Casper Christian School sees significant growth during first year

Published: Jan. 31, 2022 at 5:06 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Behind the blue doors at Restoration Church, you’ll find 40 students growing a community that they hope shapes the future. Casper Christian School may be new, but they’re already making their mark.

“We started off just as a collection of individuals. No one knew each other. That includes the teachers and the administration. I think one of the most successful things that’s happened over the course of the last six months is we’ve become a family,” said Mark Earwood, the head of CCS.

Jaidyn Prunell was the first sophomore to enroll at this school, leaving public school behind, and says the family she’s gained at CCS made that transition easy.

“I feel like everyone can get closer with other students and teachers. I feel like you have more of a bonding relationship with everyone,” said Prunell, a sophomore at CCS.

Like Prunell, sixth grader Harley Guinn said the decision to come to CCS was a simple one to make. She says being surrounded by her peers makes her feel more comfortable with her walk in her faith.

“I enjoy it a lot because there’s a lot of Christians and I feel like I’m really lucky,” said Guinn.

Since opening their doors September first, Casper Christian School has already seen tremendous growth as they prepare for their 2022-2023 school year. In fact, doors are opening for fine arts, music, and even sports to be at the school as soon as this fall.

“We’ve got a wide range of ideas. We also are learning things we can improve, things we want to see, and we’re excited to be taking those next steps,” said Earwood.

Students and faculty believe that once these extra-curricular activities begin, the Mountaineer Family will welcome more people, and they’ll do so with open arms.

“I’m hoping to see more new kids come because I feel like it’s growing a lot since the first day of school,” said Guinn.

With the success they’ve seen this year, the school says they’re excited for what’s to come.

“We were just getting our feet on the ground this year and already we’re seeing what God is doing. We’re seeing growth happen and support from the Casper community, so we’re looking forward to what God has next. It won’t be very long until we’re ready to expand and looking for opportunities to do so,” said Earwood.

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