,520-square-foot facility at the grand opening of the Bruce D. Johnson ...


November 28 – December 9

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update November 14 - November 25 In this ...


November 14 – November 25

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update November 14 - November 25 In this ...


Announcement from Superintendent Hearne

In consultation and coordination with all school districts in Alameda County, RCS will be ...


November 7 – November 18

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update November 7 - November 18 In this ...


October 31- November 11

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 31- November 11 In this ...


Muriel Chiavini

Position: Elementary Teacher College: Masbate College, Philippines; Baptist Theological College, ...


Varsity Girls Volleyball Upsets 7th Seed

In four sets, the Varsity Girls Volleyball team upset the higher ranked International High School ...


National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day celebrates pumpkins, a cultivar of the squash plant that is native to ...


Meet Miss Fortier, Masters of Teaching Intern

If you’ve been in Mrs. Francis’ 5th grade classroom, you have seen Miss Fortier planning, ...


October 24- November 4

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 24- November 4 Please note the ...


Reaching Hearts Through Baseball

Cleveland and Vanegas Return to the Dominican Republic to Lead Baseball Clinic For the sixth year, ...


October 17 – October 28

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 10 - October 21 In this ...


Dos and Don’ts of Communication When Report Cards Come Home

The purpose of a report card is to provide a communication framework for parents/guardians, ...


Varsity Girls Volleyball is Playoff-Bound

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball team for making it to the BCL East Volleyball ...


October 10 – October 21

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 10 - October 21 PLEASE NOTE ...


Mr. Stirling Encourages Missionaries as Keynote Speaker in Mexico

“Mission Possible” was the theme of the two-day conference as current and future Mexican ...


October 3 – October 14

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update October 3 - October 14 In this ...


September 26 – October 7

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update September 26 - October 7 In this ...


Follow God – Matthew 4:19

"And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 ESV) In ...


RCS Gathers for See You at the Pole

  When asked how to start a revival, a popular British evangelist said, “Go home. Lock ...


September 19 – September 30

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update September 19 - September 30 In this ...


September 12 – September 23

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update September 12 - September 23 In this ...


September 5 – September 16

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update September 5 - September 16 In this ...


Louise Magee

Position: Teacher College: Bachelor of Arts from Sterling College; Kansas Teaching Credential from ...


August 29 – September 9

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update August 29 - September 9 In this ...


August 22 – September 2

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update August 22 - September 2 In this ...


August 15 – August 25

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update August 8 - August 18 Link Correction ...


private schools

Introducing the RCS Director of Spiritual Life, Mr. Stirling

What attracted you to serve at Redwood Christian Schools (RCS)? This is my second time to be ...


Accredited and Recognized

Written by: Al Hearne This past Spring, a team of school accreditors from the Association ...


News & Views July 2018

Redwood Christian Private School News, Views, and Photos Click the image below to read Redwood ...


August 8 – August 18

Click Here for the Redwood Christian Schools Eagle Update August 8 - August 18 In this ...


christian schools bay area

Deborah Masin

Position: Teacher College: Westmont College Email: DeborahMasin@rcs.edu What is/are ...


bay area private schools

Ben Warner

Position: Redwood Christian Middle School and High School Principal Email: ...


The Eagles are NCS Champions — Again!

It may be the fourth section title for the Redwood Christian varsity baseball team, but it feels ...


Redwood Christian Advances to NCS DIV Championship After 12-Inning Thriller

RCS Junior Joe Carlton, the fourth pitcher of the night, earns the win for the Eagles Wednesday ...


RCS Varsity Baseball Advances to NCS Semifinals

This is the first year the RCS Varsity Baseball team has competed in Division 4 of the North Coast ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

May 23 – July 30 – Summer Edition

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle ...


Visiting Team Recommends RCS for Highest Level of Accreditation

During April 8th – 11th, 2018, a team of school accreditors from the Association of Christian ...


private schools bay area

May 16 – May 27 Graduation Edition

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle ...


private high school bay area

May 9 -May 20

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Click here for Important Dates and ...


May 2 – May 13

  Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Click here for Important ...


christian school bay area

April 25 – May 6

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Important Dates and Events April 18 ...


High School Softball: Eagles 2nd in the Jim Elliott Christian Tournament

The Lady Eagles competed in the Jim Elliott Tournament in Lodi Friday, April 20th, and Saturday, ...


Chamber of Commerce Student Citizens of the Year

The Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce is set to recognize three outstanding RCS students as Student ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

April 18 – April 29

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Important Dates and Events April 18 ...


Concert Choir Earns Top Honors at the Great America Music Festival

On Saturday, April 14th, the RCS High School Concert Choir participated in the Great America Music ...


RCS Concert Band Earns Superior Rating

The RCS Concert Band received the highest possible rating ("Superior") on Saturday at the ACSI Band ...


RCS private school

April 11 – April 22

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Important Dates and Events April 4 ...


Varsity Baseball Earns Significant Win; A. Williams Throws No Hitter

Last Thursday, the Redwood Christian Varsity Baseball team secured a significant win over St. ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

APRIL 4-APRIL 15

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


Sam Lee (RCHS Class of 2017) Completes U.S. Air Force Basic Training

Superintendent Al Hearne and Superintendent Emeritus Bruce Johnson recently had the privilege to ...


Redwood Christian High School Victorious in Rancho Cordova Easter Baseball Tournament

Coach Jim Cleveland’s Eagles went 3-1 in the 48th Annual Rancho Cordova Easter Baseball ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

March 21 – April 8

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


RCHS Christian Ministry Update (Day 5 of 10)

Reported from Mr. Hinton, March 19, 2018 Our Christian Ministry Team is serving at the Navajo ...


Jackie Moog’s Sports Highlights Abound as Athlete and as Coach

Last in a series profiling the 16 new members of the Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame. The ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

March 14 – March 24

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


RCHS Students Go Above #WalkUpNotOut

On March 14, 2018, as students across the nation wrestled with whether to “walk out,” “walk ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

March 7 – March 18

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


Mr. Barnhart Represents RCS in Japan and Korea

Mr. Barnhart, Director of RCS Global, recently returned from an overseas student-recruitment trip. ...


Help RCS Support iThinkBig and the Punta Colonet Building Project

Anyone willing to clean out your closet? The RCHS Interact Club is partnering with iThinkBig.org ...


Boys Varsity Basketball Seeded Well for Success in the State Playoffs

The Eagles secured a 7th seed for the NorCal regional tournament.  They will host #10 Bradshaw ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

February 28 – March 11

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


NCS Basketball Playoffs: Redwood Advances to the Semifinals

The 4th seed Redwood Christian Boys Basketball team had another exciting performance as it advances ...


RCS bay area christian school

February 21 – March 4

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


2018 NCS Basketball Playoffs

On Saturday, the Boys Varsity Basketball team faced a tough matchup against Saint Joseph Notre Dame ...


2018 Rotary Club of Castro Valley Speech Meet

The 2018 Rotary Club of Castro Valley Speech Meet was held on February 20, and the winner was ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

February 14 – February 25

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


Jackie (Wilson) Moog (‘83) and Jim Cleveland (‘90) Elected to CVSF Hall of Fame

Redwood Christian High School Alumni Jackie (Wilson) Moog and Jim Cleveland will be inducted into ...


Varsity Boys Basketball Starts BCL-E Playoffs

The Redwood Christian Boys Basketball Team finished 2nd behind St. Joseph Notre Dame in the Bay ...


Colonial Day in 5th Grade

Fifth-graders got to travel back in time on Friday as part of “Colonial Day,” a special event ...


Alumni Trio to Speak at MSHS Spring Impact Week

Impact Week Girls Speaker: Kristina (Bakker) VandenHeuval Kristina (Bakker) VandenHeuval, c/o ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

February 7 – February 18

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


RCHS Senior, Kimberly Najarian, Receives Good Citizen Award

On January 13th, Redwood Christian High School Senior, Kimberly Najarian, was recognized as a ...


Parents and the Community Get a Chance to Explore RCS

On Monday, January 29, more than 1,000 people filled the Redwood Elementary campus for a night of ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

January 31 – February 10

  Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


Best Bay Area Christian schools

January 24 – February 3

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


KB Lends a Hand

Mrs. Bicker’s Kindergarten class collected mittens and gloves that elementary students brought ...


Meet the 2018 Homecoming Court

The RCHS Homecoming Court is nominated and selected by anonymous vote by their classmates.  While ...


What is Explore RCS?

Monday, January 29th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Redwood Chapel Community Church What is Explore ...


Superintendent Al Hearne Elected to the Board of Christian Charities USA

On January 11, Redwood Christian Schools Superintendent Al Hearne was elected to the Board of ...


What Mrs. Vanegas’ 3rd Graders Dream About

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that changed the world, and so do Mrs. Vanegas’ 3rd grade ...


Crazy Hat Day at RCE

RCE showed their spirit last Friday for CRAZY HAT DAY!  Here are some of the wonderfully creative ...


Bay Area Christian School

January 17 – January 28

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


Bay Area Christian School

January 10 – January 21

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


bay area christian school

January 3 – January 14

Click on Banner Above for PDF Version of the Eagle Update Mr. Hearne’s Recommended ...


5th Grade Visits the MSHS

On Tuesday, the 5th grade class took a field trip six miles away to San Lorenzo to visit the middle ...


Congratulations to our teachers receiving special recognition awards!

The Redwood Christian Elementary Administration recognized five elementary teachers for their ...