ACCS PTL leader wants school to focus on Christ

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 9, 2001

Stephanie McCall wants Adams County Christian School to be a shining light to the community.

&uot;I want our focus in our school to be on Christ,&uot; said the president of the school’s parent teacher league or PTL. &uot;I want (ACCS) to be a light shining upon a hill so others will see our school as being different.&uot;

McCall has served on the board of the PTL for five years and been its president for about three years.

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She looks to the biblical passage Philippians 2:15 which refers to shining like stars in the universe. That is what she wants ACCS to be like.

&uot;Through everything, I want God to get the glory,&uot; she said.

McCall, who attends Highland Baptist Church with her family, said she and her husband, Bruce McCall, graduated from ACCS where their children, Britton and Mindy, now attend.

Through PTL, McCall does such tasks as producing a regular newsletter and coordinating fundraisers.

These include preparing preordered school supply kits for students at each school.

&uot;My husband tells me I don’t know the meaning of the word no,&uot; McCall said. &uot;It’s not in my vocabulary.&uot;

As PTL president, McCall says people often call her if they have a problem or need assistance with something pertaining to their child’s schooling. &uot;You become very well-known,&uot; McCall said.

But she likes the work because it keeps her informed on school events.

&uot;I enjoy being involved and I’ve got a great bunch of workers that are behind me,&uot; she said.

One change the PTL wants to make this year is to recognize more students.

McCalls’ goal is to recognize the children who tend to be overlooked.

&uot;I want to focus on that kid that’s kind of behind the scenes that gets left out,&uot; McCall said.

As ACCS begins classes Monday, McCall is asking for the community to pray for the local schools. She also has set a resolution for herself as she volunteers at the school.

During the upcoming year, she wants to hope for the best, prepare for the worst and take what comes with a smile.

The resolution has a clear meaning for McCall. &uot;Take one day at a time because tomorrow might never get here,&uot; she said.