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Quick Reference Guide

2013-2014
Family Edition

Campus Phone Numbers


High School Office: Middle School Office: Elementary School (MR) Office: Elementary School (SAR) Office: School Receptionist: Sheri Zagata Barb Cochrane Donna Branney Gwen Cornwell Tracey Ramos (803) 807-4141 (803) 807-4200 (803) 807-4311 (803) 807-4351 (803) 807-4000

Other Important Numbers


Admissions Day Students: Kelly Adams (803) 807-4110 Admissions Boarding Students: Debbie Austin (803) 807-4145 Athletics: Christy Lambert (803) 807-4197 Boarding Program Director: Eric Needham (803) 807-4113 Campus Wear: Sally Settle (803) 807-4106 College Planning and Placement: Terry Stoker (803) 807-4108 Events: Kelly Davis (803) 807-4144 FACTS and Tuition Payments: Susan Carpenter (803) 807-4129 Financial Aid: Sheri Burchill (803) 807-4103 Fundraising: Bonnie Spacek (803) 807-4114 Guidance- Counselor: Chris Brink (803) 807-4121 Guidance- Director: Linda Dixon (803) 807-4119 Health Services: Michelle Harris (803) 807-4126 Lost and Found: Contact School Office Marketing and Communications: Kyndra Bremer (803) 807-5510 RenWeb: Contact School Office

Office Hours
8 a.m. 4 p.m.

School Hours (Except Mondays)


High School: Middle School: Elementary School (MR): Elementary School (SAR): 8:10 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 8:10 a.m. 3:15 p.m. 8:20 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 8:20 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Ben Lippen has late start for all students every Monday. School begins one hour later and ends at the regular time. This allows the faculty and staff time for professional development.

Table of Contents
Campus Maps 4 Who We Are 10 Our Logos 12 Organizational Chart 14 Faculty & Staff Directory 15 Terminology 16 Kick Back Programs 19 How To Stay In The Know 20 Count Me In! 22 How To Support BLS 24 Campus Wear Guidelines 25 Athletic Information 27

Campus Maps |Overview Map

1 Resident Housing 4 Middle School Classroom Buildings 2 Elementary School Building 5 Administration and High School 3 Multi-Purpose Room Classroom Building

6 Gymnasium, Caswell Center, and Dining Room 7 Large Group Instruction (LGI) Building 8 Hathaway-Weeber Athletic Complex

Campus Maps | High School Campus


Equip. Room

O ce Classroom Women Men Classroom

Mechanical Equipment Room

Storage/Prep Room

Library
Lobby B

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Classroom

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Storage

Classroom

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Classroom

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Second Floor

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Janitors Closet Classroom Women Men

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Equip. Room

Mechanical Equipment Room Classroom

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Computer Classroom

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Lobby A

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Administrative and High School O ces

Classroom

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First Floor

Main Entrance

Campus Maps | Middle School Campus

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O ce

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O ce

Teacher Lounge/ O ce Kitchen

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High School Campus

Campus Maps | Auxiliary Buildings


Mens Bathroom Girls Bathroom

Weight Room

Second Floor First Floor

Gym

Main Entrance
Closet Storage O ce O ce Control Room Training Room Storage Closet
Girls Bathroom Boys Bathroom

Consession Stand

Locker Room

Locker Room

Maintenance

O ces

AD Assist. O ce Girls Showers


Bathroom

AD O ce O ce

Main Entrance
Girls Locker Room
Bathroom

Kitchen

Kitchen Dining Room

Boys Locker Room Boys Showers Lockers


Washer/Dryer

Courtyard
Storage

O ce/ Storage

Storage

Locker Room

(LGI) Large Group Instruction Building

Storage

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Playground

Playground

Campus Maps | Elementary School MR

Girls

Boys

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Girls Boys Boys Girls Nurse
Bathroom

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Teacher Work Room and Kitchen Teacher Work Room Principals O ce

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Campus Maps | Elementary School SAR


S16 M1 Kitchen
Restroom

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Ladies Men

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Discovery Room

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Discovery Room

Courtyard
Men

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Men Ladies

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Ladies

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Auditorium

Men

East Building Second Floor

Pre-K, kindergarten and rst grade exit through courtyard to front parking lot. Music exit through dining room to back parking lot. Art, second grade, and third grade exit front stairs, outside door and to back parking lot. Discovery, fourth grade, library, and fth grade exit back stairs through back breezeway

Ladies

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D. East Building First Floor 100 Cafeteria 101 Music Classroom/PE O ce Second Floor A. Auditorium 201 Art/Language Cultures Classroom 202 2nd Grade Classroom B. West Building 1 Child Evangelism Fellowship 203 3rd Grade Classroom 204 2nd Grade Classroom 2 School O ce 205 Work Room 3 1st Grade Classroom 206 Seacoast Classroom 4 Conference Room 207 5th Grade Classroom 6 Principals O ce 209 Library 8 Teacher Work Room 211 Library 213 4th Grade Classroom C. South Building 10 Pre-K Classroom E. Modular Classroom 12 Work Room 14 Kindergarten Classroom F. Available Parking 16 Kindergarten Classroom

Main Entrance

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Who We Are
Our History
More than a half-century ago, the leaders of Columbia International University (CIU) had a vision for a model schoola center of influence in the Christian school movementthat would instill thorough Christian discipleship, high academic standards, and a call to world evangelization. This vision, coupled with faith and courage, gave birth to Ben Lippen School (BLS) in 1940. The name Ben Lippen, a Scottish phrase meaning Our Mission Mountain of Trust, captures the essence upon which Ben Ben Lippen School seeks Lippen was founded 72 years ago. Before becoming a Christian school, Ben Lippen was a summer conference center operated by CIU (formerly Columbia Bible College), providing respite from the summer heat of Columbia, South Carolina. The cool mountain air of western North Carolina served as a beautiful and restful setting for those serving in full-time and lay ministry to receive encouragement and training.

to glorify God by assisting the family and church in equipping students spiritually, academically, and socially under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Robert C. McQuilkin, CIUs first president, realized that Ben Lippen was only being used three months out of the year and that it could meet another needa need for quality Christian education for the children of missionaries. In 1940 Ben Lippen opened its doors to high school boys. In 1952 when Robertson McQuilkin, son of Robert C. McQuilkin and 1944 Ben Lippen graduate, was named Ben Lippens headmaster, the school became coeducational. It flourished as a secondary school. In Our Vision December of 1980, a fire destroyed Ben Lippens primary A Ben Lippen School graduate building. Years of planning to rebuild did not come to influences the world by fruition. In 1988, Ben Lippen moved to new facilities adjoining the CIU campus in Columbia. Over 200 demonstrating lifelong boarding and day students in grades seven through 12 commitment to enrolled at the new campus. The elementary program was launched in 1990 when Ben Lippen Elementary School opened in the facilities of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Irmo, South Carolina. In 1996, a second elementary school, Ben Lippen Northeast, was opened using space at Spears Creek Baptist Church in Elgin, South Carolina. Currently, Ben Lippen Elementary School has two locations owned by the schoolthe Monticello Road Campus and the St. Andrews Road Campus. Today Ben Lippen is comprised of more than 700 students. Families served by Ben Lippen represent over 116 local churches and 15 foreign countries. Ben Lippen continues its tradition to serve as a model of academic distinction. Graduates are accepted to some of the finest colleges and universities. The result is generation after generation of Ben Lippen alumni who build their lives on biblical values and contribute to society as doctors, lawyers, missionaries, pastors, business leaders, military personnel, husbands and wives, and dads and moms.

loving and obeying God, pursuing biblical truth, and humbly serving others.

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Our Distinctives

Ben Lippen is a Christian college and calling preparatory school. One hundred percent of our graduates are accepted into college. Our seniors (class of 2013) received over 3.8 million dollars in renewable scholarship monies. Ben Lippen has produced 39 National Merit Scholars during the past 17 years. As early as eighth grade, Ben Lippen students begin individual testing and guidance counseling related to aptitudes, interests, and abilities to prepare for their next steps after high school. Nearly 60 percent of Ben Lippen full-time faculty have obtained or are working toward an advanced degree. Twenty percent of Ben Lippen High School students are international boarding students who live on campus. This provides an enriching cross-cultural experience for both day and boarding students. All Ben Lippen students in grades Pre-K through 12 participate in weekly chapel services. A Ben Lippen student is engaged in active Bible study and discussion for approximately 180 hours per year.

Our Accreditations/Affiliations

Ben Lippen is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Ben Lippen is a member of the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA).

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Our Logos
Ben Lippen School has a rich heritage which is captured in the schools Seal.

Green symbolizes life and the spiritual, academic, and social growth which we aspire for every student.

Ben Lippen is a Scottish phrase meaning Mountain of Trust.

A reminder that we serve the King of Kings.

The Asheville campus was surrounded by trees. Trees also suggest the bearing of fruit which we desire for our graduates. The Columbia campus is also encircled by many trees.

The school originated on top of a mountain in Asheville, NC and now resides at the highest point in Columbia, SC. In fact, the word Monticello (the street on which the campus is located) means little mountain.

Gold symbolizes the glory of God.

This verse describes the life of victory upon which Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) and Ben Lippen were founded. Ben Lippen began in 1940 in Asheville, NC. We moved to Columbia, SC in 1988.

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Our Logos
The Seal is reserved for Ben Lippen Schools official documents and events including diplomas, transcripts, and commencement.

The Logo of Ben Lippen School is the contemporary design and primary symbol used for campus wear, communications, publications, website, and signage.

The Spirit Logo is the symbol for Ben Lippen Schools athletics and student activities.

The Falcon (aka Talon) is Ben Lippen Schools mascot and is used for athletics and student activities.

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Ben Lippen Organizational Chart


Students

Houseparents

Boarding Admissions and Administrative Assistant Mrs. Debbie Austin

High School Faculty Dean of Students Mrs. Jennifer Pilpe Mr. Max Russell

Associate AD Mrs. Christy Lambert

Coaches

Guidance Counselor Mr. Chris Brink Director of Guidance and Counseling Mrs. Linda Dixon College Planning and Placement Coordinator Mrs. Terry Stoker

Boarding Program Director Mr. Eric Needham

Academic Department Heads

Athletic Director Mr. Ben Porter

Elementary School Faculty Elementary School Lead Teachers Assistant Elementary School Principal Mrs. Stephanie Bailey Health Services Ms. Michelle Harris Administrative Assistant Mrs. Sheri Zagata MR Administrative Assistant Mrs. Donna Branney SAR Administrative Assistant Mrs. Gwen Cornwell

High School Principal Mr. Emery Nickerson

Assistant to the Director Mrs. Faye Weigle

Marketing and Communications Manager Mrs. Kyndra Bremer Assistant Headmaster Elementary School Principal Mrs. Helen Boen

Middle School Faculty Administrative Assistant Mrs. Barbara Cochrane Middle School Principal Mr. Jay Sikkema Human Resource Assistant Mrs. Sally Settle Tuition and Finance Coordinator Mrs. Susan Carpenter Accounting Director Mrs. Sheri Burchill

Academic TechnologyElementary School Ms. Joanna Bauer

Academic TechnologyMiddle School Mr. David Rios

Academic TechnologyHigh School Mr. Jacob Huss

Marketing and Communications Director Mrs. Polly Shoemaker

Admissions Coordinator Director of Instruction and Academic Technology Mrs. Kelly Adams Mr. David McVicker (Day Students)

Events Coordinator Mrs. Kelly Davis Development Director Mrs. Bonnie Spacek

Administrative Assistant Mrs. Anne Buck Ben Lippen School Headmaster Mr. Chip Jones CIU Provost & Sr. Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Dr. James Lanpher CIU President Dr. Bill Jones

Ben Lippen School Board of Directors Dr. Bill Jones, Chair

Columbia International University Board of Trustees

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Faculty & Staff Directory


Please Note: You must dial 807 before each extension to direct dial an individual.
Headmaster Chip Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4107 Anne Buck, Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . 5026 Sally Settle, Human Resource Officer. . . . 4106 Kelly Adams, Day Student Admissions Coordinator . . 4110 Accounting Sheri Burchill, Director. . . . . . . . . . . 4103 Susan Carpenter, Coordinator. . . . . . . 4129 Athletics Ben Porter, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . 4198 Christy Lambert, Associate Athletic Director for Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4197 Boarding Program Eric Needham, Director. . . . . . . . . . 4113 Debbie Austin, Boarding Student Admissions Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4145 Development Bonnie Spacek, Director. . . . . . . . . . 4114 Kelly Davis, Events Coordinator . . . . . . . 4144 Guidance Linda Dixon, Director. . . . . . . . . . . 4119 Chris Brink, Guidance Counselor. . . . . . 4121 Terry Stoker, College Planning and Placement Coordinator.4108 Houseparents 1A-Marty & Beverly Gilpatrick. . . . . . . 4910 2A-Alex & Danielle Tavarez. . . . . . . . . 4920 3A-James & Miki Naruke. . . . . . . . . . 4930 2B-Dean & Moni Wegren . . . . . . . . . . 4950 3B-Joan Wylong-Guanlao . . . . . . . . . 4960 Instruction and Academic Technology David McVicker, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4175 Help Desk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5199 Kitchen (MS and HS) Carrie Jenkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4111 Library (MS and HS) Pattie Wheeler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4115 Marketing and Communications Polly Shoemaker, Director . . . . . . . . . . 5511 Faye Weigle, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . 5535 Kyndra Bremer, Marketing & Communications Mgr . . 5510 Nurse Michelle Harris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4126 Receptionist Tracey Ramos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4000 HIGH SCHOOL Emery Nickerson, Principal . . . . . . . . . 4104 Deans Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4132 Sheri Zagata, Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . 4141 High School Faculty Angstadt, Dale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4167 Barker, Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4177 Benefield, Joel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4165 Benefield, Peggy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4176 Branney, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4211 Cox, Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4163 DeLine, Amy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4155 Dickerson, Kristin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4221 Doolittle, Jolly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4134 Essig, Chris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4151 Ferren, Justin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4157 Grover, Nan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4174 Hodges, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4168 Huss, Jacob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4171 Ingrum, Kay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4153 Ingrum, Kent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4166 Lee, Hyejeong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4153 McClintic, Mary Ann. . . . . . . . . . . . 4161 McDole, Genny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4100 Molony, Ryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4135 Moore, Tina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4164 Pilpe, Jennifer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4162 Rios, David. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4212 Romeus, Loren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4169 Russell, Max. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4100 Spainhour, Gray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4173 Su, Kunming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4100 Young, Bobby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4159 MIDDLE SCHOOL Jay Sikkema, Principal. . . . . . . . . . . 4124 Barb Cochrane, Assistant. . . . . . . . . . 4201 Wes Hoft, Middle School Guidance. . . . . 4219 Middle School Faculty Branney, Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4211 Gates, Rich. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4213 Glenn, Shannon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4112 Hoft, Wes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4219 Lewis, Angela. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4215 Mack, Marjorie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4233 McLeod, Brianna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4216 Ragoonath, Rawle. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4217 Rios, David. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4212 Strickland, Peggy. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4220 Stuckey, Rae Ann. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4218 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monticello Road Campus Helen Boen, Principal. . . . . . . . . . . 4109 Stephanie Bailey, Assistant Principal . . . . 4131 Donna Branney, Assistant . . . . . . . . . 4311 Joran Clements, Academic and Educational Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4343 Lorraine Laing . . . . . . . . . . . . 206-3758 Patty Swift, Librarian . . . . . . . . . . . 4325 Faculty Alfrey, Martha (2nd). . . . . . . . . . . . 4375 Auld, Patty (4th). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4332 Carlin, Rebecca (PE). . . . . . . . . . . . 4340 Cope, Cindy (5th) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4334 Fisher, Paige (1st). . . . . . . . . . . . . 4321 Fleming, Patrice (Pre-K). . . . . . . . . . 4322 Gates, Mary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4315 Gilliam, Connie (3rd) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4330 Knott, Beth (Music & Art)). . . . . . . . . 4328 Taylor, Cindi (K5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4324 Assistants Davis, Martha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4315 Gates, Mary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4315 Gilpatrick, Beverly. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4324 St. Andrews Road Campus Helen Boen, Principal. . . . . . . . . . . 4109 Stephanie Bailey, Assistant Principal . . . . 4131 Gwen Cornwell, Assistant. . . . . . . . . 4351 Joran Clements, Academic and Educational Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4376 Patty Swift, Librarian . . . . . . . . . . . 4379 Faculty Atten, Karen (Pre-K). . . . . . . . . . . . 4400 Bauer, Joanna (5th). . . . . . . . . . . . 4377 Carlin, Rebecca (PE). . . . . . . . . . . . 4340 Gates, Mary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4351 Jones, Lana (1st) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4361 Knott, Beth (Music & Art) . . . . . . . . . . 4385 Lehman, Grace (K5) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4368 Leneschmidt, Angela (2nd). . . . . . . . . 4364 Oates, Pam (3rd) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4373 Young, Debbie (4th). . . . . . . . . . . . 4381 Assistants Gaines, Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4374 Sikkema, Lawrie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4368

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Terminology
ACSI Ben Lippen School is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, an organization of Christian preschools, elementary, secondary, and post secondary schools. BLATT Ben Lippen Academic Technology Team assist teachers in implementing technology in their classrooms. BLS Ben Lippen School BLES Ben Lippen Elementary School BLES-MR Ben Lippen Elementary School-Monticello Road Campus BLES-SAR Ben Lippen Elementary School-St. Andrews Road Campus BLHS Ben Lippen High School BLMS Ben Lippen Middle School BLUe Ben Lippen University of education is intentional professional development for faculty and staff on Monday mornings. Booster Club The Ben Lippen Booster Club exists to support the athletic program of Ben Lippen School. Campus Wear The required dress code for all students Monday through Thursday. Campus wear must be purchased through Lands End. Visit www.BenLippen.com for more information. Candlelight Service A special service held the evening before commencement for seniors, their families and friends, and faculty and staff, to share memories of their time at Ben Lippen. A reception follows the service. Cedar Creek Classic The Cedar Creek Classic is Columbias largest sporting clay event. This annual 14-station/100 bird shoot is hosted at the beautiful Cedar Ridge Farm in Blythewood, S.C., on the last Saturday in April. Proceeds benefit the Mountain of Trust Financial Aid Fund. CIU Columbia International University. CIU Day Faculty and staff from CIU, Ben Lippen School, 89.7 WMHK, and New Life 91.9 come together for a quasi- state-of-the-corporation address, information, and fellowship. School is not in session for this all-day event. Commencement Graduation ceremonies held at the end of May. E-Newsletters Schoolwide e-newsletters are sent to Ben Lippen families each Thursday during the school year, except during holidays. Eighth Grade Banquet A year-end evening of celebration and remembrance for eighth graders and their parents. Eighth Grade Promotion Each eighth grade student is publicly recognized for successfully completing their middle school course of study.
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Eighth Grade Spiritual Life Challenge An off-campus overnight retreat which includes team building activities, leadership and spiritual challenges, and fellowship. Evening of Thanksgiving An end-of-the-year celebration expressing appreciation to Ben Lippens praying, giving, and serving partners. Extended Care Ben Lippen Elementary School offers fee-based before and after school care for students in kindergarten through fifth grade on a regularly scheduled or drop-in basis. FACTS A national provider of tuition payment plans. All payments to Ben Lippen must be made through FACTS Tuition Management. Fair Day Ben Lippen dismisses early one day to allow students an opportunity to attend the South Carolina State Fair. This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize with other Ben Lippen families. Father-Daughter Banquet Held in February, this is a special evening for third fifth grade girls and their fathers. Fathers Prayer Breakfast During the school year, fathers from all Ben Lippen campuses come together for prayer, food, and fellowship usually the first Saturday of the month. Fifth Grade Promotion Each fifth grade student is recognized for successfully completing their elementary course of study. High School Awards Assembly Academic awards, scholarships, and special recognitions are presented to high school students at this year-end assembly. Junior/Senior Banquet An annual social event, held in the spring, hosted by the junior class in honor of the seniors. It is held at an off-campus location and dress is formal. All juniors and seniors are required to attend this event. LGI The Large Group Instruction building is located adjacent to the gym. Middle School Awards Ceremony Teachers and staff present academic awards, scholarships, and special recognition to middle school students at the end of the school year. Middle School Spiritual Life Challenge An off-campus gathering for sixth and seventh graders that includes motivational speakers, spiritual growth, and fellowship. Moms In Touch Moms in Touch prayer groups seek to fulfill the mission of impacting children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. MOTF Mountain of Trust Fund promotes and supports the mission of Ben Lippen by raising resources to supplement tuition in order to meet operational and programming needs of the school. The MOTF committee is directed and energized by parents, fully supported by the administration, and works under the BLS Board of Directors and Partnering for Excellence Council. MPR The Multi-Purpose Room is located behind BLES-MR. Parent Alert Parent Alert is a text notification system which provides instantaneous communication to the school community, especially in cases of emergencies.
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PfE Partnering for Excellence is a year-round initiative of Ben Lippen to stimulate dynamic and growing praying, giving, and serving partnerships with parents, alumni, and friends. PTF The Parent Teacher Fellowship provides support for each campus through a myriad of volunteer opportunities such as fellowship, hospitality, and teacher appreciation. Press Day Press Day is the day Ben Lippens athletes and their parents gather for a mandatory SCISA sportsmanship meeting, and to receive important team and athletic department information. Team and individual pictures are also taken on this day. RenWeb School management software that facilitates communication between BLS and school families, allowing easy online access to lesson plans, homework assignments, daily grades, and much more. SAR St. Andrews Road Elementary Campus. SACS Ben Lippen School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. SCISA Ben Lippen is a member of the South Carolina Independent School Association, which establishes accreditation standards and coordinates athletic and academic competitions. Senior Lunch A special lunch held during graduation week at a location off campus. Senior Invitation Day A special day set aside in the spring in which the junior class presents the senior class with invitations to the Junior/Senior Banquet. Senior Reading Day A study day for seniors. Senior Night Senior athletes and band members are recognized during each of the sports seasons. Senior Trip A trip to Washington, DC during the spring semester. Spirit Wear Ben Lippen apparel, gear, and other merchandise designed to unleash your school spirit. A spirit shirt (students choice) can be worn on Fridays with jeans. This is the only day jeans are permitted. Spirit Week Takes place the week leading up to the Friday night homecoming game. Each campus plans a variety of fun activities and competitions. Super Scoopers Parents help scoop ice cream in the cafeteria for the middle school twice a week. Tailgating A Friday night tradition at the varsity football home games. BLS families come together to enjoy food and fellowship while tailgating around the perimeter of the football field. Winter Social A formal banquet for all high school students during the Christmas season. Winterim Provides a unique opportunity to develop Christian scholars through a variety of learning activities, which by design, teach lessons that go beyond the traditional BLS curriculum. Winterim days are counted as academic days on the school calendar and all students in grades 9-12 must participate in a Winterim course.

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Kick Back Programs


Help raise money for Ben Lippen! It costs you nothing except participation. These programs operate year-round and anyone can participate. So pass the word on to friends, neighbors, and relatives! Listed below are the various ways you can help. If you have any questions, or know of other similar opportunities, please contact kelly.davis@benlippen.com.

Box Tops for Education

When you use any General Mills productscereals, frozen foods, meals, snacks, you name itjust clip the official Box Tops for Education coupons and turn them in to either elementary school office. Each Box Tops coupon is worth 10 cents to our school. Visit www.boxtops4education.com to learn more about how you can contribute to BLS just by purchasing everyday grocery and household products.

Publix Partners Card

Each time you shop at Publix and have the cashier scan your Publix Partners Card at checkout, a percentage of your total grocery bill will automatically be credited to BLSs account. Cards are available at the front desk of every campus. Cards can be used by anyonerelatives, friends, and neighborsand they do not expire!

Target

When you use your Target REDcard (credit or debit) for in-store or online purchases, Target will donate up to one percent of your purchases to BLS. Apply for your card online at www.target.com/redcard. Designate our school on your card to begin donating. Our school ID is 24519.

Family Christian Bookstores

For every $5 you or your friends spend at Family Christian Stores, you get a Ministry Builders stamp. Each card of 20 stamps can be redeemed by BLS for a $5 gift card to purchase more books for our school libraries. When you have collected 20 stamps, mail or turn in your card to Patty Swift at the Monticello Road Elementary Library.

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How To Stay In The Know


Weekly E-Newsletters
A schoolwide e-newsletter is distributed weekly during the school year to all parents who have a valid email address on file in RenWeb. The newsletters include important announcements and news. This is the best way to stay in the know on happenings at Ben Lippen.

Online School Calendar

The schoolwide calendar is accessed at www.BenLippen.com. You can sort the calendar by month and/or by campus to find information specific to your student. You can also click on any event for a pop-up window with more information and a contact person for the event. Please note that because the athletic calendar is so large, it is not posted on the schoolwide calendar. Athletic schedules can be found by going to www.BenLippen.com, then clicking the Athletics menu.

Parent Alert

Parent Alert is a text notification system which provides instantaneous communication to the school community, especially in cases of emergencies. Please be sure your cell phone number is in RenWeb so that you can receive these alerts.

Flickr

Flickr is a photo management and sharing application website. Ben Lippen School uploads photos to Flickr following many of our campus events and activities. These photos are available to the Ben Lippen community to share, download, and print. Here are instructions to view these photos: Step 1: Click on the Flickr icon from the Ben Lippen School website homepage. Step 2: Click on a set of pictures you would like to view. Step 3: Choose a photo from the set of pictures. Step 4a: Right click on the image you want to download. You will see a pop up box. Step 4b: Choose the size of your picture. Step 5: Right click on the picture and choose Save image as and save it to your computer.

Facebook

Ben Lippen School has an official Fan Page on Facebook. Click the Like button on our page (www.Facebook.com/BenLippenSchool) to stay informed, view upcoming events, participate in contests, and much more.

Twitter

Ben Lippen School has an official Twitter page. Follow us at twitter.com/BenLippenSchool to stay informed, view upcoming events, and much more.

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RenWeb

RenWeb (www.RenWeb.com) is our school management software that facilitates communication. With RenWeb you are able to: Keep current with your students grades, homework, behavior, and attendance Find contact information for other students, families, faculty, and staff Keep your personal information updated (so we can keep in touch with you!) High school students are also encouraged to keep their email address current in RenWeb. The guidance department communicates frequently through this mode.

Instructions for Accessing RenWeb

In order to access RenWeb, the admissions department must have your current email address on file. Parents of day students, please contact kelly.adams@benlippen.com to confirm your email. Parents of boarding students contact debbie.austin@benlippen.com. Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Go to www.RenWeb.com. Click the ParentsWeb Login button on left hand navigation. Enter Ben Lippens school ID, which is bls-sc, and click Submit. Enter the email address and password you have on file with the admissions department. Note: Each user has a unique log-in username and password. If it is your first time logging in, click the First Time Users tab at the top and then click New Parent Login and a temporary password will be sent to your email address. You may then repeat the process, entering the temporary password and clicking ParentsWeb Login. Use left-hand navigation for School, Student and Family Information.

RenWebs online tutorial is available at: www.renweb.com/robohelp/pwdemo/parentswebdemo_demo.htm

Instructions for Updating Vital Information in RenWeb


Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Step 7: Step 8:

An instructional video is available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE8bUoLBpPE Go to www.RenWeb.com. Click on ParentsWeb Login on the left hand side (its a dark pink button). Enter our school ID: bls-sc and hit submit. Enter your current email on file and your password then hit Parent Login. Click on Family Information on the left hand side. On the next page you will see a section called Web Forms at the bottom of your screen. Click on 2013-2014 Family Demographic Form. Next to your name click on Custodial Parent Form. Update your email then scroll to the bottom of the page and click save.

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Count Me In!

The continued success of Ben Lippen School depends heavily on the countless hours of prayer, generous financial contributions and endless energy of our parent volunteers. Everyone benefits when parents take an active role in praying, giving, and serving. These needs exist at every level, every classroom, campus and activity. Can Ben Lippen count you in this year? Below is a list of volunteer organizations/committees and contact information as we know it at this time. This list is continually evolving as needs arise and many volunteer positions are not filled until the school year begins. Please do not hesitate to call the contact person or the school office for more information or to volunteer to head up an initiative.

Praying
Daddy Drop Off: Fathers meet to pray once a month after drop off (usually from 8:00-8:30 a.m.). Contact: BLES-MR: Looking for leadership, please contact the school office. BLES-SAR: Jeff Gray, jeffgray@willowridgechurch.org, (803) 318-3338 Fathers Prayer Breakfast: Fathers come together once a month for prayer, breakfast, and fellowship. Contact: BLS: Looking for leadership, please contact the school office. Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch): Mothers gather to lift up Ben Lippen School. Contact: BLES-MR, BLMS, BLHS: Melinda Timmerman, browningts@bellsouth.net (803) 920-0064 BLES-SAR: Stephanie Phoenix, rsphoenix@aol.com, (803) 772-0114

Giving
Mountain of Trust: Tuition alone does not cover the cost of operating a private school. Parents, grandparents, alumni, businesses and individuals are encouraged to prayerfully consider making a tax deductible donation above and beyond tuition to the Mountain of Trust Fund which funds special projects as determined annually by the Mountain of Trust Fund Committee and provides financial assistance to many who otherwise could not afford a Christian education. Contact: Bonnie Spacek, bonnie.spacek@benlippen.com, (803) 807-4114 Cedar Creek Classic: Ben Lippens only school-wide fundraiser and Columbias largest sporting clay event is held annually the last Saturday in April. The opportunities for involvement are almost endless and 100% of the proceeds go toward financial aid. Contact: Mark Barrow, MSB@swblaw.com, (803) 606-9193 Bonnie Spacek, bonnie.spacek@benlippen.com, (803) 807-4114
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Serving

25th Anniversary Celebration/Alumni Association: Celebrating 25 years of kingdom education in Columbia through alumni relationships, special events and increased awareness. Contact: Kelly Davis, Kelly.davis@benlippen.com, (803) 807-4144 Bonnie Spacek, bonnie.spacek@benlippen.com, (803) 807-4114 Athletic Booster Club: Provides the athletic department with financial and volunteer support to adequately meet the needs of varsity, junior varsity and middle school teams and to identify possible enhancements to athletic facilities. Contact: Robert Satcher, blsboosterclub@gmail.com, (803) 920-1661 Campus Beautification: Increases school pride by improving the aesthetics and functionality of the campuses. Contact: Looking for leadership, please contact Kelly Davis, Kelly.davis@benlippen.com, (803) 807-4144 Elementary School Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF): Provides opportunities for support, encouragement and fellowship between parents, faculty and staff. Contact: BLES-MR: Laura Ingram, lauraingram@bellsouth.net, (803) 414-3599 BLES-SAR: Looking for leadership, please contact the school office. Elementary Grandparents Day: One of the most loved days of the year, grandparents are invited to experience the school through special speakers, class presentations and time in the classroom with their grandchildren. Contact: Kelly Davis, Kelly.davis@benlippen.com, (803) 807-4144 Junior/Senior Banquet: Provides year-long support and assistance to the junior class in coordinating and planning all aspects of the banquet. Contact: Sissy Bynum, sissybynum@gmail.com, (803) 491-4965 Rachel McGuire, rachelmcguire@sc.rr.com, (803) 261-6718 Volunteer Coordinators: These individuals orchestrate and facilitate the recruitment and coordination of volunteers in the numerous initiatives and activities on each campus. If you have a question about how to get involved, please contact the volunteer coordinator listed below. Contact: BLES-MR: Maria Lashway, marialashway@sc.rr.com, (803) 429-9901 or Jennifer Wach, jenniferwach@gmail.com, (803) 603-7508 BLES-SAR: Looking for leadership, please contact the school office. BLMS: Looking for leadership, please contact the school office. BLHS: Looking for leadership, please contact the school office.

Partnering for Excellence (PfE) is a year-round initiative of Ben Lippen School to stimulate dynamic and growing praying, giving, and serving partnerships with parents, alumni, and friends. The PfE Council brings together the leaders of existing and new praying, giving, and serving groups for the purposes of communication and collaboration. Questions related to PfE can be directed to Rett Kendall, Chairman, at eak@swblaw.com or (803) 238-5167. PfE is incredibly grateful for your involvement!

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How To Support Ben Lippen School


Ben Lippen has two sources of income tuition and tax-deductible gifts and both are essential to fulfilling our mission of developing Christian scholars. The Mountain of Trust Fund (MOTF) annually raises money to support ongoing and special projects of the school. Energized parents, in collaboration with Ben Lippens leadership, direct the MOTF. In Spring 2012, the MOTF announced the completion of Phase One of the Steve Caswell Athletic Center, which includes a new weight room and classroom. Phase Two of this project was completed in Spring 2013, and includes bleachers, renovated floors and lobby area, and new scorers table. In addition to this and other initiatives of the MOTF, raising $200,000 for financial assistance is a key distinctive of our school. Cedar Creek Classic, a 14-station/100 bird sporting clays event, is a Ben Lippen School annual fundraising event held the last Saturday in April. It is the largest such event in the Midlands. Proceeds from Cedar Creek Classic are earmarked for the Mountain of Trust Financial Aid Fund. Every family is encouraged to get involved as a participant, sponsor, planning committee member, or event day volunteer. Tax-deductible gifts may be made online at www.BenLippen.com or mailed to the school. While cash, checks, and credit card gifts are most common, more gifting options exist such as electronic funds transfer (EFT), stock gifts, and other appreciated assets. Contact Bonnie Spacek at bonnie.spacek@benlippen.com or (803) 807-4114 to speak confidentially about your charitable support of Ben Lippen School or to get involved with the Mountain of Trust Fund.

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Campus Wear Guidelines


Ben Lippen Schools campus wear helps to create a sense of unity and promote an excellent academic environment. Below you will find general information that applies specifically to the dress code for the upcoming school year. Dress code details for each campus can be found in the campus-specific 2013-2014 Student Life Handbooks. Daily campus wear for boys and girls, Pre-K through 12th grade, can be found at the Ben Lippen website www.BenLippen.com. Tops - All shirts, tops, and blouses must be purchased from Lands End. Bottoms - All pants, shorts, and skirts must be purchased from Lands End. Jumpers - All jumpers must be purchased from Lands End. Outerwear - All outerwear worn in the classroom (i.e. jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters) must be purchased from Lands End and must have the school logo. The guidelines regarding outerwear vary for each campus. Please refer to individual handbooks for details. Heavy Coats - Outerwear that is not worn in the classroom, but is appropriate for wearing on cold days between buildings, does not have to have the school logo. These items may be purchased from any store. If, however, the coat will be worn in the classroom, it must be purchased from Lands End and have the school logo. Additional items which do not have to be purchased from Lands End: Belts - When a belt is appropriate, it should be black, brown, or coordinated with the color of the shirt being worn. Socks - Socks should be coordinated with the color of shirt or pants being worn by the student. Shoes - Appropriate shoes that are clean and in good repair should be worn. Beach-style or bathroom flip-flops are not permitted.

FAQs
1. Will students be allowed to wear jeans on Fridays? Yes, students (Pre-K - 12) will be allowed to wear jeans on Fridays if they are also wearing a spirit shirt. This includes spirit shirts that can be ordered from the Ben Lippen Spirit Shop and other spirit shirts promoted by athletics, clubs, fine arts, etc.

2. Will students dress differently on chapel days? No, students will dress in approved campus wear on chapel day. 3. Will non-Lands End clothing (pants, skirts, tops, etc.) be allowed? No, all clothing other than those items mentioned (shoes, socks, belts, heavy coats) are to be Lands End clothing. 4. Must shirts worn under campus wear tops be purchased at Lands End? (These shirts would not display the school logo, but would be worn under a campus wear shirt.) No, shirts worn under an approved campus wear shirt displaying the school logo do not have to be purchased at Lands End. Those shirts, however, must be one color and follow the same color scheme as other approved campus wear shirts, (i.e. green, gold/yellow, gray, black, or white).

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Will students be allowed to wear old tops with the old school logo and embroidery? Yes and No a. No, students must wear the current school logo on Monday through Thursday. b. Yes, students may wear old school logo shirts on Fridays as their spirit shirt if they choose to do so. Where is campus wear required - just on campus or at other school activities? Campus wear is required for school day activities. When students arrive for school in the morning they should be dressed in appropriate campus wear. Campus wear is required while they are on the campus, unless they are involved in activities which have other approved dress (i.e. athletics, school activities, etc.). Dress for special occasions such as field trips, or when students participate in sports activities, will be announced for those occasions by teachers and coaches. Campus wear is not required for students attending after-school functions such as ball games, concerts, programs, etc. Specific guidelines for those activities are included in the student handbook.

7. Are there specific policies for each campus? Yes, please review your campus handbook for more details and expectations for each campus/grade level.

How to Order

The link to the Lands End campus wear website is found at www.BenLippen.com (under the Parents tab). This is not to be confused with the Spirit Store. Should you need it, the Ben Lippen school dress code number issued by Lands End is 900133596. Lands End highly recommends that you contact a customer service representative when placing your first order or if you encounter any problems; the representative will walk you through the steps and guide you to the sections containing approved BLS campus wear. The customer service number is 1-800-469-2222. Items may be returned to your local Sears store. The campus wear contact at Ben Lippen is Sally Settle at sally.settle@benlippen.com or 807-4106.

Savings

Register for email alerts when campus wear goes on sale by visiting: http://www.landsend.com/customerservice/services_policies/SP_email.html

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Athletic Information
For the latest athletic information visit www.BenLippen.com.

Fall Sports

Cheerleading (female) MS, JV, V Coach: Christy Fleshman, cfleshman@sc.rr.com, (803) 260-4106 Cross Country (both) MS, JV, V Coach: Gray Spainhour, gray.spainhour@benlippen.com, (803) 673-9898 Football (male) MS, JV, V Coach: Jolly Doolittle, jolly.doolittle@benlippen.com, (803) 334-8367 Swimming (both) MS, JV, V Coach: Hank Wright, hank@jhw3.com, (803) 318-2556 Tennis (female) V Coach: Shawn Powers, spowers@ciu.edu, (623) 238-8386 Volleyball (female) JV, V Coach: Grace Mendenhall, gmendenhall@ciu.edu, (303) 249-9716

Note: Level of participation (MS, JV, V) is determined by both age and grade restrictions and vary for each sport.

Winter Sports

Basketball (male) MS, JV, V Coach: Ryan Molony, ryan.molony@benlippen.com, (803) 480-1692 Basketball (female) MS, JV, V Coach: Kristen Dickerson, kristen.dickerson@benlippen.com, (803) 629-5712 Cheerleading (female) MS, JV, V Coach: Christy Fleshman, cfleshman@sc.rr.com, (803) 260-4106 Wrestling (male) JV, V Coach: Shannon Glenn, shannon.glenn@benlippen.com, (803) 917-8811

Spring Sports

Baseball (male) JV, V Coach: John Holt, coach0505@aol.com, (856) 213-8078 Golf (both) V Coach: Donald Taylor, albinorhino11@aol.com, (803) 360-5966 Boys Soccer (male) JV, V Coach: Max Russell, max.russell@benlippen.com, (843) 902-8279 Girls Soccer (female) JV, V Coach: George Knox, george.knox@lfscarolinas.org, (803) 573-3204 Wendy Knox, wknox27@gmail.com, (803) 269-3124 Softball (female) V Coach: Jack Tindle, jtindle1502@att.net, (803) 445-4151 Tennis (male) V Coach: Shawn Powers, spowers@ciu.edu, (623) 238-8386 Track and Field (both) Coach: TBA MS, JV, V
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Ben Lippen Booster Club

The Ben Lippen Booster Club exists to assist in the development of a strong school spirit and to provide financial and other support to the athletic programs. Examples of Support Construction of the concession and restroom facility Outdoor scoreboard Football uniforms Volleyball equipment Facility repairs and upkeep Provide funding directly to teams based on their advertising sales Provide manpower to work concessions, ticket sales, etc. Membership Information There are six different levels of membership ranging from $40 to $525. All membership packages include free admission to regular season sporting events for a specified number of games, depending upon your membership level. You can download a membership application at www.BenLippen.com. Questions? Contact Robert Satcher, Booster Club President, (803) 920-1661.

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www.BenLippen.com
Elementary School Monticello Road Campus 7401 Monticello Road Columbia, SC 29203 (803) 807-4300 Fax: (803) 807-4333 Elementary School St. Andrews Road Campus 500 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 807-4400 Fax: (803) 807-4399 Middle & High School 7401 Monticello Road Columbia, SC 29203 (803) 807-4200 (MS) (803) 807-4100 (HS) Fax: (803) 744-1387

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